The Friend Zone: Is it all that bad?
May07

The Friend Zone: Is it all that bad?

My junior year in college I served in an organization with a girl, we will just call this girl Dora, and Dora was funny. We served together every week, and we enjoyed each other’s company. We would hang out with other friends, go to dinner with friends, and genuinely cared for each other. We were both single, and we were completely content with that. However, our friends were not. They noticed that we laughed together, shared stories...

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Hope in Special Needs
Apr07

Hope in Special Needs

April is Autism Awareness Month.  May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  June, July, August, more months of awareness for more important issues.  We can raise awareness for many things like Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and much more.  Raising awareness for these and other disabilities, diseases and issues that impact our life is a good thing.  Believe me, I have worn a few t-shirts and ribbons to start...

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Prayer for Fort Hood
Apr04

Prayer for Fort Hood

As a church we ask God’s comfort for the families of those who were killed in the shooting on Fort Hood Wednesday.  We pray God would give skill to the medical personnel treating those who were injured, and ask His healing hand upon each individual.  We thank Him for the faithful service of the first responders who helped end the shooting.  We pray all Christians in the Fort Hood area would point soldiers and civilians toward the only...

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Embracing Our New Identity
Apr01

Embracing Our New Identity

We often hear Christians, and I am most definitely included in this, say things like, “I’m such a sinner”, or in reference to other Christians, “We’re all just sinners”; statements of such pessimistic attitudes about who they are. This thinking, while not entirely wrong in one sense, misses the bigger picture of things in another sense. There seems to be a sense in which this kind of thinking...

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What is the College Ministry?
Mar25

What is the College Ministry?

I am excited to share with you the vision for our college ministry going forward. Be in prayer for us as we seek to know, serve, and share Jesus. Embrace the Gospel for the Glory of God When a new emperor rose to power over Rome a messenger would run into the city and shout “Gospel!” “Gospel!” This was a declaration of good news, a new beginning, and a charge to embrace. Someone has just showed up and will change...

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Facilities Update
Feb24

Facilities Update

What story do our facilities tell? Does that story match the culture that we are creating here at First Baptist? There are many ways to address and discuss that question, and I am excited to know that our elders and spiritual vision team are looking at this as part of the new spiritual vision for First Baptist Belton. However, there are some areas that we can address sooner, and that is what I wanted to talk with you about with this...

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