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A Living Hope
May 17th, 2022
By Pastor Reed Bernick1 Peter 1:3-9Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade.What is a “living hope?” Certainly it’s “living” because it’s given to us through Jesus’ conquering of death on the cross. It...
The Journey to Amen
May 10th, 2022
By Pastor Shonica DavidI recently came across one of my prayer journals from years ago and I spent a few moments reading past entries. It was fascinating to come back to my very own words and needs that I had presented before the Lord and to remember how God worked during that time and beyond.“Lord, help me to understand more of what it means to call you Master.”“Lord, give me your eyes to see you...
The Holy Spirit
May 3rd, 2022
Worship Leadership Team Receives a Standing OvationThank you for your enthusiastic response Sunday morning to the announcement that our current Worship Leadership Team will continue to plan, prepare, and lead worship throughout the Senior Pastor Interim period. Don Wingard, Alydia Wingard, Carol Mills, Cynthia Marr, and Deborah Lloyd, along with Mark Milroy and all who serve in Audio, Visual, and ...
April 26th, 2022
By Pastor Bob RhoadsWhen I was little, I used to be afraid of the dark. I grew up with a night light and I think I still do in some ways today. I have been deaf all of my life. It was not that easy being in the dark when you can’t see and hear at all. It was most challenging. When I received Christ at the age 9, one of the first verses I learned was Hebrews 11:1 & 6:Now faith is confidence in...
From My Heart
April 19th, 2022
By Pastor Kim EskridgeDear friends, as I write to you on this morning after Easter Sunday, my heart is full.In many ways to someone less familiar with our First Baptist family, yesterday may have looked like many other Easters over the years. The lovely, flowered cross stood tall outside as a testimony to the new life that we can have because of what Jesus did on the ugly, cruel cross of Golgotha....
Maundy Thursday Thoughts: “The New Commandment”
April 12th, 2022
Everyone knows the power and excitement of Easter, which is just ahead. Annually we seek to remind each person why we are so joyful, especially during the week leading up to Resurrection Sunday. This is called Maundy Thursday. ...
Lost and Found
April 5th, 2022
By Pastor Carolyn JenkinsDo any of you ever lay something down and you can’t remember where you put it? My cell phone is the illusive item at our condo. When I can’t find it, I stop and ask myself, “Where did you have it last?” I retrace my steps and find where I left it. Consider the similarity of this with two experiences from last week:A friend I haven’t seen in years wandered into the chu...
Missions Update – Rodeo Grande, Nicaragua
March 30th, 2022
By Pastor Jesse McCainHey FBCA Family,Last week I was able to touch base with our Food for the Hungry (FH) representative, Juan Pablo. Juan Pablo lives in Bolivia but works with FH in several Central and South American countries. He has been working with FH for 15 years and he has been affected by the pandemic not unlike the rest of the world. Where two of his adult children had been moved out of ...
Education & Relationship
March 22nd, 2022
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Our Words Matter
March 15th, 2022
By Pastor Shonica DavidI couldn’t take it back.In a split second, I spewed out words and shared out of frustration. The words, and unfortunately, my tone, was not as kind, and I couldn’t take them back. In that instant, I decided that I didn’t feel like holding my tongue because, well, I tried it and it wasn’t working to my satisfaction. In the end, it resulted in hurt feelings, having to clean up...