Hope. We all need it. While we can’t lose faith, it is far too often that we find ourselves having lost our hope. Though Paul wrote famously in 1 Corinthians 13, “These three remain: faith, hope and love…” sometimes we feel that hope is nowhere to be found.
Maybe that’s your status today. Dr. Arnold … Continue Reading
It’s time for Operation Christmas Child!
On Sunday, October 29 and November 5, we’ll be distributing boxes from the Welcome Center patio after all morning services. Last year was a banner year as we collected 1,407 boxes from FCBC members to send all over the world.
Each year, many ask “What do we put in … Continue Reading
The Promises of God
We stand upon and live by promises made by God. Even if we are not inclined to acknowledge God’s faithfulness to us we are still dependent on them. Our salvation is dependent on God’s promises. Our provision is dependent on them. Our daily existence in fact, is dependent upon the promises … Continue Reading
Since the week after Pam’s celebration of life at Fruit Cove, I have been on a journey; spiritual, physical, and emotional. I have driven almost 2,700 miles. It began with just revisiting areas of our life together… geographic touchpoints… that allowed me to remember, weep and give thanks for God’s goodness in allowing our lives … Continue Reading
Living in the Big Blue Nation this past week, I have been forced over and again to relive Kentucky’s painful loss last weekend (31st time in a row) to the Florida Gators. Our last minute failure to cover an open player cost us the game. That was by definition a game changer.
But some game … Continue Reading
This Sunday, August 14 prayer walks are scheduled for Duval & St. Johns County Schools:
- 2pm- elementary campuses
- 3pm- middle schools
- 4pm- high schools
Participate in the prayerwalk at the school(s) you are zoned for.
Here are 10 prayers for schools:
- Love. “Father, may the students and staff of this school experience Your love
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Most of us are good forgetters. We remember, according to most common statistics, about 3 percent of the things that happen to us and store those in conscious memory. The other 97% we forget. (Some days for me I think it may be 99%!) But normally, our conscious memory stuffs the majority of our life … Continue Reading
A Leadership Cue Card: I will serve them on their journey
Compelled by love, I will empty myself of self and live for the benefit of others. I want to see who they can become in Christ, trust them to realize that potential and serve them on their journey.
As we bring this week of … Continue Reading
A Leadership Cue Card: Trust them to realize that potential
They stood on a Galilean mountainside. Eleven disciples and Jesus. Mark tells us that in the last few days, Jesus had rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart because they did not believe those who saw Him after the resurrection (Mark 16:15). Matthew tells us … Continue Reading
A Leadership Cue Card: I want to see who they can become in Christ
Compelled by love, I will empty myself of self and live for the benefit of others. I want to see who they can become in Christ…
This next phrase just might be one of the most challenging of our entire leadership … Continue Reading