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GIVE THANKS

As we celebrate Thanksgiving as a nation, I hope that our focus on gratitude to God extends well beyond this special day. To help guide us in our expressions of thankfulness to the Lord this weekend, here are several passages from King David. Please use these to be reminded of all we have to be […]

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SHOEBOX SUNDAY!

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has distributed 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 100 countries around the world, and this Sunday, November 19, First Baptist Church hopes to collect another 500 shoeboxes to add to that number. If you’re unfamiliar with this program, I want to help encourage you to participate by […]

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PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE #11

How do you identify the individual God is calling to shepherd His flock at FBCTLH? Please, note that the question is not “how do you identify an individual to be the senior pastor at FBCTLH” There is a big difference! The short answer to the former question is you lean on the Lord for wisdom, […]

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RETURNING TO HAITI

Back in the summer of 2009, the Young Adults of First Baptist Church took a mission trip to rural Costa Rica and planned to return to the same community the next summer. However, following the January 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, we decided to join with the international disaster response and took our first mission […]

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2017 THANKSGIVING OFFERING

Thanksgiving is the season to express tangible gratitude for all the good things that have happened to us during the year. Several times in the Scripture, the people of God brought a ‘Thanksgiving Offering’ to God. And, as part of our American culture, we pause each year to give thanks to God for His bountiful […]

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THANKSGIVING OFFERING

With the end of October, the holidays are officially upon us…though some are admittedly holier than others. We’re surrounded by pumpkins for both Halloween and Thanksgiving and can expect to see Christmas decorations going up any day now. Before we get caught up in the whirlwind of activities and holiday travel, I hope we can […]

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WHO’S NEXT?

“Every pastor is an interim pastor.” I’ve heard it before, and I’ve been reminded of this truth several times over the past year, but somehow we seem to forget this simple truth. Unless Jesus returns or a church closes its doors, someone else will follow the current pastor. We assume permanence, but life — even […]

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FIFTEENTH FIRST LOVE

To say that we’re the First Baptist Church “of Tallahassee” means more than just our location. It’s who we are and why we’re here. We’re a part of Tallahassee, and God has placed us here to love Tallahassee and reach our community with the good news of Jesus Christ. And I’m convinced that First Love […]

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60 YEARS AND BEYOND

Given our current focus on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the importance of giving people direct access to God’s Word and the gospel in their own language, it’s providential that we as a church observe another meaningful milestone this month: the 60th Anniversary of the Deaf Ministry at First Baptist Church. While the […]

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SEEKING REFORMATION

In a previous career, my old boss used to regularly say, “Success is never final, and reform is never finished.” It was a constant reminder that no matter how well things were going, and no matter what success you may have just achieved, there was always more work to be done. His words elicited both […]

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