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Caruthersville, MO

Youth Pastor

First Baptist has a very active youth department, not only in church ministries, but in community events as well. Also, there is a fine arts team for the youth that is very active and doing some amazing things. The church is very friendly and loving, and I'm sure you and your family would fit right in. The church is on 801 Ward Ave, right across from the Sheriff's department and next door to the Bank of Missouri.  (Apr 24, 2016 | post #3)

Caruthersville, MO

First Baptist Church of Caruthersville to hold Day of Rem...

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CARUTHERSVILLE TO HOLD DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY HONORING VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST AND NAZI PERSECUTION CARUTHERSVILLE, MO—on 4/12/2015, First Baptist Church in Caruthersville will take part in the nationwide effort to honor the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution by holding a Days of Remembrance ceremony at the FBC Memorial Chapel at 6:00 PM. The event coincides with the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust established by Congress and led by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The ceremony, which is open to everyone, will feature video presentations, poetry, music, and a candle-light service in honor of the more than 11 million people who were murdered during the holocaust. The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. Jews were the primary victims—six million were murdered; Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), people with mental and physical disabilities, and Poles were also targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethnic, or national reasons. Millions more, including homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, and political dissidents, also suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi Germany. Through our Days of Remembrance event, FBC Caruthersville seeks both to commemorate this tragic history and to reflect on the lessons it holds for our lives today. We also pay tribute to the rescuers who risked their lives to save others during the Holocaust and to the American soldiers who liberated the concentration camps. “It’s not enough to curse the darkness of the past. We have to illuminate the future,” explains Holocaust survivor Estelle Laughlin. “On Days of Remembrance the most important thing to remember is the humanity that is in all of us to leave the world better for our children and for posterity.” To learn more about Days of Remembrance, including the national ceremony in the US Capitol Rotunda and a map of remembrance events around the country, visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s website at ushmm.org/remember .  (Apr 7, 2015 | post #1)

Caruthersville, MO

Topix: Not What It's Meant to Be

And I have no idea what you're talking about.  (Jul 2, 2014 | post #8)

Caruthersville, MO

Topix: Not What It's Meant to Be

Personal disputes, name calling, and unsubstantiated gossip" This is what I said.  (Jul 2, 2014 | post #7)

Caruthersville, MO

Topix: Not What It's Meant to Be

What are you? A moron? I never said any of the things you said that I said. I could care less how passionate someone is about politics and stuff like that. You can have whatever opinion you choose. My problem is the personal attacks. Like when someone would wish another person a Happy Birthday, and then someone else would post calling that person a whore. Things like that. We can have as many passionate discussions as you want to have. I just get tired of these people who hide behind fake identities and talk trash about other people. How you came up with what you posted from my post is beyond me.  (Jul 2, 2014 | post #6)

Caruthersville, MO

Topix: Not What It's Meant to Be

When Topix first started, it was supposed to be a community thread. It was supposed to be a place to share news about community events, church events, other information such as yard sales, school calendars, etc. It was also supposed to act as a community forum in which people could post their opinions about political issues and school policies, etc. Now it has become the biggest sewage dump on the internet. Personal disputes, name calling, and unsubstantiated gossip run wild on this site. At times it was just kind of funny, like the time I got a call at 4am from a friend because she had read on Topix that I was killed in an accident the night before, but now it's just embarrassing. It's an embarrassment to our town, our people, and our culture. I guarantee that you can type any person's name on here with no comment at all, and within an hour, there will be 14 posts about what a scumbag that person is. It is just pathetic. What was meant to bring our community closer has only become a place that tears our community apart. I think the idea of Topix is a good one, but I hate what it has become. Is it possible to take this site back and use it as it was intended? I don't know. You tell me.  (May 23, 2014 | post #1)

Caruthersville, MO

FBC Caruthersville Youth Musical

I just want to send out an invitation to any church youth groups, teens, and anyone else who can come, to attend the 2 Extreme Youth Choir's presentation of 2 Extreme: the musical. It is this Sunday evening at 5pm at First Baptist Church in Caruthersville, Mo! If you're looking for an outing with your youth group, or are just in the neighborhood, or feel like driving to get in the neighborhood- Don't miss this presentation! It may change your life!!  (Nov 2, 2012 | post #1)

