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LONGING TO BE WITH YOU

While praying through Philippians 1:3–8, and I was particularly struck by v. 8, “For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.” Yes! The apostle Paul wishes he could be physically present with the Philippians, but he can’t be, because he is in prison. He knows he […]

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AN UPDATE FROM TEAMS ABROAD

It is easy at this time of isolation to feel that, “I am the only one enduring in (fill in the blank).” We have four teams that have been sent out that cover pretty much the entire globe. I asked each team to offer an update on what they were experiencing and how we could […]

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CUT OFF FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING

Cut off from the Land of the Living. That phrase well describes how I feel about being quarantined these days – how we all must be feeling. We give thanks for all we have, we have enough; we have food, shelter, sunlight, birds singing, books, long walks; we have time that we always wished we […]

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Palm Sunday & Easter

Hello Church, These past two Sundays we had virtual worship services online, available through Facebook, YouTube, and our website, fbctlh.org. We will do the same for the service this Sunday, April 5, celebrating Palm Sunday by honoring Jesus as our King. I can’t tell you how much I miss seeing you week by week and […]

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COVID-19 MINISTRY UPDATES

We continue to have ministry opportunities and ways to impact our community because of the coronavirus. In addition to the opportunities at Florida Baptist Children’s Home, Second Harvest of the Big Bend, and the Kearney Center that we communicated last week, there is now an opportunity for those in our congregation who can sew to […]

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SURVIVING THE HAZARDS OF LIFE

Eugene Peterson was a pastor outside of Baltimore for over 30 years. He talks in one of his books about how one afternoon he was donating blood at a Red Cross bloodmobile. The nurse came over to ask him if there was any reason to disqualify him from giving blood. She asked him about his […]

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A Coronavirus Precautions Message

Hello Church, Earlier this week we sent out an email with some encouraging precautions and an announcement of some modifications being made in our worship services because of the ongoing spread of novel coronavirus. A lot has happened in our community and our country over the last twenty-four hours, so I wanted to send another […]

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ON MISSION IN THE BIG APPLE

This June, we have an incredible opportunity to go on mission in New York City. Not only is the Big Apple is the largest city in the country, but it is also full of diversity and culture. The world literally lives in New York City. This is the reason the International Mission Board send their […]

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MISSION REPORT, MARCH 2020

On Sunday, March 1, our congregation was blessed to present Caleb & Terrah Mello with a check for $6,000. The Mellos, along with their three children, Levi, Chloe, and Lily, were sent out by FBCTLH in July 2016 as our missionaries to Knysna, South Africa. Just like Paul and Barnabas in Acts 13:2–3, Caleb & […]

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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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