Thanks for stopping by.  I'm pastor of First Baptist Church in Dupo, IL.  You can visit the church website for information on the church: www.fbcdupo.org.  Here I hope to share some inspiration and perhaps a few tales from the winding road…this journey called life, where God can be seen in the moments of our day if we are looking for Him.  ~Roger~ 

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620 Godin Avenue | Dupo, IL 62239

Thought for the Day

Even when we don't sense God's presence, His loving care is all around us.

Words to live by...

Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.  Let your heart live forever!
Psalm 22:26 

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Good For Nothing

When Jesus reproved the church at Ephesus for abandoning their "first love" (Revelation 2:4), it was because they were doing a lot of good things, but not out of love for Him.  Although they were praised for their perseverance and patience, from Christ's point of view, they were being "good" for nothing.

Good behavior should always be an act of worship.  Resisting temptation, forgiving, serving, and loving each other are all opportunities to tangibly express our love for Jesus --- not to get a star next to ourname or a pat on the back. 

When was the last time you did something "good" out of love for Jesus?

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