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Church Attendance

Weekly Update – March 23rd, 2023 When we think about church attendance, typically we think of it in an individualized sort of way.  Perhaps you have heard comments such as, “I am coming to church to get fed” or “I am coming this week to get encouraged.”  With many of us being faithful attenders, individualized comments, even if they are motivated by hope in Christ, will still come through.  We might say, “I need the Word of God in my…

Devote to Destruction?

Weekly Update – March 16th, 2023 In 1 Samuel 15, we read about God regretting that he made Saul king (15:11, 35). The writer of 1 Samuel must have known that this was a difficult concept to swallow because in 15:29 he says, “the Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he is not a man, that he should have regret.”  In other words, though God “regrets” making Saul king, his regret is not like our regret. …

Easter 2023

Weekly Update – March 9th, 2023 In just a few weeks, we as Christians celebrate the cornerstone of our faith.  As the apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:14, “if Christ has not been raised, then our faith is in vain.”  What this means is that the resurrection does matter.  We can’t simply resort to saying that Christianity is about doing good for others or living a morally pure life.  If Christ has not been raised, then he is just…

Asbury Revival

Weekly Update – March 2nd, 2023 Over the last few weeks, I have had numerous conversations about the revival at Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky.  Honestly, it is hard to form a solid opinion on exactly what is going on there without having seen it or experienced it.  It is easy to say that based upon the large numbers of people and the clips that have been shown on social media that something is occurring on this college campus.  But…

Gospel Holiness

Weekly Update – February 23rd, 2023 When we think our lives as Christians, one aspect of our Christian walk should be a motivation for holiness.  This is clearly displayed, for example, in Ephesians 2:1-10 with the apostle Paul giving an exposition of the gospel from beginning to end.  In verses 1-3, he explains our life before Christ as desperate sinners.  In verses 5-9, he explains what God has done for us in Christ to rescue us from our desperate state. …

Biblical Sexuality Pt. 2

Weekly Update – February 16th, 2023 About a month ago, I explained what it is we believe about our first point in our statement on biblical sexuality.  You can find that explanation HERE.  This week, I want to move on to point 2 of 9, as we continue to understand why we, at First Baptist Church, believe what we do about sexuality.  The second point we believe about sexuality states this: The differences between male and female reproductive structures are…


Weekly Update – February 9th, 2023 This past Sunday, I mentioned that as a means to help God’s people to trust in Him, the scriptures often remind them of their redemption. All throughout the Old Testament, for example, you see the phrase, “I am the Lord, who brought you up out of Egypt” (Josh. 24:5; 1 Sam. 10:18; Ps. 81:10; Jer. 2:6; etc.) In a similar way, we, as New Testament believers, have been redeemed through Christ, who has freed…

Continue in Faith

Weekly Update – February 2nd, 2023 In 1 Samuel 4:1, there are nine words that start off a new account in the storyline of Israel.  Judgement has just been pronounced on Eli and his sons (1 Sam. 2:32-35) and Samuel has been established as the next man to lead Israel (1 Sam. 3:19-21).  Not all is made right immediately though.  There has been corruption and wickedness flowing throughout Israel for many years as “everyone did what was right in his…

A Tender Heart

Weekly Update – January 26th, 2023 As we have been in 1 Samuel for the last few weeks, we have begun to see this contrast between those who are prideful verses those who are humble.  On the one hand, you have the sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, who were treating their role as God’s priests with contempt (1 Sam. 2:17).  They were taking advantage of the sacrifices offered by the faithful in Israel (1 Sam. 2:16) as well as…

Biblical Sexuality – Pt. 1

Weekly Update – January 19th, 2023 Back at our December member’s meeting, we passed a new statement on Biblical sexuality.  The statement has nine points describing what it is that we at First Baptist Church believe about how God has created us as men and women to function and interact with one another.  Over the next couple of months, I want to take some time to review each point to further clarify what the Bible says about sexuality and why…

Pray for the Church

Weekly Update – January 12th, 2023 Many times when we pray for members in the church, it is easy to remember requests that are spoken, lift up those who might be on our prayer list, or pray for those we know in our classes or in our groups.  But when we take a look at the apostle Paul’s prayers for the different churches, we notice that he might mention his concerns about other’s health (Phil. 2:27; 2 Tim. 4:20), but…

Equipping Classes

Weekly Update – January 5th, 2023 On Sunday, January 8th, at 9:15am, we will begin what we are now calling, Adult Equipping Classes.  These Equipping Classes will take the place of what we have traditionally called Adult Sunday School or Bible Study Classes.  This hour won’t look much different from what it has looked like the last year or two.  We will still have three classes, they will still meet at the same time, and the studies will still be…