First Baptist Church of Pocasset

A Safe Harbor for You

March 25 - March 31, 2018

Dear Friends,

The Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday because of the response of the people when they saw Jesus riding into Jerusalem. From our vantage point it all sounds rather spontaneous, however there is more behind this symbolic act. In Psalm 118, one of the Psalms read as Israelites walked into Jerusalem for Passover, talks about the Messiah entering Jerusalem as King. In verse 27 we read “With boughs in hand, join the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.” When Jesus entered Jerusalem he was declaring himself to be Messiah, and when the people greeted him with a chorus of Hosannas, they were acknowledging him as the Messiah to rescue Israel. Take a moment and read Psalm 118:19-29 for it prophetically speaks of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. We serve a God who is working His plan of redemption throughout history!

On Tuesday nights at 7:30 PM we meet first to pray and then to study the Bible together. All are welcome to join us as we seek to know and do the Word and Will of God. The men are studying the Book of Acts and the women are studying the Gospel of John.

The Wednesday Morning Bible Study is studying the book Her Name Is Woman, Vol. 2 by Gien Karssen. The Bible study meets at 10:00 AM.

The prophet Zachariah hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus prophetically declared that the Messiah would one day enter Jerusalem as King riding on a donkey (Zachariah 9:9-12). Jesus and the people who greeted him with palm branches on Palm Sunday knew that they were fulfilling this prophecy. Prior to this Jesus spent three years teaching about a new reality, the Kingdom of God. This new reality was a different kind of Kingdom, not one centered in the politically reality of that day, but centered in the rule of God over lives. Jesus entered into Jerusalem as this Kingdom's King. John 12:12-19 describes the scene. What kind of king were the people expecting? How did Jesus understand his Kingship? Today we declare that there is no king but King Jesus. How should we receive and worship King Jesus -- King of Kings and Lord of Lords?


This week we will focus our prayer for Sandwich. Pray for our church family who live in Sandwich that they would be a light for the gospel and for those who live in Sandwich for God to draw them to Jesus. Let's believe Him for a move of the Holy Spirit!

The next Glory of God prayer meeting will be held at Christ Chapel in Centerville this Wednesday, March 28th from 6:30-8:00. Dr. Seong Hyun Park, Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will be speaking on the revival in Korea that happened 100 years ago.

Good Friday Service -- We are joining with Bay Community Church and the Upper Cape Apostolic Church for a Good Friday service at 7:00 PM on March 30th. The service will be held by Bay Community Church. The cross and resurrection of Jesus captures the core of the gospel message. Invite your friends and family and join us for this powerful reminder of God's great love for us.

Pray for One: Ask God to show you who is your person of peace and pray for them. Pray that God gives you an opportunity to share Jesus story with them.

Nursery on Sunday: Ruth Leech

Thank you for your faithfulness in bringing bread each Sunday for the Bourne Friends Food Pantry!

If you have announcements for the newsletter or the bulletin, please contact Glenn at You may also text message or call him at 774-368-0980.

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Sunday, March 25 -- Palm Sunday

Tuesday, March 27

Wednesday, March 28

Thursday, March 29

Friday, March 30

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MISSION: The First Baptist Church of Pocasset exists to reveal the saving love of Jesus Christ as a Safe Harbor.

VISION: Through the ministry of our church and to fulfill the will of God for the Upper Cape, we believe that God will draw fifty people into His transforming love within the next two years. This will be accomplished through our ministry to the Recovery Community; through the active sharing of our faith in Christ by interacting with people in our lives; and, through mobilizing our church to pray for the harvest.

This is a church where you can come as you are. Real life. Real people. They are just trying to be like Jesus. If you are hurting and broken this is the place for you.

Bill Nicoson,
Visiting pastor