The Story Chapter Resources Available on Facebook

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The Story Chapter 1: The Story Begins


Week 1 of the Story:

Sermon from 9/11/2016:                            The Story Chapter 1 audio:
Journal and Discussion Gude:…/upl…/2012/12/The-Story-Lesson-01.pdf                                                                                                                                              Devotional: the-story-devos_chapter-1-adult                                                                                    Chapter 1 Video:
Weekly Reading

Option 1:
Read The Story: Chapter 1

Option 2:
Monday – Genesis 1, 2
Tuesda – Genesis 3
Wednesday – Genesis 4, 5
Thursday – Genesis 6, 7, 8
Friday – Genesis 9
Saturda – Genesis 11
Sunday – Catch up if needed






Come Find Your Place In God’s Story

Have you ever thought any of these?

– “I don’t know the Bible well enough to enjoy Sunday morning at church.”

– “I wish my family and I understood the Bible better together.”

– “I want to use Sunday School materials to help disciple my children, but they all come home with completely different things. Divided efforts mean we don’t end up doing much at all.”

– “I’ve tried “Reading through the Bible”, but get distracted or discouraged by long sections that don’t seem to say much.”

– “I know we should go to church, but I feel like it’ll make it obvious we’ve not been around. I know I’ll just miss another Sunday because it’s hard to get out of bed, and feel guilty all over again.”

If you’ve ever been any of these places, you’re not alone. Now is a great opportunity to join your friends at First Baptist Church on a journey we are starting, called “The Story”. Starting the first September 11, 2016, we will be looking at 31 chapters of a simple book, created with scripture, to tell THE STORY of God and His people.

Reading this after September 11, 2016?  No worries, JOIN US THIS SUNDAY and we will help you get caught up!
It’s simple. Each week, read one chapter of THE STORY (FREE copies will be given to you, with unique versions for all ages). Portions of scripture have been brought together in a way that tells the story of God and His loving activity to transform creation. Then on Sunday at 10:30, the sermon will be focused on that chapter (that part of THE STORY). Connect in our RACE Time Learning (9:30am), where every age from Nursery through Adults will be discussing the same part of the story.  If you can’t join us in person, follow along with us online at

From the hallways of our church, to the living rooms of your home, out to seeing each other in the community – all will all know what part of God’s story we are being touched by each week. Being on the same page as a church will be a blessing in so many ways. It can even motivate those of us who might be tempted to “skip a week” to stay connected, even if we absolutely have to miss – simply by reading that chapter and joining the conversation!

We hope that you will not only join us as we begin this journey September 11, but that you will invite family and friends to join as well. This is a great way to transform lives forever, by experiencing THE STORY of God’s Word in a way that makes you thirsty for more.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. You may call us  at 315-594-9371 or email:  Check out this short promotional video, and feel free to explore THE STORY website to learn more. We can’t wait to see you, and live THE STORY with you and yours!

Church Cancelled 2/14/2016

Due to severe weather, we are canceling all activities tomorrow, Feb. 14.  Stay home, stay warm and spend time with the Lord.

True Sprituality; Becoming a Romans 12 Christian

We are currently taking a journey through Romans 12 to discover what it means to be an authentic follower of Jesus Christ.  Sermons for this series are available on the Sermons page.  For additional resources and notes, you may go to:

God bless you as we take this journey together.

Journey With Jesus Through the Gospel of Mark

Beginning this week, we will journey through the action-packed Gospel of Mark. This Gospel written for Roman/Gentile believers is written in a hard-hitting narrative style which is meant to draw its readers and hearers directly into the events described. Prepare to be amazed as we meet our Savior on the dusty roads of Israel and learn lessons with his disciples which will equip us to better follow Jesus and impact our world.


From Here to Forever

From Here to Forever

Join us Sunday mornings as we begin a new series entitled “From Here to Forever”, looking at where we are and where we are going from the books of Haggai and Zecchariah.