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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. 


Complement Each Other

“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18

By  George Volpe     Before I retired, I was a project manager in computer development. I had to deliver projects requested by the business, and ensure they were done according...


Forged

By Phillip Hamm    Marriage has had a big influence on all of us: your mom and dad were married, your grandma and grandpa were married, and you are married. Maybe. Or your mom and...


Who Lays the Best Plans?

“The Lord was with Joseph and he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.” Genesis 39:2

By Nick Molick    Is God silent? This question is one that has haunted us all at some point in our lives. In those times we struggle for direction, guidance, comfort and inspiration. If...


Alone with God

“ . . .I cry to you daily.” Psalm 86:3

By George Volpe    Recognizing God’s worth should move every Christian to an attitude of continual worship. It ought to be part of every choice we make every day. And while an...


Just Okay?

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4

By Cathy Slusser    I’ve always been under the impression that the phrase, OK, was a military term used in the 1940s. In fact, I have been very careful in my historical fiction not...


In the Stillness

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10

By Nick Molick    Throughout the Bible God corrects people, sometimes gently sometimes not so gently. God is above all things and His name and His holiness are His priority. Those may...


24/7/365

“My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.” Psalm 71:8

By George Volpe    On which days should you speak to the one you love? On which days should you eat and drink? We worship every single day. If you only worship God on Sunday, what or...


Filled with Spirit

By Phillip Hamm    Christy doesn’t have to ask if I had a good day fishing. She can smell it. I would’ve handled lots of fish. I would’ve wiped their slime on my...


Magnify

“Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!” Psalm 34:3

By Keith Thomas    It was a perfect piece of driftwood we discovered on the shore that day. We imagined the weathered wood was part of a sunken Spanish galleon. Growing up in a coastal...


Formula of Praise

"I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34:1

By Jim Pike    Educators and journalists are familiar with the 5W formula. A report can be considered complete only if the 5W formula is used. Aristotle is credited with devising this...


Worship is Not Limited

“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” John 4:23

By Nick Molick    Worshipping together is powerful, biblically-based and needed in a believer’s life, but should not be the limit of a Christian’s worship. Worshipping God...


Worship in the MRI

“For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths; from the realm of the dead.” Psalm 86:13

By Cathy Slusser    I’ve spent a lot of time in Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) tubes. You know those huge machines large enough to barely fit a human body inside? The ones that...


Worship God

”But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

By George Volpe   The Samaritan woman re-opened an old argument about the place of worship. Jesus said it’s not the place. And then He said God the Father is looking for those who...


Refreshed

“Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.” Exodus 34:29

By Phillip Hamm    There’s something refreshingly special about coming to church. It gives us the strength to make it through another week of school; the upcoming dreaded...


Comma, See a Man

“Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.” Psalm 66:5

By Keith Thomas    In all my years of education, I never had a teacher tell me that punctuation could be the difference between life or death. Maybe they did. More than likely I was...