First Baptist Church of Laurel
Praying For The Harvest02/04/15
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Deborah – A Faith That Leads
Deborah was a judge of Israel. Under God’s direction she held court and gave judgments. The judges of Israel were raised up by God to deliver His people from the nations that oppressed them. God’s promise of military victory was proclaimed by Deborah....
Esther’s Timely Faith
God is always up to something. He is involved in His created order. Sometimes He determines exactly what will happen and other times He determines to let us partner with Him in His plan. God’s providence controls what will happen. God’s providence is...
Noah Was a Man of Faith In Action
Noah was a man who demonstrated his faith, not just talked about it. He showed his faith by “fearing” God, trusting God, and obeying God. Do you have faith? How do you demonstrate that faith? Let us all become people of faith in action. The post Noah...
Enoch Walked With God
The Bible mentions many people without commenting on their lives. The Bible says of Enoch that he “walked with God.” This means that Enoch began his life with God. This “walking” is to be an intentional and deliberate decision. Enoch also continued...
Part of Christmas is anticipating Christmas Day. God’s people of old literally anticipated the coming of a Messiah. They believed in a God that would do wonders, and those wonders would include a special person to perform those wonders. The people of...
Dealing With Dissapointment
Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land. He had anticipated entering the land for many years, yet was not allowed. He experienced deep disappointment. Most all of us have experienced disappointment at some time in our lives. How are we to...
Cooperation is an idea that was strongly practical among the earlier Christians, and it is needed in our churches of today. Cooperation makes our understanding of the Gospel clearer. It makes our witness easier. It makes our lives more enjoyable! The...
What is patience and how do we get it? When bearing the mistreatment of others, patience is endurance. When confronted by the difficulties of life, patience is trust. When ministering to others, patience is persistence. The Bible tells us that...
Good News to Be Thankful For
What are you thankful for? Christians are to be thankful for the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are grateful that the Good News proclaims that the gospel is for everyone, it can transform anyone, and it is forever; it is without end! The post Good News...
Faith is the foundational word for the Christian life. Faith means to bet our lives that there is a God and that He will provide for us. Faith gives us power for today and peace about tomorrow. Faith gives us a perspective for yesterday, our past. For...
From Hopelessness to Hope
Hopelessness is a prevailing attitude in our culture today. What can the church do to help curb this trend? We must proclaim the following truths: Hope comes from faith in God. Hope comes as we focus on God. Hope comes knowing that forgiveness is...
God Re-Imagined: Responding to God
In this followup message to the God Re-Imagined series, Pastor Tommy Rowe shares how we are to respond to any encounter with God. The post God Re-Imagined: Responding to God appeared first on First Baptist Church Laurel.
God Re-Imagined: The Self-Disclosure of God
God is not a closed person. He is open with us. He doesn’t hide Himself and He wants us to know Him. He has made Himself known to all humanity. He has done this in creation, in history, and in His Son, Jesus Christ. The post God Re-Imagined: The...
God Re-Imagined: The Love of God
The New Testament doesn’t say that God has love or even that He displays love. It states that God is love. God isn’t sometimes loving and sometimes unloving. God doesn’t love some people and hate others. God is love. God’s love is best seen in Jesus’...
God Re-Imagined: The Righteousness of God
If we are to re-imagine God we must fully understand His righteousness. Righteousness is something God has. It is in His nature. This means that God is always, without exception, right! It also means God always acts righteously. It also means that God...
The distinct Christian message is that we learn about God through Jesus Christ. We learn about God in what Jesus said and did. Jesus provided His richest and most complete revelation of God in His birth, death, and resurrection. Jesus revealed to us...
God Re-Imagined: The God of the Old vs. the God of the New
Often people wonder if there was a different God of the Old Testament than in the New Testament. The Bible teaches that He is the same God and that He has always been unchangeable. He has always been Christlike. God doesn’t change but our...
The Holiness of God
As the people of God we must recapture the Biblical understanding of God. God is holy, there is none like Him. He is greater than us. He is different from us. Because of all of this we are to exalt the Lord, we are to have faith in Him, and worship...
When Temptation Comes
Christian smugness had crept into the early church not long after Jesus’ resurrection. Some early believers believed themselves to be immune from temptation and safeguarded against sin. The apostle Paul wrote them, however, and warned against such...
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