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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!

Parable of the Good Samaritan – Sermon Application #2

Aug 12, 2021, Sermon Applications

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, the priest, the Levite, and the Samaritan all came upon the same bloody sight, yet the priest and the Levite responded very differently from the Samaritan. The same scene which compelled the religious men to keep their distance was the same scene which compelled the Samaritan to draw near and help as much as he could. […]

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Parable of the Good Samaritan – Sermon Application #1

Aug 09, 2021, Sermon Applications

The parable of the good Samaritan presents us with an opportunity to reflect on our personal attitude towards victims.  We live in a time where genuine compassion is often exploited for selfish gain.  “Guilt-tripping” and appealing to man’s inherent sense of self-righteousness can be incredibly powerful tools for obtaining power and wealth.  It is for […]

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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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What is God trying to tell us right now?

Jan 08, 2021, News and Updates

written by Pastor Bob Vradenburgh I would like to encourage you in the face of all the discouraging news with which we are being bombarded in our country right now.  Courage and honesty in high places are in short supply.  A Marxist revolution is unfolding before our eyes.  Freedom of the press is a myth. […]

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Reflecting the Son’s Light!

Dec 22, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Dr. Ric Nelson, FCS Head of School Every morning before the sun comes up, Milo (our 10lb Shorkie) takes me for a walk in the neighborhood. He pulls me along on a leash sniffing everything like he is noticing this same sidewalk for the first time. Almost without fail as I walk I […]

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Christmas Gift Guide: Books for Kids

Dec 17, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Kris Wilder, Student Ministries Director Christmas lights, Christmas trees, Christmas music, and Christmas presents… As a young child, these Christmas traditions made the month of December a most glorious time of year. Now as an adult, though I still enjoy the nostalgia that surrounds many of these traditions, I have found that our […]

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Friendship Ladies Gather to Focus on Gratitude

Dec 15, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Erica Baldwin “Gratitude unleashes the freedom to live content in the moment, rather than being anxious about the future or regretting the past,” Nancy Leigh DeMoss Wolgemuth writes in her book Choosing Gratitude. In a year when toilet paper supplies are low, gratitude was overflowing for the ladies of Friendship who gathered last […]

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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.