Join Us This Sunday!

Worship Service - 10:40am

  
SING TO THE LORD A NEW SONG

PSALM 98:1

  
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

1 THESSALONIANS 5:17

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SHARING LIFE, FOLLOWING JESUS

 
Welcome to Friendswood Baptist Church!
Thanks for visiting our church website! Please check out our ministries, listen to a sermon, and see what God is doing at our church.
 
If you like what you see, then come pay us a visit! We’re not picky about what you wear or what version of the Bible you prefer. Just come as you are to worship.
 
It’s our prayer that you’ll feel: 
  • Welcomed as you gather together with people from every walk of life,
  • Blessed by great worship music,
  • Challenged and encouraged by relevant preaching from the Bible, and
  • Secure knowing that your children are lovingly cared for by our nursery and children’s ministries.
 

 Our Ministries

 
SERVICE TIMES
 
Sunday 
Sunday School  – 9:30a
Worship Service – 10:40a
Awana (K-6; Sep-Apr) – 5:30p
Youth Ministry – 5:30p
 
Wednesday
Prayer and
Bible Study – 6:30p
Kids Choir – 6:30p
 
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
 
On Sunday’s, your kids will be loved and ministered to through our Nursery, Sunday School, Kids Church (dismissed during the worship service), and Awana (evenings; Sep-Apr). Our Kids Choir meets on Wednesday evenings and seasonally features singing, hand chimes, and drama.
 
YOUTH MINISTRY
 
Students (6th-12th) gather on Sunday evenings year-round for Bible study, prayer, and fun. Our teens also gather weekly during Sunday School. In addition, we plan events both inside and outside the church grounds to develop healthy relationships and grow as faithful followers of Jesus.
 
WOMEN’S MINISTRY
 
Women join together for a weeknight Bible study in the Spring and Fall, in addition to gathering for our annual Spring banquet. 
 
For moms of preschoolers we also offer a MOPS ministry during the school year (childcare provided).
 
MUSIC
 
Our worship service features a great blend of hymns (with piano and organ) along with contemporary songs (with a full worship band) as a joyful and reverent offering of praise to the Lord that is designed to be a blessing to worshipers of all ages.
 
 

MEET OUR LEADERS

 
JOSH HESS
Pastor
 
Pastor Josh and his wife, Kristy, came to Friendswood in 2007. Since then, the Lord has added Samuel, Micah, Anna, and Emmett to their family. Josh is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.
KENNY TRANBARGER
Worship Leader
 
Kenny has been serving as the worship leader at Friendswood since 1987. He and his wife, Jean, are blessed with three children and 11 (soon to be 12!) grandchildren.
 

CORE VALUES

As a local church, we are committed to: 
  • Teaching and preaching God’s Word  
  • Worshipping the Lord 
  • Praying for one another 
  • Walking with one another in Christian love and service
  • Investing our lives to share the good news about Jesus
 

Sermons

As followers of Jesus at Friendswood Baptist Church, we acknowledge that the Bible must be the foundation for all that we believe and all that we do. It is essential for spiritual nourishment and transformation. Therefore, we commit ourselves to the clear and accurate teaching and preaching of God’s Word so that we will handle it correctly by hearing it, learning it, applying it to our lives, and sharing it with others.
 
Feel free to listen to sermons right on our website, or download them to your device. We pray that the Lord will teach, correct, rebuke, and encourage you by His Spirit through His Word being preached, just as He promised to do.
 
Of course, preaching was always intended to be received in community with a local body of believers. So, please don’t let these recordings take the place of joining in fellowship with your local church. If you’re in our area and looking for a place to worship, then we encourage you to join us in person, if you are able!

Jul 9, 2017
How Should You Respond When You’ve Been Wronged?
Series: Other
How should followers of Jesus respond when they've been wronged by another person? Jesus' teaching in Luke 6:27-36 provides a truly radical response. In contrast to the world, which tells us to love those who love us, love those who are nice to us, or love others so that they'll be nice to us, Jesus commands His followers to love those who don't deserve it. Love the people who hate you. Love the people you've tried to love, only to be rejected. Love them with an active love, seeking God's blessing on their behalf instead of revenge. Don't retreat, but persevere. Be generous, not stingy. Don't be self-seeking, be self-less. 
 
