Faith Baptist Church of Sterling

Witness, Waste, & Wisdom

One of the last things Jesus told his closest disciples before the Ascension was “You will be my witnesses….” Earlier, he told them “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to all creation.” Ever since, followers of Jesus have sought meaningful ways to accomplish that charge. Witness In an effort to be an…

Man Stripped of Glory

It may seem like a lousy time of the year for this devotional. Near the end of my driveway, off to the side by the fence, is a patch of daylilies. They were quite beautiful last summer, a smaller variety with burgundy and yellow in the petals. They opened up in May, and we enjoyed…

UPDATE: Church Services & COVID-19

MARCH 17, 2020 Dear Faith Baptist family: I’m sure you are in just as much turmoil as I am over the COVID-19 crisis. Some of us have lived through other national emergencies, and they were quite traumatic. But I don’t think even the 9/11 terrorist attacks created as much widespread upheaval for average Americans. No…

Sunday Services & the Virus

As we’re all very well aware, the whole world is in an upheaval over the Covid-19 pandemic. Gratefully, we live in an area that has yet to be directly affected by the virus. Nevertheless, because of the ease of contagion and the potentially rapid spread of this disease, we must be prudent and vigilant. At…

Taste and See!

This has happened more times than I would care to remember. We’re at a restaurant, hungry, eager for a good meal. The menu displays photos of select items from the extensive array of options, and each looks delicious—well, most do, anyway. How many times have you ordered a pictured item? You can’t help it, right?…

A Life-Long Process

All parents can attest to the wonder that is their child. Mom is especially tuned in when she figures out she’s going to have a baby. This months-long process occurring within may happen somewhat gradually, but not unnoticeably! At first, of course, mom can’t ignore the obvious physical signs taking place in her body. And…

A Lengthy Process…

In the overall scheme of things, the process I had to go through to become an ordained minister was relatively easy. To be sure, while going through that process, I didn’t think so. When I sensed the Lord’s leading in that direction, I was barely in the second semester of my senior year of high…

Lead is Lead Still

Have you ever given in to the temptation to use one of those penny-morphing machines? Surely you’ve seen them at a tourist attraction, haven’t you? Over the years, we have encountered them at Disney World, Great America, Sea World, Niagara Falls, the Cog Railway at Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, and many more places, I’m…