DBC Weekly Content 007

For the week beginning Sunday, May 3, 2020

“I don’t know what tomorrow holds.”

Pastor David
Welcome Back Walkthrough

Sunday School

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Think back to when you were a kid. When the time came to choose players for kickball, how quickly were you picked? Were you one of the first or were you one of the last to be picked? All of us want to be included. The good news is God includes all who come to Him in faith. Paul reminded his readers that salvation through faith in Jesus is available to everyone.
Read Romans 11:17-32 in your Bible and the comments for session 10 in your Explore the Bible Personal Study Guide. Think about how your relationship with Jesus affects how you view others.

Adult— Explore the Bible (5/3/20)

For many, these past few weeks of social distancing have provided extra time at home. Many are putting that time to good use by trying their hand at something new. Have you learned any new skills? Taken up a new hobby? Most times, the simplest way to learn a new skill is to watch someone else complete it. As the old adage goes: Some things are more caught than taught. And Barnabas is someone worth watching. By his example, he showed us three ways we can encourage others. Join our discussion this week as we dig into Acts 9 and 11!

Adult— Bible Studies for Life (5/3/20)
Youth— Bible Studies for Life (5/3/20)
Kids— Bible Studies for Life (5/3/20)
PreK— Bible Studies for Life (5/3/20)

ZOOM Sunday School classes:
8:00am Men’s Sunday School (taught by Scott)
8:45am YOUTH Sunday School (taught by Pastor David)
9:30am Ladies’ Sunday School (taught by Stephanie)

Email us for the meeting ID

Worship Through Singing

CALL TO WORSHIP
[Psalm 37:16-18 ESV] 16 Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. 18 The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever;

Call to Worship + “Victory in Jesus”
“Great Are You Lord”

Worship Through Giving

In an effort to provide our church members and our supporters a convenient and consistent way to contribute, an online giving portal is now available. Thank you for your generosity!


Worship Through Ministering of the Word

AUDIO: “Trust the Lord” Proverbs 3:5-6, part 2


BENEDICTION
[Psalm 37:3-6 KJV] 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass. 6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

Benediction read by Rev. Mike Holman

How can we pray for you?

prayer@danburybaptist.org

[John 16:33 CSB] 33 “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”

“The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment”

― John MacArthur

DBC Weekly Content— 006

For the week beginning Sunday, April 26, 2020

“May God open your eyes, may you see hope, may you act in boldness, and may your freedom to see those things result in great anticipation that there are greater days to come.”

Pastor David
Draw Near Academy— The Holy Spirit Sessions
2 Corinthians 3:7-18

Sunday School

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People try all kinds of things to be right with God. In some cultures, sacrifices are offered to appease the gods. People bathe in sacred rivers and meditate on sacred mountains. Others bow down before statues and burn incense. Paul answered this age-old question. Salvation is available only to those who call upon Jesus. Our salvation is rooted in the incarnation and resurrection of Jesus and available only through His completed work on the cross. Read Romans 10:5-15 in your Bible and the comments for session 9 in your Explore the Bible Personal Study Guide. Consider what makes the idea of salvation through faith in Jesus being offered to all so wonderful and so difficult at the same time.

Adult— Explore the Bible (4/26/20)

How have you seen someone sacrifice for another in these weeks dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak? Likely, you’ve seen one example after another. In times of crises, we do what’s needed for those we love. Jesus is our perfect example of this kind of sacrificial love. When we seek to love others the way Jesus does, our relationships are transformed. Join our discussion this week as we study John 15:9-14!

Adult— Bible Studies for Life (4/26/20)
Youth— Bible Studies for Life (4/26/20)
Kids— Bible Studies for Life (4/26/20)
PreK— Bible Studies for Life (4/26/20)

ZOOM Sunday School classes:
8:00am Men’s Sunday School (taught by Scott)
8:45am YOUTH Sunday School (taught by Pastor David)
9:30am Ladies’ Sunday School (taught by Stephanie)

Email us for the meeting ID

Worship Through Singing

CALL TO WORSHIP
[Psalm 1:1-3 ESV] 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

Call to Worship read by Calvin Campbell
“Build My Life”
“In Christ Alone”

Worship Through Giving

In an effort to provide our church members and our supporters a convenient and consistent way to contribute, an online giving portal is now available. Thank you for your generosity!


Worship Through Ministering of the Word

AUDIO: “Trust the Lord” Proverbs 3:5-6, part 1


BENEDICTION
[Psalm 37:7-9 ESV] 7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! 8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. 9 For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.

