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Unanxious Heroes for Uncertain Times: Miriam

Unanxious Heroes for Uncertain Times: Miriam and the Oppression of the Egyptians Exodus 2:1–10 Being a PK, a preacher’s kid, means you have a whole lot of mothers. Growing up, I had a ton of mothers. Of course, my brother and I had our own mother, who was a wonderful mother—Happy Mother’s Day, Mom, if […]

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Unanxious Heroes for Uncertain Times: Deborah

Unanxious Heroes for Uncertain Times: Deborah Judges 4.1–10 Things were not looking good for the people of God. They had settled in the Promised Land, after the wilderness wandering of 40 years. But the years since had not been peaceful ones. While the story of Joshua seems to suggest that all of the existing tribes […]

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Hope and Promise

by Dava Cooper, FBC Intern for Youth Spiritual Formation Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Good morning, it is wonderful to be here with you today to share a message of Hope and Promise, even if it is electronically. I do have Pastor Matt and Rev John Williams here and if that’s not intimidating then I don’t know […]

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Breathe on Me

Breathe on Me John 20:19–23 They gathered together, inside the house. Inside, they knew each other. Inside, they trusted that they were safe. But out there, on the outside, they couldn’t be sure. Couldn’t trust that the people they saw on the streets were not a danger to them. They were afraid. Afraid of what […]

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Stumbling in the Dark

Stumbling in the Dark Matthew 28.1–10 I began hiking in the dark. As I have shared before, this is rather important if you are climbing a 14,000 foot peak. It is generally a good idea to start hiking in the dark because you want to be to the top and back down again to treeline […]

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Maundy Thursday 2020

This is FBC’s Thursday, April 9 virtual Maundy Thursday observance. Joanna Gillette leads us in Taizé-style worship and Pastor Matt Sturtevant brings a message of remembrance of the last night Jesus shared with His disciples before His death, and the meal He shared together with them.  

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Seven Unholy Habits: Anger

Matthew 21.12–17 Is anger a bad thing? Or in Christian terms, is anger sinful? That is the question that I want to spend some time on this morning, and it is a question that Christian thinkers and scholars have spent time on for generations. Of course, everyone agrees that anger can sometimes be a bad thing. No […]

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Seven Unholy Habits: Avarice & Gluttony

(Full worship service) Matthew 6.25–34 Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A man in Tennessee anticipated a rush on hand sanitizer in the first days of the COVID crisis, so being an enterprising capitalist, he went out and bought all that he could. Close to 18,000 bottles. He and his brother went store […]

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Seven Unholy Habits: Sloth

  Romans 12.1–8 Seven Unholy Habits: Sloth Jill was at work again. No matter how early one showed up at the office, you couldn’t beat Jill there. And, for the most part, you couldn’t outlast her in the evening. She was almost always at the office. She did her work, then took on extra projects […]

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A Spirit of Fear

Today’s video encompasses the entire 10:45 a.m. worship service. Only the greeting time and the children’s sermon have been removed. Sermon by Rev. Dr. Matt Sturtevant, with insights from Rev. Lee Carlson and Emily Raymond. Liturgist: Marilee Southard. Prayer: LaMoine Tatum. Vocal soloist: Joe Karnes, singing “You Want To, Now Will You” by Jon Mohr […]

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