Tag: First Baptist Church Sun Lakes

The Gratitude Attitude

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes The story is told of a man who lived on the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota. For years he had assumed that he lived in Minnesota, but a new survey revealed that he actually lived in Wisconsin. His response? “Thank goodness, I never could bear…

Wisdom for a New Day

Dr. Marc Drake

Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Now that the year 2020 is in the record books, I’m sure we all have hopes that 2021 will be quite different! But will it? Only God knows for sure. He has His purposes that he is carrying out, and we can rejoice that He is…

We’ve Been Here Before

Dr. Marc Drake

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Do you recall the widespread anarchy and mayhem of the late 1960s, especially 1968? It was an election year, the country was rife with violence and racial and political turmoil, and many marches and demonstrations were taking place to protest the unpopular Vietnam War. Furthermore,…

Galactic Wonder

Dr. Marc Drake

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes We live in a very complex universe. In fact, no scientist or other professional can know everything there is to know about even his or her own particular discipline. I once read that a medical doctor would need to read the equivalent of one book…

When Life Is Turbulent

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Have you ever experienced severe turbulence while flying? It can be a jarring and unnerving experience to say the least. Furthermore, life itself can be quite turbulent at times (as we have clearly seen in recent months). What do we do in such times? Our…

Piles of Stones

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes As I write these words, restrictions due to the global pandemic are being gradually lifted in some places but, of course, we do not know what to expect in the months and even years to come. But Christians do not have to go into panic…

A Life Worth Living

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Deep within our hearts is a longing for significance, an intense desire for purpose. It’s been said that as surely as a child breathes, he will someday wonder, “What is the purpose of my life?” Unfortunately, many people search for that purpose in a career.…

God’s Surprises

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes The Bible is full of surprises. Big surprises! Like the one when Joseph’s brothers, during a time of famine, went down to Egypt just to buy food. However, while there, they encountered a man who turned out to be not only the prime minister of…

The remarkable story of a remarkable woman

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes In 1820, a woman was born into slavery by the name of Harriet Tubman. Years later, she was almost killed when her master hurled a metal object at her. After staging a daring escape in 1849, she spent years rescuing hundreds out of slavery and…