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. 


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


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
Posted in Applications, Faith, Life


How Can I Get Involved?

"For we are his workmanship…” Ephesians 2:10

    As we wrap up our week-long discussion of baptism, I want to conclude with one of its implications. When we are baptized, we proclaim our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and...

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015


How Can I Get Involved?

"For we are his workmanship…” Ephesians 2:10

    As we wrap up our week-long discussion of baptism, I want to conclude with one of its implications. When we are baptized, we proclaim our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and...

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015
Posted in Faith, Life, Mission and Vision


Seven Reasons Why I Need to Go to Church

    Why should I go to church? This is not just a question someone submitted for our sermon series. It is a question most of us have asked at one point or another, usually in the early hours of a...

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

“Repent and be baptized every one of you…” Acts 2:38

    In the first recorded sermon after Jesus returned to heaven, Simon Peter stood before the multitudes in Jerusalem and firmly asserted, "Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain...

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015


Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

“Repent and be baptized every one of you…” Acts 2:38

    In the first recorded sermon after Jesus returned to heaven, Simon Peter stood before the multitudes in Jerusalem and firmly asserted, "Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain...

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015
Posted in Faith, Life

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