As we pause for the summer on our Sermon on the Mount Series, let's review the big picture of Jesus' teaching. Jesus has said many unqualified, disturbing commands, torturous in personal comfort implication. Without reservation Jesus says, “Give to the one who begs from you, and do not...

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When We All Get to Heaven

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This world is our home—and this world is not our home. It is our home in that this is all we’ve known and experienced as humans. It is in reality a world of sin, sorrow, pain, and death. We can and do suffer the ravages of inbred sin. We experience losses of every kind and we often...

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In our world, influence comes through money, power, beauty or talent - the more of these we possess, the more influential we are. Our goal is to influence the world for Christ and our intuition might be to use the world's means of influence to redirect them to Christ. But our intuition would be...

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VBS: Dive In!

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My husband, Boe, and I have always enjoyed VBS with its action packed schedule full of exciting games, yummy snacks, fun crafts and kid friendly songs, all while pointing children back to who God is and why He is relevant to today. This year's VBS is ramping up to be another great year. We...

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How to Turn the Other Cheek

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What did Jesus mean when he said that we are to turn the other cheek? Did he mean that we never should defend ourselves; allow ourselves to be taken advantage of at all times? How are we to pursue justice while simultaneously turning the other cheek? The key is to forgive on the inside and...

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In Jesus' teaching in the Sermon on the Mount he draws our attention to our usage of language. Really what he wants to do is teach us to communicate honestly. There is incredible temptation to inflate our language to make it more powerful than our character can sustain. But when our words...

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The death of Christ should have been the ultimate showstopper for the ministry of Jesus. Death has always been a showstopper for would-be Messiahs. Jesus never overcame his enemies. He died a premature, ignominious death. Why should history preserve Jesus' memory? Why do people still believe his...

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Jesus seemed like the ultimate Messiah. Palm Sunday remembers the wild-eyed excitement of a crowd of people who welcomed Jesus as the corruption-ending, power-redistributing, healing, sin-eradicating ruler envisioned in their dreams. It's the most curious question then to ask, "How in the world...

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Dealing with Conflict

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Lord, please reveal to us the conflicts in our life that we've learned to live with, but haven't dealt with.  This Sunday I urged us to accept the unfortunate reality that conflict will be a part of each one of our lives. Running from it will only exacerbate the problem, and cause it to...

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Building Update

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New Church Building Update If you haven't heard yet, FCBC is currently in the process of seeking a new home. We are learning that this is a slow process, but we are moving forward! We are in discussion with Ustick Baptist Church about a lease possibility. They have been gracious...

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