Tag: First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes

Thinking about grace

Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes With the Christmas season upon us, I’m challenged afresh to ponder the magnitude of God’s grace in sending his Son to this earth for us (Romans 5:8). The coming of Jesus was planned in eternity past and prophesied throughout the centuries until in “the fullness…

Why on earth are we here?

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes The Apostle Paul brings a section of his writing to a moving climax by exclaiming, “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever” (1 Timothy 1:17). And then, as though there were no more words…

Engaging with Our Aging

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sun Lakes It’s been said there are three stages in life: youth, middle age and “My, you’re looking good!” Well, however one interprets that observation, we all know that getting older has its challenges – one of which has to do with attitude. For example, an elderly…

He created you on purpose

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes

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.…

The Music in 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

Marc Drake, Senior Pastor 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…

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…

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…