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Easter Beginnings

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Easter has come and gone.  Or has it?  What if Easter is the beginning of something new, not just the remembrance of something old? By looking at the initial days of Jesus’ earthly ministry through the eyes of Luke, we discover that Jesus began His earthly ministry with great...

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Easter Sunday!

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

  He is Risen! The tomb is empty! Jesus is alive! Let us rejoice and worship! Easter Sunday is a glorious morning of worship as we celebrate and give thanks to the risen Lord. Through His sacrifice on the cross, our sins are forgiven. Through His resurrection, death has been conquered...

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Good Friday

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

It is Friday evening. Jesus, the anticipated Messiah, is dead. The dreams, hopes, and promises of a new Kingdom crucified. Jesus' followers find each other and gather in secret places. It is unknown if the Jewish and Roman authorities will be looking for them next, so they must be careful...

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Maundy Thursday

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

  On a Thursday evening in Jerusalem, Jesus gathered with His disciples in an upper room to share the Passover. From the washing of feet to the sealing of His tomb, the next 24 hours would change the history of the world. He would be betrayed, denied, arrested, convicted, and...

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Jim Stewart reflects on 30 years at First Baptist before retirement

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

When Jim Stewart was about 12 or 13, his grandmother told him he was going to be a minister. “I just laughed,” Stewart said. “Over 40 years later, here I am.” Stewart’s ministry will come to a close at First Baptist Church on December 31 when he retires as...

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