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The First Family on Mission

The First Family on Mission

Who was the first family on mission? If you said, “Joseph and Mary,” you’re correct. In the midst of a threat on Jesus’ life (Matthew 2), and the deaths of other babies in Bethlehem, God directed Joseph through a dream to protect Jesus and move to Egypt. This was not the first Joseph to experience […]

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Gavin Byrd

Gavin was baptized at FBCTLH on Sunday, February 16 I wasn’t raised in church, and I didn’t really come to know Christ until I was about 17. I had honestly believed Christianity to be just an act that people chose to put on so that they could feel holier than others. In the years prior […]

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The Integrated Life

At some point along the Way, we recognize that our calendars and occupations try to compartmentalize our lives. Sunday and Wednesday – church Monday–Friday – work Saturday – family We’re taught to set strong boundaries, keep family away from work, and give ourselves time to relax. At times, there are good reasons for this rationale. […]

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Notes for The Sermon

Notes for The Sermon

On Sunday, I’ll be reciting the Sermon on the Mount by heart with the help of a few friends at FBC. To help you prepare to hear the Sermon, here are five things to know. The Sermon isn’t everything Jesus taught, but these are the main things. The Gospel of Matthew is structured around five […]

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Life on Mission Together

Life on Mission Together

In staff meeting this week, Josh Hall reflected on 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Connections Weekend gave us a chance to come together and do what this verse says. “To encourage” literally means to put courage inside someone else. “To build […]

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Family On Mission

Family On Mission

This weekend at First Baptist, Matt and Margaret Reynolds challenged us to “Live Sent.” Our lives become integrated into God’s mission in Tallahassee with others who care deeply about our city. The apostles discovered in Acts 2 and in Acts 5, they could gather in two places. They met together in the temple and broke […]

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Inside Out

Words matter. For every generation, there is a speech that stands the test of time. For some Americans, it might be “The Gettysburg Address” or “I Have a Dream.” They become imbedded inside our minds and hearts, opening our eyes to a new way of living and stirring our lives to greater commitment. For Christians, […]

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Retreat

Retreat

Before the first chapter of Mark is finished, Jesus takes a retreat to pray. Occasionally, we just need to get away as a church and reconnect to the Lord and each other. This weekend is our chance. Whenever I have a retreat, I’m usually just grateful to get there. By the time I arrive, I’m […]

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Update from Israel and Jordan

Thank you for praying for us and our families while we’ve been in Israel and Jordan. I am grateful to our staff for covering bases for Rhonda and me. We’ve had a great trip, and we are looking forward to seeing you next Sunday. Based on the weather reports, we’ve stayed much warmer over here […]

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Israel Trip – 10

Israel Trip – 10

We have boarded the bus and are on our way to the airport. We’ve had a fantastic day full of surprises. We began at the City of David, the archeological site on the Ophel below the Temple Mount. This place is the original site that David conquered from the Jebusites.   We descended into a […]

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