The Resurrection of Jesus is the single greatest miracle ever recorded in God's Word. We at First Baptist Dayton would like to invite you to join us in some meaningful acts of worship that will help you celebrate Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus in a most powerful way on Easter weekend, March 29-April 1.
Maundy Thursday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. We will partake of the Lord’s Supper.
Good Friday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. Our Good Friday Service wil celebrate Jesus’ death on the cross for us all.
Easter Sunday, April 1, starting 7 a.m.
7:00 a.m.: We have a Sunrise Worship experience to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.
8:30 a.m.: A Country Breakfast in our gym for all in our community.
9:30 a.m.: A resurrection Bible Study for persons of all ages.
10:45 a.m.: The Biggest & Best Resurrection of Jesus Celebration of the year.
We invite you…..no, we beg you to choose one or more of these worship experiences and share it with the First Baptist Church Family.
Happy 103rd, Betty Lightfoot!
When you are 100+, every birthday is a special celebration. First Baptist Church helped Betty Lightfoot celebrate her 103rd birthday in February. Betty was baptized as a member of First Baptist Dayton on March 30, 1952, and has been a faithful member ever since. This amazing lady remains active and full of fun and is in church every Sunday. Her son Terry is also an active member of First Baptist Dayton, serving as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and trustee.
Bro. Harold Pike, pastor of First Baptist Dayton says of Betty, “I have never met any 103-year old person who is as alive, alert, vivacious and energetic as Betty Lightfoot. She is an amazing person whom I deeply love and appreciate.”
The Easter season is upon us; a time for fancy dresses, colored eggs, the Easter Bunny and baskets filled with candy. But there is much more to Easter Day than this. Easter is the day that Jesus arose from the dead. It is a day of celebration where we learned that we all go on to eternal life in the Kingdom of heaven.
Life on Earth is not all there is. We are all here a short amount of time, some longer than others. Our loved ones leave and we are sad and miss them, but we need to remember that Jesus died for our sins paying our penalty so that we would be forgiven. He was resurrected to prove death has no hold on those who repent and accept Him as their savior.
Life here on earth simply prepares us for the unconditional acceptance and joy that we will experience in Gods eternal kingdom. When a loved one leaves you, try to not focus on the sadness but celebrate their entrance into Heaven where they will have eternal life. We will all be separated in our earthly lives, but will be reunited again in our heavenly lives.
On this Easter and all days to follow, ask for forgiveness for your sins and accept Jesus as your Savior. Easter is a celebration of our eternal destiny. Remember this and go in peace and grace. Never say goodbye, but see you later.
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
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