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Eyewitness

Jesus was under surveillance during the last week of his life. So many people watched, but few followed. Each one was an eyewitness to Jesus’ last hours, but few obeyed him. One betrayed him, another denied him, several plotted to arrest him, several ran away, but only two responded publicly to his work. For instance, […]

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Lenten Challenges

This Sunday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a period of examination and preparation for believers around the world. Forty days prior to Easter, the church pauses to reflect, repent, and remember Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection. I want to challenge you to do a couple of things this season as I will be […]

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Love Tallahassee: Give Generously

When was the last time you had a picnic with 900 of your closest friends? In Mark 6, Jesus and his disciples gathered with over 5,000 people and fed a multitude with just a few loaves of bread. This Sunday, we’re having an indoor picnic to see and experience all the ways that God is […]

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Updates on the Young Family

Last Thursday, Jenna Young shared with me that she is planning to retire from ministry so that she can better care for her husband Ray and his needs. As many of you know, Ray’s health has been declining over the last few weeks. Despite several trips to the doctor, his condition is still a mystery—a […]

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Gratitude and Generosity

God has richly blessed our church again throughout 2014. The spirit in the rooms Sunday was just one example of our church’s excitement about proclaiming the gospel. Thank you for participating in the Vision Sessions last Sunday. Over 200 people provided great feedback to our committee. The discussions were positive, engaging, and multi-generational. If you […]

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Strategic Planning

This year, our church is engaged in a strategic planning process to discover God’s vision for our church in the next 4-6 years. We want to discern God’s call together for First Baptist through 2020. This process involves several stages of gaining information from the church and community, planning with staff and deacons, and sharing […]

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Live the Gospel

Winter connects and equips the body of Christ at First Baptist. Just as people flood local gymnasiums to get into physical shape, we have the chance to train our spiritual muscles together. We learn to do as Ephesians 4 instructs, “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of […]

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A New Chapter

The New Year offers us a chance to write a new chapter in the story that God is telling through our lives. We don’t try to start over as if we have a blank slate or try to undo the past. Instead, with the breath of God’s spirit and the gift of his mercy, we […]

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Christmas Work

Christmas celebrations and worship take a lot of time. Through staff and volunteers, FBCTLH has offered our best to our “Savior, Christ the Lord.” I’ve been so pleased with the entire month of December. Now the Christmas work begins—to obediently carry out what we so firmly believed in worship. Former Howard University dean and theologian […]

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Take Note

In the Music Ministry’s performance of “Time for Christmas,” we were drawn to the manger to look up and see the bright light from Jesus’ eyes staring back at us and to rise in the new life we receive from him. I’m so grateful—and overwhelmed—with everything we experienced together Sunday night. I could not have […]

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