Sunday morning we looked in Acts 2:42 at how the early church “devoted themselves” (that phrase also happens in verse 46.) My goal for FBC is for us to have 10% of Deer Park “devote themselves” with us to the apostle’s teaching each Sunday. My suggestion is we plan to experience this five years from now in 2022. That’s right, 400 smiling faces like Roger, Jennifer, Joe (either one!), Becky, and Darrel. That means we need to welcome 25 more like Susan, Matthew and Lela in 201
First Baptist Church was recognized as being in the top 25 churches (out of 492) for per capita giving at this year’s Northwest Baptist Convention. That means we gave more per person than most other churches (even if most other churches may have given a bigger total amount). Sounds great, right?! Well, yes, in one sense: giving the way God says to give is a great sign of Christian maturity. But here’s the problem: We don’t want to be a church full of mature Christians. Wait,
On Monday as I washed dishes at Pizza Factory I talked with a co-worker about the family reunion he was supposed to go to with his girlfriend. He wasn't looking forward to it.
I asked if I could share something from the Bible that might help him. He said yes (begrudgingly). I asked if he loved his girlfriend. Again, he said yes (and meant that one!)
So I told him how a guy named Paul wrote a paragraph or two about love in the Bible and how that definition of love really s