The Law and Grace.

An excerpt from Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan: "Now when I had climbed about halfway up, I looked behind and saw someone coming after me, swift as the wind.  Soon he overtook me just about the place where the arbor stands." "... as soon as the … [Continue reading]

Introduction to our Culture of Grace!

The goal is to share with you the Gospel of Jesus and include you in the culture of grace that we strive for here at Friendship Baptist Church. The Gospel, and the culture of grace are in many ways one in the same. For us to live in a culture of … [Continue reading]

Doctrine is good!

1 Timothy 1:3, 1 Timothy 4:13-16, Titus 1:9 We teach in order to maintain good doctrine.  Not everyone believes this.  It is popular to say things like, "don’t worry about doctrine, just teach the Bible.”  Of course along with that comes the ever … [Continue reading]

Why does God let bad things happen to good people?

She messaged me a short simple question.  "Why does God let bad things happen to good people?"  And that is question.  It's the primary question that all of us face.  Why don't people believe in God?  The answer is because suffering exists.  We live … [Continue reading]

Why I took down my Confederate flag… 12 years ago

I read an article about the problem of race in our country. It was written by a black man who although he tried to make his point that we must communicate in order to overcome racism in our country, his examples lead me to think that he was doing … [Continue reading]

Understanding Sin In Our Lives

We really don't understand sin. "If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we … [Continue reading]

Mission trip to Montana 2015

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If you are interested in coming along, please contact me via email:  bsharp@esharp.net. … [Continue reading]

Concert May 30

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Born this way… A personal reflection.

"You cannot hold it against a person for being who they were born to be."  I have heard this, and so have many of you.  We hear it most often about a very sensitive subject of our day.  But my response to it applies directly to myself, and I'd … [Continue reading]

Goals of Grace: Notes from the week of 7-13-14

Missions are about Relationships. Christianity is about relationships.  Love the Lord your God and Love your neighbor as yourself. - Matthew 22:37-39 "One soul won to Christ is better than a thousand merely moralized and still … [Continue reading]