Heritage of Grace: The History of Friendship Bible Church

Back in the days when horse & buggy drove the dirt roads & our country was rebuilding after the devastation of the Civil War, the families of the Adams-Friendship community were also moving forward.  An earnest group of people banded together in the summer of 1867 to establish a church to worship the Creator God

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The Generational Impact of Fatherhood

Every dad is leaving a legacy which will impact future generations of his family long after he is dead and gone.  This reality is clear in my own family through the testimony of my fathers. My great-grandfather, Benjamin Board, known as Benny, was from a rural area of northern Missouri.  Unfortunately, he was a drunk,

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“How to Have Success & Not Fail in Life By the Time You’re 25”

To the graduates of the Class of 2017: This spring, I heard a well-known politician in the state of Wisconsin share some statistics from social science research that summed up the top 3 indicators of success in life. The first of the three steps was: 1. Graduate High School.  Congrats!  You’ve achieved that step! The

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“Super Bowl LI: Keeping Perspective”

What is your favorite part of the Super Bowl?  Is it the commercials? Snacks?  Half-time show?  How about the actual game itself?  For some, it’s the post-game press conference.  This is because you occasionally hear the testimony of a star player’s faith in Jesus Christ.  Having trusted Him as their Lord & Savior from the

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“Hail to the Chief!” A Prayer for President-Elect Donald J. Trump

Lord God Heavenly Father, as Almighty Creator, You reign in majesty supreme as KING of kings & LORD of lords.  Thank You for the free gift of salvation-total forgiveness of sins & eternal spiritual life-received by Your grace through faith alone in Christ who died for sinners & rose again.  Thank You for being the

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The Preciousness of Human Life

“It’s not personal.  It’s strictly business.”  This is what the murderous cartel of the abortion industry thrust forward by the likes of Planned Parenthood under the guise of women’s health would have the populace believe.  To the woman, it is personal when she suffers from a guilt-ridden conscience over killing her baby and being at

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Three Important Things to Do This Time of Year

Life moves fast.  If we don’t intentionally remember GOD’s blessings in our life, we’ll forget them & our faith will suffer.  If we don’t intentionally say “thank you” to those who have invested in our lives, we’ll become prideful & our hearts will sour.  If we don’t intentionally forgive those who have wronged us or

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Are You Enlisted For Glory?

They enlisted for glory!  On July 4th, 1776, the 56 signers of America’s “birth certificate”, the Declaration of Independence, enlisted in the fight for freedom.  They affirmed that everyone is endowed by the Creator God of the Bible with the “inalienable rights of life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness” in accordance with His moral

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Experiencing Victory Over Depression

“You seem rather happy to be from Adams County,” said the grumpy old man while we waited in line.  My response to his comment was also forthright, “Jesus Christ has transformed my life!”  The man explained that his disappointment resulted from the A-F community’s failure to deliver in his pursuit of happiness. This scenario is

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“Dad the Family Leader: A Prayer for Father’s Day”

Families are the foundational building block of society & are strongest when fathers actively engage their children’s lives.  Social science confirms the Bible in affirming that having a married dad & mom is the best environment for the next generation to grow up in.  This Father’s Day, the survival of civilization is at stake for

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