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“Play Ball” Team FBCS!

“Play Ball” Team FBCS! Evening Prayers for the Month of August While We Miss the American Legion World Series in 2020 It’s August and it has become the joy of our community to host the American Legion World Series at Keeter Stadium in Shelby. So many of our FBC members provide the leadership and the vision for this community emphasis that builds on our sports heritage in Cleveland County.  Sadly, this year, we will miss […]

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Continue in the Rhythm: Growing in this Life of Faith

By Dr. Sophia Steibel About two Sundays ago our lesson text, Acts 2:37-47, led us to consider how First Baptist Church Shelby could be a true community of God.  The reading underscored the celebration of Pentecost in which persons from all over received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Peter then preached an eye-opening sermon, a “cut to the heart” type of sermon, which led the audience to ask Peter and others, “Brothers, what should we do” […]

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National Day of Prayer 2020

A Dozen Ways to Pray for Our Nation, and beyond, on this National Day of Prayer 1.  Government Leaders – Federal, State, Cleveland County, City of Shelby. Pray for wisdom and integrity as they propose action and provide genuine “states-person-ship” that lifts us above the partisan divides and into the embrace of the diversity that e pluribus unum expects. 2. Military Personnel who serve our nation with courage and perseverance.  As they serve in “harm’s […]

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We shall not live as “Prisoners but as Colonists”

We shall not live as “Prisoners but as Colonists.” That is the phrase C.S. Lewis once used in his book “The Problem of Pain” to speak about the church’s approach to the suffering of the world. It is to us to plant the flag of the kingdom of God in a world that looks into itself – we are to be the people of hope, love, faith and grace as we follow Jesus, and not […]

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FBC Kids Daily Devo — March 31

WAITING By: Missy Smith What if I told you today that you have to go to the grocery store with your parents and wait with them in the long boring line? Not fun, huh?  What if i said you could hang out with me today but you wouldhave to go with me and sit quietly through some really long boring meetings? Even though we would enjoy our time together, long meetingsare NOT fun for adults […]

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FBC Kids Daily Devotion — March 30

PLANTING SEEDS AND BEARING FRUITBy: Missy Smith There are a lot of different ways to enjoy apples. For example, you might enjoy a cup of apple juice or apple cider. Some children like to take applesauce in their school lunches. Have you ever had some tasty apple butter on your toast in the morning? Apple slices dipped in caramel are a delicious treat! My all-time favorite, of course, is apple pie! Do you all know […]

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FBC Kids Daily Devos — March 26

A NEW FAMILYShared with permission from Rebecca Lindhout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9UK0mFl5SM&feature=youtu.be “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba Father.”” Romans 8:15-16 When I was young, my family used to watch a show called “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”.  This show took you on a tour of a celebrity or wealthy person’s house or yacht and […]

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FBC Kids Daily Devos — March 25

WORRY MONSTERBy Missy Smith When I was little, I used to be scared of monsters under my bed.  I know now that sounds so silly because there really weren’t any monsters. But when I was little you could not convince me otherwise. I would worryand worry about those silly monsters so much that my parents wouldhave to turn on a little light in my room every night. When the light was on, I could see […]

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FBC Kids Daily Devos — March 24

RAINY DAY PROMISES By Missy Smith Today, is a rainy day! Often times on rainy days we see the clouds and feel the dampness in the air. It can make us feel a little sad and gloomy ourselves. Sometimes adults call this “rainy day blues” because we feel sad and blue on these rainy days. This may be the way some of you have been feeling at home as you are away from friends, away […]

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