First Baptist Church of New Carlisle, Ohio has a rich and unique history in our community. Since 1955 we've been establishing ourselves as a lighthouse for Jesus Christ in our hometown of New Carlisle, Ohio.

We have Bible Study at 9:15 am and Worship Service at 10:30 am every Sunday. Childcare/nursery provided for all services. Wednesdays we have Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm and Revive Student Ministries for youth at 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 4, 2016

OH, I Got IT ! by Wanda Hess​​

In Biblical days there were Christians, so were their churches like ours?  
Their churches were different:
They met in people's homes (the 1st Bapt Church did too in the beginning)
They often had to meet in hiding (I don't think we ever had to do that)
Everyone shared their meals and stuff with each other. ( just let it be known that someone needs our help and we step forward).
Just like in our churches today, we come together to pray, worship and learn how to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to the whole world. You know how good you feel being a christian and how it helps you face the trials of life. So why not share with those who suffer by themselves without the holy spirit.
Spread the word too so they can say" OH, I Got It!!​

(Bible reference: Acts 11: 19-20)

Kitchen Korner - Charlene's Banana Nut Bread - by Dolly Lawler

I've made this recipe a dozen times I know.  It always turns out perfect.  Ken's mom gave it to me years ago, hence the name.


1 Cup Sugar
½ Cup Shortening
2 Beaten Eggs
2 Cups Flour
½ tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 TBS. Sour Milk (If you do not have sour milk, you may substitute with 1 tsp. vinegar mixed with 2 tsp. milk.)
4 or 5 Mashed Bananas
½ C. Chopped Nuts

1.  Mix sugar, shortening, and eggs.
2.  Add dry ingredients, then vanilla, sour milk, and mashed bananas.
3.  Add the chopped nuts last.
4.  Pour batter into a loaf pan sprayed with Pam.  Sprinkle top with a little sugar.
5.  Bake in a 350° oven for 45 minutes or until done.

6.  Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

God Sitting on His Throne - by Ken Lawler

Can you imagine God sitting on His throne watching events unfold on earth? Do you think He has ever stood up like you or I would when He saw some particular event taking place? For instance, you or I would sit on our front porch watching our child play in the yard, but if they headed toward the busy street we would jump up, ready to intervene.
We know from Heb. 1:13 that Jesus is now seated at the right hand of God. We also know from Acts 7:55 that Jesus stood up when the mob was stoning Stephen. What could cause The Father to stand up?
The Bible doesn't describe all of this, but imagine the view in the throne room when Jesus was on earth. You would see God's presence on His throne (John, Ezekiel & Isaiah describe what that would look like). You would also see an empty throne on God's right ready for Jehovah's return to Heaven; the four living creatures (Cherubim) hovering over the throne intoning--holy, holy, holy; Gabriel standing nearby, ready to deliver any message from God; and Michael, in armor, ready to lead his soldiers against any foe God directs him to.
Michael is the commander of the heavenly angelic army. At a minimum he would be wearing a sword and a breastplate. Both of those would be held in place with straps around his waist and across his back. These straps are called bucklers. What do you want to bet that God has risen up off His throne at least one time in history?
When the Roman palace guard was beating Jesus to a bloody pulp, Isa. 52:14 says His visage (appearance) was so marred more than any man [He no longer looked human]. You would have heard a sword drawn from its scabbard, and would have seen God raised up off His throne to grab Michael's buckler to keep him from going to Jesus' aid. That had to have been the worse day in either God's or Michael's existence.
Don't despair over this. Almost 2,000 years after this happened a Southern Baptist preacher from Fort Mill, South Carolina was called to pastor the Bellevue Baptist Church of Memphis, TN. While there, one Wednesday night, he preached a sermon he would preach 1,275 times. Another thing I believe you can bet on is that Michael smiled when he heard Dr. Robert Green Lee (1886-1978) preach the famous sermon --"Payday ---Someday."
You can read about that payday in the book of Revelation.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016


Did you know that FBCNC can receive rebates when you shop at Kroger or Amazon? Each quarter, Kroger and Amazon sends FBCNC a rebate check based upon our total spending.

