March 21, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Monday, March 21.
If you grew up in church, like I did, you’re probably familiar with “churchy” words. These are terms from the language Churchese that are typically not used in everyday life. One of these is the word “fellowship”. You would never say this to your office colleagues, “Let’s get together after work for fellowship!” But at church we have fellowship groups that have fellowships in Fellowship Halls.
March 19, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Saturday, March 19.
Tomorrow is the first day of spring. In 1931, the British children’s author Eleanor Farjeon wrote a hymn for children. She titled it “A Morning Song For the First Day of Spring”. It was published in a few hymnals but, at her death in 1965, was largely unknown.
March 18, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Friday, March 18.
This Sunday is the first day of spring! And we continue our series of devotions about creation and our Creator leading to that happy holiday.
Spring is a season of renewal, of regeneration, of beginnings. Each day, if our eyes are open, God will show us something new. The grass is greening up, the flowers are blooming, the trees are exploding with color. Praises to our Creator!
Genesis 1:1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
March 17, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Thursday, March 17.
We continue today with our four-part series on creation and the Creator, leading to this Sunday’s first day of spring. Our worship service this Sunday will feature one of my favorite hymns, “This is My Father’s World.”
March 14, 2022 - Good Morning. It’s Monday, March 14.
Today my subject is family. During our lives we may have several families - spouses, children, second marriages, step kids, grand kids, etc. But my focus this morning is on the family we grew up with - mom, dad, brother, sisters.
That first family features a unique connection for most of us. Our siblings know us in a way that no one else does. And brothers and sisters know their parents in a unique way as well.
March 11, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Friday, March 11.
This Sunday at First Baptist, Center, we'll begin our service by celebrating the royalty of our Heavenly Father. Our worship center will be filled with the sounds of songs like "Lead On, O King Eternal" and "Crown Him With Many Crowns" and "Sing to the King". We serve a majestic God!
Royalty isn't something you work your way into, isn't a position you can earn. Royalty is a birthright. And so, as children of God, we are "born again" into His royal family.