Author Archive: Pastor Mark

What is love?

If you were around in the early 90’s this title probably makes you think of a song that is now going to be stuck in your head. You can thank me later. Valentine’s Day comes around this time of the year and we sometimes stop to say I love you. But are we showing it? […]

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Digital Bulletin

Sign up for our free First Baptist Church Faithlife group and view our weekly digital bulletin. You will find announcements, Scripture, and sermon notes. Visit faithlife.com/dunkirkbaptist to register for the FREE group.

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How has God “Shaped” you?

Jesus made it clear that our purpose in life is to Love God and Love our Neighbors. We try to focus all that we do on Worship,  Grow, and Share to accomplish these purposes. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. […]

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God With Us Is Jesus

Merry Christmas and Blessed Advent! We’ve been anticipating Christmas, the arrival of Jesus. And you with kids can certainly feel the anticipation at its peak! Now we prepare for Christmas Eve, on the verge of the celebration of the arrival of Jesus, our Savior, the light of the world, Emmanuel, God with Us. Join us tonight, […]

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God With Us Brings Peace

Let me encourage you in this final week of Advent to look for Jesus Christ, even when the winds blow and the storms swirl around you. In the midst of whatever life holds this week, remember that Jesus comes in power as the Prince of Peace, always with us, restoring us to God through wholeness […]

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God With Us Brings Joy

Joy is a lot like puppies. Fortunately, it’s not as hairy and doesn’t make a mess, but joy is boundless and uncontainable. Joy overflows, and when you’ve experienced joy, you want to share it with someone else—or as many people as you can. Joy is contagious! Joy bubbles over and touches everyone it comes in […]

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God With Us Brings Love

Down through the ages people have been inspired and moved and confused and intrigued and motivated by love—and trying to understand it (mostly men, right?). The Hallmark movies tap into these romantic themes of love and Christmas. Have you ever thought about the story of Mary and Joseph as a love story? Sure, you know […]

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God With Us Brings Hope

Hope is the fuel of faith and dreams. And hope is what we celebrate on this first Sunday of Advent. There is hope for those who seek God. “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;” – Isaiah 55:6 Our hope for today and for the future is secure […]

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Preparing for Advent

Join us at FBC through the month of December as we celebrate the Advent (Coming) of Jesus Christ the Messiah. Each Sunday morning we will light another candle of the Advent wreath and hear the Word of God proclaiming the Good News for all people. Be sure you don’t miss these important reminders of the […]

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