But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 13 October 2019 03:00

Responding to Major Adversity Featured

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Thinking God’s Way, Lesson 6 Thinking God’s Way is a series of Bible studies that help believers meditate on the Word of God for the purpose of Christian growth. Each lesson features…

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Sunday, 13 October 2019 02:00

Following the Process Featured

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At Faith Baptist Church, our motto is “Loving God, Making Disciples.” What does this mean and why is it important? I want to focus on the second part, “making disciples.” If this…

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 10:00

Illogical Love Featured

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Christian love operates in an illogical way. Before I explain what I mean by this from Scripture, let me describe two realistic scenarios we may face today that challenge our understanding of…

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Sunday, 06 October 2019 02:45

Responding to the Pressures of Life Featured

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Thinking God’s Way, Lesson 5 Thinking God’s Way is a series of Bible studies that help believers meditate on the Word of God for the purpose of Christian growth. Each lesson features…

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Sunday, 06 October 2019 02:00

Guarding Against Apostasy Featured

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Jude 17-25 Following Christ is not a journey for the faint of heart. Dangers and risks of many kinds mark the path before us – one of which is the threat of…

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Sunday, 29 September 2019 02:00

Responding to Human Pressure Featured

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Thinking God’s Way, Lesson 4 Thinking God’s Way is a series of Bible studies that help believers meditate on the Word of God for the purpose of Christian growth. Each lesson features…

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:15

How to Enjoy Your Crazy Life Featured

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 My grandfather’s workbench, in the cellar of his house, was a mess – at least from my childish perspective. As a kid looking up at the jumbled assortment of tools,…

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Sunday, 22 September 2019 02:00

Responding to a Divisive Person Featured

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Thinking God’s Way, Lesson 3 Thinking God’s Way is a series of Bible studies that help believers meditate on the Word of God for the purpose of Christian growth. Each lesson features…

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Sunday, 22 September 2019 01:48

Living the Invisible Life Featured

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Colossians 3:1-4 We’re familiar with technology called virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). VR uses computer, audio, and visual innovation to create a simulated, immersive environment that you can interact with as though it…

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 12:42

Digging Deep Roots into Jesus Featured

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When you visit an amusement park, you get on one ride, then another, then another, going from one exciting experience to the next. But following Christ is not that way. When you…

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Sunday, 15 September 2019 02:00

Responding to an Angry Person Featured

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Thinking God’s Way, Lesson 2 Thinking God’s Way is a series of Bible studies that help believers meditate on the Word of God for the purpose of Christian growth. Each lesson features…

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Friday, 13 September 2019 00:26

Ezra’s Example: A Grateful Heart Featured

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Ezra 7:27-28; 8:1-14, 16-20; Nehemiah 3:1-32 Ezra was a godly man whom God used to guide his people when they returned to Jerusalem from captivity in Persia. As such, his life provides…

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Sunday, 08 September 2019 02:45

Developing a Renewed Mind Featured

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Thinking God’s Way, Lesson 1 Thinking God’s Way is a series of Bible studies that helps believers meditate on the Word of God for the purpose of Christian growth. Each lesson features a…

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Saturday, 07 September 2019 09:39

What are the Books in Heaven? Featured

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Implications for Eternal Security in the Old and New Testaments The Heavenly Archives The Bible alludes to a written record-keeping system in heaven (like an archive) that contains a variety of information…

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Sunday, 01 September 2019 02:00

Dynamics of Christian Growth: The Word of God Featured

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If you follow sports, you know that football season is about to begin. For weeks, coaches have been running practice drills, scrimmages and preseason games. Most importantly, they have been reminding players…

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Friday, 30 August 2019 01:54

Episode 194: Ezra’s Example – Devotion to the Scripture Featured

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The Old Testament character of Ezra shows us what it means to give devoted, serious attention to the Word of God (Ezra 7:10). Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in discovering how Ezra worked…

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Friday, 30 August 2019 01:29

Episode 193: Spiritual Leadership Lessons from Ezra Nehemiah Featured

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Good leaders respond well to the failures of the people they lead. What’s more, some respond differently and maybe even better than others. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider some valuable insights…

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 10:00

Ezra’s Example: Devotion to the Scripture Featured

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Ezra was a godly man whom God used to guide his people when they returned to Jerusalem out of captivity in Persia. As such, his life provides us with valuable lessons for…

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Sunday, 25 August 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Esther Featured

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Introduction Though we don’t say it in words, we often live as though the details of our lives are guided by fate rather than God. We expect God’s involvement at church, when…

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 10:00

Spiritual Leadership Lessons from Ezra Nehemiah Featured

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God used both Ezra and Nehemiah to accomplish significant things on behalf of his people Israel. Ezra guided them back to worshipping at the Temple and observing the Mosaic Law. Nehemiah oversaw…

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Sunday, 18 August 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Ezra Nehemiah Featured

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Do you ever get your hopes up, only to be disappointed again and again? In the U.S., we get our hopes up every four years for a President who will finally solve…

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Friday, 16 August 2019 07:27

Episode 192: Marks of True Friendship Featured

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The friendship between Jonathan and David (1 Samuel 20) provides many good insights for good friendships today. Do you have any friends like Jonathan? Are you this kind of friend for anyone…

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Friday, 16 August 2019 07:22

Episode 191: A Disappointing Finish Featured

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Have you noticed a tendency in your heart to regress spiritually in one way or another? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider from 2 Chronicles some ways that the good kings of…

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:30

A Disappointing Finish Featured

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Apart from David and Solomon, whom the writer of Chronicles presents as exemplary kings, the 1-2 Chronicles names nineteen kings over Judah (the southern 2 tribes of Israel). Eleven of these men…

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Sunday, 11 August 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Chronicles Featured

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As with Samuel and Kings, though Chronicles appears as two books in our English Old Testaments, it was originally given as one unified book in Hebrew. Like these books, it gives detailed…

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