The Family at FBC Mesquite would like to say thank you so much for the amazing 7 Years you have given us. Being able to grow with you and watch you bring the word of God to life has been amazing. Each person who has graced the steps of our great Church over those years has been blessed to know you. There has been so many good followers of Christ to come out of the youth program of the Church due to your love, faith, and compassion. No one coming into this Church in later years is not going to be regaled at stories of our amazing youth pastor and his commitment to the may faucets of your wonderful personality as it was seen throughout the church. From hearing you preach to watching you get slime and eggs dropped on you at VBS your love shone through to every room of this house of God.
The past seven years we have watched you grow and give yourself fully to the Church and set an example for what we strive to be as Christians. Your understanding of the Bible and your teachings will be held onto for years to come. Few Churches are given a Youth Pastor for such an extended period of time, and it shows on the walls of this Church taken at the many events you brought to life. We wish you only the best and hope the Church was able to provide for you what you need to continue your journey with love and grace.
P.S. hope you have enough new stuff for your new home.
Matt Scott is Headed to Emmanuelle Baptist in Terrell, Tx
Matt has been here for 7 Years.
Matt was raised in Leonard, Texas about an hour northeast of Mesquite. He grew up attending the small country church of Pike Baptist where he gave his life to the Lord as a young boy. He surrendered to the ministry after graduating college. While at Pike he also served as the Jr. High Sunday School teacher and as a youth worker.
Matt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies from Texas A&M University- Commerce, and initially planned on becoming a teacher. Matt always believed that God planned for him to work with youth, but he always thought it would be through teaching and volunteering in a local church’s youth group. After a couple years of substitute teaching Matt realized that God was calling him into the full time ministry. Matt has been at First Baptist for since 2013. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity in 2018.
Matt is a Rangers baseball fan, enjoys watching The Office, and enjoys reading C.S. Lewis books. He heads Beach Club at Black Elementary.
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14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[c] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
Timothy and Epaphroditus19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. 20 I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare
12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.
Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, 19 for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.[d] 20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.
Life Worthy of the Gospel27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit,[e] striving together as one for the faith of the gospel 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, 30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.
FBC of Mesquite