"What is one word that describes First Baptist right now?"
We asked that question during Sunday's Forum and got some great responses. I decided that my answer to that question is "poised".
Merriam-Webster used "poised" in these ways: The company is poised for success The actors were poised on the stage, ready for the curtain to come up A group of people poised between hope and fear First Baptist is poised. We're ready to see what God has next for us. 1. We've had a year
There’s a story I love about Jesus and what He did when His friend died. It’s not what you expect. Throughout the story Jesus’ thinking is somewhat mysterious, but His emotions are obvious to all. In fact, Jesus is recorded as having loved Lazarus, being angry in His heart, crying in front of a crowd, and then being angry some more! Clearly, the death of a friend deeply upset Jesus – even though minutes later Jesus would raise Lazarus from the dead. Here’s why: God hates deat