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First Thoughts – May 18, 2022

School is almost out for the summer and you know what that means?! VBS is just around the corner? We are so excited to “Arise and Shine” on Adventure Island…
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First Thoughts – May 11, 2022

I get letters and emails from people, literally every day, offering feedback about how things are going at the First Baptist Church. 90% of the letters are great and I’m…
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First Thoughts – April 20, 2022

Dear Church, Christ is Risen! Those words were true when we spoke them on Sunday morning in worship and they remain true on the first Wednesday of the Easter season.…
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First Thoughts – April 14, 2022

Dear Church, People often ask me why I follow Jesus. Given my background and lack of growing up in the church, it’s a reasonable question. From the first moment that…
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First Thoughts – March 23, 2022

Dear Church, One of the things that I love most about First Baptist Church is that we are truly an intergenerational community. When I look at our worship services on…
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First Thoughts – March 2, 2022

Dear Church, Today marks the start of the Lenten season. Each year, we enter into these forty days by “celebrating” Ash Wednesday. Let me back up for a moment, because…
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First Thoughts – February 23, 2022

This past Christmas I had a former professor and friend from Erskine College come and play the organ for our “Christmas at First” performance. While talking with him, I found…
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First Thoughts – January 12, 2022

Friends, There are certain records that will almost certainly stand the test of time. Some careers are so spectacular that eventually they become the stuff of legend. Just a few…
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