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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!

Dads, Do We Reflect Our Heavenly Father?

Jun 12, 2024, Christian Living

Fatherhood is a profound and beautiful calling. It carries with it not only the joy of guiding and nurturing young lives but also the weight of responsibility in shaping the future. As fathers, we often look to various books and other “sources of wisdom” to help us navigate this important role.

But as Christian fathers, there’s a paramount model we are called to emulate—our Heavenly Father.

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Four Mothers and God’s Amazing Grace

In the minds of many Christians, the most boring sections in the Bible are the genealogies.

But these genealogies are inspired.

At a quick glance, you might notice who is included in Matthew’s record—four outcast women—mothers.

That’s hardly what we would expect to find in the royal heritage of the King of kings! But the fact that these four women are included is a commentary on God’s amazing grace.

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Love with Boots On: Missions Trip to Brooklyn

During Spring Break, thirteen people headed up to Brooklyn, New York to help at Bay Ridge Baptist Church.

You may ask, “Why would someone want to spend almost a week away from their family, use up a whole week of vacation, and be in Brooklyn—a city that you wouldn’t necessarily consider to be the safest place to be?”

Well, the short answer is that we love the Lord!

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Bloom Where You’re Planted: Lessons from the Dandelion

Apr 25, 2024, Christian Living

Every garden must have yellow flowers, because they are my favorite—pansies, tickseeds, mums, black-eyed Susans, sunflowers. And I happen to like dandelions as well!

I know that I’m one of the very few who does, because most people are interested in a well-groomed lawn rather than the yellow polka-dots of these flowers in the grass….

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Hope: Beyond Wishful Thinking

Mar 28, 2024, Christian Living

Hope thou in God.

What does that phrase really mean? How can I make sure my hope is in IN GOD: not me, or another person, or my circumstances?

Thus began my study of Biblical hope, and it took me much deeper than I ever would have imagined…

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My Brother’s Keeper: The Call to Missions Beyond Familiar Faces

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Every man for himself!”

I’ve said this jokingly after disturbing a bee’s nest and many other times when self preservation quickly became my top priority.

Since the beginning of time, man has been tempted to look out for himself at the neglect of others. In Genesis 4, God asks Cain, “Where is Abel thy brother?” to which Cain replies, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Perhaps surprising to Cain, the answer is and continues to be a resounding “yes!”

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Lessons from My Garden: The Power of Pruning

Mar 06, 2024, Christian Living

Spring has sprung!

Well, almost. Technically, it’s still winter.

But, in my yard, the daffodils are nodding their cheerful heads, and the peach tree is about to burst into a glorious froth of pink blossom. So, like any good gardener, I grab my clippers and head out to prune…and weed and fertilize and transplant…

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The Meaning of Home

Home is a powerful word. Over 1,000 movie titles have the word “home” in them, and home is a central, emotional motif of much literature and art in general.

Whether you’ve gone away to war, college, or vacation, coming home just feels special.

Scripture gives us a few examples of homecomings…

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About Friendship Baptist Church

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.