In other words, love your enemies like God loves you. In doing so, you'll be a "chip-off-the-old-block," as you reflect the character of your Heavenly Father. Also, you'll be pointing others to Jesus instead of being a hindrance to His mission. Finally, you can be confident that every sacrifice you make as a follower of Jesus will be well worth it in the end when God settles accounts. He is watching; He cares; and you can trust Him to do what is right.
 
So, if someone comes to mind as you hear Jesus' teaching on this subject, then the application is clear. Jesus is speaking these radical words of selfless love to His disciples who will hear. Are you listening?
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  • Jul 9, 2017How Should You Respond When You’ve Been Wronged?
    Jul 9, 2017
    How Should You Respond When You’ve Been Wronged?
    Series: Other
    How should followers of Jesus respond when they've been wronged by another person? Jesus' teaching in Luke 6:27-36 provides a truly radical response. In contrast to the world, which tells us to love those who love us, love those who are nice to us, or love others so that they'll be nice to us, Jesus commands His followers to love those who don't deserve it. Love the people who hate you. Love the people you've tried to love, only to be rejected. Love them with an active love, seeking God's blessing on their behalf instead of revenge. Don't retreat, but persevere. Be generous, not stingy. Don't be self-seeking, be self-less. 
     
    In other words, love your enemies like God loves you. In doing so, you'll be a "chip-off-the-old-block," as you reflect the character of your Heavenly Father. Also, you'll be pointing others to Jesus instead of being a hindrance to His mission. Finally, you can be confident that every sacrifice you make as a follower of Jesus will be well worth it in the end when God settles accounts. He is watching; He cares; and you can trust Him to do what is right.
     
    So, if someone comes to mind as you hear Jesus' teaching on this subject, then the application is clear. Jesus is speaking these radical words of selfless love to His disciples who will hear. Are you listening?
  • Jul 2, 2017How Should You Invest Your Life?
    Jul 2, 2017
    How Should You Invest Your Life?
    Series: Other
    In Luke 6:17-26, Jesus begins His sermon on the plain by looking at two different strategies we can employ when investing our lives. 
     
    The way of the world leads to short-term gain. It is based on an attitude of self-sufficiency that often leads to wealth, comfort, and being applauded by this world. However, it inevitably leads to long-term loss, since it is a path that is conducive to rejecting God and leads to compromise. So, don't chase after short-term gains. It may be fun for awhile, but in the end, you'll be filled with sorrow and regret. 
     
    The way of the Lord leads to long-term gain. It is based on an attitude of God-dependency that often leads to foregoing what this world has to offer while being rejected by those who toe the party line. However, it inevitably results in one's present entrance into God's Kingdom, as well as future satisfaction and reward. So, follow Jesus to long-term gains. It will entail hard work, sacrifice, and even reject, but in the end, you'll be glad you did.
  • Jun 25, 2017How Do We Find Amazing Results From An Ordinary Life?
    Jun 25, 2017
    How Do We Find Amazing Results From An Ordinary Life?
    Series: Other
    As we go through life, we may start out looking for something amazing. However, over time, we may become stuck in a rut of ordinariness. This is true not only individually, but also as a local church. Eventually, we may just give up hope of God ever doing anything amazing through us, so we stop looking. 
     
    In Luke 6:12-16, we see how God chooses ordinary people for extraordinary tasks. For instance, Jesus selected twelve ordinary men to be His apostles, through whom He would do extraordinary things. Of course, this should not surprise us, since God has always chosen ordinary people, and He still does so today. 
     
    So, for extraordinary results, rely heavily on an extraordinary God. Jesus set the example Himself as He went to God the Father in prayer all night before making a pivotal decision regarding His apostles. Remember, God's ordinary people have succeeded in so far as they depend on the Lord. So, be faithful in prayer, remain obedient to the the mission even in the small stuff, and be patient. And ... don't stop looking!!
  • Jun 11, 2017How Should I Respond When Others’ Problems Impose On My Life?
    Jun 11, 2017
    How Should I Respond When Others’ Problems Impose On My Life?
    Series: Other
    Sometimes, other people make choices that harm us directly, or they find themselves in situations that affect us indirectly. As followers of Jesus, how should we respond? Should we demand our rights? Should we just ignore them? Not surprisingly, the right answer is found in an attitude of our heart that reflects the heart of Jesus.
     
