Category: Life at First

Episode 5 : Waiting

Episode 5 : Waiting

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

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

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

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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Episode 3 : Baby Jesusses

Episode 3 : Baby Jesusses

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

We had a full studio for this First Community Podcast! The whole episode is about baby Jesusses … the ones from the Columbia Christmas Pageant, that is. Thirty years of Christmas Pageant means 30 years of baby actors, so we talk to now grown Katherine Hufstetler (Baby Jesus 1996)and Emma Debenport (Baby Jesus 1998) about their experiences through the years in the Christmas Pageant, as well as reveal *spoiler alert* that Caroline was Baby Jesus 1995. April is the only one in this podcast who has never portrayed Jesus.

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Running To The Legs Of God

Running To The Legs Of God

Psalm 46:1

We have many things and places we choose to run to for refuge, strength, and comfort. When we have a bad day, we post our plight on social media or text a friend to see if someone will commiserate; we look for distraction in binge-watching a favorite show; we search for comfort in unhealthy ways, like food, shopping or pleasure.

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Christmas Prisoner Packets

Christmas Prisoner Packets

 

Many men, women and youth have no one who cares for them. They have no visitors, nor do they receive gifts at Christmas. You make Christmas special for them through this ministry. You provide hope and love. As a result, some have received the true Christmas gift. They have come to know Christ because you care.

Consider a gift this year to the Christmas Prisoner Packet Ministry. Click Here for more details

Thank you.

For more information please contact Harriet Johnson at 803.318.3853

Episode 2 : Forgiveness

Episode 2 : Forgiveness

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

April and Caroline sigh (ok, April sighs, Caroline talks) through the topic of forgiveness, sharing some personal stories of what it means to let it go. The legendary Bob Debenport comes on to share what God is doing in his life now and looks back on all of the miracles that he’s seen in First Baptist Church over the past forty-something years.

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Episode 1 : Identity

Episode 1 : Identity

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

In this episode, we discuss identity. Our culture is currently obsessed with identity–gender identity, sexual identity, racial identity, political identity, the list could go on. How do we define ourselves, and what makes you … you? How does placing your identity in Christ free you to become more of yourself than you’ve ever been? Then, the lovely Janet Ballew joins us to share some of her faith story, what’s going on the Always Learning Online Sunday School Class, and how she keeps her faith fresh.

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How to Save The World In 3 Simple Steps

How to Save The World In 3 Simple Steps

As we watch devastation around the world unfold on all of the many news mediums and deal with our own personal storms, we question if there’s a solution to the madness. I wrote in the previous post about finding our hope, peace, strength, and solution in Christ. I had begun to write a second part that contained more actionable steps, but for clarity and length decided to leave it out of that post and make it a separate one.

God is the great Author and He has given us the privilege of being a part of His great Story. He could leave us out of it. He could exist apart from this story, but He’s chosen to write this one and make us active participants, not just spectators. As part of His story, we’re charged to tell of the good news of salvation, love our neighbors, and relieve suffering. Yes, there’s conflict. That’s part of what makes a story. Characters have obstacles that they must overcome to achieve goals. In order to achieve our goals of loving others and spreading the gospel, here are three things that we can do.

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