Holidays

Jesus’ Triumphal Entry – Two Kingdoms Collide

When Jesus entered Jerusalem it was a clash of kingdoms. Two worldviews and two opposing views of the Messiah’s arrival and proclamation as King were evident in the crowd that day. Jesus knew there was a great contrast between these two kingdoms: the earthly kingdom and the spiritual kingdom. Instead of riding to the king’s […]

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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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The Advent Wreath

The Symbolism of the Advent Wreath The Advent wreath is circular in shape. The circle is a symbol of eternity. It has no beginning or end, reminding us of God’s unending love for us. It is made of evergreens, which are a sign of life in an otherwise lifeless winter. They point to new life […]

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Thanksgiving Countdown for Families – or Anyone!

Family Faith Builder for Thanksgiving. Don’t wait until Thanksgiving day to talk about what you’re thankful for. Start now! You could do this one night a week at dinner time, or as a countdown each day to Thanksgiving, starting seven days before. Enjoy this Thanksgiving Countdown discussion guide with your family to help them focus […]

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Thankful for Five Kernels of Corn

Pastor Mark shared this in CCA Chapel today, Wednesday, November 7. It is something you might use during the month of November to help your children focus on thankfulness every day. Say: The first winter the pilgrims spent in America was very cold. Some days, all they had was enough for each person to have only […]

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