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Seven Principles for Fighting Sin

Posted onOctober 11, 2015 | by: Matt Stanghelle | 0 comments

Fighting sin can sometimes feel like a losing battle. There are some sins that seem like you’ll never shake. It’s true we’ll never be completely rid of this foe till Christ returns. Nevertheless, God has given us means to fight sin. These principles have been tremendously helpful to me and I share them here with you....Keep Reading

God at Work in Zambia 2015

Posted onAugust 2, 2015 | by: First Free | 0 comments

As we report back to you we want to thank you once again for being a crucial part of our time at Village of Hope in Zambia. Praise God for your faithfulness. We are excited to fill you in on how he is working. Our team of nine kept busy! Land clearing, vehicle repair, teacher education, curriculum preparation, physicals on around 500 children, planning for a piggery, plans for expanding the secondary school and building relationships were the tasks we set to gladly. Several of us even got to teach in some of the vocational classes. The opportunity to see what the current needs are and to be able to come back and share with you is such a privilege. ...Keep Reading

Untainted Love

Posted onJune 30, 2015 | by: Jo Coltrain | 0 comments

The Gala in the Garden was a beautiful event – beautiful gardens, beautiful tables, beautiful food, beautiful music, beautiful smiles. It was a warm event – upper 90s outside, warmer than usual inside, and warm fellowship as ladies and girls enjoyed one another’s company. However, the absolute highlight of the evening was Michelle Romig’s authentic testimony to the incredible, untainted love of the God of the universe....Keep Reading

Join Us for Missions Weekend, June 27-28

Posted onJune 4, 2015 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Missions Weekend is coming up on June 27-28! Our special guests this year include Sam & Sharon Mall. Sam & Sharon have been First Free missions partners with ReachGlobal in India since 1995. Sam was born and raised in India and met Sharon in the States while working with international students. After getting married in 1973, they’ve been involved in numerous ministries in India, including starting a church planting institute and anti-trafficking initiatives. We hope you'll join us for the following events during Missions Weekend....Keep Reading

Parking Lot Improvement Project - Parking and Building Access

Posted onMay 28, 2015 | by: First Free | 0 comments

Update: Work on our parking lot improvement project is scheduled to begin the first week in June! We’ll do our best to help you navigate the parking lot and building access during the project. We expect the actual improvements to take 3-5 days and then the new concrete will need an additional 7-10 days to cure....Keep Reading

Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem

Posted onMay 8, 2015 | by: Jeremy Krause | 0 comments

Have you been busy lately? Do you have too many agenda items to juggle? Is the important getting lost in the midst of the urgent? I might have a simple solution to your problem… but, prepare yourself, it may feel counter-intuitive. My solution? Stop what you’re doing and read the book Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung....Keep Reading

Practicing Obedience

Posted onApril 24, 2015 | by: Jeremy Krause | 0 comments

Over the past year, the Tuesday Connection Women’s Bible Studies have been studying the book of Exodus. As we’ve concluded this spring with the second half, women had a few questions as they encountered texts on the law, the Tabernacle, and other topics. Here, Pastor Jeremy answers one woman’s question as she contemplated what obedience to the law looked like then, and what it might look like now. She asks, “How do we practice ‘obedience’ in our daily lives today?”...Keep Reading

Worship, Serve, Learn: Navigating the Options

Posted onMarch 6, 2015 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

Have you ever noticed we have a lot going on here on Sunday mornings? There are opportunities to worship, to serve, and to learn. And all are important in the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ who glorify God as the grace of the gospel grows deep in God’s people and goes wide to all peoples. A person doesn’t have time to do it all, so how do you decide? How should you spend your time on a Sunday morning? Let me offer a few suggestions....Keep Reading

How to Change a Life - 52 Club

Posted onFebruary 27, 2015 | by: Lucas McGarity | 0 comments

You might see a sign about or hear someone talk about the 52 Club and if you’re anything like me you might think, “What in the world is the 52 Club?” Well, the 52 Club is a fundraiser that you can be a part of to help students go to life-changing camps and retreats. Why join? What's the impact?...Keep Reading

But What About… Is It Ever Ok to Divorce?

Posted onFebruary 5, 2015 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

You’d be hard-pressed to find a family who hasn’t been affected by divorce in some way, whether that’s divorce of parents, a child, an extended family member, or a family friend. Because it’s such a relevant topic it’s important that we understand what the Bible teaches about it....Keep Reading