THE CHURCH HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

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THE CHURCH HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

What comes to mind when you hear, “The church has left the building?” God has designed his church, this church, to take the gospel to our community. Studies show that most unchurched people are more receptive to going to church on Easter and Christmas when they are personally invited. This is the purpose behind our […]

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DNOW 2020

This year’s DNOW20 theme is United in Community: “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love one another.” John 13:35 The weekend of February 28–March 1 will consist of large and small group sessions that will include prayer, Bible study, great music, recreation, food, and relationship-building activities. Our […]

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ARE YOU INTENTIONALLY PREPARED?

When it comes to talking about evangelism, many Christians try to change the subject quickly. We know we are supposed to share our faith because it is commanded by Jesus (Mt. 28:19-20, Mk. 16:15, Lk. 24:46-47, Jn. 20:21, and Acts 1:8). The Great Commission command is not meant to heap guilt on our consciences. Instead, […]

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OPENING OUR EYES

I wear glasses because I’m nearsighted. I can see just fine up close; I can read a book without my glasses, no problem. The farther things are away from me, however, the blurrier and more out of focus they get. I found out I needed glasses when I started driving. Soon after getting my license, […]

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WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?

When Jesus is asked what the greatest commandment in God’s Word is, he gives us two, the second one is a reflection of the other. The first is that we are to love the Lord God, the one true and living God of the Universe, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with all of […]

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ESSENTIAL DISCIPLINES

A disciple is a follower, a learner, a student who does what they’ve been taught. In Jesus’ day, a rabbi or teacher was literally followed around by his disciples, who watched his life and teaching and sought to emulate him. Today, a disciple of Jesus is someone who walks after Jesus and obeys what He […]

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RUNNING TOWARD GOD

God calls us as his church, First Baptist Tallahassee, to be a community of believers who follow Jesus together in doctrine and practice, knowing him and making him known. Our God-given mission as God’s church is to follow Jesus together until that is the case for every single person we can reach. It begins among […]

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A YEAR IN THE WORD

Imagine that tomorrow you decided to start a new diet. You wake up in the morning and have a glass of milk, just one. You like milk; it tastes good and you know it’s good for you. You can drink a whole glass in a few minutes while you’re checking out the news online or […]

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PROPER PERSPECTIVE

January 2020 brings with it so many different possibilities, excitement, and goals. With the start of a new decade, it is important to look back to see how much God worked in and through your life. Proper perspective is often the lens in which we can see God’s hand in our lives. Each year comes […]

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THE WISDOM OF THE JOURNEY

This past Sunday we held our Christmas musical, He is Worthy. We worshiped Jesus because he is worthy of wonder, celebration, awe, adoration, and ultimately, everything. On Christmas Eve we will have two special worship services. First will be our Family Christmas Eve Service at 4:00PM, where we will hear testimonies of how families with […]

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