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Wouldn’t It Be Great To Serve In A Place Like This?

Wouldn’t It Be Great To Serve In A Place Like This?

A 200-piece choir, a breath-taking sanctuary, and some of the most dynamic preaching that can be found anywhere in this country was what I found my eyes glued to one Sunday morning in a hotel in the cold mountains of Colorado. “Come on, we’re going to be late,” called...

The Unexplainable Faith of Miss Golda

The Unexplainable Faith of Miss Golda

by Allison Talley Today, as I was walking through downtown Jackson on my way to the local sushi restaurant on Capital Street, I remembered a story that a man told me earlier this week. This very street that I was walking on was the meeting place and the setting many...

A Story for God’s Glory

A Story for God’s Glory

God’s divine connections to bring Anne Graham Lotz to First Baptist Jackson by Cindy Townsend It All Began in 2011 Robin Wise, our Woman’s Missionary Union President, listened to the messages of Anne Graham Lotz online while the rest of her family were watching NFL...

“We have an opportunity to change lives”

“We have an opportunity to change lives”

There are few things more fun for a kid than having unlimited access to an old mansion full of mysterious rooms (that you aren’t supposed to go in), dumbwaiters, and numerous places to get lost and hide. That’s just the life that Don Waller had when he was a kid....

Reclaiming A Relationship With Christ

Reclaiming A Relationship With Christ

When Ty Dennis moved from Houston, Texas, to Jackson, Mississippi, two years ago to attend Jackson State University, her entire life changed. Coming from a Christ-centered home and parents who have supported her for her entire life, she wasn’t fully prepared for the...

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The Path to Eagle is Not Easy

The Path to Eagle is Not Easy

by Richard Rebich, Unit Committee Chairman, Troop 8, at First Baptist Jackson. Sunday, February 11, 2018, is Scout Sunday. It’s the day that the Boy Scouts of America designate as the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting...

The Rock Witness

The Rock Witness

by Brad Moreman What does it take to help you remember? Personally, I’ve been known to write a reminder on my hand with a pen, keep a Post-It in my wallet, use a phone app, or record an audio “Note to Self.” These are all temporary reminders, because I inevitably wash...

Six Generations of Faith

Six Generations of Faith

In 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state in the Union. Settlers from around the New World were finding themselves ‘going south’ and making a new life in the state that many of us call home. One of those families was the Hederman family. For six generations, not only...

ARISE Devotional | February 6

ARISE Devotional | February 6 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”...

ARISE Devotional | February 5

ARISE DEVOTIONAL | February 5 One of my favorite verses is Psalm 86:11 which says “Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” I have worked in the youth area for 20 years, and I have prayed this...

ARISE Devotional | February 4

ARISE DEVOTIONAL | February 4 I was eight years old when I first stepped foot into the sanctuary at First Baptist Jackson. My parents had moved to Jackson from Meridian and were looking for a church home. I remember being intimidated by not only the sheer size of this...