First Baptist Church
Service at 10:30am or worship with us online
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Aug 19, 2018
The King in God’s Kingdom and How He Wants Us to Trust Him – Matthew 9:18-38
Series: Matthew
Aug 19, 2018
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Aug 19, 2018The King in God’s Kingdom and How He Wants Us to Trust Him – Matthew 9:18-38
    Aug 19, 2018
    The King in God’s Kingdom and How He Wants Us to Trust Him – Matthew 9:18-38
    Series: Matthew
    Aug 19, 2018
  • Aug 12, 2018Hungering for God: What Jesus Taught about Fasting – Matthew 9:14-17
    Aug 12, 2018
    Hungering for God: What Jesus Taught about Fasting – Matthew 9:14-17
    Series: Matthew
    Aug 12, 2018
  • Aug 5, 2018Building Bridges: How an Outsider Became an Insider with God – Matthew 9:9-13
    Aug 5, 2018
    Building Bridges: How an Outsider Became an Insider with God – Matthew 9:9-13
    Series: Matthew
    Aug 5, 2018
  • Jul 29, 2018“The Power of Forgiveness” Matthew 9:1-8
    Jul 29, 2018
    “The Power of Forgiveness” Matthew 9:1-8
    Series: Matthew
    July 29, 2018
  • Jul 22, 2018Jesus the Deliverer Who Turns Chaos into Order: Matthew 8:28-34
    Jul 22, 2018
    Jesus the Deliverer Who Turns Chaos into Order: Matthew 8:28-34
    Series: Matthew
    Jul 22, 2018
  • Jul 15, 2018No Ordinary Man: Part 1 – “Clinging to the One Who Is Able to Hold You” Matthew 8:23-27
    Jul 15, 2018
    No Ordinary Man: Part 1 – “Clinging to the One Who Is Able to Hold You” Matthew 8:23-27
    Series: Matthew
    Jul 15, 2018
  • Jul 8, 2018“Seeing Jesus as Savior, Worshipping Him as Lord” Matthew 8:14-22
    Jul 8, 2018
    “Seeing Jesus as Savior, Worshipping Him as Lord” Matthew 8:14-22
    Series: Matthew
    Jul 8, 2018
  • Jul 1, 2018“Faith That Is Celebrated And Rewarded By God” Matthew 8:5-13
    Jul 1, 2018
    “Faith That Is Celebrated And Rewarded By God” Matthew 8:5-13
    Series: Matthew
    July 1, 2018
  • Jun 24, 2018“Willing” Letting Jesus Heal You Where You Hurt The Most: Matthew 8:1-4
    Jun 24, 2018
    “Willing” Letting Jesus Heal You Where You Hurt The Most: Matthew 8:1-4
    Series: Matthew
    June 24, 2018
  • Jun 10, 2018#Winning: Achieving a Victorious Life of Influence – Matthew 7:13-29
    Jun 10, 2018
    #Winning: Achieving a Victorious Life of Influence – Matthew 7:13-29
    Series: Matthew
    June 10, 2018
  • May 27, 2018Before You Act: Rules of Engagement for Conflict – Matthew 7:1-12
    May 27, 2018
    Before You Act: Rules of Engagement for Conflict – Matthew 7:1-12
    Series: Matthew
    May 27, 2018
  • May 20, 2018Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of Gods Best Through Our Performance for Him-Part 3: Matthew 6:19-34
    May 20, 2018
    Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of Gods Best Through Our Performance for Him-Part 3: Matthew 6:19-34
    Series: Matthew
    May 20, 2018
  • May 13, 2018Magnificent Mom! Where Can I Find The Faith That I Wish To Impart To My Children? 2 Timothy 1:5
    May 13, 2018
    Magnificent Mom! Where Can I Find The Faith That I Wish To Impart To My Children? 2 Timothy 1:5
    Series: no series
    May 13, 2018
  • May 6, 2018Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of God’s Best Through Our Performance for Him – Matthew 6:1-18
    May 6, 2018
    Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of God’s Best Through Our Performance for Him – Matthew 6:1-18
    Series: Matthew
    May 6, 2018
  • Apr 22, 2018Crucial: How Knowing Jesus’ Mission Changes Our Life & Affects Our Future – Matthew 5:17-20
    Apr 22, 2018
    Crucial: How Knowing Jesus’ Mission Changes Our Life & Affects Our Future – Matthew 5:17-20
    Series: Matthew
    Apr 22, 2018

