Loving and Knowing Our Neighbors- July 16, 2017

July16, 2017 - Text: Matt. 22:34-40
Amanda Tyler, Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (and a member of FBCDC) brought the message while Pastor Julie was on retreat. In 2016, Amanda became the sixth executive director in the organization’s 80-year history. She earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from The University of Texas.

Matters of Life & Death: Faith in the Second Half of Life - May 14, 2017

“The prevailing task of the second half of life is to let go of anger and forgive. To forgive everybody--your family, your church, your nation, your enemies, yourself...and ultimately, to forgive God because life isn’t fair.”

May 14, 2016 Text:  Luke 15:11-31

Turning Points: The Cheering Stones - April 9, 2017

On the first Palm Sunday, Jesus told the religious cynics: “If these people don’t praise me, the very rocks will cry out.” Which is to say: God’s song is bigger than you and me. It’s deeper than our disillusionment and greater than our doubt.  God’s song runs through all creation.

Turning Points: The Thirsty Woman - March 19, 2017

When Jesus meets up with Samaritan woman at the well in the town of Sychar, there are three significant barriers that really ought to have prevented these two from any kind of conversation: Race. Religion. Gender. (Sound familiar today?) So what does Jesus do with barriers like these?