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Dr.

Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor


Do You Believe?

In the recent Christian film, Do You Believe?, our


Ultimate Man Day speaker for this year, Brian Bosworth
(The Boz), played the role of a flawed believer. Brians
testimony touched the hearts of about 1,000 men and
boys recently. Like Mary and Martha, he answered the
question, Everyone who lives and believes in Me shall
never die. Do you believe this? (John 11:26).
In 1 Corinthians 15:3-7, Paul expressed one of the
early church creeds concerning Christ: He died for our sins according to
the scriptures, was buried and raised on the third day. Remember that
the first book in the New Testament was not written until 15-20 years after
Jesus rose from the dead, and it was another 30 years or so before all the
books were completed in the canon scriptures. How did Christians know
what to believe in the absence of inspired writings which told of Christs
life and teaching? They had the guidance of the Holy Spirit, apostolic
teaching, and special creeds which were led by the Spirit. These were
short statements of faith which could be easily memorized and were
summaries of Christian theology. Some scholars believe that over 30
creeds were used to express basic beliefs.
We certainly see some creeds listed in the New Testament, as in 1
Corinthians and when Paul wrote to Timothy: He was manifested in the
flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the
nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory (1 Timothy 3:16) and
If we have died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we
will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He also will deny us; if we are
faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself (2 Timothy
2:11-13).
It is not enough to recite a creed, but to know Christ. So do you believe?
The result of that faith is According to His great mercy, He has caused
us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus
Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3). Natural hope keeps the farmer on
the tractor; it keeps the prisoner alive; it helps the student stay in the
books; it urges the patient to watch for the morning. Spiritual hope keeps
the grieving one who believes in the One who conquered death to say
through tears, not Good-bye, but Ill see you later. We do not just grit
our teeth or wish upon a star, but have a settled hope in the living Lord.
When the invitation time comes at the end of the message, turn from your
sin and turn to Christ that you may be born again. Your life will never
be the same. If you believe in your heart, you will affirm it with your lips
(Matthew 10:32).
*There is a guest reception in the Commons following the Saturday night and
Sunday morning 11:00am worship services. Pastor would love to meet you!

Welcome Guests!

We are so glad you joined us for worship! Greeters at the


doors can help with any immediate needs. Volunteers at
the Connection Point in the Commons can assist you in
finding the perfect Bible and Life Group. If you are a first
time visitor, stop by the Connection Point for a free gift!

Beach Baptism
Sunday, May 1

If you would like to make your public profession of faith


in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at the beautiful Gulf
of Mexico, please sign-up at the Connection Point in the
Commons, or call Linda at 596-8600 x280.

Churchwide

Parent Dedication

Missions Ministry
FCA 9th Annual Banquet
Thursday, April 7 at 6:30pm

If you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord in


the Mothers or Fathers Day weekend services, please
make your reservation to attend the Parent Dedication
class on Saturday, April 9 at 4:45pm by contacting Kim at
596-8600 x360.

This year the SWFL FCA is hosting MLB Champion,


Darryl Strawberry, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf
Club. Come support FCA and hear the testimony of this
two time cancer survivor. For ticket information, please
contact 784-3377 or visit www.swfloridafca.org.

Discovering First Baptist Church Naples


Monday, April 11 at 6:30pm in DC121

SportsOutreach 2016 Summer Camps

Led by Pastor Hayes Wicker and the pastoral staff, this


dinner seminar is for those who are new to FBCN, want
to become a member of the church, or would like more
information about our ministries. Please RSVP in the
Commons at the Connection Point, or by calling 596-8600
x679. Childcare is available, but needs to be reserved
separately by calling 596-8600 x360.