    In Luke 6:1-11, the Jewish religious leaders exemplified people who think they can please God through religious observance. Therefore, fulfilling one's ceremonial religious duties is of greatest importance. This attitude is sadly prevalent in many churches today, where people zealously protect traditions and treasured practices in the local church at all costs.
     
    However, Jesus demonstrated that God desires mercy from His people. Whereas the Jewish leaders and many churchgoers today crush people with their traditions, Jesus exercised compassion and mercy.
     
    So, love mercy. Ask yourself, "To whom is God calling me to extend mercy? How can I extend mercy to that person in a practical, tangible way?" Then, repent of misplaced priorities and excuses like demanding your rights or personal comfort or copping out because you're too busy. Remember, failing to do the good that God has set before you to do is sin, and it can ruin and destroy people and relationships. Instead, look for opportunities, be ready to serve, and love mercy. 
  • Jun 4, 2017How Should We Respond To Change In The Church?
    Jun 4, 2017
    How Should We Respond To Change In The Church?
    Series: Other
    Many local churches are dying partly because, being steeped in tradition, they are unwilling to implement necessary changes, even when such changes are directed by God.
     
    Jesus addressed this issue with the Jewish religious leaders in Luke 5:33-39. For, many Jewish people in Jesus' day resisted the change that Jesus brought. Misunderstanding who Jesus was, they tried to conform Jesus to their ways. Since they were too set in their Judaism to change, they missed out on the greatest change in human history.
     
    Of course, this should not surprise us, since God's people have always resisted change. For one example, consider how the Israelites resisted all the way during the Exodus. Throughout Israel's history and church history, even to the present day, God's people resist necessary change. They fail to realize that there comes a time when the forms of a local church ministry must change in order to accomplish the functions of ministry that God has set forth for the church in His Word. 
     
    Therefore, embrace divinely directed change. If you're resistant, ask yourself, "Why?" Does the change violate the Scriptures? Is the change being made for the wrong reasons? Are you just comfortable with the way things are now? If you are genuinely concerned, then ask honest questions to the right people.
  • May 28, 2017How Can We Help People Know Jesus?
    May 28, 2017
    How Can We Help People Know Jesus?
    Series: Other
    People need a personal relationship with Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins and for eternal and abundant life both in this present life and in the age to come. As followers of Jesus, we have been commissioned to help others know Jesus as their Lord and Savior just as we do. So, how should we help people know Jesus? 
     
    In Luke 5:27-32, we find two contrasting approaches to people who are presently living their lives far from God. First, the Pharisees and Scribes practiced segragation.  Segragation drives people away from God, because it sees people for who they are without God and stays away our of pride and fear. Second, Jesus and Levi practiced association. Association draws people nearer to God, because it sees people for who they could be with God and approaches them out of humility and love.
     
    So, strategically bring people to Jesus. Look around you. Be intentional. Use your personal style. Then, let Jesus be Jesus. Having pointed people to Jesus through the words of the gospel and your testimony, let Jesus do the rest, opening their eyes and bringing conviction to their heart as only God can.
  • May 14, 2017Will Jesus Still Care About Me?
    May 14, 2017
    Will Jesus Still Care About Me?
    Series: Other
    Sometimes, we may wonder if Jesus could still care about us given the way that we've treated Him or ignored Him or on account of something we've done or undesirable things in our background. We can learn on this subject from Jesus' interaction with a man with leprosy in
    Luke 5:12-16.
     
    In these verses, we see how Jesus loved an "unlovable" leper. For, this man had been enduring a living death in a painless hell before he came to Jesus in humility and faith. Jesus was probably this man's last hope. However, while everyone else would have ignored this man, Jesus had compassion on him and cleansed him.
     
    Jesus has demonstrated compassion to you, as well. His cleansing of the leper is something amazing that really happened, but it is also a living parable of the spiritual ministry for which Jesus came. For, leprosy in Jesus' day had a close association with sin, the latter being a condition that is common to all people. Our sin is a lot uglier than we might realize. It renders us unapproachable by a holy God. And yet, Jesus, being fully God, not only came, but provided cleansing for your sin. 
     
