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Welcome to the Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) blog! Here, you will find up-to-date posts on our latest church news, interesting articles related to the Christian faith, explanations of common key doctrinal questions, and more. Be sure to check back with us regularly to see our very latest posts!

The Sufficiency of Scripture

Mar 02, 2023, Church Beliefs

What do we mean when we claim that the Bible is the inspired Word of God? Many would agree that the Bible is a sacred book. Many are willing to concede that, but they do not believe that it is the only sacred book. They believe that the Bible contains the words of God but is not the Word of God since they think that there are other complements to it.

But if we are not sure that we have an inerrant book in our hands, how can we be sure of the veracity of anything that we read in it?

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A Recap from Our Week with the Coffey Ministry Team

We were privileged to have the Coffey Ministry Team with us Sunday through Wednesday. We worshiped. We heard powerful truth from Scripture. We were convicted. We prayed. And we were reminded of God’s grace time and time again.

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Top Books I Read in 2022

Feb 17, 2023, Christian Living

“I don’t know that I ‘cannot live without books,’ but I do love to read. And I love to read because I love to learn.” In 2022, Pastor DeAngelo set a goal to read 48 books, and, as it turned out, he read exactly 48 books. As a note, these books were not all written in 2022 (some are oldies but goodies!), but these are his favorites from what he read in 2022.

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Memorize More Scripture in 2023

Feb 03, 2023, Christian Living

Like millions of people, the end of one year and the start of a new year gives me mental energy to reflect on the previous year and to think about what I would like to accomplish in the coming one. And like millions of people, I write out resolutions for the new year (I call them dreams).

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Confident in Christ: The Sure and Steady Anchor

Jan 27, 2023, Christian Living

Throughout history, believers have found comfort and reassurance as they consider the security an anchor offers during tumultuous storms. The anchor has been a long-time theme for Christians. And thus, many songs and hymns have been written that refer to a spiritual anchor.

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New Year, New Theme: Confident in Christ

Not only does God want us to have assurance of our salvation, but He wants us to have full assurance of faith—confidence. This is the theme that the pastoral staff has prayed over for 2023. Lord willing, it will lend itself to emphases throughout the year.

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Last-Minute Gifts for Little Ones

Dec 20, 2022, Christian Living

Don’t let this Christmas season pass without telling your kids about the gift of salvation through Christ. Don’t complete your Christmas shopping without checking out these books that point children to Jesus and His gospel. Merry Christmas!

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Our Favorite Christmas Traditions

Dec 16, 2022, News and Updates

“Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house, we go!” We asked our pastors and their wives about their favorite Christmas traditions and memories. Enjoy reading what has made Christmas special to them!   What is one of your favorite Christmas traditions that helped point you or your family to Christ? Pastor Vradenburgh: For many […]

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Favorite & Funny Moments from The Wilds Couples’ Retreat   

The Wilds Couples’ Retreat is “an incredible opportunity to get away from the routine to enjoy a weekend of renewal physically, emotionally, and spiritually.” Led by Gary & Sherry Goodson, fourteen couples drove to the NC mountains this past October. Gary is a long-time teacher of the Couples for Christ ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship). Todd […]

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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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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.