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First Baptist Decatur Podcast

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First Baptist Church of Decatur

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The official podcast of First Baptist Church of Decatur (GA), giving you a glimpse into life at FBCD through sermons, Bible studies, interviews, and more.

Latest Episodes

How to Survive the Wilderness (Sermon)

The prophet Isaiah paints a vivid picture of a stark landscape. In times like these, and during times like the closing days of the Babylonian Exile, people can be disoriented, easily manipulated and sorely misinformed. We need to survive the wildernesses of our day. But even more, we need to thrive for the days to come. Join us and with Dr. Jordan, let us learn together.

19 min2 d ago
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How to Survive the Wilderness (Sermon)

What I'm Thankful For...

This will be the strangest Thanksgiving of our lifetimes. Sharing a holiday focused on gratitude, sheltering in the middle of a pandemic, away from of our families and without the majority of our friends – these and other pressuring realities present us all with a real challenge. And yet, even now, Psalm 100 lifts up vital truths so essential for today’s dilemmas. Gratitude is not only possible, it is logical – and it’s international. Let’s learn why together as we join Dr. Jordan on a journey into the earth, around the world, and into our hearts.

20 min1 w ago
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What I'm Thankful For...

From Bondage, to Wilderness, to Good Land

The people of Israel were led out of bondage, through the wilderness, and into a good land. It was their story, yes, but it can be your story too. In this week’s online Bible study, Dr. Paul Wallace wraps up our broad sweep through the Old Testament with a detailed examination of 1 Samuel 8:1-22, when the people of Israel begged for a king, the resulting impact, and what it means for us today.

16 min1 w ago
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From Bondage, to Wilderness, to Good Land

When Mountains Shake, Hold Fast to What is Good, Part 2

We live in challenging times. Psalm 46 expresses well the broad demands reverberating in virtually every area of our lives these days. And yet those verses, coupled with our New Testament scripture from Romans 12, indicates a clear expectation. Even when we feel out of our element, out of control, and under siege, the Bible offers a creative third way. If heard properly, we find in both passages a liberating perspective that we so desperately need now. Let us hear them together; and let us learn a new way of seeing, thinking, and living – today!

20 min2 w ago
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When Mountains Shake, Hold Fast to What is Good, Part 2

Women, Leadership, and the Call of God

The men failed, so the women stepped up. There was business that needed taking care of, so a group of women followed the call of God and made it happen. Does that sound familiar? In this week’s online Bible study, Dr. Paul Wallace walks us through Judges 4 and the story of Deborah and Barak. He helps us make sense of what’s happening in the story and what it might mean to follow God’s call in our own lives. Listen in...

20 min2 w ago
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Women, Leadership, and the Call of God

When Mountains Shake, Hold Fast to What is Good, Part 1

This year of 2020 has shaken all of us. From political discord and economic concerns to an international health crisis and racial tensions; fires and hurricanes, growing numbers of refugees, and world-wide tensions on a number of fronts, our world feels like it is shaking. Therefore, these powerful, poetic words of Psalm 46 seem as if they are written just for our time. Dr. Jordan leads us through these words of truth and hope: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” We can, we must be inspired to face all that confronts our world in these difficult days. Join us!

20 min3 w ago
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When Mountains Shake, Hold Fast to What is Good, Part 1

The question that won't go away...

What shall we worship? Who shall we worship? These are the questions that won’t go away because we all worship something. And they were the questions Joshua challenged Israel with after entering the land of Canaan. Were they going to worship the gods of the Amorites, their ancestors, or YHWH? We can also ask ourselves: will we worship the economy, science, political figures, our addictions, our families - or God Almighty? In this week’s online Bible study, Dr. Paul Wallace takes us through Joshua 24:1-3, 14-25 and helps us navigate these questions, not only as they relate to Israel, but as they relate to us today in 21st century America.

19 min3 w ago
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The question that won't go away...

Whatever is True, Part 2

How are you living your life? How are you spending your time? How will you be remembered? God calls us to ask these questions when confronted with an uncomfortable truth. And these are very appropriate questions for this message on All Saints Day. Listen in as Dr. Jordan guides us on a valuable journey that we hope will change the way you view today, and the way you live rest of your life.

13 minNOV 1
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Whatever is True, Part 2

Into the Promised Land [Bible Study]

When you’re stuck in a wilderness season of life, how do you get out? For the people of Israel, they finally had 40+ years of wandering in the desert at their backs and the fruitfulness of the Promised Land before them. But getting there would be a challenge. In this week’s online Bible study, Dr. Paul Wallace takes us through Joshua 3:7-17 and shows how Israel did it with Joshua’s help, with God’s help, and how we might move forward from our own wilderness, in faithfulness and trust.

14 minOCT 29
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Into the Promised Land [Bible Study]

Whatever is True, Part 1

It’s not a good feeling, to be left alone in a hostile environment. Whether struggling with the repercussions of a pandemic in our own time, living as the Children of Israel left without guidance, or growing as a congregation in Philippi struggling with relationships and looking for answers, our scriptures for today connects us to real life. Join us as Dr. Jordan shares the honest dilemmas of wilderness experiences and what the Bible says about how to live with confidence. Today’s lesson will begin the process, but it is the first in our two-part series of “Whatever is True …” Join us again next week for the conclusion.

