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Love By Dr. Sophia Steibel “So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them” (1 John 4:16 NRSV) It was a rule of life for me. Every Sunday afternoon I’d travel nearby to see a friend who was in an assisted living facility in Shelby. I looked forward to those moments filled with something […]

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Get Up and Love Shelby By Susan Evans “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1) NIV What a joy it has been working together with many of you in the production of plays and skits over the years! Sometimes a phrase, or certain delivery of a line still pops in my mind. That’s the case […]

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Love One Another By Dr. Doug Hankins Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 (ESV) T-shirts. Car magnets. Political issues. Social media accounts.Social justice causes. Even tattoos (But mainly I’m talking about the grandparents). Each of these examples represent external markers in our society. They are signals of our virtue and […]

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Love Shelby By Stan Anthony, Mayor of Shelby Philippians 2: 1-11 As I was preparing to write today’s devotional, this passage of scripture from the second chapter of Philippians truly spoke to me because of how succinctly these words define our lives as Christians. If there is one passage of scripture that provides the answers of how we are to live, this may well be it! The values we all cherish are there… love, obedience, […]

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“All You Need is Love” — Eph. 3:14-19 By Dr. Jim McConnell In 1967 the Beatles released their “Magical Mystery Tour” album. One of the songs on that album was “All You Need is Love.” Folks of my generation know this song well; the refrain, which is the song’s title, is repeated over and over (and over). There is a line in the song, though, that at least to me was until recently not as […]

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“Brush with Greatness!”

By Tony Tench Today we learned about the death of Henry “Hammerin’ Hank” Aaron who played his Major League Baseball career with the Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers but most of his time in Atlanta. Growing up and being a baseball fan, Atlanta was the nearest team to us, not to mention that many of our family members lived in Georgia, my Dad’s home state. That being so, I have been […]

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Create to Create Camp

FBC Children’s Ministry Virtual Summer Art Camp — July 2020 Created to Create Camp has been a great summertime experience for children during these “stay at home” days.  Originally airing on each of the Wednesdays in July 2020, these lessons are available below for parents to use with their children at any time (if you were not able to participate during July).  Join us as we explore God’s creation and how we are a special […]

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Loving Father

By Missy Smith I grew up with a great father. He was always in my corner to cheer me on and to tell me that he loved me. I can remember at a very young age feeling special to him as he would take time to play with my brother and me. He would often take time to sit and read a Bible story to us out of our Big Bible book. My dad was […]

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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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