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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 Fitting Memorial

“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

By Kel Cunard    In the years following the Civil War, communities began holding tributes to the fallen soldiers of America’s deadliest conflict. Historians believe the first such...


How Can I Help You?

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:45

By George Volpe    In every stage of our Christian walk, God has placed us where we can serve Him. I used to think that opportunities for serving God are like choosing food in a buffet....


What are We Working For?

“This too is a grievous evil: As a man comes, so he departs and what does he gain, since he toils for the wind?” Ecclesiastes 5:16

By Nick Molick    You may have heard the phrase “Go big or go home.” While it may not apply in many of your daily interactions it seems to be a tidy summation of our...


Going Gray

“Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.” Proverbs 16:31

By Cathy Slusser    When I was growing up, all the women in my life with gray hair wore it short. My grandmothers, mother, aunts and other relatives, teachers and church women. Once they...


Who Me?

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” 2 Corinthians 12:9

By Faith George    Have you ever heard a sermon about serving in the church or working in ministry, and maybe even felt a little nudge on your heart? The first thing you thought was,...


Poured Out as a Drink Offering

“Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.” Philippians 2:17

By Kenny Tibbetts    Imagine you and I are supposed to meet for lunch at noon. 12:15 rolls by and I still haven’t shown up. Finally, at 12:30 I rush in, sit down, and calmly...


Poured Out as a Drink Offering (Copy)

“Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.” Philippians 2:17

By Kenny Tibbetts    Imagine you and I are supposed to meet for lunch at noon. 12:15 rolls by and I still haven’t shown up. Finally, at 12:30 I rush in, sit down, and calmly...


Engage the World for the Sake of the Gospel

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matt 28:19-20

By Kenny Tibbetts    Do you remember a time before the “home computer”? Today most homes in America actually have multiple computers. The average is higher than five per...


Channels for Sharing

“Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant ...” 2 Corinthians 3: 5-6

By George Volpe    Last week we discussed the local church as an indispensable part of New Testament assembly and worship. Listening to the pastor explain the truths of the word of God...


Devoted to Be Together

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42

By Nick Molick    Statistics on the topic of the health and impact of today’s church are staggering and heart breaking. Nearly 49% cannot find a positive impact of the church. Only...


Nosework

“Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” Proverbs 12:25

By Cathy Slusser    I am home from camp. It was not your everyday, run of the mill, summer camp experience. It was a camp for dogs and their handlers to learn more about the sport of...


Seven Person Tricycle

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!" Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

By Amy Pilson    I’m not an active person overall. I am really not good at certain things. Riding bicycles is one of them. My mom had an idea that all of us would go to a state...


Heartburn

“Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” Luke 24:32

By Kenny Tibbetts    Heartburn is an uncomfortable sensation most of us have had at one time or another. Heartburn can be brought on by all kinds of things but for me chocolate chip...


Equip

"... continue in what you have learned, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ." 2Tim3:14-15

By Kenny Tibbetts    I love to sit down on my couch on a fall Saturday and get settled in for a day of college football. Whether it’s my team or any teams playing, I love how...


I Will Build My Church

“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18

By George Volpe    According to Pew Research data, only 35% of American Christians consider attending religious services as an essential part of their faith. That’s troubling....