Services

Sunday
10:30am Sunday Service 
 Sunday School– 9:30a (Some classes have resumed, find more under Adult S.S. Page)
5:30pm Vida Abundante (Spanish Service)

 Sunday Morning Worship Service

Our Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. is a great time of fellowship and worship. The music is based upon both the great hymns and songs of the faith as well as more contemporary worship songs and the preaching is from the solid foundation of God’s word. Come join our praise team of choir members and pianists for a great time of worship with us on Sunday morning and a time of refreshing, Biblically solid teaching10 Vida Abundante On Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. join the Spanish service for guitar-led worship and a beautiful time of fellowship and praise, which carries a latin feel and wonderful Bible-based preaching in Spanish.

About Us

OUR MISSION 
Sharing Christ & Building Believers
 
OUR VISION
First Baptist Church strives to be a community where, in Christ, 
we pursue a better way to live, where outsiders seek to belong,
and where everyone is equipped and encouraged
to fully trust Jesus and serve Him.
 
OUR PURPOSE
The Purpose of Holyoke First Baptist Church is to glorify God through: Evangelism, Worship, Fellowship, Edification, and Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 
OUR CORE VALUES
We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:
 
Biblically Based – God’s Word is our guide, authority and conscience in everything. We stand firm where Scripture stands firm and remain flexible where it is flexible. It is through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word where we have knowledge of the Gospel, where sinners are convicted, where hearts repent, and where people are moved to serve Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 3:16).
 
Passionate About Prayer – We believe the attitude and action of prayer is essential to everything we do as individuals and as a corporate body. Nothing of eternal significance or value is ever accomplished apart from prayer. It is through our prayers that we align our hearts to listen to God’s Spirit, we declare the goodness of God, give God thanks, seek forgiveness, find supplication and abide in His presence (Psalm 45:18, Jeremiah 29:11-13, Matthew 6:9-13, Colossians 4:2).
 
Committed to those far from God- We believe that lost people matter to God; therefore, they matter to us. Jesus came to seek and save the lost and has left us here, in part, to do the same. Our individual lives and corporate efforts will reflect this conviction to pursue the dead churched, de-churched, and unreached in our community and beyond with the love of Jesus Christ and the hope of the Gospel (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 19:10, Rev. 2-3).
 
Invested With Our Gifts – We believe that each believer has been employed by the Holy Spirit with at least one spiritual gift and many God given talents in order to serve the body of Christ. Believers are called to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Spiritual giftedness and maturity determines where and how a believer serves. We believe excellence honors God and reflects His character. We strive for excellence without compromise in all areas of our ministry and lives. (1 Peter 4:10; Colossians 3:17).
 
Committed To Community – Belonging to our community requires a commitment to being intentionally involved with others in accountable, encouraging relationships. We believe life-change happens best in the context of abiding relationships that together are pursuing spiritual growth in Jesus Christ. In clusters of caring people, participants share and encourage each other toward spiritual growth. (Hebrews 10:24-25).
 
Relevant in Ministry – We believe that to be biblical we must be traditional. We also believe that to be effective in our ministry, we must share those traditions in a manner that engages our culture and in a way that they understand. The Bible does not tell us to use only certain styles of music, or to present our message only through words. The Bible does make it clear, however, that we are to find ways to effectively bring the message “into all the world” in order to make disciples. We believe this will require careful scrutiny of everything we do – new practices and old – and a willingness to change when necessary within biblical parameters, in order that we, “by all possible means might save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 3:6; Ephesians 4:11-16).
 
Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
 
Contact Information
Please feel free to come by the church during office hours Monday through Friday between 8am-12pm.
 
