What If You...

“Do justice…” Micah 6:8

    What is justice? In our minds, it's an episode of Law & Order where the bad guy is finally convicted, but justice in the context of this week's passage is a bit different. This justice...

Posted on Monday, October 05, 2015
Posted in Culture

The Genuine Article

“People will be… lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” 2 Timothy 3:2,4

    On an excursion in Nassau during a Caribbean cruise, my family and I stopped at the local straw market to look for souvenirs. The original market had been destroyed in a fire on September...

Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith

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

Going Public

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19

    As we launch our You Asked for It series, we begin with a very important question: Why should I be baptized? This question is not just one of your submissions; it is also one we hear...

Posted on Saturday, July 11, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith, Life

Salt & Light

“You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:14

    On the heels of the celebration of our nation's independence, let us turn our attention to the way we have used and abused our freedom. Consider the following signs of our nation's moral...

Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith, Life

Bitter Pills

“Therefore I am full of the wrath of the Lord; I am weary of holding it in.” Jeremiah 6:11

Have you ever had one of those moments when a Bible verse just made your day? Whether a friend shared it, or you found in your own reading, its beautiful words spoke joy and hope into your life....

Posted on Monday, July 06, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith, Life

God & Our Country

“Be warned, O Jerusalem, lest I turn from you in disgust, lest I make you a desolation, an uninhabited land.” Jeremiah 6:8

    In 1630, eleven ships set sail from England for the New World. Led by their future governor John Winthrop, who carried the charter that would establish the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the...

Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith

Things of Age

   Antique Roadshow was developed for American television in 1997. It was an instant hit with anyone who wanted confirmation that their junk was valuable. Thousands of people have gone on the...

Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith

Trusting Where He Leads

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this World you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

   The United States of America was a nation founded upon Christian principles. However, in today’s day and age it’s very clear that the majority would rather run things without the guidance...

Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith

Mr. High and Mighty

“The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.” Psalm 10:4

Guest Writer: Keith Thomas     “Hey, STOP!  That’s MY stuff!”  The voice was determined to get someone’s attention, but whose?  “Sir, those items are personal!”  With my senses...

Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith

Celebrating Weakness

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Guest Writer: Amy Pilson    In our daily lives we see people trying to get ahead. For them it is about obtaining more. More power.  More money.  More fame. More toys. More awards. Very often...

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith

Peace Through Strength

“But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Cor. 12:9

Guest Writer: Nick Molick     In King Uzziah’s story we see the rise of a good and God-seeking ruler who was looking to Him first in all that he did. His God-centered heart resulted in...

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith

Personal Space

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Guest Writer: Cathy Slusser     When Glen and I were looking for a new church over twenty years ago, we visited First Baptist Church of Palmetto and immediately felt at home.  We were greeted...

Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015
Posted in Culture, Faith

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