SportsOutreach will be offering several camps this


summer which will include Football, Basketball, Elite
Girls Soccer, and Girls Volleyball. Please visit our
website for further details and online registration at www.
BeaconSportsOutreach.com or you may contact Naomi at
fbcnbeacons@fbcn.org or 596-8600 x213.
2016 Kingdom Mission Trips
Visit the Missions Kiosk to obtain your copy of the 2016
Kingdom Mission trips booklet. Find out where, when,
why, and the costs of specific mission trips for this year.
This information is also available at FBCNmissions.org/
missiontrips.

Womens Ministry
Surrendering The Secret
Tuesday, April 5 @ 7:00pm

Are you suffering from the guilt and shame of a past


abortion/s and are in need of healing in a safe and
confidential environment? Surrendering the Secret, an 8
week post-abortion Bible Study, will begin a new study on
Tuesday, April 5th. Please contact Cindy at 239-596-8600
X 284 or sts@fbcn.org. All contacts are confidential.

Childrens Ministry
Part Time Employment

Early childhood teachers and assistants are needed for


various times and events, 3-10 hours per week, daytime
and evening hours. Training provided. For information call
Kim at 596-8600 x 360.

EnricHer Spring Teaching Series


Begins Tuesday, April 12 and
Wednesday, April 13

Vacation Bible School


June 13-17 - 9am-12:15pm

Registration begins on March 29 and 30 (before and after


RefresHer). There are many classes to choose from on a
variety of subjects. For further information, please contact
the Womens Ministry Office at 596-8600 x241.

Join us as we get Submerged in VBS June 13th - 17th


from 9:00am - 12:15pm! Children entering Kindergarten
through 6th grades will dive deep into Gods Word to
discover the truth that lies below the surface. To register
your child visit fbcn.org/vbs. We would love to have you
dive in with us! If you are interested in volunteering, please
contact Nancy at 596-8600, ext. 350 or nlyon@fbcn.org.

Sweet Blessings

Congratulations to Brandon and Elizabeth Heimberger


on the birth of their son, Paxton Allen Heimberger, on
March 15, 2016. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was
21 1/2 inches long.

Student Ministry

2015-2016 Graduation Publication

April Book Club


April 28 - 6:30pm

FBCN Student Ministry would like to congratulate all


graduating seniors from High School, College/20s and
above! Any student graduating in the Fall 2015 - Summer
2016 semester is eligible to be put in the publication. Each
year, we publish graduates in First Word for FBCN to be
praying over and to congratulate all graduating seniors.
To be included, please forward the following information
to Joshua Jones at jjones@fbcn.org in Student Ministry
by May 2nd, 2016: (Full Name | High School, College or
Seminary Graduating from | Favorite Scripture reference
| Semester graduating | High quality picture for the
publication of the student).

Eternity in Their Hearts, by Don Richardson will be our


selection for Lighthouse Bookstores April Book Club. This
book includes real-life examples of ways people groups
have exhibited terms and concepts in their histories that
have prepared them for the gospel. David and Carleen
Heath will lead the discussion on Thursday, April 28th
at 6:30pm in the Commons. Sign up is required in the
Lighthouse Bookstore.

Christian Vocation Scholarship


Deadline May 1

This scholarship is available for any college or seminary


student who is pursuing a degree in a church ministry,
missions, or Christian counseling. You may download
detailed directions and an application at fbcn.org/college
or contact David George at dgeorge@fbcn.org for more
information.

John Patterson
Pam Cole
Troy Maragos

FBCN Staff April Anniversaries

Pastor of Media Ministry


Exec. Ministry Asst. to the Senior Pastor
Pastor of College and Career

18 years
12 years
1 year

Last Weekend

Bible & Life Attendance


March 19 & 20

Saturday Night
Sunday 8:15am
Sunday 9:30am
Sunday 11:00am
Home Groups
Total

639
193
697
594
796
2,919

Decisions for Christ


Baptisms
Leah Coulter

Profession of Faith
Keira Couture

Membership by Statement

Worship Attendance

March 19 & 20

Saturday Night
Sunday 9:30am
Sunday 11:00am
Chapel 11:00am
Total
Wednesday Evening