First Baptist Church
1000 E Johnson St., PO Box 465
Holyoke, CO 80734
Office Phone: (970) 854-2452
Email: info@holyokefbc.com
 
To Contact Interim Pastor Rick Reitz:
rick.reitz@gmail.com
or contact secretary , Laura Beth at the office:
(970)854-2452, or info@holyokefbc.com
 
To Contact Pastor Ismael Lopez:
Home Phone: (308) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195
Email: lopezvida007@gmail.com
 
To Contact the Deacons:
Troy Killin:        (970)580-4586
Jim Kienholz: (970) 466-0406
Harry Kinner: (719) 659-2484
 
To Contact the Trustees:
Israel Rodriguez (970) 571-3619 
Ron Koch: (970) 854-4040
Aaron Powell: (970) 854-5178
Jason Frost: (970) 580-3360
Erik Robledo (970) 580-4728
Alberto Ramos (970) 520-8379
 
  For information about our Children’s Ministries: Contact Sue Cooper: (970) 581-9893
 
For information about our Adult Ministries/Small Groups:
Click here to go to our Adult Ministries Page
 
 
Para informacion cerca de nuestro Ministerio Espanol/Vida Abundante:  Haga clic aquí para ir a nuestros Ministerios Españoles

Recent Sermons

 

Aug 19, 2018
The King in God’s Kingdom and How He Wants Us to Trust Him – Matthew 9:18-38
Series: Matthew
Aug 19, 2018
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Aug 19, 2018The King in God’s Kingdom and How He Wants Us to Trust Him – Matthew 9:18-38
    Aug 19, 2018
    The King in God’s Kingdom and How He Wants Us to Trust Him – Matthew 9:18-38
    Series: Matthew
    Aug 19, 2018
  • Aug 12, 2018Hungering for God: What Jesus Taught about Fasting – Matthew 9:14-17
    Aug 12, 2018
    Hungering for God: What Jesus Taught about Fasting – Matthew 9:14-17
    Series: Matthew
    Aug 12, 2018
  • Aug 5, 2018Building Bridges: How an Outsider Became an Insider with God – Matthew 9:9-13
    Aug 5, 2018
    Building Bridges: How an Outsider Became an Insider with God – Matthew 9:9-13
    Series: Matthew
    Aug 5, 2018
  • Jul 29, 2018“The Power of Forgiveness” Matthew 9:1-8
    Jul 29, 2018
    “The Power of Forgiveness” Matthew 9:1-8
    Series: Matthew
    July 29, 2018
  • Jul 22, 2018Jesus the Deliverer Who Turns Chaos into Order: Matthew 8:28-34
    Jul 22, 2018
    Jesus the Deliverer Who Turns Chaos into Order: Matthew 8:28-34
    Series: Matthew
    Jul 22, 2018
  • Jul 15, 2018No Ordinary Man: Part 1 – “Clinging to the One Who Is Able to Hold You” Matthew 8:23-27
    Jul 15, 2018
    No Ordinary Man: Part 1 – “Clinging to the One Who Is Able to Hold You” Matthew 8:23-27
    Series: Matthew
    Jul 15, 2018
  • Jul 8, 2018“Seeing Jesus as Savior, Worshipping Him as Lord” Matthew 8:14-22
    Jul 8, 2018
    “Seeing Jesus as Savior, Worshipping Him as Lord” Matthew 8:14-22
    Series: Matthew
    Jul 8, 2018
  • Jul 1, 2018“Faith That Is Celebrated And Rewarded By God” Matthew 8:5-13
    Jul 1, 2018
    “Faith That Is Celebrated And Rewarded By God” Matthew 8:5-13
    Series: Matthew
    July 1, 2018
  • Jun 24, 2018“Willing” Letting Jesus Heal You Where You Hurt The Most: Matthew 8:1-4
    Jun 24, 2018
    “Willing” Letting Jesus Heal You Where You Hurt The Most: Matthew 8:1-4
    Series: Matthew
    June 24, 2018
  • Jun 10, 2018#Winning: Achieving a Victorious Life of Influence – Matthew 7:13-29
    Jun 10, 2018
    #Winning: Achieving a Victorious Life of Influence – Matthew 7:13-29
    Series: Matthew
    June 10, 2018
  • May 27, 2018Before You Act: Rules of Engagement for Conflict – Matthew 7:1-12
    May 27, 2018
    Before You Act: Rules of Engagement for Conflict – Matthew 7:1-12
    Series: Matthew
    May 27, 2018
  • May 20, 2018Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of Gods Best Through Our Performance for Him-Part 3: Matthew 6:19-34
    May 20, 2018
    Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of Gods Best Through Our Performance for Him-Part 3: Matthew 6:19-34
    Series: Matthew
    May 20, 2018
  • May 13, 2018Magnificent Mom! Where Can I Find The Faith That I Wish To Impart To My Children? 2 Timothy 1:5
    May 13, 2018
    Magnificent Mom! Where Can I Find The Faith That I Wish To Impart To My Children? 2 Timothy 1:5
    Series: no series
    May 13, 2018
  • May 6, 2018Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of God’s Best Through Our Performance for Him – Matthew 6:1-18
    May 6, 2018
    Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of God’s Best Through Our Performance for Him – Matthew 6:1-18
    Series: Matthew
    May 6, 2018
  • Apr 22, 2018Crucial: How Knowing Jesus’ Mission Changes Our Life & Affects Our Future – Matthew 5:17-20
    Apr 22, 2018
    Crucial: How Knowing Jesus’ Mission Changes Our Life & Affects Our Future – Matthew 5:17-20
    Series: Matthew
    Apr 22, 2018
COVID Concern and Church: If you are concerned about the virus and attending church in person, please know that the leadership at FBC wants you to feel comfortable worshipping the Lord without feeling nervous about COVID. Therefore if you prefer to worship with us through the online options, please know we support your decision. We want you to do what you feel most comfortable doing. Thank you!

