Theodore Epp was a famous Bible teacher in the USA, who is best remembered for the radio ministry that he founded in Nebraska in 1939 which still broadcasts today in 17 countries and 25 languages. Because Dr. Epp was very concerned about the attacks that were being made upon the Scriptures and the departure from the Bible that was taking place, he named the radio ministry ‘Back to the Bible’. That was a good choice and that’s the message I want to leave with you today; the need to get ‘Back to the Bible’.

When Josiah was King in Judah the land was in a shocking state because God’s Word had been lost. It’s hard to take that in – a Land without the Bible. But that’s the condition they were in; the Scriptures hadn’t been seen for years. But when they were repairing the Temple in Jerusalem, they found the Scriptures buried among the ruins. Then King Josiah laboured tirelessly to turn the nation ‘Back to the Bible.’ The reality is, that what we need most is that our Land, our Churches, our lives and our homes today is exactly the same; we also need to get ‘Back to the Bible’.

For one thing, we need to get back to loving the Bible as we once did. Just think for a moment about this question, ‘How much do you love the Bible?’ David could say, “Consider how I love thy precepts” (Psalm 119:159). If we are honest there are times that we love the world, money and pleasure more than the Scriptures. It is possible that you might say, “But I would defend the Bible, I would even die for it.” It is good and commendable that you have those convictions. But do you read the Bible daily because that’s the definite mark of a person that loves the Scriptures.

Andrew Bonar got into the habit of spending two hours with the Lord every morning and he did that because he loved the Lord and he loved His Word. Now I know that you may not have that sort of time in the morning, but the question is, do we have the same love for the Bible?

The Church at Ephesus had “left their first love” (Rev 2:4). Perhaps that is your condition also, you must acknowledge that you don’t love the Bible as you once did. There was a time that you loved the reading and the preaching of God’s Word more than you do now. If that is so, then what you need is to get back to the Bible and especially you need to get back to ‘the first love’ that you had for the Bible.  – Rev. David McMillan

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, February 3, 2019

10:00 a.m. Sunday school for all ages

Joint Opening: Adult Bible class & Sunday school.

11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

5:00 p.m. Session & Board Prayer Time

6:00 p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting

6:30 p.m. Evening Service  – Dr. Larry Saunders

Communion following the evening service.

Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements

Monday, February 4th

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Gym Fellowship

Wednesday, February 6th

7:25 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer meeting – Study on Acts 6

Friday, February 8th

9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study

7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club

Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements

Sunday, February 10th

10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages

11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

6:00 p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting

6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Tuesday, February 12th

7:15 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Philippians 1:21-30 ‘For me to live is Christ’

Wednesday, February 13th

7:25 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting.

Thursday, February 14th

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting

7:30 p.m. Session & Board Meeting

Friday, February 15th

7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club

Upcoming Events


A memorial service will be held in our church on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. Please pray for Cloy as she at this time of her loss. There will be a fellowship time following.


We are planning to have an election at our Annual General Meeting, on April 17, 2019, to choose two new elders to be added to our Session. Members will be able to nominate up to two men for this office. On February 3rd a list of eligible men will be posted, and nomination papers will be available. The nominations will be collected on February 10th. Please pray for the clear direction of the Holy Spirit for this important decision.


Rev. Derrick Bowman under the charge of the FPCNA, is organizing the very first mission team to go and be of assistance to Rev. Jason Boyle, and Brother Lalo Pena, and Marcus Reyes, in Mexico. Below are the specific details of the trip. This trip is not limited to “young people” but anyone over the age of 16 who would be interested in being a part of this Mission Support Team. Details are as follows:

  • The cost of the trip is $1,500 which includes travel, accommodations, and meals.  A payment schedule is included in the application form.
  • We will depart from Winston Salem on Friday, August 9 and return on Saturday, August 24.  Our congregation will provide housing for all team members before and after the trip.
  • Team members will be responsible for their own travel to and from Winston Salem, NC.
  • Applications need to be submitted by Friday, February 22 by regular mail or scanned and emailed to Derrick Bowman at
  • Being able to speak Spanish will be helpful but not necessary for this trip.
  • The basic trip itinerary is as follows:

Aug. 9 – Travel to the Puebla City airport in Mexico and then drive to Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico

Aug. 10-14 – Assist Lalo Pena in Cordoba and Marcus Reyes in Orizaba

Aug. 15 – Travel to Mexico City to meet up with Jason Boyle

Aug. 16-23 – Assist with evangelistic outreach ministries at Jason Boyles’ church

Aug. 24 – return home

Mission Statement:

The mission of the FPCNA Ministry Support Team is to strengthen the witness and testimony of local churches and mission works for the glory of God.

Team Member Requirements:

  1. Each team member must fill out an application form. Attached to your application form you must submit a letter of recommendation from your session, and you must submit in paragraph form your answers to the following questions:
  1. What is the gospel?
  2. What is your personal testimony of salvation and have you been baptized?
  3. What is your current ministry involvement in your local congregation?
  4. What type of cross-cultural missionaryexperience do you have? (you are not required to have previous experience to be considered for a team)
  1. Team members must be in regular attendance in a FPCNA congregation to participate in a ministry trip.
  1. In general, team members must be 16 years of age or older (at the time of the trip). In limited circumstances, exceptions to this rule may be made depending on the location and nature of the trip.
  1. Dating or engaged couples will not be allowed on the same trip.
  1. Each team member must read, sign, and abide by the team policy information listed on the application.
  1. Along with the application, each team member must submit a $100 deposit. Team members will be supplied with a payment schedule. An example is as follows:

$100 with your application (applied toward the first 50% of total trip cost)

50% of total trip cost received by 120 days out

75% of total trip cost received by 90 days out

100% of total trip cost received by 60 days out

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