Getting Ready For Easter

Easter is now two weeks away. We really need to get ready to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Christians have been getting ready for Easter in one form or another since the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and His ascension to the right hand of the Father. What can we do to make this a special time of worship? …

Why You Should Participate In A New Attendee Class

Many churches have New Attendee Events or ongoing new member classes. FBC, Covington, combines the best of both to give you a rich experience in understanding the church. The mission of FBC is “To help people know and accept Jesus Christ and through Him experience life-changing relationships.” The new attendee class (The Discovery Class) supports the understanding and accomplishment of …

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 have read the entire New …

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 to follow as closely as …

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 we will pay off the …

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 of Jesus’ ministry makes up …

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 of the campus! Our indebtedness …

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 was a difficult decision that …