BASIC Training Update: Just recently the deacon board informed me that they prefer BASIC Training stay closed until after Christmas.  They are hoping the virus will settle down before Christmas and we can start fresh in January. We really miss seeing your kiddos and we would love to bless them (and you).  If you don’t have a regular place to worship, First Baptist Church has a Weekly Sunday service at 10:30 am.  Since it’s December things will be centered around Christmas.  We at BASIC would like to invite you and your children to visit us on Sunday mornings in December.  We have music where the children are present with you.  Before the sermon the kids 4yrs -3rd grade are dismissed to Kids Church where they get a short video story, play games, do crafts or a color page.  Again, in December, teachings will be centered around Christ’s birth.  On the 13th and 27th we have Grapple for the kids 4th grade to 6th grade. We love your kids and we’d love to see them this December.  Whatever your plans, have a great December, a very merry Christmas and we will see each other next year!  

Update Information: If you would like to receive the Worship Guide by email each week or would like to update any of your other contact or personal information, please fill out the bottom portion of this Worship Guide, detach it and drop it in the basket on the welcome cart. If you prefer to have your email and other contact information used for office use only and not shared with any ministry leaders, please specify that on the information slip before placing it in the basket: Thank you!

SUNDAY SCHOOL  First Baptist offers classes for your whole family at 9:30 am.  Come out early and be blessed.  Kids Church and Grapple are still offered during our Worship service.  
 
SUNDAY MORNING SUNDAY SCHOOL: The Adult Sunday School class,  “The Story”  continues. This week,  The Battle Begins: swimming against the current in the world we live.

In December First Baptist Church would like to bless the members of our church who are confined to the nursing home. Small gift donations will be collected and ladies will sort them into gift baskets for each member.  Those donations can be dropped off at the church through December 15th.  

Christmas Eve Service: Join us at FBC for a Christmas Eve service at 6:30pm as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

LADIES mark your calendars!  On Tuesday  December 15th we will come together to celebrate each other.  We will meet for lunch at noon at Blisties.  Bring a nice wrapped gift costing $10 or less for a gift exchange.  ALL ladies are welcome, however there is no childcare.  

Do you wish to share a prayer request? Please utilize the church website or app to submit prayer requests.

Submitting your requests online will help keep the information accurate and ensure that it is sent out to the right people. It will help us to be more efficient in getting the needs out to the congregation too. If you have any requests to share, they may be submitted though any computer or mobile device. To submit a request, please visit: http://www.holyokefbc.com/prayer. All requests will immediately go to the pastor, all the deacons, and the church secretary. The requests will then be shared with the prayer chain. If you have any questions about how to submit requests online, please let pastor know or any of the deacons or the church secretary. We will be happy to help.
 
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Submit your prayer requests online. You can now go online and submit prayer requests. If you would like prayer, as an additional option to calling the church office or sending email, you may visit holyokefbc.com/prayer
 
 
 
 

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Blog

Thanksgiving: An Acceptable Sacrifice to God

Thanksgiving—a wonderful concept that finds its roots, not with the
pilgrims, but in the Scriptures. Thanksgiving is a natural consequence of
our relationship with God! Included below are several passages that give
reasons we should be thankful. Ponder the truths of these passages and
respond appropriately.

