Loving Jesus In Real Life

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Loving Jesus In Real Life

Each week during the “Love Jesus” series, we’re featuring examples of people in our church showing us the kind of love that 1 John describes and giving you an opportunity to respond. This kind of love moves with others into the dark places of our world. So often this love is not a warm and […]

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Why I Give

By Lindsey Panousis When I saw that our church was really focusing on generosity and giving, I felt led to give my own personal testimony of the way giving has impacted my life. I grew up in a Christian family and was raised by my Grandmother and Grandfather. All of our needs were cared for and […]

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What We’ve Learned from Life Groups

Last night, I concluded our second season of Life Groups with a huddle of eight leaders. Since last September, Josh Hall has led an initiative to reach the unreached, unchurched, and uninvolved through relationships. We trained over 40 participants to use the natural networks of their lives and invite unreached people to have spiritual conversations. […]

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Initiation

Zach baptized two students Sunday morning who participated in the Boston mission trip, dedicated their lives to following Jesus, and were commissioned two summer missions. This puts them in the category of someone like Saul. According to Acts, he was baptized and very quickly embarked on his first mission experience. For believers, the Bible treats […]

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Becca Winch

Becca was baptized at FBCTLH on Sunday, April 26 Growing up, I was raised in a traditionally Catholic family, but it wasn’t until college that I came to understand what giving everything to Christ was all about. For most of my life, I was centered on being the best, appearing the most put-together, and pleasing […]

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College Ministry Love

Each week during the “Love Jesus” series, we’ll be sharing testimonies and showing examples of people committed to resurrection love. Through their actions, they’re showing a Christlike lifestyle in our community. One such model is in our college ministry. Sunday evening marks the end of the spring season for college ministry. What a remarkable year […]

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Investing

Thank you for investing in First Baptist during the first quarter of 2015. We’ve had a tremendous response to the generosity emphasis in February. Because you have given so faithfully, and folks have begun to give regularly, we can praise the Lord this quarter for his abundant blessings. Our giving to the budget rose over […]

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Spiritual Growth Together

There is nothing quite like getting away with a group of friends to rest, renew, and dream. This past week, I’ve had the privilege of spending a few days with deacons and staff in separate retreats. Our themes were the same. We heard reports from our strategic planning process, discussed some of the more challenging […]

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Gatherings

Following the resurrection, Jesus gathered with his disciples. Whether behind locked doors in the Gospel of John, on the road to Emmaus to share a meal, or after a long day of work on the beach of the Sea of Galilee, the Easter season means fellowship. This past week, I’ve had a chance to meet […]

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Resurrection Season

Easter is more than a day; it’s a resurrection lifestyle that changes the direction of this life and eternal life forever. Just as we use Lent to prepare for Easter for 40 days, Easter is a season that lasts 50 days. Through the power of the resurrection, we learn how to love Jesus and each […]

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