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By First Baptist | December 24, 2022

We are designed to live in community. We are made to be the body of Christ, living life together, trusting that we can do more together than alone. We’re not supposed to live as hermits, but in fellowship with the people of God. Ironically though, sometimes church can be the hardest place to show our…


By First Baptist | December 24, 2022

One challenge facing most of us is creating margin in our lives. Think of margin like this: every piece of notebook paper we used in school had margins on the sides which were blank space not to be filled. They kept us from running off the edge and made our pages more balanced and easier…

Six Benefits of Exercise

By First Baptist | December 24, 2022

Are you looking for a reason to start adding exercise to your weekly routine? Exercise or any physical activity is great for you in many ways. Living a more active lifestyle can lead to a happier and healthier life! Here are 6 benefits to adding exercise to your daily life: Weight Control: It’s no question that exercise can…

Starting a Walking/Running Routine

By Tara Tomes | December 24, 2022

“Starting a Walking/Running Routine”   Everyone starts somewhere on their fitness journey. Some people can easily adjust and pick up new things quickly, while some of us need to start slow and work our way up. When interested in adding more physical activities into your lifestyle, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. If…

The Examen

By First Baptist | December 24, 2022

The term “emotional health” used in a church setting may put some folks on their heels.  It can seem a little too modern or seem to put too much emphasis on feelings (can we really trust them?!). However, listening to our emotions is a practice that has been part of Christian spirituality for hundreds of…

Telling the Story – Fall 2022

By Connor Torrealba | December 21, 2022

There’s something powerful that happens in our lives when we talk about the good things God has done and is doing. This last Sunday, the college Bible study discussed the impact of sharing stories of God working in our lives. What we learned was that the victory of Jesus in our lives can sow seeds…

“Lots” of Christmas

By Courtney McDaniel | December 21, 2022

The Christmas Season is here! You may be home from work, your children are out of school or childcare, you are gearing up for some travel, or preparing to host guests in your home. In my home, we are watching our favorite Christmas movies, getting ready to make our favorite Christmas snacks, and making a…

Why Is Christmas Important?

By Tanner Watson | December 21, 2022

Howdy!  If you have been around our church at all recently you probably have heard that we are close to celebrating Christmas.  If you don’t know what Christmas is, it is the season and day when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ whom we recognize as our Lord and Savior.  Now, a lot of…

Blessed People Bless People

By Nanette Johnson | December 20, 2022

As we bring 2022 to a close, I also bring my time of ministry at First Baptist Arlington to a close. The year 2023 will bring new opportunities and blessings for each of us. This end-of-the-year season provides a natural time to reflect on our many blessings. It feels fitting for me to share a…