Caruthersville, MO

crosses

Jesus said that if we are ashamed of Him before men, He will be ashamed of us before His Father in Heaven. A public confession of faith is not necessary for salvation, but we can not be ashamed to let people know that we are commited to Christ! Baptism is not necessary for salvation, it is a way to pronounce that you have been saved. I am not knocking the church. I am a member of a church and have been baptised...not to be saved, but to make public the decision I made for Christ. Repentance through baptism was the baptism of John. Jesus said that He would baptise with the Holy Spirit and with fire. John's baptism through water was symbolic of what was to come. By John, I mean John the Baptist. The bible says in Hebrews chapter 10, that we should not forsake assembling with one another. This does not mean that we are not saved if we do not. The reason the author of Hebrews says this is because we find strength in our fellowship with one another. A public profession of your faith, by walking down to an altar and praying a "sinner's prayer" is not found anywhere in scripture, but it is a great way to publically pronounce your faith in Christ, and will help you to stand strong for Christ by having others pray for you, and even pray with you. Jesus said that where two or more are gathered in His name, He will be there in the midst of them. He did not say that we must gather together in order to be saved. We gather together to fellowship, and worship the God who inhabits our praises. Jesus also didn't say that He would not be with you when you were alone. On the contrary, the bible says if we will draw near to God, He will draw near to us...it did not say, "if you draw near to God in a local church body, He will draw near to you". Please don't misunderstand me and think that I am saying that church and baptism are not necessary for good spiritual growth, and in helping us to profess Christ before others. I am saying that there are no works or rituals, or traditions, or doctrines that will save you on the day of judgment. The only thing that will save you is if you have made a commitment to Christ, by repenting of your sins! Why do people try to make salvation so difficult? Why is grace such a hard concept to understand? There is nothing you can do on your own to save yourself...it is only by embracing what Christ has already done for you. He did all that needed to be done! And to add anything else to that is to say that His sacrifice was not enough!  (Mar 22, 2012 | post #31)

Caruthersville, MO

crosses

As a means to salvation? Definitely!! To be a member of a church has no bearing on whether you have made a personal comittment to Christ. The only way to Christ is through repentance! In other words, turning your back on who you were and becoming a new creation in Christ! I do see being a part of a church as very important for means of discipleship and fellowship, but being a part of a local church body doesn't make you a Christian any more than being in a garage makes you a car! As far as observing their "rituals ", there is no ritual that will save you. Only repentance will save you! The bible says that we are saved by grace through faith, not by works, so that no one can boast! I believe Martin Luther settled this issue more than 500 years ago!  (Mar 22, 2012 | post #29)

Caruthersville, MO

crosses

Probably the same percentage or less than the homes without crosses in their yards. I agree, religion is a joke. There is no way we could ever truly be religious enough to ever gain the mercy of God. This is why Jesus came. The bible tells us that God made Him who had no sin to become sin, so that we might become righteous! I thank God every day that I do not have to follow a system of religious laws and doctrines in order to find His mercy. Everything that ever needed to be done has been done in the perfect work His Son completed through his death and ressurection! This is what the crosses are for. To remind us that we are not called to serve a religious order...We are called to become like Christ...dying to what we used to be and being born again into what God intended us to be! We could never be religious enough are good enough to undo the sins we have already commited and make it to Heaven. Jesus bridged the gap that our sin had created between us and God, so that we could have life! The bible says in I John, "This is love, not that we loved God, but that God loved us and sent His son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins!" True Christians do not have a religion...they have a relationship with the only one who can set us free from who we have been. I pray that you will find Him for yourself and that you will finally understand what that truly means!  (Mar 22, 2012 | post #24)

Caruthersville, MO

For Those Who Are Seeking...

VI. Romans 10:9-11 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. We ask for it! There was once an article I read that talked about the A, B, C’s of salvation. Admit that I am a sinner. Believe that Christ paid the cost for my sin and rose from the dead. Confess Jesus Christ as the Lord of my life. It’s simple, but it gets the point across. We must realize first that we are sinners…that we are not righteous and cannot hope to be on our own. Our own nature, inherited from the fall of Adam, makes it impossible for us to save ourselves from our sin. However, the sinless life of Christ made Him the perfect sacrifice for our sins. God showed us that this sacrifice was acceptable by raising Him from the dead. If Christ hadn’t risen from the dead, we would have no hope of salvation. This is why our belief in his being raised is so vital! So we admit that we are sinners and cannot save ourselves. We accept that Christ died once and for all for our sins, and paid the price that we could not. We believe that God raised Him from the dead. Finally, we ask God to forgive us for our sins, and ask Christ to be the Lord of our lives. VII. Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. It doesn’t matter how great your sin, or how bad you think you are. It doesn’t matter if you feel that you have messed up too much to ever be forgiven. All that matters is the fact that Christ has already paid the price for your sin and urges you to come and accept what He has done on your behalf. The bible says, “Whosoever” not “only the ones who feel they’re good enough”. Today could be the day you are finally set free from the things that have been holding you down. Today could be the day you finally realize that God loves you and wants you to come to Him as you are, and receive the gift of eternal life that He offers you. I posted this “Romans Road” for any who want to know how to become a Christian. This is it! I know so many of you are struggling with sin, and with pain. I’m not going to say that all the pain will go away when you ask Christ to be the Lord of your life. Anyone who teaches that is a liar!! Jesus said in John chapter 10, “I have come that you might have life…” He didn’t say that He would take all the problems out of life. However, he did leave this promise, that He would never leave us or forsake us. We will still have our pain to go through, but we will no longer have to go through it alone. We also have this blessed hope found in Revelation 21:4, that one day He would wipe all the tears from our eyes, and there would be no more sorrow, no more pain, no more tears, no more death, because all of that junk would be taken away forever! I live for that hope! I believe it’s a lot better than living with no hope! If you would like to accept Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can inbox me and we can talk more about it. The same if you just want to talk about what all this means. You could also pray a prayer similar to this: “Father God, I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself from my sins. I also know that you sent your son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sins in my place. I believe that three days later, He rose from the grave and conquered sin and death. Please forgive me for my sins and give me your gift of eternal life. And I promise by the power of the Holy Spirit who now lives inside of me, that I will live for you all the days of my life! Please become the Lord of my life and help me to turn my back on who I was to now live as a new creation in Christ! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.”  (Feb 26, 2012 | post #2)

