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At First Baptist, our worship style is blended with hymns and praise choruses, organ, piano and harp. Throughout the year we also use drama to deliver the message of Christ.

The sermons are generally expository in nature, that is, we analyze what the passage meant to the original audience, take that meaning and apply it to our lives today.

If you are new to the area, looking for a church home, or are just exploring your spiritual life, please come and join us. Bring your questions. Be ready for a challenge. Come and be transformed!

Reflection Story

FROM THE PASTOR

“Beans”

Stephen Bilynskyj starts each confirmation class with a jar full of beans. He asks his students to guess how many beans are in the jar, and on a big pad of paper writes down their estimates. Then, next to those estimates, he helps them make another list: Their favorite songs. When the lists are complete, he reveals the actual number of beans in the jar. The whole class looks over their guesses, to see which estimate was closest to being right. Bilynskyj then turns to the list of favorite songs. “And which one of these is closest to being right?” he asks. The students protest that there is no “right answer”; a person’s favorite song is purely a matter of taste. Bilynskyj, who holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Notre Dame asks, “When you decide what to believe in terms of your faith, is that more like guessing the number of beans, or more like choosing your favorite song?” Always, Bilynskyj says, from old as well as young, he gets the same answer: choosing one’s faith is more like choosing a favorite song. (Tim Stafford, Christianity Today, September 14, 1992, p. 36.)

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