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Hurricane Ida Update 5 - Recovery

September 2, 2021 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

Dear FBCG Church Family,What a good and faithful God we serve! The Church Body continues to serve and meet needs in wonderful and God-glorifying ways, each day. May the Lord give His people strength to continue pressing on, not growing weary in a good and important work.Updates: The main building is still without internet and only has par... Keep Reading

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Hurricane Ida Update 4 - Recovery

August 31, 2021 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

Dear FBCG Church Family,We are praising the Lord for His mercy and grace today as Ida has passed. Those to our east are even more significantly impacted than we have been, so let’s continue to pray for needs to be met.We need to make you aware of a couple of items as we continue in recovery efforts: There will be no ministries this ... Keep Reading

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Hurricane Ida Update 3 - Services Cancelled

August 28, 2021 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

Dear FBCG Church Family,With landfall now expected to be earlier than initially predicted, and with the possibility of outer storm bands arriving early tomorrow, we have cancelled our plans to livestream a service at 9:00 am. Again, please communicate this message to anyone you are aware of who may not receive email or FB updates.Thank ... Keep Reading

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Hurricane Ida Update 2 - Livestream Service Only

August 28, 2021 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

Dear FBCG Church Family,Given the uncertainty regarding the timeframe of tropical weather tomorrow, We are adjusting our Sunday Schedule. We will not meet for Connect Groups, and will livestream our Morning Worship at 9:00am. This will be an abbreviated, livestream-only service; there will be no childcare or other ministries on the FBC prope... Keep Reading

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Hurricane Ida Update 1 - No Connect Groups

August 27, 2021 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

Dear FBCG Church Family,As you know, the Gonzales area is expected to be strongly impacted by Hurricane Ida, beginning Sunday evening. FBC Staff and Elders are watching reports about the storm very closely. In an effort to free up many of our people who are still tending to their preparations, and to prevent unnecessary t... Keep Reading

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Delta COVID Response

August 5, 2021 | by: Jarrod Lamberth | 0 Comments

Pastor Jim Law outlines the FBC Gonzales response to the Delta COVID variant and the new Mask Order from Governor Edwards.... Keep Reading

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I want to thank those readers who have followed Drawing Near in 2021. In the last six months, I have laid the groundwork for a book that has been on my mind for some time. The preliminary title is “Life on the Altar: The Life We Are Called to Live.”  The theme comes from Paul’s application of the go... Keep Reading

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When Pain Comes Knocking at My Door

June 28, 2021 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

In his book The Problem of Pain, C. S. Lewis wrote, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”[1]  Pain has a way of getting our attention like nothing else. Indeed, it is a megaphone that awakens us to difficult realitie... Keep Reading

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Family Affection

June 12, 2021 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

World Magazine shared the story of Ernesta Wood several years ago which captures the beauty of multi-generational faithfulness to the gospel. Wood, who at the time of the article was 88 years old, displayed “photos of her 53 descendants, nearly all Christians. Once a week for the past 16 years, she has sent them letters—777 ... Keep Reading

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Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp have written a helpful book entitled Relationships: A Mess Worth Making.  In one of their chapters, they ask the question, “Why bother?” Of course, they are asking, “Why bother with relationships at all in light of how they are often painful and troubling?” Lane and ... Keep Reading

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