FIRST LOVE INTERNATIONAL
MINISTRIES
Endeavoring to be an assembly after the
Father's Heart


                                                                                                                        Sr. Pastor Jerold L. Banks



OUR VISION

TO BE AN ASSEMBLY AFTER THE FATHER'S HEART
KEEPING CHRIST AS OUR PRIZE AND FOCUS
EVANGELISTICALLY DRIVEN BY CHRIST LOVE
TO SEE THE UNSAVED, THE UN-DISCIPLED
THE POOR, AND THE HURTING 
TRANSFORMED BY CHRIST LOVE
BOTH HOME AND ABROAD






First Love International Ministries

Mailing Address:
431 Carrollton Drive
Frederick, MD 21701

Worship Services Held @:
40 Winchester Street
Frederick, MD 21701
                             Sunday Service
*Starts 10:00 AM 
*Children Church 11:00 am
Contact the Church for more information 301-694-8435

W.O.W.
Women of the Word

Every 3RD Saturday 10:00AM

Men's Prayer Breakfast
with Deacon Anton Greer

1ST Saturdays 9:00 AM

C.A.Y.A. 
Come As You Are
Support for Men & Women Returning Home
with Elder Leon Swanson
4TH Saturdays in Baltimore Md please contact the Church for more information

New Wine Marriages
For Marriage Restoration
and Strength Counseling
Please contact:
Pastor @  
240-405-2015 or 240-440-0070

Friends Who Care Ministry
Financial Aid for the Faithful
Please Contact:
Deaconess Debra Overs
301-694-8435

If you have any questions about any of the ministries or affiliate ministries please give us a call at 301-694-8435 or 240-405-2015.  Also you can e-mail us at firstlovemin431@yahoo.com
  


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FIRST LOVE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES

Inclement Weather Policy


In the event of a closing or delayed opening due to inclement weather or another type of emergency, an announcement will be placed on the church website as well as you will be notified by text, email and phone calls.

A determination of our worship services and activities will be made and communicated as expeditiously as possible. The goal is to make a determination by late Saturday evening or by 5:00 AM for our Sunday Worship Services and by 2:00 PM for any evening activities. Please understand that there will be circumstances that make these timelines unrealistic.

As a rule of thumb if public schools are dismissed early, all evening activities will be canceled. If schools are closed for the day, all activities will be canceled for that day.


MINISTRY AT A GLANCE

"Friends Who Care Ministry"
Helping the Faithful in need


EXODUS AFTER CARE

First Love International Ministries will be leading the way in After Care Ministry for those who were incarcerated and are being released back into society.  
If you have a loved one who is presently incarcerated and you want to ensure that they have assistance upon their release please contact Pastor/Chaplain Banks @ 240-420-1446 
Recidivism is often in part due to lack of support returning citizens experience after incarceration.  Families, Churches, and Mentors can radically alter the probable failure many men and women experience upon release from prison.  
First Love works hand in hand with other effective ministries in the communities of Baltimore, DC, PG County, Frederick, and Washington Counties, such as Strong Towers Ministries, Bema Outreach Ministries C.A.Y.A. Philemon Ministries and others for the purpose of being an extended family, and mentors for those being released from prison.  

  
Kingdom Nugget

Following the Call of God Upon Your Life


Sub Topic:  Random Chance or Sovereignty of God

Romans 9:20  But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” 
21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? 

You need to know of a certainty that you are not simply here by some accident or by some plan or unplanned pregnancy on the part of your parents.  God formed you for His exact purpose.  As He said to Jeremiah

Jeremiah 1:5 before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations. 

Some Christians say “Yea but that was about Jeremiah” beloved God says something even greater about you.  What, you may ask, where is that at? 

Ephesians 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.  This is fantabulous news, we are not only chosen but this text makes it clear that we were chosen for honorable purposes.  Man this is surely something that you should meditate on daily!   How good can news get?  Could anything be said more wonderful than this?   If you’re born again, you were chosen by God before the world began,

This is why you should follow the call of God upon your life, because He has chosen you for a very glorious purpose.  You must get this before you can truly fulfill your call.  The Sovereignty of Almighty God has not only chosen you, but He did so before the world began. 

IMPERATIVES:

  1. You need to see yourself from His eyes. 
  2. You must value yourself at the same value He places on you. 
  3. You must realize that God has placed you in the world for His purposes. 
  4. You must by any means necessary find out what God wants of you, and follow that calling
  5. You must cause every thing in your life to point towards your purpose.

Why are you here?  First every Christian should by now know God has them here to bring Him glory and to worship Him.  However you need to seek God to find out His specific calling upon your life.  Here is where true and lasting fulfillment is.  This lesson today is to point out with clarity that you are a sovereign act of Almighty God and not some random chance or slip of the pill.  Guess what, God has appointed you!