Benediction read by Jeanette Fricker

“Take one day at a time. Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

― Billy Graham

[Mark 10:42-45 CSB] 42 Jesus called them over and said to them, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in high positions act as tyrants over them. 43 “But it is not so among you. On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you will be your servant, 44 “and whoever wants to be first among you will be a slave to all. 45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

How can we pray for you?

prayer@danburybaptist.org

DBC Weekly Content— 005

For the week beginning Sunday, April 19, 2020

“God bring your God-ness here. Bring your righteousness your rule and your reign here to this place that is so steeped in darkness and death.”

Pastor David
Draw Near Academy— strategic church membership sessions
N.E.A.R.— Reward [STRENGTH] Matthew 6:9-14

Sunday School Material

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Unable to fulfill the law of sin and death, we were under its penalty. However, Jesus died on the cross as our sin offering, releasing us from the penalty of sin. Paul reminded us that we have no obligation to live according to the flesh. We are free to be guided by the Spirit. Read Romans 8:12-25 in your Bible and the comments for session 8 in your Explore the Bible Personal Study Guide. Reflect on the peace believers have in knowing their salvation is secure in Christ.

Adult— Explore the Bible (4/19/20)

What invention or innovation has been a “game changer” for you? It’s hard to imagine navigating these unusual weeks in the midst of a global health crisis without streaming TV, social media, and online conferencing tools like Google Hangouts or Zoom. These daily staples shape how we navigate our daily tasks. This week we will study the defining event of Christianity for two thousand years. Jesus’ defeat of the power of sin and death is truly a game-changer for our lives—now and forever. Join the group discussion as we examine 1 Corinthians 15:20-28, 54-58!

Adult— Bible Studies for Life (4/19/20)
Youth— Bible Studies for Life (4/19/20)
Kids— Bible Studies for Life (4/19/20)
PreK— Bible Studies for Life (4/19/20)

A ZOOM Sunday School class is being tested THIS morning by the Ladies’ Sunday School taught by Stephanie… pray for technology mercies as we research this option to make it available soon for Men’s Sunday School & YOUTH Sunday School.

Worship Through Singing


Worship Through Ministering of the Word

AUDIO: Minister Chuck Fricker Luke 24:36-49


Worship Through Giving

In an effort to provide our church members and our supporters a convenient and consistent way to contribute, an online giving portal is now available.
Thank you for your generosity!

How can we pray for you?

prayer@danburybaptist.org

“If you need encouragement, give it. If you need love, give it. Whatever you need, give it away.”

― Adrian Rogers

DBC Weekly Content— 004

Easter Sunday 2020

Sunday Sermon Series
👂HEAR your voice & SEE your face👀
Special Member Content
Easter Sunday Worship SERVICE
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Response Song: “I Surrender All”

Pastor David Catoe, recorded LIVE for Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Danbury Baptist Church

DBC Weekly Content— 003

For the week beginning Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

We’ve been instructed to be by ourselves, what better thing to do when we are by ourselves than to be with the God of the universe, who sees all things, knows all things and is everywhere all the time?

Pastor David
Draw Near Academy— strategic church membership sessions
N.E.A.R.— Accountability [MIND]— Hypocrisy Matthew 6:5-8

The Good Shepherd Sermon Series

AUDIO: “The Door” John 10:7-10


Worship Through Singing

It Is Finished, Jimmy Needham

When we look to Palm Sunday we see the King of Kings enter Jerusalem as a humble lamb ready to be slain!  What an upside down picture when compared to earthly kings entering the city gates!  What no one on that day could imagine is the work that would be accomplished by Jesus.  A few days later He would finish the greatest work ever undertaken in the history of the universe!!!  When we sing this song we can be confident that IT IS indeed finished because Jesus conquered sin and death!

Hosanna (Praise is Rising), Paul Baloche

When we look at the historical event of Jesus entering Jerusalem we can be reminded that He is our perfect strength, deliverer, and comforter.  Since we know the end of the story and its implications we can sing Hosanna with full assurance He will not fail us and He will lead us through all things faithfully.  Let us sing together knowing the full weight and meaning of the Perfect Person and Work of Jesus Christ!

Abide With Me, Henry Lyte – Performed by: Matthew Smith

The word Abide is one not often used today.  The Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines it like this: to remain stable or fixed in a state a love that abided with him all his days. What a powerful thought!  Jesus promises to Abide in us and that we should abide in him!  The good news is that “all his days” is eternity.  When we need hope, when we need encouragement, when we need to celebrate; Abide in Him!

