From my heart to yours…

Travis Phillips

Lighthouse Baptist Church | 40th Anniversary

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Carry His Name – Grace Baptist Temple 2015

From growingatgrace.com

Matt 28:18-20, Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

For the last 4 years, these words have been the central, singular focus of all our attention, our passion, and our energy.   We have given of our time, our gifts; we have labored, we have given sacrificially, and we have loved unconditionally.   2015 is a new year. It’s a new year filled with new opportunities!  I am firmly convinced with all my soul, that everything that God has allowed us to accomplish by His grace, has been preparatory for what He desires to do thru our church in the year 2015.

But, here’s the key…I firmly believe that God’s blessings have been the direct result of a church, whose entire focus has remained faithful to Christ’s command to carry His name. To carry His name to our community, to our neighbors, to the highways and hedges, to those who are broken, to those who are hurting, and to those who desparately need to know that God still loves them, no matter what they’ve done!

The question for us as a church is, “Do we really believe that Jesus is the answer to our world’s moral, cultural, social, governmental, economical problems. Do we really believe that God the Father, God the Son, And God the Holy Spirit planned in eternity past to redeem sinful fallen man to Himself thru the sacrifice of Jesus Christ? Do we really believe that Jesus is the virgin born Son of God, who lived a sinless life and died a sacrificical death for the sin of the world? Do you believe that at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of the Father? Do you believe that the church, that Jesus loved and gave Himself for, is God’s ordained institution to carry His name into our communities, and thru the power of Jesus Christ?

Then let’s carry His name together, so that our world might know and confess the glorious name of Jesus!!!!!

“HAPPILY EVER AFTER” TEEN CHRISTMAS BANQUET

Happily Ever After Christmas Banquet 2014 SlideJoin us for a very special and enjoyable evening! The night includes a delicious dinner, games, carols, and a Bible message from Charlie Schenck from Southside Baptist of Tampa! Tickets are $15 ($20 after Nov. 23rd). Hope you can make it!!!

Harvest Sunday @ GBT

HARVEST-SUNDAY-2014

Fall is a wonderful time of the year! It is a great time for friends and family.  It is also a season of thanksgiving to God for His bountiful provision in our lives. Each year, here at Grace, we celebrate this season with Harvest Sunday. It is a day of worship and thanksgiving unto the Lord and a day of fun activities for family and friends.

We invite you to come and celebrate this season with us. Mark you calendars now, and join us on November 2nd, for an exciting day for the whole family.

  • Enjoy a complimentary meal following the 1100AM service
  • Hear an encouraging Bible message that will strengthen your faith
  • Experience powerful worship and music
  • Dress up in old fashion attire and win a blue ribbon
  • Bring your best dessert or bowl of chili and win a blue ribbon
  • Let your kids enjoy the bouncy houses & pony rides

Launch Out at GBT

CrossRoads Baptist Teen Camp

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Youth Rally | May 10th @ Southside of Tampa

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Join us for an exciting time of preaching, food, and games! Church van leaves GBT at 1230p and there is NO COST for this activity!

EASTER Sunday @ GBT

From gracebaptisttemple.cc –

Easter At Grace Baptist

EASTER 2014

Sunday  |  April 20th  |  1100AM

The Bible declares in 1Co 15:55-57  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

To the world, Jesus was a victim when He died upon the cross. But it was through His death, burial, AND resurrection that we have eternal life!

Make plans to join us for a glorious celebration of our Lord and Savior’s victory!  This special service will begin at 1100AM, Sunday, April 20th.  Invite a friend or family member to join you as well.

Easter Egg Hunt

Stay after the morning service for the annual Easter Egg Hunt for children up to 5th grade.  There will be hundreds of eggs with candy and some prize eggs with money inside.

For more information, call the Church Office at 813.689.7190.

 

“Mind Over Manor”

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Let’s do our best to sell as many tickets as possible for the “Mind Over Manor” Dinner Play

Adults are $15 and Kids are $10.

Price includes dinner!

Teen Christmas Party | December 6

Teen Christmas Party Ice Skating 2013

Join us this coming Friday for the annual Teen Christmas Party. We’ll leave the church at 6pm, head to Downtown Tampa right next to the Hillsborough River for an evening of ice skating! After, we’ll head to Chipotle on Westshore Blvd before arriving back at the church around 10pm. The cost is only $10 plus dinner money! Hope to see you there!