Tag: Sun Lakes Baptist Church

The mighty works of God

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, Sun Lakes Baptist Church “Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.” These words from Psalm 111:2 reveal that God performs works and that His works are great. Furthermore, we are to delight in them, which leads us to study them. In the same…

Defeating distraction

  Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, Sun Lakes Baptist Church In addition to now being the most anxious nation in the world, we are surely one of the most distracted nations as well. Obviously, there is much in our culture that can keep us fragmented in our attention and cluttered in our minds. For example,…

Popeye moments

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, Sun Lakes Baptist Church One of my favorite cartoons when I was growing up was Popeye. You may recall that when something really terrible was happening, Popeye would say, “That’s all I can stands, and I can’t stands no more!” Well, his grammar wasn’t the best but I think most…

Operation Christmas Child

Norm Noble Twenty years ago, Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, and a number of his friends sent several boxes of toys to Bosnian children for Christmas. Thus began a project which is now known as Operation Christmas Child. Since its beginning, Operation Christmas Child has sent several billion boxes to children over all over…

Strong winds, deep roots

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, Sun Lakes Baptist Church For some reason, I’ve always enjoyed thunderstorms (as long as I’m not out in them). When I was growing up in the South, my room had an unsealed roof and I still remember that deafening sound as the heavy rain pummeled the house. There was just…

The Treasure of an English Bible

Dr. Marc Drake

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, Sun Lakes Baptist Church A man with a neatly trimmed beard, stately forehead and piercing eyes stood at a wood post, having been tied to it. At his feet, men piled logs and kindling, after which they poured gunpowder over the dry wood. A city official stood by with a…

Finishing the course

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, Sun Lakes Baptist Church Perhaps you’ve seen the TV commercial where the young boy hops up on the concert stage and begins playing Chopsticks on the grand piano. His stunned parents are embarrassed and don’t quite know what to do. But then the performer comes out and begins playing alongside of…

“Your Valentine”

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, Sun Lakes Baptist Church Sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to certain aspects of Christian history. Some accounts of early heroes and martyrs of the faith, handed down orally, have become embellished and romanticized. Such is the story of St. Valentine – a man who…