175TH ANNIVERSARY OF FBCTLH

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175TH ANNIVERSARY OF FBCTLH

On November 10, 1849, nine men and women covenanted together before God as the First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla. This year, on November 10, 2024, we will celebrate our 175th anniversary as a church. Jesus promised his disciples that he would build his church upon the rock of our confession of faith in him, […]

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ADVENT

On Sunday, Nov. 26, we begin our observation of Advent with our Hanging of the Green service. This will be a combined worship service at 10:30 AM, with Sunday Morning Bible Study that morning at 9:15. Over the next four weeks, we will examine the hope, peace, love, and joy of the Incarnation of Jesus […]

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UPDATE FROM PASTOR GARY

Hello Church, We miss you! God has worked in some wonderful ways over the first half of my sabbatical. Kristin and I traveled to Greece, Turkey, and Italy, where we were able to tour several wonderful biblical and historical sites, including Athens, Ephesus, Patmos, and Rome. This not only helped equip us to lead a […]

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GREECE TRIP – IN THE STEPS OF PAUL

Next year, April 1-10, 2024, Kristin and I are planning to lead a group from our church on a trip to Greece, where we will trace the steps of Paul’s second missionary journey outlined in Acts 16-18. We will fly from Atlanta to Thessaloniki, and from there visit Philippi, Berea, Meteora, Athens, and Corinth. We […]

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FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

This Sunday, April 23, we will begin a new sermon series titled “For Such a Time as This” from the book of Esther. The book of Esther tells how at one crucial moment in history, God’s promises were kept and experienced not by his miraculous intervention, but through completely ordinary events where God’s work could […]

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JESUS, THE KING WE NEED

In late 1976, a man named Jean-Bedel Bokassa led a government takeover in the Central African Republic, a nation right in the middle of Africa. Naturally, as the leader of the takeover, he decided it would be a good idea if he became the new leader of the government. But being President was not enough […]

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WHAT WE BELIEVE – RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

In Matthew 22:21, Jesus says “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” With that phrase, our Savior establishes the validity of human government and its limits. Caesar has his name and image on certain things, so they rightly belong to him. In other words, there is a proper domain and […]

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WHAT WE BELIEVE – COOPERATION

First Corinthians 12 tells us that the church is like a human body. Each one of us is one body made up of all kinds of different, unique parts that function together, with unfathomable harmony and interdependence. Whether those different parts are prominent or obscure, strong or weak, they are all necessary, and they all […]

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WHAT WE BELIEVE – STEWARDSHIP

In the time of the New Testament, almost every wealthy household had a steward. The steward managed the house for his employer. He would supervise the servants, make sure the children were fed, supervised, and schooled, make sure the bills were paid, make sure the house was taken care of, and make sure everything ran […]

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