Is Your Family Displaying Hospitality? | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Is Your Family Displaying Hospitality? | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

May 17, 2018

By: Mark Merrill When I was growing up, our friends came to our home all the time. My parents always welcomed my friends and my brothers’ friends. And there was always a lot of food and fun. But, more and more, I’m seeing families keeping to themselves. More people are guarded and internally focused. Perhaps the time has come for more hospitality at home. One...

Is Jesus Christ Coming Again? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Is Jesus Christ Coming Again? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Apr 25, 2018

    Question: “Is Jesus Christ coming again?”   “On April 23, the sun, moon, and Jupiter will align in the constellation Virgo to bring on the start of the biblical Rapture, according to the latest claims.” So the UK’s Daily Mail, was reporting that Planet X, sometimes called Nibiru, would bring about the end of the world....

What is the Significance of Palm Sunday? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

What is the Significance of Palm Sunday?  | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Mar 26, 2018

  What is the Significance of Palm Sunday? Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection (Matthew 21:1–11). As Jesus entered the holy city, He neared the culmination of a long journey toward Golgotha. He had come to save the lost (Luke 19:10), and now was the time—this was the place—to...

Why does a good God allow tragedy? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Linzy Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Why does a good God allow tragedy? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Linzy Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Feb 19, 2018

  Question: “Why does a good God allow tragedy?”When tragedy strikes, it is common for people to ask, “What does this mean?” When we witness some disaster or mass murder, there is a natural feeling that what has happened should not have happened. This innate sense of “wrongness” is a clue to meaning in these events. When we...

How can we know what parts of the Bible apply to us today? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

How can we know what parts of the Bible apply to us today? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Jan 9, 2018

  Question: “How can we know what parts of the Bible apply to us today?”   Answer: Much misunderstanding about the Christian life occurs because we either assign commands and exhortations we should be following as “era-specific” commands that only applied to the original audience, or we take commands and exhortations that are specific to...

Who Were Those Wise Men Who Came To Visit Baby Jesus? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Who Were Those Wise Men Who Came To Visit Baby Jesus? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Dec 18, 2017

  “Who Were Those Wise Men Who Came To Visit Baby Jesus?Answer: We assume that there were three wise men because of the three gifts that were given: gold, incense, and myrrh (Matthew 2:11). However, the Bible does not say there were only three wise men. There could have been many more. Tradition says that there were three and that their names were...