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Free and Faithful

We have just completed week 2 of our summer series, Free and Faithful: Exploring Baptist Life.  We began our series with a look at the Baptist principle of soul freedom.  You can find that sermon here: Why I'm A Baptist.  I followed that sermon with a...

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Books on Baptist Life

As we journey through our summer series Free and Faithful: Exploring Baptist Life, I plan to share various books along the way for those who might like to read more about a given topic.  For this week, those interested in an overview on Baptist life, especially the...

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Redefining Family

When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it, 2 you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God is...

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Karen’s Corner

Would you kindly share with us a little bit about a person in Uganda who has impacted your life or been a godly role model for you? My friend and coworker, Faith, has been a key support for me at work, but also taught by example about tenacity and keeping a positive...

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How radiant is your face?

Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant] in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of...

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Bare Seeds

35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” 36 Fool! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 And as for what you sow, you do not sow the body that is to be, but a bare seed, perhaps of wheat or of some other...

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Staying Hydrated with God

This is what the Lord says:“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,    who draws strength from mere flesh    and whose heart turns away from the Lord.6 That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;    they will not see prosperity when it comes.They will dwell in the...

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Resurrected Reality

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; 14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our...

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Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2 Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and...

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No Turning Back

“One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one...

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But By the Grace of God

Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, 2 through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you...

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The Gift of Words

Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,and before you were born I consecrated you;I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.” 7 But...

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Karen’s Corner

If you attended the January 27 Celebrate CBF FL event, Seeking Transformation, you were blessed to see Karen’s video message to all of us here in Florida.  If not, here’s a basic recap of the progress being made on the building of the new Fistula Clinic that...

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Nothing Prepared

1 all the people gathered together into the square before the Water Gate. They told the scribe Ezra to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had given to Israel. 2 Accordingly, the priest Ezra brought the law before the assembly,...

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