Tag: First Baptist Church Sun Lakes

Dry dates, Broody camels, and perfect calm

  Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes The 19th century English missionary to China, Hudson Taylor, said, “Quiet waiting before God would save from many a mistake and from many a sorrow.” Sadly, in our society’s hectic pace, this great truth is tragically neglected. Even Christians can become anxious and overwhelmed with…

Creationists living like Evolutionists

  Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes It seems that many people readily acknowledge God as Creator but live as though life is about the survival of the fittest rather than living in daily dependence on their Maker and following His instructions. In other words, they live like evolutionists. But those…

The Church and Crazy Horse

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Near the top of my “bucket list” for travel within the U.S. is a visit to the Black Hills of South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore. But I would also like to see another mountainside that features not four faces, but one – that of…

Boll Weevil theology

  Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Years ago, my wife and I drove through the small town of Enterprise, Alabama – not exactly a vacation destination for most people. But there is an attraction there you won’t see anywhere else in the world. In the town square there is a…

At just the right time

  Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes A remarkable missionary by the name of Gladys Aylward served in China for more than 50 years. Forced to flee when the Japanese army invaded northern China, she took with her only one assistant and more than 100 orphans. It was a dangerous journey out…

An Indestructible Life

  Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes After Jesus died, he was buried in a tomb with a big stone rolled up against it. A short time later, the religious leaders came to the Roman governor Pilate and asked for permission to seal the stone and guard the tomb. They expressed…

What will you remember?

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Psalm 77:11 says, “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.” In the midst of a crisis or time of uncertainty, it’s easy to forget the past provisions and protection of God. Worry crowds out trust and…

Mixed reviews?

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes A few years ago, it was my wonderful privilege to visit Mars Hill in Athens, Greece, where the apostle Paul had preached on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us in Acts 17 that there were actually three different responses to his message.…

You are here for a purpose

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes A teacher, assigned to work with a hospitalized school child on nouns and adverbs, arrived one day and was taken to the burn unit. After she had scrubbed and put on sterile clothing, she entered the boy’s room and found him in pain. Though this…

Christmas Grace

Dr. Marc Drake

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Most men are not fans of shopping. It’s been said that they approach shopping trips the way a CIA team approaches covert missions: identify the target, know where it is, do not deviate to the left or the right, and be out of the store…