March 29th -- Agape Feast

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3:1

Good evening friends!

FNF will join with Birmingham First SDA tomorrow night for their Agape Feast and Communion service.
The address is 3520 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL 35216

The program will take place in the gym at 6pm. 

Hope you have a GREAT Friday :) and safe travels to all over the weekend.
God Bless!

A group of FNF-ers traveled to Chattanooga some three years ago for the SonRise pageant at SAU. It was a wonderful experience and I took some snapshots with my little camera that I shared in an album online:

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March 22nd -- Lord, Send Me

"Lord send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden upon me, only sustain me. And sever any tie that binds, except the tie that binds my heart to You and your service." David Livingstone

Good morning friends!

Tonight's FNF will be hosted by Kirk!

The study will be led by Victor.
If you're able, please bring a dessert (but not ice cream!)

See you at 6:30pm!

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March 15th -- Who's Your Daddy?

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24

What a BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL day!

We will have FNF tonight!
Birmingham 1st SDA @ 6:30pm
3520 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL 35216

We will start the bible study promptly at 7:30pm.

For our "feast" -- please bring fruit, tortilla chips, salsa and juice. 
This is our menu (I'll provide air popped popcorn)... really light, simple fare so please contribute.

God bless & see you tonight.


The following was taken from yesterday's devotional in Our Higher Calling by Ellen White:

If we are constantly thinking of and struggling for the things that pertain to this life, we cannot keep our thoughts fixed on the things of heaven. Satan is seeking to lead our minds away from God, and to center them on the fashions, the customs, and the demands of the world, which bring disease and death....

In this world we are to obtain a fitness for the higher world. God has left a trust with us, and He expects us to use all our faculties in helping and blessing our fellow men.

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March 8th -- Personalities Redux

"Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another." "Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing." Romans 12:10; 1 Peter 3:9

Good morning!

Tonight's FNF promises to be a great one!

We'll have a feast at 6:30pm at Geneva's place-- 

After our meal, we'll have a special speaker -- Justin Montero, PnD
He's a friend of Zeke's and I'm looking forward to hearing a word in season from him and seeing all of you!
We'll start our study at 7:30pm.

God Bless!


Every association of life calls for the exercise of self-control, forbearance and sympathy. We differ so widely in disposition, habits, education, that our ways of looking at things vary. We judge differently. Our understanding of truth, our ideas in regard to the conduct of life, are not in all respects the same. 
There are no two whose experience is alike in every particular. 
The trials of one are not the trials of another. The duties that one finds light are to another most difficult and perplexing.
So frail, so ignorant, so liable to misconception is human nature, that each should be careful in the estimate he places upon another. 
We little know the bearing of our acts upon the experience of others. What we do or say may seem to us of little moment, when, could our eyes be opened, we should see that upon it depended the most important results for good or for evil. Help in Daily Living, Chapter 2, EGW

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March 1st -- Up From Slavery

We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with Him. Romans 6:6-8


G'day Friends!

FNF will be held tonight at Mikhail & Stacy's Place

Our study leader will be Pastor Michel Rodriguez!
We will have a simple feast with fruit-- please, everyone bring fruit and juice to share-- .

Our study will begin at 7:30pm.
See you soon! God Bless!


A simple thought to reflect on (inspired by this month's Precious Seed newsletter): 
Judas Iscariot sold out Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. "Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, went to the leading priests and asked, “How much will you pay me to betray Jesus to you?” And they gave him thirty pieces of silver. From that time on, Judas began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus." Matthew 26:14
30 pieces of silver... 30 pieces of silver... where else is that amount in the Bible? Exodus 21:32 says, "...if the ox gores a slave, either male or female, the animal’s owner must pay the slave’s owner thirty silver coins, and the ox must be stoned. Jesus, in the eyes of one of his disciples and the eyes of the church leaders, was worth no more than a common slave. I read that this morning and it stuck with me. It made me think of one of my favorite scriptures in Philippians 2:6-8: Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form, He humbled Himself in obedience to God and died a criminal's death on a cross.

My take home message... so far... from this is that our sense of self-worth, our history, our purpose, our hopes, our self-esteem should come from/be in  Christ. We, in our on efforts, are sinful and mortal (Romans 3:23) and bound as slaves to sin BUT! in Christ, we are worth so much... 1 Peter 1: 18-25 says, "For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom He paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. God chose Him as your ransom long before the world began, but He has now revealed Him to you in these last days.

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