Macedonian Generosity

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Macedonian Generosity

Some of the better known New Testament passages about giving were in reference to a collection that Paul was taking up for the poor in the Jerusalem church. In 2 Corinthians 8, we find an amazing account of how numerous churches in Macedonia gave to help their fellow believers during this time of desperate need. […]

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NOT AN INTERIM CHURCH

An interim is a period of time that takes place between two events. An interim is, by definition, temporary. In that sense, we are going through an interim as we await the calling of a new senior pastor. As essential as a pastor is to the proper biblical functioning of a New Testament church, we […]

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PENTECOST SUNDAY

This Sunday, we will celebrate the birthday of the church—not First Baptist Church (that’s in November), THE church. Pentecost, which is a transliteration of the Greek term for “fifty” (pentekostos), is observed 50 days after Passover. Acts 2 records that on the first Pentecost after Jesus’ resurrection, the Holy Spirit filled the disciples and enabled […]

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HONORING MOMS

One day out of the year, we have a beautiful opportunity to give back to the people who have given us so much: our moms. Sunday is a special day. Moms, you are amazing. You have endured tantrums, sleepless nights, dirty diapers, teen drivers, fixing dinners, mom’s taxi service, and dance recitals. All of this […]

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Zeal

As we have spent the past few Sundays exploring what God reveals about Himself through scripture, I hope that you have been inspired to view our Creator with more profound awe and even deeper gratitude. My prayer is that as a church we will continue to devote ourselves to glorifying God and seeking to please […]

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RENEW

Do you ever feel like your spirit is running on empty? Are you tired of just going through the motions of superficial spirituality? As we develop patterns in our lives, especially within the rhythms of staying busy in the local church, it becomes very easy to give the appearance of spiritual activity without experiencing spiritual […]

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INTERIM MINISTER TO COLLEGE STUDENTS

INTERIM MINISTER TO COLLEGE STUDENTS

After months of prayer, searching, and discussion, Aaron Brooks has been selected to serve First Baptist Church as our interim minister to college students. From a pool of nearly 70 applicants, Aaron was the unanimous choice of the interim college minister search committee and was unanimously approved by the personnel committee. Aaron completed his undergraduate […]

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Palm Sunday

As we draw closer to our celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, this week we will observe Palm Sunday. All four Gospels tell us that when Jesus entered Jerusalem that final Sunday before His crucifixion, He rode on a colt, and the crowd spread their robes and palm branches on the road before Him. Placing […]

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A Call to Obey

The book of Joshua opens with these words from the Lord, “Moses My servant is dead. Now you and all the people prepare to cross over the Jordan to the land I am giving the Israelites. I have given you every place where the sole of your foot treads, just as I promised Moses.” For […]

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FAREWELL

Thank you so much for the generous outpouring of love and support this weekend. The last three years of our lives have been filled with wonderful surprises, joyous grace, and abundant mercy through Jesus Christ and First Baptist Church. Our church and the community of Tallahassee have embraced us with warmth and care. Thank you […]

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