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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!

Coming Home to Bethlehem: A Christmas Musical

What if the story of the prodigal son and the Christmas story got together? Our 2023 Christmas musical, “Coming Home to Bethlehem” provides at least a possible answer to that question.

An original drama set in Bethlehem, PA is matched with sparkling music presented by the choirs and orchestra of Friendship Baptist Church to tell a story of rebellion, hurt, longing, waiting, and redemption.

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Great is God’s Faithfulness

Gratitude for God’s enduring faithfulness and unwavering compassion should be a central theme during Thanksgiving—reminding us to appreciate and be thankful for the good things we have. But it shouldn’t stop there.

For believers, it is our exclusive right and privilege to praise God sincerely and superlatively for His unending faithfulness.

There are four specific ways we can see how God is always and ever faithful.

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We Need the Word—Together

The culmination event of our FBC Ladies’ Anchored in the Word series began on a blustery Friday evening a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a sneak-peek at some of the incredible truths from God’s Word that Kelly Collier so kindly shared with us (these are just the highlights—we learned so much in just 2 days)…

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Beyond November: Embracing a Lifestyle of Gratitude

Nov 16, 2023, Christian Living

For the believer, a posture of thanksgiving isn’t confined to the month of November—but it’s the perfect time to reset our hearts toward the spiritual discipline of gratitude. In Scripture, we’re instructed to give thanks in all circumstances.

But beyond God’s provision of our daily needs, several motivations for gratitude are uniquely Christian. See how—and why—we should give thanks for the gospel, for the church, and in seasons of suffering.

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By Prayer to Paju

Oct 31, 2023, News and Updates

A few months ago, during the 2023 FBC Missions Conference, Pastor Vradenburgh shared that the Lord had laid it on his heart to have others specifically ask God to reach down and to call someone from our midst into the whitened harvest field. He had no idea who it would be, but he was praying that God would touch somebody.

Later, he found out that the Lord had touched Ashley Huskey’s heart—even before then.

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Sola Fide: Justification by Faith Alone

Justification is the gracious act—not a process—of God in which God declares [pronounces] righteous the sinner who believes on Jesus. This great doctrine is under attack from the most unsuspected sources—even those who outwardly espouse it.

The glorious doctrine of justification by faith is one of the fundamentals of the faith that was championed by Martin Luther and sparked the Protestant Reformation.

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The Next Step

Sep 28, 2023, Christian Living

Is your little faith what’s keeping you from taking that next step?

God doesn’t always show you what He wants you to do, nor does He give you all the answers in advance. Many times, He wants you to step out in faith, and go forward.

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Delight Yourself in the Lord

Aug 31, 2023, Christian Living

“Delight thyself also in the LORD: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalm 37:4

This verse puzzled me for a long time. What exactly is “delighting” in the Lord? And if I’m delighting in the Lord, then will all my desires be fulfilled? Taking this verse stand-alone sounds a lot like “name it, claim it” theology, and we know that type of false teaching doesn’t square with the Bible.

So what does Psalm 37:4 really say?

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This Empty Nest is Open for Business

Aug 11, 2023, Christian Living

I’ve found myself really thinking about this whole “empty nest” paradigm. As I’ve been searching the Scriptures and praying about this new adventure, I’ve discovered a few truths that have been encouraging to me. I hope they will be helpful to you, whether you’re a new mom, dealing with teenagers, or—like me—an empty nester.

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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.