940
1,609
1,039
392
3,890
844

Financial Stewardship

2015-2016 Operating Revenues


July 1, 2015 - March 20, 2016
Budget
Actual Variance

$6,390,000 $6,311,206 ($78,794)

Shaun & Leslie Zivich

This Upcoming Week

First Baptist Academy

New Enrollment Session in Full Swing

Now is the time to schedule a tour or set aside time to


attend our upcoming Open House event on March 31. Call
today at 597-2233 x566 to learn how FBA is partnering with
parents to equip the next generation to serve as leaders in
the Kingdom of God.

FBA Spring Musical


April 14 & 15

Tickets are now on sale at the ticket kiosk in The Commons


and online at fbalions.org for FBAs Spring Musical, Beauty
and The Beast Jr. Refreshments will be available for purchase
prior to the show. The performances will be Thursday, April
14th and Friday, April 15th at 7:00pm. General seating is $15
and sponsorship boxes are available. For more information,
email beautyandthebeast@fbalions.org. We look forward to
you being our guest.

FBAs 14th Annual Golf Tournament

Saturday, April 30 at Windstar on Naples Bay

Deacon of the Week


March 28 - April 3
Duane Bryan
&
Bob Carboy

Wednesday Family Meal

This tournament is a great way to continue the tradition of


excellence at FBA. Deadline for registration is April 16. For
registration information, please contact 597-2233 x300 or
visit www.fbalions.org.

Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes,


Vegetable, Salad, and Dessert

Grandparents Day

If you need assistance, please call


the church deacon hotline
at 800-732-9573.

Tickets may be purchased at the Lighthouse


Cafe or at the door for $6 each or $25 for a
family. Alternate choices available.

March 30 (4:45-6:00 p.m. in the


Fellowship/Recreation Gym)

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, March 26

Honoring grandparents for the vital role they play in Kingdom


Education. Grandparents enjoyed student art displays,
classroom visits, and a musical.

College/20s Ministry
College/20s Mission Trip to
Story City Church

6:00 p.m. Contemporary Worship Service: Worship Center


No Bible and Life Groups this Weekend

Sunday, March 27

No Bible and Life Groups this Weekend


8:00 a.m. Blended Worship Service: Worship Center
9:00 a.m. Haitian Bible Study & Worship: ED206
9:00 a.m. Vietnamese Worship & Bible Study: DC221
9:30 a.m. Blended Worship Service: Worship Center
9:30 a.m. Spanish Worship Service: Family Life Center
10:00 a.m. Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modular 4
11:00 a.m. Blended Worship Service: Worship Center
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service: Chapel
6:00 p.m. Romanian Worship Service: Modular 4
6:30 p.m. Haitian Worship Service: ED206

Tuesday, March 29

9:00 a.m. RefresHer Womens Bible Study: Worship Center

Wednesday, March 30
4:45 p.m.
6:20 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:25 p.m.

Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym


AWANA for Kids: Education Building
High School Ministry: Home Groups
Middle School Ministry: Student Center
RefresHer Womens Bible Study: Worship Center (a)
Band of Brothers Mens Bible Study: Chapel

Church offices will be closed Monday, March 28.


Other events this week include: Celebrate Recovery and Divorce Care.

Join us this summer as we travel to Los Angeles, June 22-29


in support of a new church plant doing community outreach/
street ministry. Total cost of the trip is $1300. Contact Pastor
Troy at tmaragos@fbcn.org for more information.

Contact Us

First Baptist Church Naples

3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL 34109


Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Church Receptionist...................................................................597-6057
Enter ext. # for direct connection 596-8600
Lighthouse Bookstore.................................................................449-4488
First Baptist Academy Naples 597-2233
24-Hour Prayer Line......................................................597-PRAY (7729)
Church Email...................................................................FBCN@fbcn.org

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Sunday at 9:30am for our live streaming.