First Baptist Church of Rahway, 177 Elm Ave., Rahway, New Jersey 07065 is a multi-cultural congregation that has a Blended English Service on Sunday Mornings, a Latino Service at 12:00, and a Service in Telugu at 3:30PM. For more information, call (732) 388-8626. Or click here to send an email. If you wish to help the Mission and Ministry of First Baptist financially click the Donate Button.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Picnic this Saturday by Rahway Telugu Service

Greetings to you all.!!!!

Psalm 113:2-5

Blessed be the name of the LORD
From this time forth and forever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting
The name of the LORD is to be praised.
The LORD is high above all nations;
His glory is above the heavens.
Who is like the LORD our God,
Who is enthroned on high"

FBCTS cordially invites you all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to come and participate in our annual picnic and have some good food, fun and fellowship.

IT'S a Pot luck - please get a dish with you as you join !!

Gospel Singing :Food: Games : Basket Ball , soccer ball, ring, Frisbees, hoola hoops etc... water is at the part get a spare dress with you .),

Bible Quizzes & Prizes.

Short Message will be given by Bro.Parimi.

Pray for
1. Good weather,
2. Many to join ,

Request: Please bring lawn or folding chairs to sit just in case we don't have enough seating in the park.

Directions in the web link
fbcts teluguservice

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Help for the Victims of Colorado Shooting

The Dowlings—Jack and Becca—were the first chaplains on the scene at 7:45 a.m. and were ushered into Gateway High School to minister to those desiring emotional and spiritual care.
It's the fourth shooting that the Dowlings have deployed to as chaplains, but never so rapidly. Already stationed at the Colorado Springs wildfires, roughly 70 miles south of Aurora, Jack and Becca responded immediately that morning and God opened doors for these chaplains to provide comfort in a time of impossible uncertainty and mourning.
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Worshipers Mourn at Colorado Churches

Worshipers in this city rocked by Friday's mass shooting flocked to church Sunday, seeking solace within their faith communities.
"People are saying that if there's a day to go to church, this is it," says Allie McNider, associate pastor at Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church, about a mile from the movie theater where police say James Holmes opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding 58 more. "They're looking for a sense of something bigger than themselves."
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Heretics in the Attic


(Or, How I Almost Got Lost in a Dream)

I must be an idiot. I should have known something was up when a mega-church minister from India came to me and bragged about how he never attended Seminary or Bible school. He said he didn’t need to because he had the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to guide him. I don’t judge ministers by their resumes. I’ve met some who had impressive resumes and could care less about the people around them. And, I’ve met ministers without formal training who loved people and did amazing things in Jesus’ name. So I wasn’t bothered with the no formal background comment. For some strange reason my new friend saw his lack of education as a plus. I should have seen his boasting as a red flag.

The other red flag? Along with the boasting came a big vision with a little bribe attached to it. My overseas Pastor friend had big dreams. He wants to build an empire, 200 churches throughout the world all connected to him. My little church would get in on the ground floor. We would grow and prosper by latching onto his coattails. Everybody wins. But wait, there’s more. He needed an employee in the USA to help him make his dream come true. And that employee would be well compensated.

Just like that, all of my dreams seemed to come true. My little church, struggling for people and money, would be restored to its former glory. My own pocketbook, too often empty, would suddenly bulge with well-endowed paychecks. And I would be a part of a grand world-wide vision that could become like; dare I say… The Billy Graham Crusade!!!

All right, calm down Bill. Take long, deep breaths.

Every crazy dream flashed before my eyes. That’s how you get caught. All you see is the grand vision stretched out before your eyes. You reach out for it, and the fisherman starts to set the hook… But thank God, I wiggled off the line before I could be reeled in.

A friend told me to look closer at the visiting Pastor’s website. I started to click on every link I could find, and there it was. Good old fashioned Christian heresy.

“Adam voluntarily handed over his crown and throne to satan when he chose to obey satan and disobey God. From then satan became the god of this world. The present situation is such that God cannot interfere directly in the affairs of this world. He needs a legal and logical basis to do so. That is the reason God wants us to pray for everything. If God interferes in the affairs of this world, satan can and will question God "why are you encroaching into my territory?"

Huh? God the creator can’t act in our world? Without getting permission from satan? Huh?

Or should I say; D’oh!

No need to quote anymore. This guy is a whack job.

Well, after I read lots of stuff like the above on his website, I told my Indian mega-church friend; thanks but no thanks. Time for you to head back to India. And time for me to get back to reality.

Too many times, we allow our emotions to cloud our judgments. Because our day dreaming feels good, and our hopes for the future can give us a temporary high, we can get caught in the snares of the enemy. It has happened twice in my ministry. The first time, false dreams almost destroyed me. This time it has come and gone very quickly with little damage done. For some, temptation arrives with false promises of material gain and emotional fulfillment. For me, temptation comes out of my desire to be a successful minister. A worthy goal, turned into the tempters snare.

Oh well, my big dreams will have to wait for another day. Right now, I have the people in my small church to take care of. This is the dream that is very real.

God bless you,

Pastor Bill

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Christians Protest Forced Conversions

Christians in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip are taking a public stand against forced conversion to Islam.
In an unusual public demonstration, men and women gathered in front of the Church of Saint Porphyrius Monday to protest the abduction and forced conversion of members of their congregation.
YNet reported that the newly converted Muslims, al-Amash, a 25-year-old man, and Hiba Abu Dawoud, 31, a mother with three children, are staying with a Muslim official for "protection" from their Christian families, according to Gaza police.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pray for Fire Victims


Friends, please pray for the families of a huge apartment fire in Woodbridge NJ. One of the families that lost everything are members of our Telugu Church. First Baptist is organizing help for these folks as they attempt to put their lives back together.

Please say a prayer today for these people who have lost everything.

If you want to read more about the fire…