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On Mission Blog

First Baptist Church of Palmetto exists to develop missionaries who will share Christ's love with our community and beyond. This blog provides daily devotions to inspire and equip Christ-followers to know Him and make Him known. 


Shewbread

“And you shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before me regularly.” Exodus 25:30

By Amy Pilson     Bread was of great significance in the life of the Jewish people. When Jesus said He is the Bread of Life, it might have had a deeper significance for them than...


I Was Hungry

“I AM WHO I AM.” Exodus 3:14

By George Volpe     When Moses asked God His name, God said “I AM that I AM.” (Exodus 3:14)  He is the self-existent God who always is. When Jesus said,...


A Big Day

“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35

By Kel Cunard     Some days are bigger than others. Weeks can come and go and nothing monumental will happen, and then a month seems to get packed into one day. Twelve years of...


I Am

“I am the bread of life...” John 6:35

By Kel Cunard     The FDA recommends the average male should consume approximately 2,500 calories per day; however, the content of those calories is as important as their count....


O Victory In Jesus!

“For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many abound to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:15

By George Volpe     The apostles did not have it easy in ministry. In fact, they struggled every step of the way, but they were determined to bring honor and praise to God by...


While We Wait, There Is Much to Do

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Peter 4:10

By Nick Molick     It is said that opportunity comes to those who wait. I’m not a huge fan of that school of thought due to my own struggle with waiting and being still....


The Refiner

“So that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:7

By Mackenzie Hoopingarner     A refiner’s work is to take an ordinary rock (ore) and, through processing, extract its most valuable elements. A refiner will first break open...


Temporary Pain

“Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.” Isaiah 35:3

By Cathy Slusser     It has been over a month since my knee replacement surgery. After a week of intensive physical therapy in rehabilitation, I now go to outpatient therapy three...


No Regrets

“The end of all things is at hand…” 1 Peter 4:7

By Kel Cunard     Most of my life has been spent playing or coaching sports, and whether I spent the games inside or outside the lines, there is one thing that kept me up at night:...


The Final Countdown

“The end of all things is at hand...” 1 Peter 4:7

By Kel Cunard     The stands are packed with rabid fans. The championship game has been an epic battle, and victory for one side is only moments away. As the clock ticks down, the...


How Then Shall We Live?

“Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.” 1 Peter 2:17

By Nick Molick     Figuring out our place in life can be a struggle. We progress through various stages of responsibility and expectation, usually thinking about what is next and...


Can I Trust You?

“For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.” Psalm 33:21

By George Volpe      If I always think my way is the best way, I’m probably a control freak who doesn’t trust anyone. In reality, we control very little. It is God...


Stretch!

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” Psalm 28:7

By Cathy Slusser     Before my knee surgery, I could not have differentiated between Occupational and Physical Therapy.  They both have their purposes.  Occupational...


Submission

“Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.” 1 Peter 2:17

By Mackenzie Hoopingarner     Probably one of the least favored words in our culture is submission. Generally, people don’t like the idea of yielding to the will or authority...


Making Music

“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution...” 1 Peter 2:13

By Kel Cunard     From classical masterpieces by Beethoven or Mozart to sweeping scores from our favorite movies by John Williams or Hans Zimmer, there is nothing like beautiful...