I hope these worship songs have been an encouragement and prayer for you this morning.  I am continuing to pray for you all.  I am patiently waiting for a time we can sing together again.  I love each and every one of you!
God Bless You,
~Minister Chuck


ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective immediately Danbury Baptist has postponed…

Lifeway: Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church


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We like the idea of doing whatever we want, whenever we want. Freedom has another side—the freedom not to act. Faith in Jesus means we can be free from the bondage of sin and the guilt that comes with it.

Adult— Explore the Bible (4/5/20)

If we were thinking our world is a perfect place, this latest coronavirus experience has sure set us straight. God has promised His followers a perfect home though, one that’s eternal, without sickness or pain. This week we’ll learn about this place God has planned for us!

Adult— Bible Studies for Life (4/5/20)
Youth— Bible Studies for Life (4/5/20)
Kids— Bible Studies for Life (4/5/20)
PreK— Bible Studies for Life (4/5/20)

➡️GIVING INFO⬅️

Have you been looking for a digital way to contribute by using a debit or credit card? DBC now has that option available.

[NEW FEATURES coming soon… in-app giving, text giving, e-check giving, and more]


How can we pray for you?

prayer@danburybaptist.org

Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”

― Charles Spurgeon
Mornings and Evenings


DBC Member Submissions

WAIT by Stephanie Catoe

“Wait for the Lord, be strong and let your heart be courageous. Wait for the Lord” Psalm 27:14 

When I sat down to read Psalm 27 today I was emboldened as I read in verse 1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear?, The Lord is the stronghold of my life, whom should I dread?” I felt any fear slip away as I was reminded that there is nothing to fear in Christ. I am not to fear financial struggles, I am not to fear the extension of a stay at home order, and I am not to fear a germ that I can’t see. I continued to read through this Psalm of David. In its verses I found hope and encouragement in the fact that the Lord would not abandon me, he would deliver me from my enemies and really there was nothing to fear. 

Then I got to Verse 14. 

WAIT. 

I don’t like to wait. Instant downloads, 2-day prime shipping, the instant pot, even instant potatoes. I thrive in our instant high-speed society. I like the ability to send documents and pictures instantly across the country or across the world. I like instant replies to texts and emails. I find the 2 minutes to pop popcorn in the microwave a little too long. I like things to happen in my time, on my schedule. In other words, patience is not my best virtue. It is not the fruit of the Spirit that hangs plentifully from my branches. 

When the first orders came to stay at home or limit our outings I began to feel uneasy. I liked that they put end dates to these orders. April 3rd. I can do anything for a set amount of time as long as there are clear start and end times. When the first church services were canceled to follow the recommendations, I needed to know exactly how many services we would be required to cancel and I needed a return date and I needed that return date to be soon. Then the orders were extended until April 30. Both our church and our family have so many activities and celebrations in April. This is lasting a little longer than I had originally planned. I, like so many of you, thought it was just preposterous to think that I wouldn’t be sitting in a pew at Danbury Baptist Church, on Easter Sunday. Yet here I find myself, preparing my heart to walk through Holy Week and celebrate Resurrection Sunday sitting on my couch in the living room, not the front pew at DBC among my church family. 

WAIT  

But the verse didn’t end there… it continues on to say wait for the Lord. This was the lesson my heart and mind needed today, to wait for the Lord. I am not waiting on a government official to sound the all-clear, I am not waiting on a cure for COVID-19, I am not waiting on a date on the calendar. I am called to wait on the Lord. He is at work in this. He is slowing down schedules and hearts to bring their focus back to him. He is exposing idols of busyness and distraction in our hearts. He is leading us to His word to drink deeply of its truths found therein. 

So I continued to read as God’s word continued to encourage me to be strong and to let my heart be courageous. I recalled verse 1 where I was reminded that the Lord is my light and my salvation, there is nothing to fear… not even waiting. It does take courage for my heart to wait on the Lord and a strength that is not my own but only is made perfect in my weakness. 

SO I WAIT

My heart is strengthened through prayer and my trust that the Lord is sovereign over all things. I find this courage for my heart to wait, in the pages of Scripture. I wait knowing the lessons learned in the waiting, the refining of my heart and mind to be more like Christ, the glorious day that we are able to be back together as a church family after a season of mourning being apart, all these things will be worth the wait!