Tag: First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes

When fear comes knocking

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Years ago, Ann Landers, the syndicated advice columnist, was at one time receiving 10,000 letters a month from people with many different kinds of problems. She was asked if there was one common denominator among all those who wrote to her. She replied that the great overriding…

A thunderous cheer!

Dr. Marc Drake

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes Throughout my ministry, I have presided over a large number of funerals and memorial services. Many of these individuals had lived a full and meaningful life and went to meet their Maker with great joy and thanksgiving. But others died while leaving behind many…

God has the last word

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes Before the old Soviet Union collapsed, Galina Vilchinskaya was a 23-year-old Sunday school teacher who spent five years in a Soviet prison for sharing God’s Word with others. However, imprisonment, hunger and beatings could not silence her witness. In fact, she led many in…

Forgotten heritage?

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

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes Psalm 33:12 declares, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” The primary thought of the biblical writer was, no doubt, in reference to Israel. Yet, the promise is broad enough to apply…