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HEROES OF THE FAITH

“Let me write the songs of a nation; I don’t care who writes its laws.” — 17th century Scottish politician, Andrew Fletcher “Show me a church’s songs, and I’ll show you their theology.” — New Testament Scholar, Gordon Fee The church culture of today is quite preoccupied with musical style, what instruments are used or […]

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Pastor Search Committee Update #8

Dear Church Family, Greetings from your Pastor Search Committee. What a blessing it has been to celebrate and be reminded of the reason we place our faith in Him who was raised from the dead and sits on the right-hand side of the Father in Heaven. Our Lord has risen indeed! We continue to work […]

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EASTER HOPE

Though our culture continues to drift — and sometimes dart — farther and farther from its religious heritage, we can see the unmistakable traces of faith in our holidays. Even those outside of the church still associate Easter with hope and new life. And this enduring connection offers each of us a wonderful opportunity to […]

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WHY VBS?

Spring is finally here and the signs of new life are all around us. The sights, sounds, and smells of spring remind us of God’s creative and powerful hand in our lives. This is a meaningful time as we walk through the season of Lent, preparing our hearts and minds for Easter. Despite this, the […]

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SPRINGTIME VOLUNTEERS

Have you ever Googled the phrase “why people volunteer?” If you do, about 73 million websites and articles will appear. If you read any of the articles, you’ll quickly conclude that people want to volunteer. That’s good news! And even better, you’ll be pleased to learn that volunteering at the church tops most of the […]

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WHY SING MESSIAH?

When I announced plans to use music from Handel’s famous “Messiah” in our Holy Week services, one choir member sent an email with some very valid concerns, one of which was this: “While the Messiah is a masterpiece of beautiful classical music, I am afraid  that the “message” will be lost because of the type of music […]

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A GLIMPSE AT WEEKDAY

On any given weekday at FBCTLH, more than 120 families walk through our Duval doors. They have chosen FBCTLH as the place for their young children to learn, grow, and thrive. What an amazing responsibility and privilege this is! Yes, the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to many children and families […]

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TRUST IN THE INTERIM

It’s one of those verses that we all know so well that we don’t even pause to read the entire passage: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV) (I bet […]

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SWEET REFLECTIONS

I invite you to join the youth choir this Sunday, March 5, as we present Dessert Theatre 2017, comprised of songs from Oliver, Cinderella, Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, and The Music Man! The doors open at 1:30 and the bidding begins at 2:00. The Silent Auction is going to be fantastic, and a love offering […]

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PARTNERS IN LIFE

“Why are we partnering with Sabal Palm Elementary School?” is a question that I have often been asked. The answer has so many different levels, that to answer it is like peeling an onion — it comes out in layers. Sometimes I answer that God gave me a vision several years ago to lead a […]

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