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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!


A Behind the Scenes Look at “The Gardener” from Easter Sunday

May 11, 2022, News and Updates

Written by Pastor Brent Brondyke     Our Family’s Musical History The Lord began moving Debi and me (and Evan) to Friendship almost ten years ago. It was an unexpected process but has been a great blessing to our family. In our previous ministry, we, and I say “we” because the level of family involvement […]

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More Blessed to Receive? 2022 Missions Conference Recap

Apr 27, 2022, Church Events

Written by Pastor Kris Wilder Pastor Vradenburgh has frequently said that our Missions Conference is the highlight of Friendship’s church calendar. As a former missionary himself, Pastor has faithfully led Friendship to know the blessing of giving to and praying for “God’s choice servants.” This year’s conference was no exception as several people commented that […]

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FBC Ladies Challenged to “Press Toward the Mark” during Annual Brunch

Mar 25, 2022, Church Events

“Our Christian life can’t be static,” speaker Beth Lynch advised, encouraging a group of nearly 90 ladies to press on toward their heavenly prize during Friendship Baptist Church’s brunch on February 12. Using Philippians 3:13-14 as her text, Beth said believers should live a life of growth “forgetting what lies behind and straining toward what […]

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The Twin Causes of Error – Sermon Application #2

Jan 29, 2022, News and Updates

When the Sadducees sought to put Jesus to the test, they asked Him whose wife a woman would be in heaven if she had been married to multiple men.  They asked this because they thought that it logically disproved the resurrection─ for they denied the resurrection.  Jesus responded to them saying, “Ye do err, not […]

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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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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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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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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.