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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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This coming weekend we celebrate Memorial Day, a holiday which should be very special to all Americans. While instituting the Lord’s Supper, Jesus said, “This do in remembrance of Me.” Communion is a memorial. We remember Christ and what He did for us on the cross of Calvary. Memorial Day we remember those who served our country — protecting our freedom and faith, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives.
My wife and I remember the uncle she never knew, Uncle Donald, brother of my late father-in-law, Harold M. Jones. As a young man Donald was shot down over Germany in World War II and gave his life for us. My father and father-in-law both served in World War II, as did my uncle Roger.
I also remember my maternal grandfather, Carl F. Aten. He died at age 60 when I was just 6 years old. Grandpa Aten served in the famous “Rainbow Division” under then one-star Gen. Douglas MacArthur in World War I. The Rainbow Division was the U.S. force which went the furthest into Germany in World War I. My grandfather hated the fact he had to kill an enemy soldier. My mother told me that to some extent my grandfather never got over it. But his faith was strong. He led the Easter sunrise service at his church in Lorain, Ohio, until the day he died.
The Bible teaches that the Christian life is a supernatural life because of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit and the power which He provides for the believer. This weekend at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral we will be looking at the promises of the Holy Spirit for each and every child of God. Jesus said that after the Holy Spirit comes upon us, He will give us power to be God’s witnesses (Acts 1). That is our goal here at First Baptist Cape Coral!
We will observe the Lord’s Supper in our weekend services at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral this Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday at 10:00 AM.
Jesus said, “This do in remembrance of Me.” The Lord’s Supper is a memorial to the death, burial & resurrection of Jesus Christ. On the Cross He died for our sins, purchased us the gift of eternal life, healed us, delivered us, forgave us, and saved us.
Often the Lord’s Supper is called “communion” — the idea being that we are “communing” with God through the Lord’s Supper. While there is nothing wrong with that idea, there is nothing “magical” in the communion elements. We “commune” with God through worship, through prayer, through the Word of God, etc. Certainly one can commune with God as we meditate and observe the Lord’s Supper.
We look forward to the Lord’s Supper this weekend.