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  • Apr11Tue

    Sunday Sermon Blooper and Leftovers: Worship

    April 11, 2017
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    Well it was bound to happen eventually. I am ashamed to admit it but I cannot avoid it. On Sunday morning I misspoke.

    Can you believe it?

    I wonder, did you catch it?

    My wife did! She graciously asked me for a clarification on geography. How dare she, right? Reality is I am glad she did. I clearly did not speak accurately and we are all to be...
  • Apr9Sun

    The Final Days of Jesus

    April 9, 2017
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    For those of you interested in following the events from Palm Sunday to Easter, this synopsis by Justin Taylor and Andreas J. Kostenberg, with text and video, is very helpful! Here is how they describe it: "The final days of Jesus were the most important days of the most important person who ever lived. As we think about Holy Week, we often...
  • Apr6Thu

    Sunday Sermon Warm-Up - Godliness Through Discipline: Worship

    April 6, 2017 Pastor Andrew Manwarren
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    Dear Family of First Baptist Church,

    This upcoming Sunday morning I will be continuing our series on the spiritual disciplines. Our topic this Sunday will be worship. The main text I will be preaching from is John 4:19-24. Please take some time to read through it carefully and prayerfully before Sunday. Some other key verses on worship in the...
  • Jan16Mon

    Pray to End Abortion

    January 16, 2017 Pastor Andrew Manwarren
    I concluded yesterday's sermon "Life Abundant in a Culture of Death" with 4 actions we can take to end abortion. The first and most important one that I mentioned was prayer. Since abortion is not merely a political issue but a great spiritual battle we must give ourselves to prayer. But how do we pray concerning abortion? Here are some...
  • Jan11Wed

    A Heart for the Heart of God

    January 11, 2017 Pastor Andrew Manwarren
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    A few thoughts from my personal time in God's Word this morning about how to honor God. Certainly much more could be said but I hope and pray that this encourages you. 

    Matthew 6:33 - "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you."

    1 Samuel 2:30 - "...I will honor those who honor...
  • Dec1Thu

    Stand Still

    December 1, 2016
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    "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today...the LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." - Exodus 14:13-14

    Having just preached on these verses this past Sunday I thought I would share what the renowned Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon, had to say many years ago about these...

  • Nov8Tue

    A Prayer On Election Day

    November 8, 2016
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    Via: Kevin Deyoung

    Father of lights, we thank you for every good and perfect gift. We praise you as the one with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change ( James 1:17 ).

    As we come to this Election Day, we ask for wisdom, knowing that you love to give generously to all without reproach ( James 1:8 ).

    Forgive us for all the times,...

  • Oct7Fri

    Family First

    October 7, 2016
  • Yes and Amen:
    There is nothing in us or done by us, at any stage of our earthly development, because of which we are acceptable to God. We must always be accepted for Christ's sake, or we cannot ever be accepted at all....This is not true of us only when we believe. It is just as true after we have believed. It will continue to be true as long...
  • A few weeks ago I initiated a pastoral visitation program here at First Baptist Church. There was an informative flyer in the bulletin about it. I don't know as though I ever drew up a whole list of reasons why I should and must be practicing it but this list by Paul Tautges over at counselingoneanother.com is excellent! It certainly captures my...