Monthly Archives: November 2014

Life

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point.

God is Life. It is as simple as that. Without a real, relative, refreshing relationship with God, life really has no point. Sure you can make a difference because many men & women have made a mark on society without God. Or did they? If a person has no belief in God, can they still count for something in life? Yes they can. God still is the Creator of all life. He desires to be relatable and real to all. So as the Creator, even a person that chooses not to belief can be a representative of God and be a difference maker. The person of unbelief is God’s creation, thus having a life that has impact for earthly good.

When it comes to the spiritual value of a person’s life, that is when life has a point. When your faith in God impacts your earthly destiny for an eternal purpose, God makes sense.

If you could choose between having an earthly impact or an eternal impact which would you choose? Why would you choose earthly when you can have both? God has a point to your life, it is up to you to tap into His purpose and plan to know what that is specifically.

Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7

Pastor Larry

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Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day

I want to honor all those military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces. You really do make a difference in the lives of all Americans. You protect our freedom, our borders, and our liberty. Thank you for you commitment and for your service!

Jesus was the greatest example that we have of what a true servant of others looks like. He said in Matthew 20:26-28, 26 “Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

The American soldier is one of the closest models we have of a real live servant leader. You serve others for their benefit, and at the risk of your own well being much of the time. We can’t thank you enough. You are rare human beings in a world in desperate need of heros. Thanks for being our heros! May God smile on you today on Veteran’s Day.

Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,

Pastor Larry

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3 Nails + 1 Cross = 4given

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As I glance back at yesterday’s sermon, I am reminded of the 3 nails that Jesus took in our place. I titled the 3 nails the nail of courage, the nail of humility, and the nail of love.

John 19:17-27

1. The nail of courage represented the enormous acts of valor that we really can’t grasp our finite minds around.  Courage is one of those great characteristics or traits that many people are unaware they possess until it is needed. That to me is what makes a person courageous. It is how they respond in a given situation. Jesus responded with courage as He allowed the nailing to take place knowing it would set us free!

2. The nail of humility represented the insults, the shame, the humiliation of complete exposure, and the mocking. Jesus experienced them all. He was humble even to the point of death Paul says in Philippians 2:8.

3. The nail of love represented all of Kingdom authority that God’s principles are based on; LOVE. Jesus looks at his mother, Mary, with love, and says, “Woman, here is your son. Jesus knew Mary would need to be reassured in the coming days. What better assurance than to have John by her side. John was the closest friend Jesus had.

When you think about all the nails that are keeping things together around this world, imagine what the world would be like without those precious 3 nails that pieced our Lord’s body. Those 3 nails are what hold the universe in place, with all of the courage, humility, and love for you and for me.

Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,

Pastor Larry

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Unique Unleashed in Del Rio, TX!

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46 missionaries from Houston, TX unleashed a weekend full of prayer, power, and praise on the community of Del Rio and First Baptist Church. What an honor to have this wonderful group here to partner and minister with us to reach others with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! FullSizeRender[2]

Part of the mission group went out door to door delivering groceries, the Gospel, and goodness. Another part of the group went out handing out information about our church also door to door. And yet another part of the group gave a soccer clinic to the community in the back lot of the church property.

Del Rio has been touched by our dear friends and we are forever grateful. I pray a seed of local missions has been planted so that we ourselves can be the light to our neighbors here in Del Rio.

Jaime Garcia is the president and leader of UNIQUE STUDENT MINISTRIES out of Houston, Texas. He is a dear friend and brother in the gospel and also the Senior Pastor of BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH in the North end of Houston. Jaime preached our morning service for us.

Doran Woods, another wonder friend of mine, led our music on Saturday alongside Jason and David. On Sunday morning, our very own Youth & Worship Minister, Miguel Garcia III joined with the worship team from Houston. What a great time of worship it was!

Here is a video of Doran Woods singing “He Loves Us” at Unique week in 2011. 

The complete worship service from Sunday, Nov 2 is available on-line via our website, www.fbcdelrio.com

Stay In the Light, 1 John 1:7

Pastor Larry

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