First Baptist Church Martinsville
23 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112-2129
Phone: (276) 632-6336
Please Join us for
September 23, 2018
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Welcome Joshua Hearne as Guest Pastor
Joshua Hearne's Sermon will be
Gentleness Born of Wisdom
Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 1
New Testament Lesson: James 3:13-4:8
Wendell Berry once wrote, "The rule, acknowledged or not, seems to be that if we have great power we must use it. We would use a steam shovel to pick up a dime. We have experts who can prove there is no other way to do it." In a world that seems to know much about power and little about gentleness, how do we trust this word from James? How do we believe in Jesus' love in a world that reserves kindness for the "weak" and sacrifice for "losers?" Perhaps James has something important to say about "such wisdom."
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00am
Wednesday Night Supper: 5:30 pm
Wednesday Prayer & Devotion: 6:05 p.m.
Thursday Morning Bible Study: 10:00 am
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Welcome Joshua Hearne
Joshua Hearne is one of the leaders of Grace and Main Fellowship, an intentional, ecumenical, Christian community sharing life and work with people experiencing homelessness, poverty, addiction, hunger, and food and housing insecurity in Danville, Virginia
Joshua is also the Executive Director of Third Chance Ministries, a ministry of Grace and Main devoted to grassroots leadership and community development. Josh's wife Jessica, another leader at Grace and Main, is one of our CBF Field Personnel (missionaries), funded through our annual giving. Josh and Jessica have a very energetic daughter named Lucy.