Pastor's Ponderings on Thankful Thinking
by Thomas Hamblen on November 1st, 2021
As the leaves are changing and the air starts to become rather crisp, we look forward to many celebrations and plans during the holiday season. Celebration is a Biblical concept. The scriptures are loaded with details on how God’s people are to celebrate and remember His goodness and faithfulness. For example, celebrations were utilized to remember His character that He is holy, that He is just, that He is the provider, that He is the One who satisfies us, etc.
Biblical Success in Outreach Opportunities
by Cory Messerschmidt on October 1st, 2021
We undoubtedly live in a world where our perception of success is driven by numbers. A business is only seen as successful if it generates value for its stakeholders. An event is seen as successful if it draws a large crowd. A social media page is successful if its number of followers grows.
What Would You Expect to Find
by Kevin M. Leary on September 1st, 2021
If there really was a worldwide catastrophic flood, what would you expect to find today? Genesis 6-8 describes a year-long event that not only had a catastrophic impact on the earth, but also on the life on the earth. Regarding the catastrophic impact on the earth, we read that the fountains of the deep were broken up and the windows of heaven were opened (Genesis 7:11). The waters increased great...
The Seventeenth Day of the Second Month
by Kevin M. Leary on August 3rd, 2021
If you made a list of the most important dates in the history of the world, what dates would be included on that list? One date that should make everyone’s list is the seventeenth day of the second month of the 1,656th year from the creation of the world. The significant events of that day are recorded in God’s history book in Genesis 7:11-16. Genesis 1-9 gives us the history of the first 1,657 ye...
If It Is from God
by Kevin M. Leary on July 1st, 2021
History records that the early church faced intense pressure to obey man instead of obeying God. The religious leaders of the Jews were filled with indignation as the Apostles were preaching the message of repentance and forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name throughout all of Jerusalem. These leaders had the apostles threatened, beaten, and thrown into prison in an attempt to stop the spread of the g...
The Serpent of Old and the Lawless One
by Kevin M. Leary on June 1st, 2021
“The lawless one” is the description that God uses to describe the coming Anti-Christ in 2 Thessalonians 2:8. He will be lawless because he will have no regard for the laws of God. He will live in open rebellion against his Creator. Just like the serpent of old (Genesis 3) had no regard for the commandment not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, so too the Anti-Christ will have...
From Our Pastor’s Desk
Welcome to Pastor Leary’s Blog! Here you will find encouraging articles to equip you with biblical principles for the practical issues of life. Read along, be encouraged, and stay updated with the ministries of FBC as we continue to be changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ!