Entries by Jim Butler


What Does Biblical Preaching Look Like?

In 2 Timothy 2:15, Paul writes, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” There are several things the church needs to hear about this text. In the first place, the Christian ministry must be populated by men who work […]

How to find out if you’re one of the elect

The Bible teaches what has been commonly referred to in the history of theology as “Calvinism.” The second point of the Five Points of Calvinism is called “unconditional election,” which means that God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph 1:4) according to His good pleasure (Mt 11:26). He did not […]

FBGC Update – July 4

With reference to church attendance at FGBC, as of June 28th we are no longer scheduling attendance for morning and evening services, but have gone back to a first come first serve basis. This took effect on Sunday, June 28. There have been those who have expressed a willingness to not attend as their presence […]

FGBC Update – June 5th

Brethren, Greetings in the Lord Jesus. There are no changes affecting worship on this Sunday. We will have Confession study (ch.24) at 9:30a.m. (available on Zoom), morning worship at 11:00a.m., and evening worship at 5:00p.m. Both services will be livestreamed as is our custom. We will be partaking of the Lord’s Supper in the evening […]