DAILY DEVOTIONALS

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


What Is the Role of the Holy Spirit in my Life?

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” Acts 1:8

    Frances Chan wrote in his book Forgotten God: Reversing our tragic neglect of the Holy Spirit:    So much of what we see today is anything but unstoppable. It can easily be derailed by a...

Posted on Saturday, August 08, 2015


What Is the Role of the Holy Spirit in my Life?

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” Acts 1:8

    Frances Chan wrote in his book Forgotten God: Reversing our tragic neglect of the Holy Spirit:    So much of what we see today is anything but unstoppable. It can easily be derailed by a...

Posted on Saturday, August 08, 2015
Posted in Faith, Life


What Are Some Practical Ways I Can Be a Missionary?

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19

Guest Writer: Mackenzie Ridenour     What comes to mind when you hear the word “missionary”? Maybe you think of a family you know who is church planting in a remote country or maybe you...

Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2015


Who Is My Neighbor?

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ ” Matthew 5:43 (ESV)

Guest Writer: Amy Pilson     In thinking about how to answer this question, it seemed like a pretty straight forward answer: it’s everyone. Thinking about it some more and looking at how...

Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2015


Who Is My Neighbor?

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ ” Matthew 5:43 (ESV)

Guest Writer: Amy Pilson     In thinking about how to answer this question, it seemed like a pretty straight forward answer: it’s everyone. Thinking about it some more and looking at how...

Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Posted in Faith, Family


How Can I Support a Friend or Family Member Who is Going Through a Divorce?

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." James 1:27

Guest Writer: Keith Van Leuven, LMHC     Divorced people, whether they initiated the divorce or are the unwilling victims of divorce, have gone through one of the worst of all human...

Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2015


How Can I Support a Friend or Family Member Who is Going Through a Divorce?

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." James 1:27

Guest Writer: Keith Van Leuven, LMHC     Divorced people, whether they initiated the divorce or are the unwilling victims of divorce, have gone through one of the worst of all human...

Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Posted in Faith, Family


How Can I Reach Out to a Lost Family Member?

“God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance.” Romans 2:4

Guest Writer: Cathy Slusser     Four dogs live at our house right now. Glen has a Doberman named Lucy, I have my Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Cory, and our oldest son, Rob, has a Cardigan...

Posted on Monday, August 03, 2015


How Can I Reach Out to a Lost Family Member?

“God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance.” Romans 2:4

Guest Writer: Cathy Slusser     Four dogs live at our house right now. Glen has a Doberman named Lucy, I have my Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Cory, and our oldest son, Rob, has a Cardigan...

Posted on Monday, August 03, 2015
Posted in Faith, Family


How Can I Be a Christian in an anti-Christian World?

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you…” Matthew 5:11

    Our nation began as small settlements. Small towns popped up along the coast, and the growth slowly moved inland. Though they stretched from New England to the Deep South, most of them had...

Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2015


How Can I Be a Christian in an anti-Christian World?

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you…” Matthew 5:11

    Our nation began as small settlements. Small towns popped up along the coast, and the growth slowly moved inland. Though they stretched from New England to the Deep South, most of them had...

Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith, Life


I Love My Kids (But They Drive Me Crazy!)

Response by Keith Van Leuven, LMHC, North River Counseling Center     Stormie Omartian in her book, "The Power of a Praying Parent" said the following about parenting:  "It's the best of...

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015

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