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Posted onOctober 3, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

How should Christians react in a time of anger on both sides of the political aisle? I believe Micah 6:8 points us in the right direction. That verse simply tells us to live justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. Right is still right and wrong is still wrong. It is, and always will be, wrong to abuse anyone. We must treat everyone with respect and dignity, even those with whom we disagree. Those who abuse people made in the Image of God will, in the end, receive the just rewards for their abuse....Keep Reading

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Posted onSeptember 19, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

How do we help the down and out in our community? That is a question that troubles me often. Throughout my ministry, God has placed me in positions where I saw and worked with organizations striving to accomplish that objective. Some were more harmful than helpful. ...Keep Reading

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Posted onAugust 1, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

Sunday morning was a time of joy, hearing the stories from the mission trips in June. I hope you were encouraged and challenged by those who shared. Will you join us next Summer? Or even before then! We take trips to Mexico, Honduras and other places. Start asking God where He would have you go. The answer just might be across the street....Keep Reading

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Posted onJune 13, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

I was warned about becoming friends with members of the church you serve. Fortunately, I neglected that advice and have made friends within the churches I have pastored. Sometimes it can lead to challenges and heartbreak, but the rewards are absolutely worth the risk....Keep Reading

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Posted onJune 7, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

As I write this Sunday afternoon, the building is starting to come alive. Workers are arriving for last minute preparations, decorations are finished, and now we simply await the arrival of the kids. VBS is probably the most important week of our church year. During this week, we invest in taking the gospel to the most receptive age group. ...Keep Reading

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Posted onMay 30, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

Thank you to the Music Search Committee for all the hours put into making this weekend a success. The church responded overwhelmingly to call our new Associate Pastor: Music. In order to allow our new staff member to finish his current assignment well, we will wait until next Sunday to publicize his name on electronic media. I can say that July 8 will be his first Sunday....Keep Reading

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Posted onMay 8, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

We finished up our study of Experiencing God this week. Personally, I have been challenged in a couple of areas throughout the study. First, I have been more focused on watching to find where God is at work. In some ways I feel like a detective with the job of “catching” God at work. I have learned that God is at work all around me, I was just missing out on seeing His work....Keep Reading

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Posted onApril 25, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

The process of making disciples sounds a lot like raising children. A new believer needs simple rules to start their life in Christ. They need to learn the importance of reading their Bible, praying, attending church and fellowshipping with other believers. In the very beginning of their new life in Christ, it is probably enough for them to see those things as rules to follow. But as they begin to grow in Christ, conversations need to occur helping them discover for themselves why those initial steps are so important....Keep Reading

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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

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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

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Posted onSeptember 11, 2017 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

In recent years, another word has grown in our vocabulary. That word is "community." Many of you simply think of the surrounding geographical area when you hear that word. Over the next four weeks, we will examine what community means from a biblical perspective. John, Ryan and myself will be exploring Community@Church: The Open Door....Keep Reading

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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

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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

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Posted onMarch 3, 2017 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

Make a list of who to invite for Resurrection Sunday. We are planning for a great day of worship that day. Remember, this is one of the easiest days to invite those who do not attend church. As Easter approaches, people think about what this holiday really means. Use that as an opportunity to invite your unchurched friends....Keep Reading

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

If hanging out with junior and high school students scares you, maybe working with the younger crew is more up your alley. Men, we especially need you. There are places to serve and learn about missions while practicing missions!...Keep Reading

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Posted onJanuary 18, 2017 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

This Sunday, we will hear from Mike Lawson, Mike grew up in our church before going into mission work. Mike has served in Haiti, a country close to the heart of my family. Mike will challenge us to give more of ourselves to mission causes around the world....Keep Reading

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Posted onSeptember 22, 2016 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

Work this week to prepare your heart for this special time of worship and communion with God and His people. If you are struggling with forgiving someone, put extra effort into that endeavor this week. ...Keep Reading

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Posted onAugust 29, 2016 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

But the most important fact from yesterday is that God was glorified. There are not many churches that could undergo a major change as we did with such minor issues. You, the members of FBC Sanger, are the reason. Thank you. ...Keep Reading