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Category: Life at First

Episode 18 : Kids and Missions with Megan Epting

Episode 18 : Kids and Missions with Megan Epting

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

We’re gearing up for our regular Fall activities, so Megan Epting came by to share about her passion for the GA (Girls in Action) ministry and even gave the RAs (Royal Ambassadors – for boys) a good plug. We talk about the importance of getting kids involved in missions and run through the opportunities that you have to get involved on Wednesday and Sunday nights. Also get to know Megan and hear about how she ended up here at First!

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First Family Lunch

First Family Lunch

First Family Lunch

Sunday, August 25
Ellis Hall – ll:45am

Cost: $8 for adults; $4 for children ages 3-10 years

FREE for children under 3.  Debit/credit cards accepted. 

You can make a reservation below

MENU

Pot Roast
Glazed Ham
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Green Beans
Carrots
Garden Salad Bar along with Macaroni Salad & Potato Salad
Tea/Coffee
Assorted Desserts
Beverages

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Wednesday Night Supper

Wednesday Night Supper

Menu

August 21, 2019

Fried Chicken
Pot Roast w/mushroom gravy
Macaroni and Cheese
Green Beans
Glazed Carrots
Yeast Rolls
Salad
Desserts

Kid’s Menu

Corn Dogs
Fries
Fruit
Milk

Your Special Gift

Your Special Gift

There are two days that almost every single person looks forward to. They are Christmas and your birthday. Why do we love those days? It is because of gifts. We receive gifts on those days. I still have some of my favorite Christmas gifts including Hot Wheels, a G.I. Joe doll and a Ken. My sister had the Barbie so I had the Ken. Do you remember the excitement that you had as a child over Christmas? You could not wait to see what was under the tree.
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Episode 17 : Fun and Joy with Keith Watson

Episode 17 : Fun and Joy with Keith Watson

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

You’ve probably seen him on stage during worship services. If you’ve done anything musically here at First Baptist, you’ve likely been led by him. He even has a viral video out there on the Internet. But how well do you actually know Keith Watson, our Associate Music Minister? Always the life of the party, Keith can be found in many different roles here at the church, working with a range of people aged 9 to 99. On this episode of the First Community Podcast, we sat down with Keith and discussed his faith, the type of journey that led him to First Baptist, living with fun and joy, what it’s like to “go viral,” and much more. Be encouraged and experience a few laughs while you’re at it!

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Our Baptism, the Final Blow to Sin

Our Baptism, the Final Blow to Sin

Do you remember the day of your water baptism? I remember mine so clearly. I was a rising freshman in High School. I had to run home between Sunday school and Worship Service to get a change of clothes. The Interim Pastor at our church baptized me. I remember thinking his white robe was so bright. I did not know that he was wearing waders underneath the robe. I nailed down my decision for Jesus to be my Savior when I was baptized. I still have my baptism certificate and a Bible that the church gave me.
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The Church’s most Powerful Weapon

The Church’s most Powerful Weapon

The church is to be active and militant in this world. We are not called to sit around and wait for heaven or the Lord’s second coming. As the hymn, Onward Christian Soldiers says, “Onward Christian soldiers marching as to war, with the Cross of Jesus going on before. Christ the royal Master leads against the foe; forward into battle, see His banner go!” The church is to be weaponized, but what are the weapons that we bring into battle? The most powerful weapon we have is the most neglected. It is the weapon of prayer. In Ephesians 6:18 it says, “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,” We are to have perseverance and petition for the saints. Just do not give up in prayer, just keep praying. Tom Elliff was a Southern Baptist pastor for many years, then a missionary and then the president of the International Mission Board of the S.B.C. He is known for his amazing prayer life. Recently he wrote some insights into his personal prayer life. Let me share these 7 daily prayer points with you.
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Episode 16 : BONUS Orchestra Night and Dessert Contest Episode

Episode 16 : BONUS Orchestra Night and Dessert Contest Episode

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

On this episode of the First Community Podcast, April gets the inside scoop from Amy Sturkie on what it takes to win the annual dessert contest here at First. We also talk missions with Builders for Christ. Enjoy this bonus episode and make sure you don’t miss the Orchestra Night and 12th Annual Dessert Contest this Sunday, June 2 at 6:00 in Ellis Hall!

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Episode 15 : Call To Missions with Drew and Audra Edwards

Episode 15 : Call To Missions with Drew and Audra Edwards

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

On this episode of the First Community Podcast, we talked with Drew and Audra Edwards about finding community when you’re new to town and don’t have family close by and what it’s like to juggle ministry with three small children. Be challenged and encouraged by listening to Drew and Audra’s story below!

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The Identity Crisis

The Identity Crisis

One of the most rampant crimes today is Identity theft. According to CNBC 41 million Americans have had their identity stolen. As bad as that crime is against a person there is another identity theft going on. There is a spiritual identity theft going on today. Christians are having their spiritual identity stolen. Satan is a murderer, liar and thief. He is seeking to destroy our witness and testimony before a lost world. Satan cannot steal our salvation because that is secure in the Lord’s hands, but Satan can seek to steal our credibility before the world.
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