After I left for seminary nearly 4 years ago I was frequently overwhelmed by the workload, and uncertain about my ability to successfully complete my studies and obtain a degree. But in those moments of distress I was always encouraged by the example of others who graduated despite great personal difficulties involving family, health and finance. The […]
What does it mean to have “faith”? Does it mean simply to believe something? In the Bible the demons believe exactly what Christians are called to believe – that Jesus is the Son of God. And yet they are not described as having “faith”. So belief and “faith” are different. But how? Join us Sunday […]
“If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again”. A marvelous motto with one exception – those instances when you’re battling sin. When we battle sin the result is always the same – painful failure. Why? Because Scripture tells us its our nature to sin – we sin because we are sinners – our nature […]
Sunday evening September 20th at 7 PM we welcome Dr. Matt McConnell and his harpsichord for an evening of music from the late Renaissance as well as new works by contemporary composers. Plan on joining us for music new and old, and then for refreshments following!
Join us tomorrow after the service as we welcome back Williams College students with Pizza on the Patio, our fall version of Lemonade on the Lawn. And even if you’re not a student we’d love to welcome you to First Baptist!
What was the most precious gift you ever received? Or, have you ever said, “I would given anything to…”? In recent MasterCard commercials “priceless” was used to describe our most cherished intangibles – friendship, time, hopes and family life. But Scripture consistently identifies only One Person as “priceless” – He who made the perfect sacrifice […]
Many believe Science is at odds with Christianity, viewing the latter as a simplistic attempt by ancient, as-yet-uninformed peoples to explain the vagaries of the world around them. Scripture, on the other hand, affirms Science, arguing that Science itself testifies of the existence of a Creator-God. Join us Sunday as we examine the proof!
What would you do if your children were unruly and disowned you? Or if your spouse were continually unfaithful and rejected you? Cast them out of the house? Divorce them? All understandable responses. What did God do when His children were unruly and His people rejected Him? Divorce? No. Join us Sunday at 10 AM […]
So what is a priest? And what does it mean that Jesus is our High Priest? When asked that question two people I know identified a priest as a shepherd, someone who tends his or her local congregation. But Scripturally, a priest was someone who offered sacrifices to restore someone’s fellowship with God. And Jesus is […]
Are you at rest this morning? Are you peaceful and calm? Do you have a sense of serenity and security, or is your heart troubled? Perhaps the trouble is unspoken, undefined, intangible – a vague disquiet and sense of foreboding. Or perhaps it is very tangible, painful and ever present. Jesus promised a “rest” for […]