Join Us This Sunday!

Worship Service - 10:40am

Decatur Township Community VBS
 
June 12-16, 2017
 
5:30pm ... Free Dinner
6:30-8:30 ...VBS
 
For More Info:
317.856.0589
 
  
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!

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.
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  • 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.
  • Apr 16, 2017The Greatness Of The Resurrection
    Apr 16, 2017
    The Greatness Of The Resurrection
    Series: Easter
    True greatness demands a response. In John 20:24-31, we witness the interchange between Thomas and the resurrected Christ, a truly great moment in history. In this account, we find Thomas, a great man, making high demands. Jesus satisfied the high demands but with a great command. Thomas then made a great confession to which Jesus responded with a great blessing.
     
    Are you wrestling with doubt concerning Jesus. Then, in the words of Jesus to Thomas,
    stop doubting and believe. Believe what Thomas believed, namely, that Jesus is your Lord and your God. The evidence is more than sufficient to provide a great response to the greatest question of all: Who do you Jesus is? Stop doubting and believe.
  • Apr 9, 2017When You Face Temptation
    Apr 9, 2017
    When You Face Temptation
    Series: Other
    Temptation challenges our trust in the Lord. It causes us to ask whether God's provision, plan, and/or protection can be trusted. In Luke 4:1-13, Jesus demonstrated trust in God's provision, plan, and protection in the face of temptation.
     
    When you face temptation, turn to Jesus! He's been there. He's qualified. He's promised to help. His grace is sufficient.
  • Apr 2, 2017An Eternal Weight Of Glory: Eternal Reward
    Apr 2, 2017
    An Eternal Weight Of Glory: Eternal Reward
    Series: Other
    As a summary application to his teaching on eternity, Paul explains how Christians should seek to please the Lord in light of the coming judgment. Looking elsewhere in the Scriptures, we find that the Judgment Seat of Christ is focused on the gracious bestowal of eternal reward. So, make it your goal to please the Lord. Be motivated by your eternal reward and don't give up!
  • Mar 26, 2017An Eternal Weight Of Glory: Life After Death
    Mar 26, 2017
    An Eternal Weight Of Glory: Life After Death
    Series: Other
    What happens after we die? In 2 Corinthians 5:6-8, Paul explains that, for Christians, death is a transition into Christ's presence. The transition happens immediately at the moment one dies. Understanding this, our eternal hope in Christs shapes our attitudes about death and life. Have confidence with respect to life after death. Don't give up following Jesus in your life before death.
  • Mar 19, 2017An Eternal Weight Of Glory: Our Bodies
    Mar 19, 2017
    An Eternal Weight Of Glory: Our Bodies
    Series: Other
    In 2 Corinthians 5, Paul unpacks the future "eternal weight of glory" that is presently unseen but upon which followers of Jesus are to fix their eyes, especially in the context of our physcial bodies wasting away as we experience affliction in this life.
     
    One aspect of that eternal weight of glory is the eternal, imperishable body that Christians will be guaranteed after death. Christians will receive this glorified body, a transformation of our current physical bodies, during the resurrection at Christ's return.
     
    This doctrine highlights the importance of our body, and challenges us to live out a good theology of the body now.
     
    – Realize that your body is an important part of being human.
    So, watch your language. Your body is a critical component of the "real" you and the "ultimate healing" is not death, but rather, resurrection.
     Take care of the body you have by not accelerating its decay through foolish decisions.
     Finally, look forward to your glorified body. Even as you current body is "wasting away," this very fact should remind that a more glorious future awaits the follower of Jesus in accordance with the promises and grace of God.
  • Mar 12, 2017When You’re Trying To Get Through To The Lord (Part 2)
    Mar 12, 2017
    When You’re Trying To Get Through To The Lord (Part 2)
    After David appealed to the Lord on the basis of God's justice in Psalm 17:1-5, David appealed to the Lord on the basis of God's love in Psalm 17:1-6. David knew that the Lord would keep His promises and that He had come through in the past. David depended on the Lord and was confident that the Lord cared for him. So, David believed that the Lord wouldn't just stand by and do nothing. Finally, David hoped in a glorious future with the Lord.
     
    So, consider God's love as you approach your heavenly Father in prayer. You can trust Him to keep His promises. You can count on His parental care. You can hope in a glorious future in His presence.
  • Mar 5, 2017When You’re Trying To Get Through To The Lord (Part 1)
    Mar 5, 2017
    When You’re Trying To Get Through To The Lord (Part 1)
    David appealed to the Lord on the basis of a blameless life. David was relating to the Lord through the theological framework that our sin can hinder our prayers. So, consider your sin as you approach a holy God in prayer.

    The video referenced in the sermon can be found at:
    https://www.ignitermedia.com/products/1346-plastic-jesus
 

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.