Tag: First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes

All invited to Easter Cantata at First Baptist Church

Norm Noble On Sunday, March 20 at the 10:00 a.m. morning service, the choir of the First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes 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…

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…

Bumps and detours

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes The journey of life certainly has its detours and bumps in the road; and that’s probably putting it mildly! But the good news is that God is in charge and exercises perfect wisdom in working through the various circumstances of life. However, our response…

The story of the unfrozen hand

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes During World War II, while spending several years in a German concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom was severely humiliated and degraded. When she was finally released she believed that, by God’s grace, she had forgiven even the guards who had so mistreated her. She…

A Man Who Would Not Die In Battle

Senior Pastor Marc Drake

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes For over 150 years, a fascinating story appeared in virtually every student textbook in America but, sadly, it hasn’t been seen for decades. It is the story of George Washington when he was 23 years of age and involved in the French and Indian…

Five R’s for an Arizona Summer

Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sun Lakes Having moved to Arizona in 2010, it wasn’t long before we learned about the five C’s of the state (copper, cotton, citrus, cattle and climate), certainly a good way to remember some of the distinctive features of our great state. With summer upon us let me…

Why seek the living among the dead?

Empty Tomb; photo was taken by Norm Noble

Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sun Lakes Death Valley in California is a baked out gorge – the lowest place in the United States, dropping 276 feet below sea level. It’s also the hottest place in the country with an official recording of 134 degrees. Streams flow into Death Valley only to disappear,…

Living life on purpose

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

Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes Sometime ago as I was walking up to the entrance of a hospital to make a visit, I watched a guy sailing by on a skateboard holding a drink of some kind in one hand and looking at his cell phone in the other hand.…

Panic or Peace?

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes On Christmas Day 1939, King George VI of England gave a brief radio address to the nation. England was already at war with Germany and soon all of Europe would be plunged into the horror of global warfare. As the storm clouds gathered, the…