Welcome To Our Church

First Baptist Church of Pine
Sunday, March 3, 2024
Sunday Morning Worship begins at 10:30am
Communion will be celebrated today
 
 Children’s Church will be available.
Adult Bible Study this morning at 9:15am
 
Evening Fellowship tonight @ 5:00pm
 
 
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
                 2 Corinthians 7:10 NIV
 

We have a link for electronic giving. 

Check it out under the Contact/Support link above.
 

The mailing address is First Baptist Church of Pine,

P. O. Box 354, Pine, AZ   85544. 
 
 
 
Sunday:
Adult Sunday School: 9:15am
 
 
Morning Worship Service: 10:30am
 
Children’s Church: (5 yrs to 10 yrs old):
meets during Morning Worship Servicing
 
Evening Fellowship: 5:00pm
The Book of Signs – Dr. David Jeremiah
 
 
 
Monday:
 AWANA Sparks (grades K-2) meet at 3:15pm-4:30pm.
 AWANA Clubs T&T (grades 3-6), Trek (grades 7-8) & Journey (grades 9-12) meet at 5:00pm-6:30pm.
 
AWANA REGISTRATION 2023-2024
(Your child can start at anytime during the year)
 
Tuesday:  9:15am
Women of the Word Bible Study  No meetings in March.  Stay tuned for the new start date in April.  Our study will be “Blessed” by Nancy Guthrie
 
 
Wednesday:
Office hours:  10:00 am to Noon
Friday:
Office Hours: 9:00 am to Noon
 
 
Coming Events
 
MARCH
 
March 3,10,17,24 – Sunday Evening Fellowship(5:00pm)
March 4, 25 – AWANA Clubs
March 11,18 – NO AWANA Clubs
March 14 to 23 – Guatemala Trip
March 24 – Palm Sunday
March 29 – Good Friday
March 31 – Easter Sunday Sunrise Service
March 31 – Easter Sunday Service
March 31 – No Sunday Evening Fellowship
March – No W.O.W. Bible Study this month
 
 

PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
 
Overview:

Revival and rapid church growth have characterized China’s churches since the 1990s. About 130 million Chinese are Christians, most of whom worship within the house church movement. Millions of others worship with the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM), which, as the only legal church, is controlled by the Communist government. Despite continuous pressure and oppression from the Communist government, house church leaders refuse to compromise the gospel by joining government-controlled churches. Because of decades of government oppression, many Chinese Christians do not have their own Bible or access to discipleship literature.

Major Religion:

Influenced by their atheistic government, many Chinese are nonreligious. About 20 percent are Buddhists and another 20 percent practice Chinese folk religion. 9 percent are Christians.
 

Persecutor:

The main persecutor is the government.

 

What It Means To Follow Christ In China:

In the early 2000s, many unregistered churches enjoyed some freedom from government intrusion and harassment despite their illegal status. However, in recent years restrictive religious regulations and persecution have increased significantly. Hundreds of churches have been forced to close, pastors and church members have been arrested or detained and the online sale of Bibles has been prohibited. The government has installed hundreds of millions of facial recognition cameras, many in or near churches, to identify those who attend worship services. Church leaders are under intense pressure to join the government-controlled TSPM. It is illegal to disciple anyone younger than 18. Christians are often charged with participating in cults or with other spurious accusations, such as “bad business practices” or “intent to undermine the state.”

 

Access To Bibles:

Those living in rural areas have little access to Bibles and usually cannot afford them even when they are available. Bibles can be purchased at some bookstores operated by the TSPM, but rarely in significant numbers. The Bibles that VOM and other frontier missions organizations distribute each year have only begun to meet the massive need.
 

Voice Of the Martyrs Work:

VOM distributes Bibles in the least reached, most challenging areas of China. Many of the Bibles are study Bibles for Christian leaders, who are otherwise unable to obtain these illegal and expensive study aids. We also support groups that are reaching Muslims in China.
 

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray that house church leaders will know how to shepherd the Lord’s sheep in difficult situations.
  • Pray for the wisdom of believers confronted by police.
  • Pray that Christians will remain faithful to Christ under all circumstances.
  • Pray that Christian university students will boldly follow Christ.
  • Pray that Christian children will have a firm foundation in the Lord.
  • Pray that young believers will stand firm under any circumstances and stay close to God.
  • Pray that God will provide protection and mercy to those in difficult situations.
  • Pray that church leaders will know the best way for their congregations to meet.
  • Pray for imprisoned Christians, such as Wang Yi, Zhang Shaojie, Alimujiang Yimiti and John Cao.
  • Pray that Chinese churches will unite as a brilliant gospel witness.
  • Pray that God will raise up more young people to serve in His kingdom.
 
        THE ROMAN’S ROAD     
 
 
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