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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!

Prayer, Unity, and Fellowship: ARCH Fellowship Highlights

How would I describe the ARCH young adults fellowship? Familiar faces mingled with new. Warm greetings and introductions. Genuine love. This fellowship has quickly become one of the highlights of my summer…

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Planting Seeds and Building Bridges: Vacation Bible School

When I was little—and even now—I looked forward to the summer. The school year was officially over. It was time for vacations and a time to forget about school. I was anxious to play outside with my neighbors, to head out on a special trip with my family, or to finally get a chance to spend the night at my cousin’s or my grandparents’ house. It was a time of relaxation from schedules—a time to decompress….

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From Founding Principles to Present Challenges: America’s Christian Identity

Jun 30, 2023, News and Updates

Col. Steve Martin reminds us that our nation was founded on the cornerstone of the great pilgrim quest to worship God without the constraint of government. In recent years, we’ve seen a shocking decline in the moral standard in our country. It has predictably mirrored the decline in church attendance and the ability of the church to maintain influence on the moral compass of our nation.

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Anchored in the Word of God

What are some words that come to mind when you hear the word anchored? I’ve thought of some synonyms: steadfast, stable, grounded, steady, secure, firm, unwavering, and sure. And I can’t think of a better place to find those things for life than in God’s Word.

Intentionally or not, you are a theologian. But what do we mean by that?

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From “Vacation Mode” to Kingdom Mindset: Balancing Rest and Obedience

May 26, 2023, Christian Living

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the allure of vacation mode—enjoying the change of pace, the peace, and the relaxation. The thought of returning to work, school, busyness, messiness, and the general monotonous aspects of life can easily become a dread.

But as Christians, it’s important to remember that our ultimate purpose in life is not to follow after temporary pleasures or seek comfort and relaxation.

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Jesus—The North Star

In a few weeks, thirty-eight of our students are preparing to cross the platform and receive their diplomas. As they begin their own great journey, they too will need a North Star by which to navigate successfully. Our prayer is that our students, and us too, will avoid the trap of self-navigating this life with feelings, opinions, and emotions as their guides. We pray that they will start on the right course, stay on the right course, and direct others to the right course as they live the lives God has created them for.

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A Tribute to My Godly and Wholesome Mother

May 11, 2023, Christian Living

Lola Munro Vradenburgh was a woman, a wife, and a mother. She was not superhuman. She was only 5’1″ never played basketball, never pumped iron, never went to college, never gave a speech—not even before other women. But her life spoke eloquently for itself, and her God-given inner strength passed on to her eight children.

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I’m Poorer Than I Thought

I recently had the opportunity to travel to a country in South Asia to help run a Christian teen camp. The poverty that I expected to see in that part of the country was a reality. It didn’t take very long for me to realize how many things I take for granted at home. Just as I had been told, a few days into this mission trip, I recognized how unbelievably blessed my life has been. But at the same time, the unexpected life changing experience I was having had nothing to do with how “rich” I was feeling, but rather with seeing how “poor” I truly am.

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Fear Not

Fear is an interesting emotion. Take a moment, and ask yourself about your fears. What are you afraid of? Deep down in your mind, what fears show up in your thinking over and over? Thankfully the Bible has much to say about fear. Throughout Scripture, we are encouraged to “fear not” and “be not afraid.” […]

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What Makes Good Friday Good?

We call it Good Friday, but how can death, suffering, pain, sadness, and darkness be good? Despite the somber and sorrowful events of the day, Good Friday is ultimately considered “good.” For the Christian, this day represents the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made for the whole world.

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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.