Caruthersville, MO

For Those Who Are Seeking...

I. Romans 3:10 As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one. Have you ever made a mistake? Yeah, me neither, lol! Come on, we all have!! We all have that one thing that we wish we could go back and change. Anyone who says they wouldn’t change a thing in their life is a liar, or just deceiving themselves! It may be hateful words to your spouse. It may be an unkind thing you did to someone in High School. It may even be something much larger than that, but we all have at least one of those things in our past. I have several! Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to share them here! Just think about it for a minute. II. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. This is the one thing we all have in common. We are all guilty of sin. We have all missed the mark. In the book of Psalms David says in chapter 14 and 53 that there is no one who is righteous or sinless. Isaiah says in the 53rd chapter of his book, that we have all “gone astray, each one turning to his own way.” Paul repeats this in this 3rd chapter of Romans and elaborates here in this verse that we have all sinned!! III. Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. This was how great the fall of Adam was. It was his original sin that brought sin into the world for the first time…and we all indulged as he did in the sweet taste of the forbidden as we searched to make ourselves God! We wanted to make our own way. We wanted to be the Lords of our own lives. We turned our collective backs upon the perfect fellowship God wanted with us in our effort to be Him! The original sin was not the bite of the fruit…it was Adam’s assumption that God was a liar and was trying to keep Adam from what he felt entitled to. We became heirs of that sin, inheriting the very same nature that Adam demonstrated on that day. So what does that mean to us? IV. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Basically, it means death! Eternal separation from God! However, there is hope! I love that this verse includes the word, “but”. The gift of God is eternal life through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We do not have to suffer the cost of our sin because the cost of our sin has already been paid in full by what Christ did for us! V. Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He didn’t wait for us to get our acts together. He didn’t demand that we become followers of Christ or do a list of good things before He would offer us this gift of salvation. If we had to pay for it, it wouldn’t be a gift!! While we were still sinners…while we were still unrighteous…while we were still hopeless…while we were still living our own way, Christ died for us! So how do we receive this gift?  (Feb 26, 2012 | post #1)

Caruthersville, MO

New Pastor at 1st Assembly of God!

1103 Grand ave, Caruthersville, Mo. Right Behind Ray's Produce.  (Jan 9, 2012 | post #3)

Caruthersville, MO

New Pastor at 1st Assembly of God!

Wanted to invite everyone to come and visit us at 1st Assembly of God in Caruthersville! We have just voted on a new Pastor, Chad Fisher, and are excited about what God will do in and through his ministry at our church. Hope to see you Sunday! Sunday School is at 9:30am, Morning worship at 10:30, Sunday night classes are at 5pm, and Wednesday night worship is at 7pm. Come and worship with us!!  (Jan 9, 2012 | post #1)

Q & A with philbertmac

Headline:

Born in Zion

Hometown:

Caruthersville, Mo

Neighborhood:

mine

Local Favorites:

A little pizza heaven

I Belong To:

God!

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm probably on the road!

Read My Forum Posts Because:

I'm not here to trash anyone

I'm Listening To:

probably Keith Green!

Read This Book:

In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon

Favorite Things:

The Bible, music, friends.

On My Mind:

God made Him who had no sin to become sin, so that we might become His righteousness!

I Believe In:

God, the father, maker of Heaven and Earth Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord, who was born of a virgin, died for the remission of sin, rose from the grave and is now seated at the right hand of God, the Father. One day He will return to judge the quick, the dead, and the sons of man. The Holy Spirit, who is now on Earth as our comforter and counselor. That the only way to God, is through Jesus Christ. In the ressurection of the dead, the righteous into eternal life with Christ, the unrighteous into eternal torment in Hell. That whoever will confess with their mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in their heart that God raised Him from the dead, shall be saved!