CHOOSING TO HUNGER

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CHOOSING TO HUNGER

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to honor him in all things, love others in his name, and help others to find and follow him. For us as a church, this means our focus must always be on worship, service, and mission as we seek to follow him together. These things look different […]

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SUNDAY’S SERVICE

As we anticipate gathering together again this Sunday, here is some information and encouragement about our worship services: We will have two worship services, at 9:00AM and 11:15AM. Both services will last approximately 45 minutes, and for at least a few weeks, both services will be essentially the same service. We will have times of […]

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SUNDAY MORNING REGATHERING PLAN

Hello Church, I am pleased to announce that on June 21 we will begin regathering for Sunday morning worship as a church! Our Governor announced last Friday that we have entered Phase II of the reopening plan in Florida, and the CDC has also updated their recommended guidelines for gathering as communities of faith. While […]

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BEING THE GOSPEL

Hello Church, I'm thankful that God called me and my family to Tallahassee two years ago. In coming to First Baptist, we knew we weren't just coming to a church, but to a community that needed the gospel of Jesus Christ. We've quickly grown to love Tallahassee. Of course, we also live in a country […]

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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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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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