Tag: First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes

He created you on purpose

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes The story is told of an adopted boy who was harassed at school by other kids who were saying that his parents were not his real daddy and mama. Every day, the boy came home crying. Finally, his mother felt like God had given…

Mind games

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Years ago, as the story goes, a little town in the United Kingdom built a new jail which supposedly had an escape-proof cell. The great illusionist and escape artist, Harry Houdini, was invited to come over and see if he could break out of it.…

What kind of vacation reader are you?

Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes Summer is a great time to relax and feed your soul with a good book. But what kind of summer reader are you? Since there are different reading styles, I recently took a little vacation reading test out of curiosity. The results said that I…

The music of heaven

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes A few years ago, world-famous violinist Joshua Bell stood incognito at a Washington, D.C. Metro Station during the morning rush hour. As part of an experiment, he played a brilliant classical repertoire for 45 minutes. Now, Joshua Bell routinely fills up concert halls worldwide.…

The Case for Plodding

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sun Lakes William Carey left his English homeland in 1793 and sailed to India where he served for nearly 41 years as a missionary – without ever taking a furlough! Early in his life Carey demonstrated an unusual ability for linguistics. At age 12, he taught himself…

Made for the Eternal

Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church The Bible tells us that God has put eternity into man’s heart (Ecclesiastes 1:15). This amazing truth is born out in so many ways as we observe the people around us. Look into their eyes. They are filled with longings, needs and hopes. Of course, there are those…

After Easter

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sun Lakes “But the Word of God is not bound!” (2 Timothy 2:9). What powerful words from the first century that must never be forgotten here in the 21st century. The Apostle Paul wrote those words from a prison cell and it was part of a letter…

Easter Cantata at First Baptist Church

Norm Noble On Sunday, March 20 at the 10:00 a.m. morning service, the First Baptist Church, Sun Lakes Choir will present a musical that celebrates the most miraculous and life-changing event in history, the death and resurrection of our Savior! To the Risen King is not just a musical presentation, but also a guide for…

No reserve! No retreat! No regrets!

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sun Lakes William Borden, heir of the Borden Dairy estate, inherited one million dollars at age 21. For a high school graduation present, he was sent on a trip around the world in 1904. However, little did those who gave him the trip realize the impact it…

Surprise!

Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes Until my wife and I moved to Arizona five years ago, I don’t think I had ever heard of the town, Surprise. Recently, I learned that it was founded in 1938 by a woman who named it Surprise because she “would be surprised if the…