First Baptist Church of Laurel
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...
The Kingdom of God
Jesus preached that the Kingdom of God has come. What did He mean by that? Let’s say, first of all, what it is not. It is not something we establish. It is the rule of Jesus in our hearts. It is universal in scope, open to all peoples. It is not of...
The Holy Counselor
Jesus taught that the Holy Spirit will be with us forever. Who is the Holy Spirit? He is the Holy Counselor. As the Holy Counselor He is personal –He knows us and loves us. He is also parallel to Jesus, He is Jesus’ helper and He is our helper. The...
What Is God Up To?
What is the purpose of God? What is His agenda? We see His purpose in the covenant He made with Abraham. We see His purpose in Jesus. We see His purpose in Paul. He is on mission to win the whole world to Himself. This is also every Christian’s...
Every believer is to praise God. Regardless of the circumstances in which we might find ourselves we need to praise God. We are to praise Him in worship, we are to praise Him because of His power, and we are to praise Him with instruments. Every...
Stagnant. In a rut. Locked into the same patterns. Do these short sentences describe your life? They do for many Christians. This is not what God intends for us. Instead we should be constantly seeking to “grow up” in Christ. We should grow into...
Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:3-4 NIV84 This devotion was part of the annual Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service and Bread Feast Fellowship. The...
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15000 First Baptist Lane
Laurel, MD 20707