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PLANNING FOR THE SEASON AHEAD

PLANNING FOR THE SEASON AHEAD

It might seem hard to believe but 2019 is almost over. As the holiday season is fast approaching, events and activities begin to fill up family schedules. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s knocking on the door, we’d like to share some upcoming events for you to plan and prepare for this upcoming holiday season. […]

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PRAISE GOD HE NEVER CHANGES

PRAISE GOD HE NEVER CHANGES

In Malachi 3:6 God declares that he does not change. This is a wonderful, vital truth. If God could change, he would have to change either for the better or the worse. But if God changed for the better, then he was not as good as he could be when we first trusted him. And […]

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MEET PASTOR TERRY DELANEY

MEET PASTOR TERRY DELANEY

“He told me I was going to hell and I laughed at him.” That’s how Terry responded to a naval officer who asked him about his faith while serving in the army. Two years later the tragedy of 9/11 would send him to the Bible again where he realized that he didn’t understand anything that […]

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THE CARING WELL CHALLENGE

THE CARING WELL CHALLENGE

Proverbs 31:8 states, “Speak up for those who have no voice; seek justice for those on the verge of destruction.” The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has developed the Caring Well Challenge to help churches understand how to minister to those who have been abused. There is a significant need […]

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PASTORAL STAFF UPDATE AND APPRECIATION

PASTORAL STAFF UPDATE AND APPRECIATION

Our new Associate Pastor of Missions and Pastoral Care, Terry Delaney, began serving with us this week (his first Sunday will be this Sunday), so I wanted to use this space to share an update about the make-up of our pastoral staff. Terry’s role is to serve our church by leading, coordinating, overseeing, and continuing […]

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REMEMBERING WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST

Our minds are funny things, especially our memories. Sometimes we remember things we would rather forget, but more often we forget things we wish we would remember. Our brains filter so much information during a day that sometimes we just lose things when we wish we wouldn’t. Most of the time our lapses in memory […]

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HERE… FOR SPORTS

HERE… FOR SPORTS

Athletic programs are a great way for children to get and stay physically fit, to learn discipline, and also to learn how to develop relationships with other children their age. This winter, First Baptist Church is proud to partner again with Upwards Sports to provide basketball and cheerleading for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. […]

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WORTH THE READ — THE TREASURE PRINCIPLE

Jesus tells us that the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field (Matt 13:44). It seems a wealthy man buried a fortune on his land and died before he could retrieve it. No one knows it is there until a traveler finds it, marks the spot, and races home. In his […]

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ALL OUR GUILTY STAINS

Many a Bible reading plan has been derailed by Leviticus. You resolve to read through the Bible in a year, you get your Bible reading plan, you’re excited to get started, and you breeze through Genesis and the first half of Exodus. Then you hit chapter 21 and start reading all of the specific laws […]

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HOPE IN THE CROSS

HOPE IN THE CROSS

Over the last few weeks, our news has been dominated by shootings and storms: El Paso, Dayton, Odessa, Hurricane Dorian. We know we live in a world where we can be killed going to Wal-Mart, to school, or church. We know we live in a world where you can be targeted because you’re black or […]

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