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Category: First Community Podcast

Episode 13 : Importance of Scripture

Episode 13 : Importance of Scripture

Welcome to the First Community Podcast where we talk about life and faith with our First Baptist Family.

Caroline and April talk about the importance of Scripture and read some of their favorite verses that they’ve heard commonly taken out of context. They also share about times that they’ve struggled through Scripture and manage to struggle through Scripture right in the middle of this podcast episode. They invite you to come struggle with them and explore the goodness and power of God’s word in this episode of the First Community Podcast.

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Episode 12 : Missions with Zach Pippin

Episode 12 : Missions with Zach Pippin

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Caroline and April get to talk with Zach Pippin about working in the government, mission trips, and the importance of forming a relationship with communities you serve around the world and frequently returning to those locations. Hear the impressive story of how Zach made it to Haiti his first time and tales from subsequent visits. Find out ways that you can get involved with missions at First by listening below.

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Episode 11 : Serving with the Raybons

Episode 11 : Serving with the Raybons

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Caroline and April get to talk with Jim and Ada Raybon and hear about all of the areas of ministry that they’ve served at First Baptist since joining in 1975. They are a true example of commitment, both in the church and to each other. Find out what it takes to make a marriage happy, successful, and sold out to Jesus, despite the obstacles and road blocks that life throws in the way. Have fun with Jim and Ada by listening below.

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Episode 10 : Reading The Bible Through Neuroscience

Episode 10 : Reading The Bible Through Neuroscience

Welcome to the First Community Podcast where we talk about life and faith with our First Baptist Family.

Why don’t we hear God’s voice like God’s ancient people (Old Testament Israelites) did? Has God quit speaking or have we quit listening? Does our culture impact the way that we hear, see, and interact with God? Or maybe it’s the way our brains are wired? Caroline and April discuss these questions raised by James Kugel, Professor Emeritus in the Bible Department at Bar Ilan University in Israel through an article in The Atlantic, “Reading the Bible Through Neuroscience.” You can read the article here.

What are your thoughts? Join the discussion by commenting in the comments section at the bottom of this page or head over to Facebook and comment on this article.

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Episode 9 : Hanging with Brittany Odom

Episode 9 : Hanging with Brittany Odom

Welcome to the First Community Podcast where we talk about life and faith with our First Baptist Family.

Caroline and April hang out with Brittany Odom and discuss all kinds of stuff such as Brittany’s call to Student Ministry, how it led her to First Baptist and now Ben Lippen to be an English teacher, the importance of Christian community, personality types, and April and Caroline get really self conscious about their English speaking skills.

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Episode 8 : Discipleship

Episode 8 : Discipleship

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Caroline and April discuss discipleship and then they get to know Pastor Chad Smith, our new-ish Children’s Minister. He is the MOST fun, so don’t miss the party with Pastor Chad!

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Episode 6 : Missions In Work

Episode 6 : Missions In Work

Welcome to the First Community Podcast where we talk about life and faith with our First Baptist Family.

April and Caroline discuss the term “missions” and all of the meanings that it can have within the church. No matter our definition, our calling is to share the love of Jesus wherever we are. Caroline shares how God is using her budding profession in the medical field to reach others, specifically telling stories from a medical education trip to Ghana.

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Episode 7 : Calling

Episode 7 : Calling

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Caroline and April talk about what it means to be “called” by God and if it’s really as mystical and mysterious as it sounds. Then we talk with Jennifer Barrineau, life-long attender and member of First Baptist, as well as current Student Ministry Assistant, to hear some of her faith story. We also talk about what God is currently doing in Jennifer’s life, the Student Ministry, and FIRST Women’s Ministry.

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Episode 5 : Waiting

Episode 5 : Waiting

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Caroline and April … wait for it … talk about about waiting (haha!) and the frustrating process of sanctification that it provides. They get a little vulnerable and probably share too much. And April is sorry to anyone who has ever had to ride in an elevator with her. Then treat of all treats, FIRST organist Charlton Bozard comes on to tell us how he ended up at First Baptist, what role that waiting has played in his life, and tells some amusing wedding and funeral stories.

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Episode 4 : Personal Worship

Episode 4 : Personal Worship

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This episode is all about personal worship. How do you maintain a posture of worship in your everyday life? What does that even look like? Ms. Evelyn Cunningham came in to share some of her story with us and to tell us what God is doing in her life right now. She even shares what her personal worship time looks like.

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