Posts Tagged ‘first-baptist-sanger’

Real Love

Posted onDecember 6, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Too often, we get familiar with an someone and we begin to take them for granted. We’re all guilty of this to different degrees, but as we grow in our faith in Christ and commitment to Him, this should improve. We have to get away from the shallow, “be praying for you,” and “love you,” and move on to love in action and truth....Keep Reading

Pastor's Pen

Posted onDecember 4, 2017 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

What we want to look for is how those who have no church background experience the event. They are the target audience. Christmas draws people to wonder about the reason we celebrate. Let’s make sure our community knows why we celebrate!...Keep Reading

What We Do Know

Posted onDecember 4, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

I’m not that different than many that will read this. Terry and I have lost friends, grandparents, my parents, her father, a little brother, and our son, Jordan. It’s only by the grace of God that I’m somewhat sane and Terry and I are still married because of the stress involved. By His Grace, God has helped me so many times. And when I’ve not been what I need to be, His Grace has healed and strengthened my heart, my commitment, and my spirit. He’s just that awesome! And though I’ve experienced deep pain where I cried out until I was empty, I’ve been blessed beyond my ability to express. He has given me perspective and compassion through my painful losses to the point where I have grown and experienced real joy....Keep Reading

Pastor's Pen

Posted onNovember 16, 2017 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

On Sunday, November 19, at 6 PM, the churches of Sanger will gather for worship at Ridin’ for the Brand Cowboy Church. Come join us for a time of worship and fellowship with our fellow believers. FBC Sanger is a part of the overall community of believers. ...Keep Reading

Pastor's Pen

Posted onOctober 25, 2017 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

Getting people in the building the first time is probably half the challenge for us. Making sure they recognize the value of being part of a church family is the rest of the challenge. Take some time this week to think about why you attend FBC Sanger and how you would describe that reason to someone who doesn’t attend church....Keep Reading

Tired of Being Tired?

Posted onOctober 11, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Now is the time to push forward as we seek Him and endure the struggle and come out on the other side in obedience - all for the glory of God! He will empower you to stretch forward and finish the race. He will energize you to serve Him, will you ask?...Keep Reading

The Joy Will Return

Posted onOctober 4, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Though we grieve with those grieving and hurt with the hurting, we know this story plays out: Jesus is the Overcomer! His grace can heal, His love can bring light. His presence can bring peace. He is our Hope! In the midst of the storm, we can have peace! Why? How? Our God is on the throne! I have entered the gate and I'm safe! If you know Jesus, you're safe, too!...Keep Reading

Running To Win

Posted onSeptember 20, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Notice the trials come before the crown. I read that two things bother men about suffering: disgrace and death, but suffering for God does not have those ends. According to the Word of God, there is honor and life, a crown of life! We’re not competing against each other in this race for a crown, but against ourselves....Keep Reading

Pastor's Pen

Posted onSeptember 5, 2017 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

Let’s join together and invest in the next generation of FBC Sanger. Even though I have been here two years, I often think about how decisions made now will impact the next pastor of this church. I hope that next pastor will not arrive for 20 years but decisions regarding the use of resources now will impact this church 20 years from now. Join me in praying that the leaders of FBC Sanger rejoice at our decisions and thank God for the courage of our actions. I want to plant great long lasting shade trees that will bring the blessing of fruitful ministry for the next generation....Keep Reading

Throw The Cat

Posted onSeptember 5, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Wake up and love. Wake up and love your neighbor! Again, that sounds a whole lot nicer than what might really be going on here. Like, quit loving yourself or putting yourself before everyone else. Sure, the world does it that way most of the time, but that is one of the changes in our lives that should come if we know Christ....Keep Reading

Mirror, Mirror

Posted onJuly 13, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Sometimes we just don’t make the effort. We look around and we know something is wrong. Life is not what I thought it would be. Family life is getting me down, not lifting me up. Church is not like “it used to be.” We want to find something or someone to blame, but sometimes we just need to look in the mirror...Keep Reading

The Four Principles

Posted onMarch 24, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

I Corinthians 10:31-33: “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.”...Keep Reading

Pastor's Pen

Posted onMarch 24, 2017 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

We must hold every memory and tradition in open hands, ready to release them on the mission of making disciples and bringing the lost to Jesus. What memories or traditions are holding you back from making disciples of the lost around you?...Keep Reading