Here's how:


  • Sign up for free for a Kroger Plus card at your local Kroger store
  • Sign on to for an online account
  • Click on "Community Rewards" and follow the prompts to enroll
  • Choose First Baptist Church of New Carlisle (FBCNC is #83294) and click ENROLL 


  • Sign on to   
  • If you already have an Amazon account, sign in with your username and PW. If not, create an account.
  • A window will pop up to choose your charitable organization. 
  • Type in: First Baptist Church of New Carlisle
  • Click select; then click on YES

Remember you must always go to FIRST to shop.

You're done! It is that EASY!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Welcome Pastor Curt Sharbaugh and family for FBCNC

July 10th, 2016: Join us in welcoming Pastor Curt Sharbaugh and Family on their first Sunday with FBCNC.

May 22nd, 2016: FBCNC voted this morning to extend a call to Curt Sharbaugh to be the new Senior Pastor at FBCNC. Curt has accepted the call and we look forward to Curt and his family serving at FBCNC.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Why was Jesus crucified when He was? - by Ken Lawler

It is generally accepted that Jesus was born around 4BC.  One of the reasons for this date is the reign of Herod the Great.  History records him ruling Judea from 37-3BC, and it was he who ordered all baby boys up to 2-years old in the vicinity of Bethlehem killed.  Jesus was probably around 2 years old when the wise men came, so he would have been born around 4BC.  Assuming He was 33-34-years-old when He was crucified, that would have been around 29 or 30AD.  The Bible records several times the Pharisees wanted to kill Him, but He kept saying, "My time is not yet come" (John 7:6-8).  Obviously The Father had Him on a schedule for when He would be crucified.  One obvious target they were shooting for was Passover, but which one?  It occurred every year.  What was God waiting for?  Why was Jesus crucified when He was?

The Greek Empire.  Alexander's rise to power, succeeding his father Phillip as king of Macedonia, changed the known world.  In only 13 years he defeated Syria,
Egypt and the Medo-Persian Empire, going as far east as India.  Equally as impressive as his military success was his advancement of Greek culture, called Hellenism.  In every city he conquered he instituted schools to teach Greek philosophy and Koine Greek, which became the common language of the known world.  For the first time since the Tower of Babel, there was a common language.  You could communicate with someone wherever you went.

The Roman Empire.  Where the Greek Empire lasted only about 257 years, the Roman Empire lasted, depending on which parts you track, from 1101-2078 years, spreading over three continents.  Best known for having the most powerful army ever; able to defeat larger armies without airplanes, tanks or battleships; they are also known for building many of the great cities still standing today.  Examples are London, England (Londinium) and Cologne, Germany (Colonia Agrippina).  Known as the great builders, they built aqueducts, roads, baths, walls, theaters, temples, arches, cities, palaces, etc.  When the Romans came they not only brought their
army, but also their Latin Language.  Today we use the Arabic numbers to do math, but we still use the Roman alphabet (with a few letters added, i.e. W) to verbally communicate.  Most western languages are based on Roman Latin.

Now back to the title of this article.  The reason Jesus was born when He was is explained in Gal. 4:4, "But when the fullness of the time
was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a women, made under the law."  The word translated fullness means completion, what fills something, or what is filled by something.  As it is used in Gal. 4:4 it means, "the end of an appointed period."  Look at the known world before the Greek Empire and after the Romans arrived.  After Pentecost and the persecution that followed, the Apostles and the disciples (especially Paul) hit the Roman Roads with the Greek and Roman Languages and spread the Gospel world-wide.  None of that would have been possible prior to Alexander the Great and the subsequent Roman Empire.  The fullness of the time was come.  God was waiting for a common language and a modern transportation system to spread the Gospel.