18 minOCT 25
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Whatever is True, Part 1

Latest Episodes

How to Survive the Wilderness (Sermon)

The prophet Isaiah paints a vivid picture of a stark landscape. In times like these, and during times like the closing days of the Babylonian Exile, people can be disoriented, easily manipulated and sorely misinformed. We need to survive the wildernesses of our day. But even more, we need to thrive for the days to come. Join us and with Dr. Jordan, let us learn together.

19 min2 d ago
Comments
How to Survive the Wilderness (Sermon)

What I'm Thankful For...

This will be the strangest Thanksgiving of our lifetimes. Sharing a holiday focused on gratitude, sheltering in the middle of a pandemic, away from of our families and without the majority of our friends – these and other pressuring realities present us all with a real challenge. And yet, even now, Psalm 100 lifts up vital truths so essential for today’s dilemmas. Gratitude is not only possible, it is logical – and it’s international. Let’s learn why together as we join Dr. Jordan on a journey into the earth, around the world, and into our hearts.

20 min1 w ago
Comments
What I'm Thankful For...

From Bondage, to Wilderness, to Good Land

The people of Israel were led out of bondage, through the wilderness, and into a good land. It was their story, yes, but it can be your story too. In this week’s online Bible study, Dr. Paul Wallace wraps up our broad sweep through the Old Testament with a detailed examination of 1 Samuel 8:1-22, when the people of Israel begged for a king, the resulting impact, and what it means for us today.

16 min1 w ago
Comments
From Bondage, to Wilderness, to Good Land

When Mountains Shake, Hold Fast to What is Good, Part 2

We live in challenging times. Psalm 46 expresses well the broad demands reverberating in virtually every area of our lives these days. And yet those verses, coupled with our New Testament scripture from Romans 12, indicates a clear expectation. Even when we feel out of our element, out of control, and under siege, the Bible offers a creative third way. If heard properly, we find in both passages a liberating perspective that we so desperately need now. Let us hear them together; and let us learn a new way of seeing, thinking, and living – today!

20 min2 w ago
Comments
When Mountains Shake, Hold Fast to What is Good, Part 2

Women, Leadership, and the Call of God

The men failed, so the women stepped up. There was business that needed taking care of, so a group of women followed the call of God and made it happen. Does that sound familiar? In this week’s online Bible study, Dr. Paul Wallace walks us through Judges 4 and the story of Deborah and Barak. He helps us make sense of what’s happening in the story and what it might mean to follow God’s call in our own lives. Listen in...

20 min2 w ago
Comments
Women, Leadership, and the Call of God

When Mountains Shake, Hold Fast to What is Good, Part 1

This year of 2020 has shaken all of us. From political discord and economic concerns to an international health crisis and racial tensions; fires and hurricanes, growing numbers of refugees, and world-wide tensions on a number of fronts, our world feels like it is shaking. Therefore, these powerful, poetic words of Psalm 46 seem as if they are written just for our time. Dr. Jordan leads us through these words of truth and hope: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” We can, we must be inspired to face all that confronts our world in these difficult days. Join us!

20 min3 w ago
Comments
When Mountains Shake, Hold Fast to What is Good, Part 1

The question that won't go away...

What shall we worship? Who shall we worship? These are the questions that won’t go away because we all worship something. And they were the questions Joshua challenged Israel with after entering the land of Canaan. Were they going to worship the gods of the Amorites, their ancestors, or YHWH? We can also ask ourselves: will we worship the economy, science, political figures, our addictions, our families - or God Almighty? In this week’s online Bible study, Dr. Paul Wallace takes us through Joshua 24:1-3, 14-25 and helps us navigate these questions, not only as they relate to Israel, but as they relate to us today in 21st century America.

19 min3 w ago
Comments
The question that won't go away...

Whatever is True, Part 2

How are you living your life? How are you spending your time? How will you be remembered? God calls us to ask these questions when confronted with an uncomfortable truth. And these are very appropriate questions for this message on All Saints Day. Listen in as Dr. Jordan guides us on a valuable journey that we hope will change the way you view today, and the way you live rest of your life.

13 minNOV 1
Comments
Whatever is True, Part 2

Into the Promised Land [Bible Study]

When you’re stuck in a wilderness season of life, how do you get out? For the people of Israel, they finally had 40+ years of wandering in the desert at their backs and the fruitfulness of the Promised Land before them. But getting there would be a challenge. In this week’s online Bible study, Dr. Paul Wallace takes us through Joshua 3:7-17 and shows how Israel did it with Joshua’s help, with God’s help, and how we might move forward from our own wilderness, in faithfulness and trust.

14 minOCT 29
Comments
Into the Promised Land [Bible Study]

Whatever is True, Part 1

It’s not a good feeling, to be left alone in a hostile environment. Whether struggling with the repercussions of a pandemic in our own time, living as the Children of Israel left without guidance, or growing as a congregation in Philippi struggling with relationships and looking for answers, our scriptures for today connects us to real life. Join us as Dr. Jordan shares the honest dilemmas of wilderness experiences and what the Bible says about how to live with confidence. Today’s lesson will begin the process, but it is the first in our two-part series of “Whatever is True …” Join us again next week for the conclusion.

18 minOCT 25
Comments
Whatever is True, Part 1
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