    So, receive Jesus' compassionate cleansing. Come to Jesus as your only hope in humble faith. Walk in the new life for which He cleanses you. Then, share your testimony that others might be cleansed, too. 
  • May 7, 2017How Can You Become A Good And Faithful Servant?
    May 7, 2017
    How Can You Become A Good And Faithful Servant?
    Series: Other
     
    To be accepted into a right relationship with God by grace through faith in Jesus is truly a miracle. However, as we submit to the gracious work of God in our lives, we find in the Scriptures that we can also become good and faithful servants to the Lord. 
     
    In Luke 5:1-11, we find three characteristics of a good and faithful servant exemplified by Simon Peter. Through Peter's example, we learn that faithful servants obey when Jesus gives the word. Faithful servants are also humble before Jesus. Finally, faithful servants are fully committed to the call. 
     
    So, what about you? Are you obedient to God's commands, even when it's hard. Do you realize that you bring nothing to the table before a holy God? Are you all in with Jesus? For, these heart attitudes of reverence, humility, and faith characterize the good and faithful servants through whom Jesus can do great things for God's glory.
  • Apr 30, 2017Does Jesus Have What It Takes To Keep His Promises?
    Apr 30, 2017
    Does Jesus Have What It Takes To Keep His Promises?
    Series: Other
    Sometimes we get broken down by this fallen world. Satan exerts his influence both directly and indirectly. The world is characterized by sickness and death.
     
    In Luke 4:31-44, we see evidence of such brokenness in people's lives when they came in contact with Jesus. However, we also see that Jesus came to fix that. Jesus has power and authority over demons and disease. He genuinely cares enough to do something about it. He is not disuaded by politics. 
     
    Are you broken by this fallen world? Turn to Jesus! He is willing and able to keep His promises. Therefore, He is is the basis for hope to persevere.
  • Apr 23, 2017Who Do I Say That I Am?
    Apr 23, 2017
    Who Do I Say That I Am?
    Series: Other
    The greatest question of all demands a great response, namely, "Who do I say Jesus is?" However, so many arrive at the wrong answer to this question because they've failed to come to terms with an even more basic question, namely, "Who do I say that I am?" 
     
    It is this second question that led to conflicting responses when Jesus began His public ministry as recorded in Luke 4:14-30. In that passage, we find that people want to embrace the popular view of Jesus, but His claims won't let them. For, Jesus claimed to be the Prophet, the Messiah, the Son of God, and the Savior of the World. Jesus also claimed that God's favor is only for spiritual "losers" who recognize that they bring nothing to the table that would merit God's acceptance. 
     
    So, ask yourself, "Who do I say that I am?" Are you basically a good person whom God should accept on your own merits? If so, then like the people of Nazareth in Jesus' day, you've already made up your mind that the real Jesus isn't for you. On the other hand, are you a spiritual loser in need of a Savior? If so, then humbly come to Jesus in faith, and you will find the grace that you need, not only for salvation, but to live the life for which God created you.
 

VISIT US THIS SUNDAY

 
Driving South on Kentucky Ave
(from Indianapolis)
 
We are about 5 miles south of I-465. Our church will be on your left about 1 mile south of the stoplight at Camby Rd.
 
To access our parking lot you must either:
  • Drive past the church and do a U-turn at the next stoplight at Mooresville Rd
  • Or turn left at Mooresville Rd and then turn left into the back entrance to our parking lot (marked by a small sign).
 
Driving North on Kentucky Ave
(from Mooresville)
 
We are just north of Heartland Crossing (i.e. Walmart, Sonic, etc…), about 1/4 mile north of the stoplight at Mooresville Rd. The church will be on your right.
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CONTACT US
 
7901 S. Kentucky Avenue
Camby, IN 46113
Email: jhess_fbc@att.net
Phone: 317.856.4817
SERVICE TIMES
 
Sunday
Sunday School (all ages) – 9:30a
Worship Service – 10:40a
Awana (K-6; Sept-Apr) – 5:30p
Youth Ministry – 5:30p
 
Wednesday
Prayer and Bible Study – 6:30p
Kids Choir – 6:30p
ABOUT FRIENDSWOOD
BAPTIST CHURCH
 
Established in 1887, Friendswood
Baptist Church has been serving the Lord in the Camby, Mooresville, and Heartland Crossing communities for over 125 years.