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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. 


A Fair Fight

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin…” 1 Corinthians 5:21

By Kel Cunard     As a dad, I know there will be moments when my boys will question my fairness, but I have not been called to raise boys. I have been tasked by God to lead them to...


Doubt Your Doubts

By Tim Keller     Our most rigorous rational thinking is shot through with various forms of faith. Even skeptical doubt always contains an element of belief.     In...


Is God Fair?

“For there is no partiality with God.” Romans 12:11

By Mackenzie Hoopingarner     A lot of times, the choices that we make attribute to where we currently are in life. I have a friend who is a young entrepreneur. He creates modern...


Simply Trusting Every Day

By George Volpe     Isn’t it interesting how the same experience can affect people differently? Basic training in the military is meant to be an extreme challenge. I accepted...


That’s Not Fair!

“For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.” Exodus 14:12

By Kel Cunard     My wife and I have two children, and the reason why we have two children is because we do not want three. Our sons are unquestionably one of God’s greatest...


Dealing with Doubt

“What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt?” Exodus 14:11

By Kel Cunard “What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt?” Exodus 14:11     We live in a cynical culture. Having doubts about big corporations, government...


And Everything Inbetween

“When I saw him I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.’” Revelation 1:17

By Nick Molick    The “I Am” statements of Christ are beautiful, powerful and lead to larger discussions among believers and non-believers alike. The statement that Jesus is...


The Eternal God is Your Refuge

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:13

By George Volpe     Businesses, too numerous to count, claim that they handle every aspect of their sphere of expertise. They call it handling everything “from beginning to...


Is Yuor Lfie Dlficiful to Raed?

“And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.’” Matthew 16:17

By Amy Pilson     The Alpha and the Omega. The bookends. The first letter and the last letter of the Greek alphabet. The beginning and the end. What does that mean for us as...


Trusting God

“‘I am the Alpha and the Omega’, says the Lord God, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’” Revelation 1:8

By Mackenzie Hoopingarner     This week wrapped up the I Am series – a sequence of messages teaching different truths about Jesus, actually spoken by Jesus Himself. We ended...


Unfinished

“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood…” Revelation 1:5

By Kel Cunard     It’s funny how our minds work. When my wife asks me to pick up a few things at the store, I always ask her to text me the list. Remembering bread, eggs and...


In the End, I AM

“I am the Alpha and the Omega.” Revelation 22:3

By Kel Cunard     The first words of the Bible declare an important truth: “In the beginning, God…” (Genesis 1:1) Before anything else existed, God already did....


A Bumper Crop of Glory

“I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.” Psalm 86:12

    By Keith Thomas    The expression “15 minutes of fame” was made famous by artist, Andy Warhol, in 1968, when he said, “In the future, everyone will...


We Were Made To Thrive

“Abide in me, and I in you.” John 15:4

By George Volpe     The earthly ministry of Jesus was drawing to a close. He knew the hearts of His disciples were shaken by the prospect of His leaving. Christ had showed them the...


Pray For Pruning

“Every branch that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:2

By Nick Molick     Most of us are creatures of habit. We find comfort in things that are familiar. There is no inherent sin in that, it is just our nature. However, it can lead to...