Staff Blog

Summer is Here

I want to begin by quoting the great theologian (that’s a joke) Alice Cooper; “School’s out for summer!” I think it’s appropriate that I use his lyrics since he and his wife worshiped with us on Sunday morning just a few weeks ago. It is hard to believe, but the summer is here.

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Baby Dedication

One of the great privileges of being a pastor is that I share in some of the most sacred times in a family’s life….

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AND MERCER UNIVERSITY

The ties between First Baptist Church in Augusta and Mercer University in Macon are long and strong. Founded by Baptists in 1833, Mercer University has been an outstanding provider of excellent higher education in Georgia and the entire region. Over these years, First...

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A PRAYER FOR FEBRUARY 26

Gracious God, You have touched the life of the First Baptist Church in Augusta many times during her history. Our Bicentennial Anniversary is reminding us that the hand of your Providence in the journey of this family of faith is amazing. This story of Providence is...

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A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES

On March 25, 1817 a new organization was born in Augusta. It was called “The Baptist Praying Society of Augusta.” Although it was not yet a constituted church, this group of eighteen people drafted a statement about their purpose for coming together. They wrote: “We,...

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FORMER PASTORS

The story of First Baptist Church in Augusta is a story that is seen in thousands of faces and heard in thousands of voices. Over the course of two hundred years, people have served, given, sacrificed, prayed, laughed, cried, worshiped, ministered, hoped, forgiven,...

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SPIRITUAL FITNESS TRACKER

For Christmas in 2015 my wife and I gave each other personal fitness trackers. These are tools that you wear on your wrist and the tracker will keep count of the number of steps that you take during the day, the miles that you walk, the number of calories you burn,...

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

A man was watching a farmer chop some wood with an axe. He noticed that it was a very fine axe. The farmer said, “Indeed, it is. This axe was the axe my grandfather used to clear this land.” The visitor remarked, “Surely this can’t be the same axe. That’s such a long...

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Saying Our Prayers

This week is a special Week of Prayer in the life of First Baptist Church. We began 200 years ago as a “praying society” and so we are beginning our anniversary year with a daily, concentrated time of prayer. Over the past months we have been praying for our Pastor...

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A NEW YEAR BEGINS

Howard Thurman has written beautiful words which cause us to think about where we go after Christmas. “Christmas Begins” When the song of the angels is stilled when the star in the sky is gone when the kings and the princes are home when the shepherds are back with...

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