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. 


I've Been Hurt Deeply. How Do I Forgive?

Response by Mackenzie Ridenour        Jesus paid the price for our sins the day he died on the cross. His death was the atonement, the forgiveness, for everything we have done, and will do...

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2015
Posted in Grace


How Can I Love People When They Are Unlovable?

“Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” 1 John 4:21

    You know you're supposed to "love your neighbor," but if your neighbor yells at your kids one more time, love will not be the reaction he gets.     All children are a gift from God, but...

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015


The Devotional Method

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable” 2 Timothy 3:16

    In his Bible Study Methods, Pastor Rick Warren provides twelve different methods to help you actively engage Scripture. Though all of them are useful, the Devotional Method is a good place...

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015


The Devotional Method

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable” 2 Timothy 3:16

    In his Bible Study Methods, Pastor Rick Warren provides twelve different methods to help you actively engage Scripture. Though all of them are useful, the Devotional Method is a good place...

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015
Posted in Applications, Faith, Life


Active Reading

"In this the love of God was made manifest among us…” 1 John 4:9

    If you have grown up in the church, the question we have posed this week is not a difficult one for you. You believe what the Bible says and don't spend much if any time on questions or...

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Active Reading

"In this the love of God was made manifest among us…” 1 John 4:9

    If you have grown up in the church, the question we have posed this week is not a difficult one for you. You believe what the Bible says and don't spend much if any time on questions or...

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Posted in Applications, Faith, Life


Biblical Illiteracy

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…" Colossians 3:16

   There was a time when our nation was Biblically literate. Our young people encountered the Bible at every level of education, and our population had a deep and thorough knowledge of the...

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Biblical Illiteracy

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…" Colossians 3:16

   There was a time when our nation was Biblically literate. Our young people encountered the Bible at every level of education, and our population had a deep and thorough knowledge of the...

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Posted in Faith, Life


47 Year Trek

“Oh how I love your law!” Psalm 119:97-104

    At the end of a seven day trek through the Indonesian jungle in 1963, American missionary Phil Masters came over the rim of a deep valley and encountered the Kimyal people for the first...

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015


47 Year Trek

“Oh how I love your law!” Psalm 119:97-104

    At the end of a seven day trek through the Indonesian jungle in 1963, American missionary Phil Masters came over the rim of a deep valley and encountered the Kimyal people for the first...

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015
Posted in Faith, Life, Mission and Vision


Belief and Obedience

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable” 2 Timothy 3:16

    Thomas Jefferson was a product of the Enlightenment. Though he believed there was a God, his Age of Reason did not allow for anything that defied the laws of science. When Jefferson read the...

Posted on Sunday, July 19, 2015


Belief and Obedience

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable” 2 Timothy 3:16

    Thomas Jefferson was a product of the Enlightenment. Though he believed there was a God, his Age of Reason did not allow for anything that defied the laws of science. When Jefferson read the...

Posted on Sunday, July 19, 2015
Posted in Faith


Why Should I Believe the Bible?

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction…” Romans 15:4

    Since the invention of the printing press, more than six billion copies of the Bible have been printed. Portions of it are 4,000 years old, and yet New Yorker magazine said it "is the...

Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2015

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