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WELCOME

Welcome to the home of First Baptist Church, a body of Christians who meet in Sidney, New York. We believe the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, that Jesus Christ is its grand theme, and that salvation … Continue reading

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Finding The Way Through 2017!

Lord, How Can We Know The Way? (J.R. Miller, “Evening Thoughts” 1907) Thomas said to Him, “Lord, how can we know the way?“ Jesus said to him, “I am the way” John 14:5-6 This is the first day of a … Continue reading

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What Sort of a Christian are You?

The Minimum Christian!:       (C.H. Spurgeon, “Sword and the Trowel” 1876)   The minimum Christian! And who is he? The Christian who is going to heaven at the cheapest rate possible. The Christian who intends to get all of the world he … Continue reading

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NUMBER OUR DAYS!

Few and Fleeting and Uncertain! (“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872) “Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before … Continue reading

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As We Enjoy The Colors Of Fall…

In That Time Before All Time! (Charles Spurgeon, 1864) Meditate, dear friends, upon the whole range of God’s works in Creation and Providence. There was a period when God dwelt alone and creatures were not. In that time before all … Continue reading

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Life is not to be Wasted

Oh, Do Not Waste Life!;                                                     (George Everard, 1884) “Making the very most of the time!” Ephesians 5:16 Be careful to make the very best use of your time. Make the most of each passing day. Instead of trying to … Continue reading

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Its My Birthday This Month; I Am Getting Older!

As We Grow Older:      (J.R. Miller, “The Glory of the Commonplace”) “Even to your old age and gray hair I am He; I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will … Continue reading

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For the Joy of AWE!

Do you love to be “Awed”? Of course you do; we all do naturally! Here is why… Awe: Why It Matters for Everything We Think, Say, and Do from Crossway on Vimeo.

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A New Year’s Resolution For 2016

A New Year’s Resolution:     (Matthew Henry) “My times are in Your hand!” Psalm 31:15 Firmly believing that my times are in God’s hand, I here submit myself and all my affairs for the ensuing year, to the wise and gracious … Continue reading

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Fretful Anxiety is Forbidden to the Christian!

Are you not put to shame by every little bird that sits upon the bough and sings, though it has not two grains of barley in all the world? (Charles Spurgeon, “A Good Start!”)   “Therefore I tell you, do … Continue reading

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