LONGING TO BE WITH YOU

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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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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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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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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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