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Should a Christian Play the Lottery?

At the time of this writing, there is much excitement and talk of the lottery.  The Powerball jackpot is an unprecedented $1.5 billion.  People have been seen standing in long lines, spending dollars and  hoping to be the lucky winner. There is no doubt that many Christians are waiting in those lines, pooling their money for group tickets, or…

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Lifting the Standard

2016 is upon us, and there is much to be done for the cause of Jesus Christ.  The future is as bright as the promises of God, and I believe the greatest days of Friendship’s ministry are the days yet ahead! For this year’s theme, the theme of FBC will be “Lifting the Standard,” which…

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An Open Letter to Teens & Young Adults

Dear Teenager/Young Adult: I was recently reminded that not everyone in your age group is rebellious, stubborn, immoral, or immature.  You know something?  That is exactly right!  So, I am not attempting to paint with a broad brush. Yet, I have a broken heart as I write to you.  I am crushed because I read/saw…

August 3, 1999

Sixteen years ago, I met Jesus Christ.  The Bible calls it being born again, so I think of August 3 as my spiritual birthday.  God’s gift of salvation was nothing I earned, bought, or deserved; it was a gift in every sense of the word. Here is some of my story.  Perhaps you can personally relate to what I am about to tell…

A Spirit of Expectancy

There is nothing like excitement in the air!  One reason I enjoy football so much is because it’s a game where something big can happen at any moment:  a 40-yard rush, a sack, or sometimes a goal-line stand. How can I get so excited over sports and games and yet not have that enthusiasm every…