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LOOK INTO THE EYES OF HOPE

Since 1853, First Baptist Church has inspired hope from generation to generation.

As our church family prayed about our next steps, I thought of the story of Noah, a man who stepped out in great faith. My favorite part of this story is when his journey becomes tiresome and seems endless. Yet Noah would not give up because his trust compelled him to perservere, seeking the reward he was promised. How his hope must have soared when the dove brought proof of dry land. I wish I could have been there that day when a glimmer of real hope showed up in the form of an olive branch. That olive branch was his tangible nudge to keep believing.
 
After years of indebtedness, contamination, fires and delays, hope has brought encouragement to each household in our church family. It reminds us that God has delivered us through days of great challenge. Tangibles such as additional space for our children, the relocation of administrative offices to the church campus and permanent signage represent much more than a project. These are all signs of a broader hope, restoration and positive things to come. Like Noah, we can now press on fulfill and live in God’s promise.

Senior Pastor
Michael Cook

 

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