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Bible Reading Plans

Bible Reading Plans

It’s so important to have a plan for the regular intake of God’s Word in order to mature in your love for God and others and grow in Christlikeness. I want to challenge you to (1) Find Time to read the Scriptures everyday, (2) Find a Plan for reading the Bible, and (3) Find one idea or one thought from your daily reading to meditate on or apply to your life.
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The Lift Tour

The Lift Tour

The LIFT Tour is a world-class, two-day weekend experience that will challenge your students at all points in their spiritual walks to forsake selfish dreams, desires & demands, and embrace a Christ-centered lifestyle.

We are hosting LIFT Tour right here at FBC January 24 – 26. The registration fee includes all LIFT Tour sessions, 4 meals and Saturday night fun! We will spend Saturday night in host homes. Invite a friend!

Volunteer for Good News Club

Volunteer for Good News Club

The Good News Clubs is an after school program focused on reaching kids with the gospel. It’s designed for kids and makes learning about the bible fun!

Children who have received parental permission come to the club after school is dismissed and separate into different rooms based on grade level. They are split again into smaller groups whereby they grab a snack and begin going over bible verses with their small group leaders. Sometimes they may sing a song or listen to a story but the goal is to learn about the bible. When small group time is up all groups converge in the gym for some worship, stories, and bible lesson.

Good News Club helps provide a safe and loving environment for kids while sharing the love of Jesus. It is a program that reaches children of all backgrounds and gives an opportunity for children that don’t go to church to learn about Jesus.

Are you interested in Volunteering? Good News Club is happening now and we need your help! Fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch with you. Thank you!

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First Family Lunch

First Family Lunch

First Family Lunch is just another excuse to extend our time together in fellowship. With quality cuisine and affordable family pricing you’ll get the experience of fine dining surrounded by people you know and love. It’s also very convenient since you won’t have to worry about fighting the lunch crowd for a parking spot. First Family Lunch is an easy win for the whole family and we hope you’ll join us around the table on Sunday.

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The Blessings of Bible Studies at First Baptist Church

The Blessings of Bible Studies at First Baptist Church

As we begin a new year and a new decade at First Baptist Church in Columbia, let’s focus on the study of God’s Word together.  Whether you are a Senior Adult or Young Adult there is a blessing to be had for studying God’s Word together.  We have so many opportunities at our church to study God’s Word.  The Bible is a treasure that God has given to us. Charles H. Spurgeon in “The Treasury of David” said, “The Scriptures teem with marvels; the Bible is wonder-land…it is itself a world of wonders.”  We can travel down that world of wonders with one another in our church fellowship.  Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible and its main theme is “the power of scripture in the believer’s life.” What are the blessings of studying the Bible together? We find three blessings of small-group Bible studies in Psalm 119:17-24.
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Encourage One Another

Encourage One Another

One of the greatest things we can do is to encourage one another. As First Senior’s at First Baptist Church we need to give acts of encouragement to one another. I had a Music Minister at one of my churches who used to say, “I just can’t do that.” My response was always the same, “I think you can.” There are two primary Greek words for encouragement in the New Testament. The verb form of encourage means, “To urge forward or persuade.”

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How Can I Possibly Count a Trial As Joy?

How Can I Possibly Count a Trial As Joy?

We all face them. Annoying little problems. Medium sized obstacles that make us have to stop in our tracks. And those major issues that knock us flat on our faces. No one enjoys trials. In fact, most of us do just about anything we can to avoid them. Or to get out of them as soon as possible!

  • So how can we find joy in trials?
  • And why on earth would we even want to try?

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Who Is Like Our God?

Who Is Like Our God?

I had a wonderful experience when someone gave me a verse that she was claiming for her life. It was my friend and co-worker, Melinda Timmerman. She had shared with me Micah 7:7 which says, “But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” I began to read and study Micah 7 and God gave me a wonderful verse to claim in that same chapter. It is Micah 7:18, “Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession?” The first part of that verse caught my attention, “Who is a God like You?” We have an amazing God. He is the creator and sustainer of this universe. He is the loving Father and Great Shepherd for His people. The name Micah means, “Who is like God?” The book of Micah is a book of judgment, but in this last chapter we find grace all through it. We sing about His amazing grace, because it is amazing. We have a supreme God that we can come to daily.
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A God Who Sings!

A God Who Sings!


As First Seniors of First Baptist Church we have seen and heard a lot through the years.  I have heard a lot of teaching, preaching and singing through the years.  On the subject of singing, I have heard good singing and bad singing.  Has anyone ever complained about your singing?  On the Andy Griffith show Barney could not sing and Gomer could sing.  Gomer did not look like he could sing, but he did.  Have you ever thought about our God singing?
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Episode 19 : Being A Good Neighbor With Rachel Church

Episode 19 : Being A Good Neighbor With Rachel Church

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

She’s not in the spotlight often, but everyone knows her for how well she loves the people around her. We had the privilege of chatting with Rachel Church about how to care for your community and make time for the needs around you. This podcast will convict you about how you’re spending your time and resources, but it will also encourage you to look around and see the mission field in your own back yard. Oh, and yes, Rachel also happens to be married to Pastor Wes, so we discuss that too!

Listen online below or go here to listen/download/subscribe on iTunes for free (so you can listen in your car)!


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