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Reading the Bible is a Game-Changer

I am excited that so many individuals and families are participating in the Ninety Day Challenge. The Ninety Day Challenge is our call for you to read through the New Testament in ninety days. The New Testament contains about 270 chapters. If you read three chapters each day (about a ten minute activity), you will…

Baptism in the New Testament and First Baptist Church

In the New Testament, baptism is a specific command for believers. I want to share with you the teaching about baptism and what is happening at FBC. All churches (to my knowledge) practice baptism, but the way that they practice is very different. All of you have heard me say that we at FBC want…

I Have Really Good News, Part Three

March 2011 is the tenth anniversary of the First Baptist Church in our present location. Since March 2001, we have almost paid for the entire project of relocation and building, an investment of over $22 million. We currently owe about $1 million. If we continue to give as we have, by the end of October…

Passion: The Week That Changed Everything

Next weekend, we begin a new sermon series from the Gospel of Mark that looks at the last week of the earthly ministry of Jesus. More than any other Gospel, the Gospel of Mark clearly shows the progression of the last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry. The last week consumes Mark 11-16. This climactic part…

I Have Really Good News, Part Two

Last week, I shared with you the good news that the indebtedness of First Baptist Church is now only $1,200,000. Our indebtedness is a result of our relocation from downtown Covington and the building of our 43 acre campus at a cost of over $22 million. In ten years we have almost paid for all…

I Have Really Good News, Part One

Ten years ago next month, we moved to our present location from downtown Covington. The church building had been in the same location from 1904 until March 2001. We moved simply because we outgrew the former location. The church buildings were on 2 ¼ acres without adequate parking, worship room, or Bible Study space. It…