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. 


Your Planned Steps

“The steps of a man are established by the Lord…” Psalm 37:23

Guest Writer: Cathy Slusser    I am a planner. Whether it is in my job, schedule or in travel, I am most comfortable knowing what is ahead. I always carry a to-do list and when I am travelling,...

Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2015
Posted in Faith


Your Father's Gifts

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

Guest Writer: Amy Pilson    There is a story going around on social media about a young man who was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car...

Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2015


Your Father's Gifts

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

Guest Writer: Amy Pilson    There is a story going around on social media about a young man who was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car...

Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Posted in Faith, Life


Sinfully Selfish Synonym Study

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit…“ Phillipians 2:3

Guest Writer: Keith Thomas     The Jackie Robinson West Division (Chicago-based), Little League baseball team became the Great Lakes and United States Champions in 2014.  Their title was soon...

Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2015


Sinfully Selfish Synonym Study

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit…“ Phillipians 2:3

Guest Writer: Keith Thomas     The Jackie Robinson West Division (Chicago-based), Little League baseball team became the Great Lakes and United States Champions in 2014.  Their title was soon...

Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Posted in Life


Just Between You and Him

“And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house…” Matthew 20:11

Guest Writer: Amy Pilson      It’s Not Fair! No fair his piece is bigger than mine. He’s not playing fair! He’s had more turns than I have. It’s not fair, I’m in a loving...

Posted on Monday, June 01, 2015


Just Between You and Him

“And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house…” Matthew 20:11

Guest Writer: Amy Pilson      It’s Not Fair! No fair his piece is bigger than mine. He’s not playing fair! He’s had more turns than I have. It’s not fair, I’m in a loving...

Posted on Monday, June 01, 2015


Missed Opportunities

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Guest Writer: Cathy Slusser     A few years ago, I travelled with my friend, Vicki, to Michigan where we attended a weeklong craft workshop. We stayed at a church camp in cramped dorms,...

Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2015


Missed Opportunities

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Guest Writer: Cathy Slusser     A few years ago, I travelled with my friend, Vicki, to Michigan where we attended a weeklong craft workshop. We stayed at a church camp in cramped dorms,...

Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2015
Posted in Faith


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


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

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