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Responding to God’s Word: Fulfilling Left-Out Agendas in Ministry Together

by Sau Nam Mading of Myanmar, a student at Central Baptist Theological Seminary working toward her Master of Arts (Theological Studies). This is the first sermon in a four-sermon series titled “”The Four Ws: Who Are We? Work, Wonder, Worship, Welcome,” addressing the subject of “Work.” Begins with introduction by Rev. John Williams. Scripture reference: […]

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Free To Be…The Baptist Way: Religious Freedom

Rev. John Williams Matthew 22:15–22 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. 16 They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the […]

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Free To Be…The Baptist Way: Bible Freedom

  Rev. John Williams II Timothy 3:14-17 (NRSV) 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, 15 and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture […]

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Free To Be…The Baptist Way: Church Freedom

  Rev. John Williams Matthew 18:15-20 15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or […]

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Free To Be…The Baptist Way: Soul Freedom

Galatians 5:1, 13-16 1 For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 13 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. 14 For the […]

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The Eyes of the Heart

I Kings 19.11-13 How many of you all know the book, used the book, or know someone who has used the book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting?  Written by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel, it has sold millions of copies, and has spawned thirteen follow-up titles: What to Expect the First Year, the Toddler […]

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My FBC Family: The Family That Grows Together

Acts 2:41-47 Youth Sunday sermon by youth group member Emily Johnson and FBC Intern for Youth Spiritual Formation LaMoine Tatum. Emily Johnson Baptism (Verse 41) ● I remember being so excited to go through the baptism class. I always heard other kids who I looked up to talk about how much fun and meaningful it […]

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Blinded by the Light: Ananias

 Acts 9.10-19a “People like that shouldn’t even be called Christian.” Ever thought these words to yourself? Ever said them out loud? I won’t ask you to raise your hand, nor will I ask you to say out loud WHO it is that you said it about. But if you have had that thought or […]

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Blinded by the Light: Saul

 Acts 9.1-9 How many of you all have ever seen a blind cave fish? Their name explains most of what you need to know about them. They are fish that live in caves, and are—you guessed it—blind. In fact, they don’t even have eyes. Scientists believe that over time, living in streams and underground […]

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