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Our vision reaches from Cape Coral around the world. Our goal is to fulfill Col. 1:28 in seeing every member of the family built up toward spiritual maturity.

Our focus is outward — trying to make a difference here in Cape Coral, the surrounding community, and throughout the world. We believe in serving others, and we believe in a global proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Saturday Night @ 6pm:
Casual/Contemporary Worship

Sunday Morning @ 10am:
Blended/Traditional Worship

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Billy Graham

We lost Billy Graham this week, as the world famous evangelist graduated to heaven at age 99. When I came to Christ in 1974, Billy Graham was at the height of his popularity — holding city-wide evangelistic crusades around the world and preaching to millions on TV and radio. Because of his mass evangelism, it is quite possible that no man in history has preached the gospel to more people or pointed more people to faith in Christ than Billy Graham.

I never met Billy Graham, nor did I ever attend one of his crusades. I certainly watched him preach on TV multiple times. I remember his Sunday night half-hour weekly radio broadcast as well. While I was still in journalism as God called me to preach at college, one of my close friends covered a Billy Graham crusade in Cleveland, Ohio. She did not meet him either, but she was down front interviewing people who came forward. I almost met Billy Graham in Tampa years ago.

Billy Graham was bigger than life. He was faithful to the truth of the gospel, and he was faithful to the call of God. Scandals which so often surround celebrities in every walk of life — including the ministry — never touched Billy Graham. My pastor, the late Rev. William E. Allen of Mansfield, OH, once filled in for Billy Graham in a preaching appointment. Pastor Allen was always proud of Billy Graham’s commitment to the truth and to setting a good moral and ethical example in his own life.

We salute Billy Graham. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

Pastor Jim

 

 

Faith Promise Missions

We believe in missions at First Baptist Cape Coral. We believe in the global call of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

This weekend marks our 3rd annual Faith Promise missions conference. Our main speakers will be Gary Frazier of Israel and Alan Green of Word of Life Hungary. Also represented at our missions conference will be Lifeline, our local pregnancy care ministry, and Joel Breidenbaugh, planting a new church in Central Florida.

Our church has responded well to Faith Promise missions. Currently we support Southern Baptist missions, as well as Abraham Thomas in India, Emmanuel Negru with Word of Life Greece, Oleg Turlac in Russia, and Jonathan Mathews in Brazil, as well as Lifeline.

Missions is dear to the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “The Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” I John 2:2 makes it clear that Christ died for the sins of the whole world. It is our goal to proclaim the gospel worldwide, so that as many as possible will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Jim

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story in the Bible is the most compelling narrative ever told in human history. Luke does not begin chapter 2 with, “Once upon a time…” He reports that which was seen among many witnesses.

The Bible tells us of the miracle of the virgin birth, which was announced to an incredulous Mary by the angel Gabriel. Knowing that she was a virgin, she asked how it could be possible that she would give birth. The angel said that the power of the Holy Spirit would over-shadow her. The “holy” child would be born. “For with God,” said the angel, “nothing shall be impossible.”

God sent His Son into this world as a Savior, to “save” us from our sins. Only Jesus, the holy Son of God, qualifies as a Savior. The angel said to Joseph, “You shall call his name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.” The very name Jesus means, “God our Savior.”

This is the Christmas we celebrate here at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral.

Pastor Jim