Italy Mission Team – September 2019

Three members of First Baptist Church, along with 4 members of other Cape Girardeau Baptist Association Churches just returned from a mission trip to Belluno, Italy. Belluno is a town in northeast Italy of about 30,000 people. We arrived in Belluno Thursday, September 12th. That night we enjoyed a meal together with our team andContinue reading “Italy Mission Team – September 2019”

A Call for Christian Discernment (Matthew 7:15-23)

Since the 2016 Presidential Election, we have heard a lot about “Fake News” with both sides of the political aisle accusing one another of being behind it. There are some websites such as & that tout themselves as “fact-checkers”. But, lately many “fact-checkers” have come under fire for deliberately misrepresenting or misreporting theirContinue reading “A Call for Christian Discernment (Matthew 7:15-23)”

Advent: The Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20)

Written within a year of his conversion, Charles Wesley penned my favorite Christmas Hymn “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”. The song begins with the story of the angels proclaiming Christ’s birth to the shepherds in Luke 2, then Wesley filled the song with the reasons the angels sang out in joy. One of my favoriteContinue reading “Advent: The Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20)”

Italy Mission Team – September 2018

Six members of Cape Girardeau Baptist Association Churches (FBC Scott City, Rescued & Redeemed, FBC Millersville) just returned from a mission trip to Belluno, Italy. Belluno is a town in northeast Italy of about 30,000 people.  We are partnering with the Evangelical Church of Belluno, Italy to reach their community with a witness of JesusContinue reading “Italy Mission Team – September 2018”

The Promise of Jesus (Gen 38; 49:8-12)

The book of Genesis has three main themes: 1) How humans and all things came into being (Genesis means “beginning”), 2) How humans (through Adam and Eve) messed everything up by rebelling against God, and 3) How God has faithfully worked to bring reconciliation between Himself and mankind. In summary, God made everything good, sinContinue reading “The Promise of Jesus (Gen 38; 49:8-12)”

A Tangled Web (Genesis 26:34-28:5)

Over the past two weeks we have learned the important truth that God’s blessings are not tied to our performance, but on the finished work of Christ. God does not love us more on our good days or love us less on our bad days. God’s love is steadfast. But if God’s love is steadfastContinue reading “A Tangled Web (Genesis 26:34-28:5)”