“And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. 26 People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory. 28 So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!”
First Sunday of Advent as we gear up for the real reason we celebrate Christmas – the gift of God’s Son!
For the sake of the Kingdom, be united and thankful Philippians 4:2-9 Philippians 4:2–9 (NRSV): 2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, … [Read more…]
THIS WEEK’S OPPORTUNITIES SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School 10:45 a.m. — Morning Worship 12:30 p.m. — Pie Auction to Benefit FOCS 6:00 p.m. — Community Thanksgiving Service at First Baptist Church, 1041 Liberty Street. Pastor Chad will be preaching. TUESDAY: 10: 00 a.m. — FOCS Backpack Ministry – We do need plastic bags now … [Read more…]
Let’s put ourselves into the story here today. A month or so ago we spoke about the Armor of God and how it is armor that is provided by God, that it belongs to God. So, for that Armor to belong to us, we must belong to him. When it comes to leaders in the early church, battles occurred frequently. Timothy is a perfect example of this.
Important meetings coming up and a PIE AUCTION!!
Paused in time is Luke’s record of Paul during his final years. It seems that most Jews are at odds with Paul in Rome. However, the Gentiles, pagans seemed very interested in what he had to say that they went to his rented home to see him under guard. However, as historians dictate, the number of Christians in Rome during this time is very small. They are the smallest of minorities and soon they will be persecuted heavily. Of course, Paul already knew this.
Preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas. There’s still much to be thankful for, even in these uncertain times!