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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 Exalted Wedding Guest – Sermon Application #1

Sep 08, 2021, Sermon Applications

In the parable of the exalted wedding guest, Jesus dealt with one of the root sins of the human heart – the sin of pride. This sin proves the depths of the deceitfulness of the human heart, for though we all struggle with pride, we rarely recognize it as such. It is only by the […]

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Parable of the Widow & the Unjust Judge – Sermon Application #2

Sep 02, 2021, Sermon Applications

The parable of the widow and the unjust judge in Luke 18:1-8 sets forth the proper Christian response to the incessant assault of the church’s adversary, the devil.  Rather than trying to rebuke the devil or fight him in our own strength, we are to cry out to God who will swiftly avenge His church […]

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Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge – Sermon Application #1

Aug 30, 2021, Sermon Applications

The parable of the widow and the unjust judge in Luke 18:1-8 repeats the theme of importunate prayer which we saw in the parable of the friend in need (Luke 11:5-13).  The Bible teaches us that the prayer of faith is powerful (Jas. 5:13-18), and the prayer of faith is marked by tireless perseverance! Prayer […]

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Parable of the Friend in Need – Sermon Application #2

Aug 19, 2021, Sermon Applications

In the parable of the friend in need (Luke 11:5-13), the friend presenting the need provides us with a wonderful illustration of the “importunity” that God desires in prayer (Luke 11:8). Pastor Vradenburgh explained that the closest synonym is probably the word “impudence.”  We might even define “importunity” as “shameless persistence.” Prayer application 1 Do you ever feel like you are […]

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Parable of the Friend in Need – Sermon Application #1

Aug 16, 2021, Sermon Applications

In Sunday’s sermon we studied one of two parables about the power and necessity of persevering prayer: the parable of the friend in need (Luke 11:5-13).  In the parable, the friend presenting the need recognized his inability to provide his guest with a meal, but instead of resolving to offer nothing, he was compelled to plead with his neighbor […]

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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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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.