Think, Act, Be Day 41 – John 4:3-42

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Think, Act, Be Day 41 – John 4:3-42

“He told me everything I have ever done.” Ephrem the Syrian lived in the fourth century A.D. and was a deacon in his church. A prolific author, he wrote about Jesus conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well in John. He writes, “Jesus came to the fountain as a hunter…. He threw a grain […]

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Thanksgiving Offering, Sunday, November 15th

On Sunday, November 15th, our church will receive a Thanksgiving Offering for all the blessings that God has given us through First Baptist. It’s our way of saying, in a monetary way, “Thank you, Lord” for the good things that have happened this year. Life is filled with unexpected gifts and challenges. This year has […]

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Think, Act, Be Day 40 – II Peter 1:1-15

I intend to keep on reminding you of these things. A student spoke up in the second semester of my seminary training at Baylor. The professor had just assigned a book written by Martin Luther. Raising his hand, he announced to our theology professor, “I read this already in college.” Without batting an eye, our […]

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Think, Act, Be Day 39 – Acts 20:17-24

Serving the Lord with all humility and with tears. I don’t know how you imagine Paul’s normal behavior as a man. Acts gives us an emotional portrayal of the apostle. When he says farewell to the Ephesian leaders, he reminds them of the risks, spiritually and personally, that he takes. He bursts into tears and […]

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Think, Act, Be Day 38 – I Chronicles 29:1-18

King David also rejoiced greatly. As a father, there are few greater pleasures in life than to see your kids accomplish things you never could—or even dreamed of. When I read the story of the temple’s offering in 1 Chronicles, I wondered what gave David greater joy when the people gave to its construction. The […]

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Think, Act, Be Day 37 – Exodus 18:5-27

Day 37 – Exodus 18:5-27 You will surely wear yourself out, both you and these people with you. One of the oldest leaders lessons happens when a Midianite father-in-law named Jethro teaches his son-in-law Moses how to delegate. Moses divides the Israelites into groups to save himself from them and the people from himself. Many […]

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Think, Act, Be Day 36 – II Corinthians 8:7

Excel in the grace of giving. Welcome to week 6 of Think, Act, Be. We’ve covered so much territory in this “Jesus Revolution.” This week, we turn to the disciplines that make our church stronger. One of the ways we strengthen the body is by growing in our generosity. Gilchrist Elementary hosted its annual “Boosterthon” […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 34 – I Peter 4:7-11

We’re halfway finished with “Think, Act, Be.” What have you learned thus far that you didn’t know before? What have you practiced that has taught you a new way of living your faith? Today and tomorrow are days to take inventory, review your Kairos journal, take note of the ways you have grown. We’re just […]

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Business Meeting, Wednesday, October 28th

For the past year, our Strategic Planning Committee has led us through a spiritually renewing time of prayer and discernment about our vision. We have been blessed by Dr. James Furr’s insights as consultant and received numerous suggestions from our church. In September, the deacons recommended this report to the church. On Wednesday, October 28, […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 33- Ephesians 4:1-16

Lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called. In David Brooks’s new book on character, he describes the difference between the “resume” virtues vs. the “eulogy” virtues. The resume life is focused on success, achievement, decision-making, and progress. These are the things we use to apply for various jobs and […]

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