DAILY DEVOTIONALS

First Baptist Church of Palmetto exists to develop missionaries who 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. 


I'm Better than You

“Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?” Numbers 12:2

    We are all exceptional. Just ask us. What psychologists have coined as the "better-than-average effect" permeates our attitudes and actions. For example, a 1976 study revealed that 70 percent...

Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2015
Posted in Applications, Life


Should We Complain?

“And the people complained in the hearing of the Lord…” Numbers 11:1

    The better things get, the more our children complain. There is nothing like a vacation to bring out their worst. "The beach is too sandy." "I'm bored!" "Why won't Mickey Mouse talk to me?"...

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015


Should We Complain?

“And the people complained in the hearing of the Lord…” Numbers 11:1

    The better things get, the more our children complain. There is nothing like a vacation to bring out their worst. "The beach is too sandy." "I'm bored!" "Why won't Mickey Mouse talk to me?"...

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015
Posted in Faith, Salvation


Who Deserves Better?

“See to it that no one misses the grace of God…” Hebrews 12:15 (NIV84)

    Our I deserve better mentality can follow us to unexpected places. The longer we are in a church, the more we believe we are the church. Our opinions and preferences can become paramount,...

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Who Deserves Better?

“See to it that no one misses the grace of God…” Hebrews 12:15 (NIV84)

    Our I deserve better mentality can follow us to unexpected places. The longer we are in a church, the more we believe we are the church. Our opinions and preferences can become paramount,...

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Posted in Applications, Mission and Vision


How Selfish Am I?

“Search me, O God…” Psalm 139:23

How can you know if you are selfish? There is also no app for us to download. No one manufactures a finely tuned device that will measure our level on the selfishness scale. Selfishness is an...

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015


How Selfish Am I?

“Search me, O God…” Psalm 139:23

How can you know if you are selfish? There is also no app for us to download. No one manufactures a finely tuned device that will measure our level on the selfishness scale. Selfishness is an...

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Posted in Life


It's Not Me

"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit…” Philippians 2:3

    Our hearts are like Teflon. There are some things that just won't stick. We hear powerful sermons on essential topics, and our first reaction is "I sure hope he was listening." When...

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2015


It's Not Me

"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit…” Philippians 2:3

    Our hearts are like Teflon. There are some things that just won't stick. We hear powerful sermons on essential topics, and our first reaction is "I sure hope he was listening." When...

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2015
Posted in Faith, Life


I Deserve

“When the Lord heard it, his anger was kindled…” Numbers 11:1

    "I deserve better." This statement is the heart cry of our sinful self. Ever since the Garden, this longing has driven our selfish behaviors. Eve believed God was holding out on her. She and...

Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2015
Posted in Grace


I Deserve

“When the Lord heard it, his anger was kindled…” Numbers 11:1

    "I deserve better." This statement is the heart cry of our sinful self. Ever since the Garden, this longing has driven our selfish behaviors. Eve believed God was holding out on her. She and...

Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2015
Posted in Faith, Grace, Life


Me, Myself & I

“And the people complained in the hearing of the Lord…” Numbers 11:1

What lies at the center of the universe? For thousands of years, humans believed the earth held this coveted spot. With each passing day, our ancestors witnessed the sun and moon rise in the east...

Posted on Saturday, May 23, 2015


Me, Myself & I

“And the people complained in the hearing of the Lord…” Numbers 11:1

What lies at the center of the universe? For thousands of years, humans believed the earth held this coveted spot. With each passing day, our ancestors witnessed the sun and moon rise in the east...

Posted on Saturday, May 23, 2015
Posted in Faith, Life


Personal Check-Up

Since the purpose of our church is to "develop missionaries who will share Christ's love with our community and beyond," your life is where our purpose is realized. As we chart a course for the...

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015


Personal Check-Up

Since the purpose of our church is to "develop missionaries who will share Christ's love with our community and beyond," your life is where our purpose is realized. As we chart a course for the...

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015
Posted in Faith

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