Recent Posts by Todd Baker

Ministry Trip Presentation

Today we have one of the young men who grew up in our church sharing about a ministry trip he was on.  He has had the desire for a long time to go on such a trip and God worked out the perfect timing so that desire could be fulfilled last month. Curtis has come…
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Becoming Humbly Grateful

Pride and thankfulness don't mix.  Thankfulness acknowledges that you have been given something, something that someone chose to give you.  Thankfulness acknowledges some form of exchange that you came out ahead on.  On the other hand, pride tends toward the attitude that someone owes you something.  Pride is demanding, it says people owe me. The…
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Shoebox Sunday!

Today is a special day on our church calendar and one of our favorites.  For the past several weeks we have been collection shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Today we will be praying over them and dedicating them to the Lord's use.  These shoeboxes have been known to literally change the life of a child…
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Current Events From a Biblical Perspective

We are taking a break from the Philippians study to talk about the events happening in the Middle East.  It is important that we take the time to filter what we hear, see, and feel through a biblical perspective.  That is true for any part of life, the struggles we face at home, work, and…
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Remembering Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We are Going

The night before His crucifixion, Jesus gave His disciples a very important command. It was not the "Go" command that He gave before leaving earth, but it was an equally important perpetual command that calls us to come together in the midst of our going and doing. It was the command to regularly and perpetually…
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Working to be Conspicuous

Standing out can be a good thing...or a bad thing.  It all depends what you stand out for.  I remember a classmate in college that would often walk into class late with his thick hair sporting a serious case of pillow head.  He stood out! It is much better to stand out for a good…
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Worshiping Our Exalted Christ

It has been the goal of Satan down through time to rob Jesus Christ of the glory that He deserves.  He not only works to keep unbelievers from the truth, but is very active deceiving believers.  Some of his most destructive work is causing confusion and false teaching in the church. Our passage for today…
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Adopting the Mind of Christ

We live in a "Me" centered world.  While we talk about kindness towards others, we are at the same time saturated with a "Me First" mentality.  It is promoted in nearly every corner of our culture, sadly even in the church at times. In Paul's letter to the Philippians, there is no such message.  Paul's…
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Unity Through Humility

It seems we live in a time marked most by disunity.  Over the course of 2020 and the years following, we as a society have become more and more polarized.  Sadly, it has been true in the church as well, and that is a tragedy. At the heart of disunity is pride.  We all think…
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