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Making Friends Forever

Did you know that God expects you to use money and other material resources to make friendships that last for eternity? That's what Jesus taught in Luke 16:1-13. To do this, he told a fascinating story about an accountant who had mismanaged…

Doing Significant Things for God

Have you ever looked at a very big problem and discovered that what you thought was a big problem would become an even bigger opportunity for good? That’s what Thomas Edison experienced when he was 67 years old. At around 5:30 in the evening…

Learning to Serve from the Master

In John 13, we get an inside look at a personal ministry of Jesus to his disciples. Altogether, this time spent with them took place in less than a day. Yet, from John 13-17, John records many things that Jesus taught them in those hours. As…

Deacon Ministry

Understanding the Office Deacons play an important role in a growing, biblical church. In particular, they provide the kind of service that counteracts the attempts of Satan to disrupt unity and peace within a congregation and spoil its public…

Faith Baptist Church Values

Faith Baptist Church desires to demonstrate our love for God in the Queens Borough, leading people of all ages to become joyful followers of Jesus. To that end, we embrace the following biblical values as guiding principles for all that we…

Episode 103: A Spectator in Your Church

Are you a spectator in your own church? Church is a group of people, transformed by the gospel, who gather together on a regular basis to serve, not to observe. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider whether or not you are participating…

A Spectator in Your Church

Are you a spectator in your own church? What I mean to ask is whether you watch what's going on or whether you participate. Perhaps you are like many believers, adopting the mistaken idea that church is a place to go on Sunday, when its convenient.…

Good Works By Example

The Way Paul Ends His Letter to Titus Paul ends his letter to Titus by restating the theme of good works, which he repeatedly emphasizes throughout. The blunt reality of church ministry is that Christian disciples do not automatically volunteer…

Episode 99: Guest Interview with Mike Redick

Is evangelism something reserved for a person called an evangelist, or is it the responsibility of every believer? In the mid-1900's, evangelism strategy in the United States focused heavily on a door-to-door outreach. Is this still a wise strategy? Guest…

Does This Offend You?

Have you ever been followed? I don’t have any clear memories of somebody following me. But I do know what it feels like to have a car driving behind me for a while, turn after turn, as though I were being followed. Now it never turns out to…