An Effective Instrument in Christ’s Hands

With a new year upon us, this is an opportune time for First Baptist to reflect on the past year. The most common method of examination for churches is to count “nickels and noses”. How many nickels were collected and how many noses appeared this week? While we thank God for every “nickel and nose”,Continue reading “An Effective Instrument in Christ’s Hands”

What is a Disciple? (Matthew 4:18-22)

What is a Disciple? Many Christians know that Jesus commanded His church to “make disciples” (Matt 28:18-20), but what exactly is a disciple?  What does he/she look like and how can you spot one in a crowd?  One of the best definitions of a disciple comes from a pastor named Jim Putman.  In his book,Continue reading “What is a Disciple? (Matthew 4:18-22)”

Our Mission: What We Are Called To Do (Matthew 28:18-20)

Over the next few Sundays we shall discuss the following: Our Mission: What We Are Called To Do Our Vision: Where We Hope To Go Our Plan: How We Get There Our Response: What We Shall Do This Sunday morning we will focus on “Our Mission: What We Are Called To Do”.  Our Mission isContinue reading “Our Mission: What We Are Called To Do (Matthew 28:18-20)”

Lambs Among Wolves (Luke 10:3)

This Sunday morning we will continue our study of the Gospel of Luke in Chapter 10 verses 1-3.  It reads: After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, “TheContinue reading “Lambs Among Wolves (Luke 10:3)”