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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Do I love God, or His stuff?

Do I love God, or His stuff?

Why would we want to settle for God’s stuff, when we are given God?

By Will Helms

 

I hope we’re on the same page here. We shouldn’t choose a huge house instead of God, dedicate 100% of our time to pursuing money, all that stuff. Makes sense.

What if I said that the idols most young Christians cling to are things that the Bible commands us to love? What if I said most young Christians idolize things that are described as “good”, “pleasant”, or even “God-breathed”.

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Luke 5:16 But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.

Tell me if you have heard this one before. A person has just gotten back from a vacation and they tell you how they need a vacation.

I often lament every time I hear about someone’s “vacation” that does not sound very restful. The intended idea of vacationing is the act of vacating (temporarily removing ourselves from) that which is wearing us out, and subsequently getting more of what gives us life. We seek to exchange the boring for the exciting, work for rest and the mundane with adventure. We want mountains instead of cityscapes; we want oceans instead of the homogeneous suburbs. We go on boats and planes and sleep in hammocks and tents; we go dancing and ride on roller coasters. We seek the adjectives and verbs of the weekend over the nouns of everyday life.
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2017 Fall Retreat Sessions

2017 Fall Retreat Sessions

Fall Retreat 2017

The theme of the retreat was Foundations. Through the sessions, praise and worship, community time and individual devotions, we sought to align ourselves with God’s Mission and what that should look like at the individual and communal level. We need to understand the foundation from which we live as we seek to image him in this world through word and deed.

Session 1: Concept of Covenant, Why Law = Life, The Law and Grace Interaction

Session 2: Covenant withing the History of Israel, Pentateuch and Joshua, Israel’s Role in God’s Mission

Session 3: Israel and the Church, Establishment of a New People, The Church’s Function

Session 4: What is the Point for Me? What is the Church Now? What does this mean for my life in Columbia?

 

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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