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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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FBC Kids Daily Devos — March 23

IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS Shared with permission from Rebecca Sloan Lindhout from Antioch Baptist Church. READ Daniel 2 Comic from the link below: https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukusers/user-26656454/documents/5e74e172391c52AKP5gF/Daniel%202%20Nebuchadnezzars%20Dream%20Digital%20Comic.pdf “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells […]

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A Thankful Place! How About a Sweet Story for Our Anxious Days?

By Tony Tench Last week Janet and I went to a marriage conference at Erin’s and Matt’s church. We decided to get a room on Friday so we didn’t have to drive the whole way on Saturday. We had a very small window to see the grandchildren as we were to care for them while Erin and Matt ran an errand before heading to next things.  We pulled up just in time to take them by […]

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Tighten the Knot: Encouragement for Marriages

By Tony Tench Since before the day of our wedding, Janet and I have held to the promise of Proverbs 3:5-6 as our “life verse” for our marriage:  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.  We have trusted the Lord in every season of our lives and he has blessed us with his presence! The […]

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