EVENTS & INCREMENTS

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EVENTS & INCREMENTS

As we progress further into 2017, you may be beginning to struggle with some of the goals you’ve set for yourself, and one underlying problem may actually be your expectations. When it comes to personal change and even discipleship, we’ve been conditioned by what we read and watch to expect simple, sudden solutions to life’s […]

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PRAY FOR OUR DEACONS

The New Testament calls for two offices within the local church: pastors and deacons. While our church continues to pray and search for our next pastor, the work of our deacons continues unabated as it has throughout the history of our church. I am especially grateful for the sacrifice and servant leadership of our outgoing […]

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(RE)NEW YEAR

As 2016 comes to a close, and you look ahead to starting a new year, how are you doing? Other than still recovering from a hectic Christmas season. Do you 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 […]

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CHRISTMAS WORSHIP

I remember growing up Baptist, and the biggest ethical dilemma — when it came to corporate worship — was whether you could miss the Sunday evening service to watch the Super Bowl on television. With the arrival of the VCR, the pious at least had the ability to record the game and watch it later. […]

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WE’RE ALMOST THERE

This Sunday, you have an opportunity to be encouraged and to reach others with a message of Christmas hope. At six o’clock, our music ministry will present the musical “We’re Almost There,” supported by the involvement of 150 people, including 70 singers, a 33-piece orchestra, and a 20-voice children’s choir. The musical will be interpreted […]

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GETTING CHRISTMAS RIGHT

GETTING CHRISTMAS RIGHT

With every holiday that passes, I seem to tell myself that next year I’ll get it right — that I’ll learn from this year and fix whatever was less than ideal. No matter how well things go, it feels like there’s always room for improvement or something that could have gone better. All of this […]

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SHOEBOX SUNDAY!

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has distributed 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need around the world, and this Sunday, November 20, First Baptist Church hopes to collect another 500 shoeboxes to add to that number. If you are unfamiliar with this program, I want to help encourage you to participate by sharing some […]

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TAKING SIDES

Joshua 5 records a divine encounter that is instructive to us as the political campaign season has drawn to a close. After 40 years in the wilderness, Joshua and the people of Israel have crossed the Jordan River on dry ground and set up camp in Gilgal, just east of Jericho — the first stop […]

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A TIME TO LOVE

This weekend is filled with great opportunities within our church to serve our community, celebrate God’s faithfulness, and look ahead to another year of fruitful ministry. On Saturday, we will hold our 14th annual First Love. More than 300 volunteers will start the day gathered on our campus as a church body, only to be […]

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ELECTORAL TENSION

The presidential election in the United States is inevitably a time of tension within our country as we select a leader to serve in the most powerful elected office in the world. Every four years, we are told that this will be the most important election in our lifetime and that if the wrong candidate […]

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