Cultivating the Gratitude Attitude

sermon notes by Pastor Vradenburgh Colossians 3:16-17 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the […]

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Seven Questions to Ask Yourself in Making Decisions

given by Pastor Vradenburgh In a recent message, “Ways in Which God Proves Us,” Pastor shared seven important questions we can ask ourselves. Prayerfully consider these scriptural guidelines as you make decisions. #1 Will it glorify God? Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (1 […]

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The Twin Causes of Error – Sermon Application #1

Jan 28, 2022, Sermon Applications

There are many people who claim to be Bible-believers in our day, but among these there are countless souls who have relied on human reason and have ended up espousing unscriptural errors.  We can see a biblical example of this kind of error in Matthew 22:29 where the Sadducees used human reason to deny the […]

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Jesus and Corporate Prayer – Sermon Application #2

Jan 16, 2022, Sermon Applications

No man is an island, and no Christian who willfully neglects corporate prayer can thrive as God intends.  God has made the people of His church mutually dependent─ and this in such a way that unity among God’s people in corporate prayer opens the door to fresh spiritual blessing.  This is God’s intention for His […]

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Jesus and Corporate Prayer – Sermon Application #1

Jan 16, 2022, Sermon Applications

This Sunday, we examined a theme of prayer which is easily overlooked: Jesus and corporate prayer.  If Jesus is our teacher and example in prayer, certainly there are truths which we can glean by carefully observing His prayers with His disciples.  As Pastor Vradenburgh opened up several texts in this light, our eyes were opened […]

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Names for the Baby in the Manger – Sermon Application #2

Jan 01, 2022, Sermon Applications

One of the divine titles ascribed to Jesus is “Wonderful” (Isa. 9:6).  The Hebrew word translated to wonderful means miraculous.  Men speak of many man-made wonders which may inspire some sense of awe, but what are these compared with the wonders of creation?  Moreover, what are the wonders of creation compared with the wonders of […]

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Names for the Baby in the Manger – Sermon Application #1

Dec 30, 2021, Sermon Applications

When king Ahaz refused to ask for a sign from God which would indicate God’s coming deliverance from the Assyrians, Isaiah responded by saying, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14).  The name “Immanuel” means “God […]

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Why Jesus Came – Sermon Application #2

Dec 16, 2021, Sermon Applications

As we have been learning, studying Jesus’ purposes for coming into the world lead us to meditate on many wonderful truths about our salvation!  We know that Jesus came to save us, but the glory of this salvation unfolds before us only as we continue searching the Scriptures.  In Sunday’s sermon, we examined several marvelous […]

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Why Jesus Came – Sermon Application #1

Dec 13, 2021, Sermon Applications

Sunday, December 5, we were blessed to focus on the reasons for why Jesus came into the world. If we were asked why He came, we would probably reply with something similar to Paul’s words: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15).  And while this is certainly true, there are […]

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Thanksgiving Obtains the Spirit’s Blessing – Sermon Application Part One

Dec 03, 2021, Sermon Applications

A thankful heart is a humble heart.  As Pastor Vradenburgh noted, a proud heart is what makes us unthankful toward men and God.  When we are proud and unthankful, God resists us and we forfeit many blessings of the indwelling Spirit.  The Bible says, “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” (James […]

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Our purpose is to make much of our Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel through the preaching of His Word and the making of disciples. At Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) we teach the Bible in order to facilitate spiritual growth in all of God’s people and to provide opportunities for Christian fellowship. God has graciously used Friendship to further His work both locally and across the globe since 1965.