Psalm 50 teaches us that we cannot truly offer the LORD anything that He
already possesses. The cattle of the field, the birds of the mountains, and
the goats of the fold all belon …


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In the World, but not of the World

The Christian life is full of tensions and the need to reconcile seemingly
contrary truths. There are many theological tensions—things we cannot
grasp, yet key doctrines we must accept by faith! These would include, for
example, an understanding of the Trinity or the relationship between the
sovereignty of God and human free will. There are other tensions that
relate to our Christian living. One such tension is the concept of being
“in the world, but not being of the world.” The Lo …


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Congregational Care

*Monday Morning Meltdown *

It’s Monday morning. The pastor slips into his study . . . broken, defeated
and exhausted. He sits down at his desk and stares into space. What could
possibly have gone wrong? He loves the Lord and wants to serve Him by
serving God’s people. He has served and has given freely of himself.
However, no matter how much effort he exerts, no matter how many things he
accomplishes, it’s never enough. On Sunday morning, one of the families in
the church critici …


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Contending for the Faith

We live in a day when it is fashionable to attack the Scriptures, the
nature of God and Christianity. In the middle of all of these assaults,
there is rising a group known as “new atheists.” They are gaining the
attention of many in our society who do not understand the fundamentals of
the Gospel.

What separates these new atheists from old atheists is what is called
“objective morality.” Craig Hazen, director of Biola’s Christian
apologetics program, in the Spring 11 edition o …


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More of Him, Less of Me

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us*

Near the end of John the Baptist’s life, he was confronted by some of the
Jews who asked him why Jesus and His disciples were baptizing more people
than John and his followers. John gave an amazingly succinct and insightful
response to their query, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” In one
statement John nailed the whole of Christian growth! Life is not about us,
it is about Him and about His work in us. The Apostle Paul, followi …


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Change…or Pick Your Rut Wisely

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us*

A few months ago I was frantically searching for my comb. You need to
understand that I have carried a comb in my back pocket ever since Junior
High School. It’s a habit. Whenever I have lost a comb I felt a little bit
undressed. Out of modesty I searched high and low for the comb. I finally
discovered the comb in my checkbook where it disappeared when I shoved the
checkbook in my back pocket. After I found my comb I thought, “This is
s …


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Intimacy with the Almighty: Evidencing the reality of Jesus Christ in Us

*Our vision is . . . To connect intimately with God, To connect deeply with
one another, To connect intentionally with people who need Christ. *Many of
us are great at playing “make-believe.” We go about our days with a happy
face. When people ask how we are doing our standard response is “great.” In
reality many of us are dying on the inside. We are tired, burned out, fed
up, sick of the rat race and sick of the expectations of others. We are
anything but “great.” Being …


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Passionate Spirituality: Evidencing the Reality of Christ in Us

*Our vision is . . . To connect intimately with God, To connect deeply with
one another, To connect intentionally with people who need Christ.*

In order for this to take place we must be a people who demonstrate
passionate spirituality. My friend, Bob Humphrey states, “Passionate
spirituality is the trademark of people who frequently talk about Jesus and
celebrate His presence and Person with joy and enthusiasm. These
individuals take seriously their personal relationship with Go …


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Genuine Worship

Some time ago a friend of mine said, “I don’t know if I have ever really
experienced worship.” This statement raises some questions and conveys a
number of thoughts.

– What is genuine worship?
– Worship is a concept that is difficult to grasp.
– Worship is often thought to be a feeling of exhilaration.
– Worship must be spectacular in order to be genuine.
– Worship is reserved for a very few on special occasions.

Some years ago I was privileged to attend a praye …


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Spiritual Paralysis—The Fear of the Unknown

Many people fear change, for change creates unknowns. Change can make us
uncomfortable. But change is an inevitability in life. We’re born, we live,
we grow, we age, we die. Change is constant! As someone once said, “The
only thing that doesn’t change in life is change!”

I’ve observed in my own life that it is not the change itself I fear, but
the unknowns that accompany change. The fear of the unknown prevents us
from launching into new ventures . . . ventures that the Lord ma …


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