Top Books I Read in 2021

Jan 21, 2022, News and Updates

Written by Pastor DeAngelo In 2021, I read precisely 50 books. I am a pastor and also a Doctor of Ministry student, so I read my share of theology (and this year, taking four classes, my balance leaned more toward theology than in previous years), but I also pursue reading a variety of content as […]

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Dec 28, 2021, News and Updates

  written by Pastor Vradenburgh George Frideric Handel’s oratorio – Messiah – is without doubt his “magnum opus”– his greatest work (and he had many). Having suffered a stroke and fighting depression, he gave what he considered his “farewell concert” in April, 1741. Then from the depths of anxiety, he rose to compose this Magnum […]

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Thanksgiving Obtains the Spirit’s Blessing – Sermon application number two

Dec 04, 2021, News and Updates

As the redeemed people of God, it is only proper for us to be filled with thanksgiving and praise to our Savior.  In the fortieth psalm, which likens our salvation to being lifted out of a “horrible pit,” the psalmist writes, “[the LORD] hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our […]

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Zoom Prayer Meetings Draw Us to God and Each Other

Oct 11, 2021, News and Updates

Almost every Saturday morning since the pandemic began, I’ve met with a handful of ladies over zoom to pray. Before we knew the term “social distancing,” these prayer times were held in person at church, which I admittedly attended very rarely. Now, with my coffee cup in hand, I slip away for 45 minutes on […]

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The Great Supper – Sermon Application #4

Sep 23, 2021, News and Updates

In the parable of the great supper (Luke 14:12-24), a feast has been prepared and all that remains is for the guests to come and enjoy the meal.  What a marvelous picture of our salvation!  Time would fail us to describe our entrance into the brightness of this glorious peace, the deepening realizations of a […]

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The Great Supper – Sermon Application #3

Sep 21, 2021, News and Updates

The parable of the great supper sets two extremes in our view, the extravagant grace of God and the wretched disregard of sinful man (Luke 14:12-24).  God, the Master of the magnificent soul-feast of salvation, shows His grace not only in preparing the great supper, but also in sending His servants out into the world […]

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FBC Ladies’ Retreat: Unity Through Prayer, Bible Study, & Laughter

Jun 17, 2021, News and Updates

Written by Erica Baldwin “I had my plans, but God…” was a recurring phrase heard during the Friendship Baptist Church ladies’ retreat on June 4-5. Held at Camp Caraway near Asheboro, NC, the removal of everyday distractions and the time constraints of rushed after-church conversations provided opportunities to grow and bond as sisters in Christ. […]

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Writing Out A Personal Testimony

Mar 23, 2021, News and Updates

Written by Pastor Brent Brondyke As a church, we have been studying together “The Way of the Master.” It has been challenging and refreshing. As part of the series, we’ve been challenged by our evangelism pastor, Rev. Jan Milton to write our personal testimony in order to print it and have it available as a […]

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Ambassadors for Christ

Feb 02, 2021, News and Updates

Written by Thomas Bluemling What is it that drives Christians to spend themselves completely for the sake of Christ?  What is it that provokes missionaries to exchange their lives of relative comfort for the hardships and dangers of foreign lands?  What is it that compels us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Christ?  The answer […]

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The Top 15 Books I Read in 2020

Jan 26, 2021, News and Updates

Written by Pastor DeAngelo In 2020, I read 65 books (finishing the 65th book on December 31st!). I am a pastor (and now also a student pursuing his Doctor of Ministry), so I will read theology, but I work to read a variety of content. This year, that variety included history, health, sports, biography, psychology, […]

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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.