Many of us have plans for what we would do if we were to suddenly come into a great amount of wealth. But the Great Recession and the ensuing uncertainty in the stock markets remind us, that wealth is very precarious. James reminds us that our plans for life must be guided by God, rather […]
Galatians 5:13-14 This week was a “pulpit swap” with Zion Baptist, with Pastor Jim at Zion Baptist and Pastor Sam Duren at FBC. This is the first Sunday of a sermon series entitled, “Live Free.” Pastor Duren talks about how to live free from the “money trap,” a common practice of valuing life and relationships […]
Habakkuk 1:5, 2:4 Taku and wife Katie Longkumer a American Baptist missionaries in Northeast India. Their work involves training people from Baptist churches in India to do missionary work in other parts of Northeast India.
James 5:13-20 We reflect on the kind of impact prayer has on various situations we face in life.
Psalm 19 This was a day to celebrate all of the ministries this church offers. Psalm 19 talks about the importance of God’s presence and godly teaching in the community. We celebrate the importance of being God’s presence in our community.
Proverbs 22:1-23 Proverbs are short sayings which impart life wisdom. This particular group of sayings is aimed at younger adults as they begin living more and more independently and charting the course of adulthood.
James 1:17-27 Whose turn is it in church? For those of who have been active in the church many years, it may feel as though it’s someone else’s turn to serve. But James reminds us that we cannot be faithful to God by simply hearing God’s word. We have to do it. This is our […]
John 6:57-69 Jesus’ followers doubted he was really the Messiah after he compared his teachings to the manna God sent their ancestors in the desert. This passage in John helps us see how Jesus’ followers dealt with their reservations.
Hebrews 5:7-9 Struggles, suffering, grief, and pain are all experiences that hit most of us at times in our life. At these times, our life of obedience in Christ together can help us to not only endure our troubles but to also learn to “Rise Above It.”
Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 Jesus didn’t only teach his followers how to live; he taught them how to live with each other. The author of Ephesians sums it up by asking people to imitate God himself.