Christmas Time!

I have learned over the years what Christmas is all about from the life of my parents.  Maybe you did too.  The confidence they showed in knowing why we celebrated this season.  We lost our mom three years ago and our dad last year.  For those who have lost a loved one you know that…

Seek a Pure Heart

Last Night’s Summit lesson. My greatest prayer for each of the students would be that they Seek to Have a Pure Heart – Only happens when we give our heart fully to God and leave it in his hands.  Then we know not just about God in our minds but we come to “know” God…

Speed Up!

Speed up! Are you in a hurry? I am so guilty of this. My fear of being late for something drives me to be focused that I often miss what God has for me. Prompt is a good thing, or so I thought.  You could say I drive around God’s plan in pursuit of my…

Followers of Christ

In my reading this morning I am reminded that we who follow Jesus often want to be independent in how we follow Him. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to be all negative on the church by any means, I love the church. It’s just that we must be honest with ourselves, too…

Becoming a BeDo

Somedays, especially this time of the year I begin to feel the pressure of things coming around me as I look at the mountain of projects and ministry that lies ahead. Then I am reminded of Martin Luther’s thought on this: “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours…

Stinkgate

Stinkgate. Now we know if you want something to be a media sensation put a gate on the end of the thing being investigated and you’ve got the beginnings of a month long news sensation. It is how our culture crumbles so to say. Deflategate is the latest one and who could imagine that a…

My Hope Heaven

We know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we dies and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands.  We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to…

Fall 2014

New to First Baptist?  This fall we kick off Summit, Wednesday, August 20th at 6:30pm in the CLC Gym.  Doors open at 6pm.  For Middle School and High School Students.  Fun, Worship, and Small Groups Middle School breaks into Guys/Girls for small groups.   High School into 2 groups.  We have a great group of…

The Gospel That is Missing in the Sexual Revolution

I hope this is helpful to someone. It’s kind of wordy as I tend to do that. There is a ton of scripture in the background that I don’t reference but hey, it’s not a term paper, just something I am putting up for the youth and families to discuss together. It has been good…