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Ricky Powell
Jacksonville, FL
I have served as the Senior Pastor of Fort Caroline Baptist Church (www.fcbcjax.com) in Jacksonville, FL since 1996.
Interests: family time, reading, cars, hanging out with friends, yard work, and laughter., i am a christ-follower. i am married to the most wonderful woman in the world and we have three precious children. i enjoy fishing, vacationing in the blue ridge mountains
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Christian, has it been a while since you gathered with other believers for worship? It is so easy to get out of the habit of assembling with God's people? We get busy. Sometimes we stop coming because people have hurt... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Life Matters
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I am trying to take a couple of days to be alone and prepare my heart for Sunday. I want to make sure I proclaim the message God wants, and in the way He wants. Please pray for me as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Life Matters
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As you know, Resurrection Sunday is just around the corner. We are getting ready for company at church! We are trusting God for a record number of first-time guests to join us on Easter Sunday. We are also encouraging every... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Life Matters
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Dr. Douglas Groothuis is professor of philosophy at Denver Seminary and teaches philosophy at Metropolitan State College of Denver. He has written an excellent book titled, "Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case For Biblical Faith." In chapter four he discusses the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Life Matters
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It is only 8 miles from Naval Station Mayport to Fort Caroline Baptist Church! We already have many sailors and their families who attend our church. We would love to have you try us out if you are looking for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Life Matters
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I love that our church is filled with people who value the mission of the Gospel more important than the changing methods of how we do church. You guys are some of the most unselfish people in the world. You... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Life Matters
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“I feel like something is missing from my prayer life.” “I often feel ineffective in reaching God through prayer.” “Sometimes my prayers seem cold and lifeless.” "I pray, but God does not always answer my prayers." “There are times that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Life Matters
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True believers want others to come to faith in Christ. The problem is we often overlook this simple tool of investing in relationships with other people and inviting them to church to meet Jesus. When we invite people to our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Life Matters
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Spring is a wonderful time to invite your family and friends to a worship experience at Fort Caroline Baptist Church. More people are open to an invitation from someone they know at this time of the year. With Easter coming... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Life Matters
Kevin & Lisa Final IX Export I h264 from I N T E R S E C T I O N on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Life Matters
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"The truth is when church attendance is factored in the results, believers who attend church are less likely to divorce than people who do not show up." Facts and Trends, Vol 60, Number 1, Winter 2014, p. 23 Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Life Matters
Is your church looking for a great way to help people balance work and faith? Here is a study of the 7 Sentences of Christ from the cross that will help people consider how Jesus handled His work and how... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Life Matters
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Girgis, Sherif, Ryan Anderson T., and Robert George P. What Is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense. New York: Encounter, 2012. Print. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Life Matters
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But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace (giving) also. (2 Corinthians 8:7 ESV) Every Christian I know says they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at Life Matters
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As I prepare to attend the third funeral in two days I am reminded of the brevity of life. At two of the funerals I have been asked to say a few words about the deceased. In many ways they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Life Matters
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"So why do you keep calling me 'Lord, Lord!' when you don't do what I say?" (Luke 6:46, NLT) Jesus not only gave brilliant answers, He also asked brilliant questions. This is a brilliant question that He is still asking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at Life Matters
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"So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read." (Luke 4:16 NKJV) Sometimes people tell me they do not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Life Matters
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Last Sunday I shared my heart with our congregation about why I am thankful to be their pastor. I wanted them to know how much I thank God for them. I am truly blessed to be called the pastor of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Life Matters
Fort Caroline Baptist Church Vision from Fort Caroline Baptist Church on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Life Matters
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“While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. ‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus said, ‘this poor widow... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Life Matters
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Gee Sprague (Crossroads Methodist),Tim Maynard (Fruit Cove BC), David Tarkington (First Baptist Orange Park), Father Peter Church (First Coast), Ricky Powell (Fort Caroline BC), in Partnership with Geoff Shattock (WORKTALK) warmly invite you to a free, safe time of learning:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Life Matters
A friend who is pregnant just posted her pictures of her latest 3-D sonogram to Facebook. To look at those pictures is to see a beautiful example of the miracle of life. Human life is precious and sacred even from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Life Matters
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Our church supports thousands of missionaries here and around the world through the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention. 10% of every undesignated dollar you give to our church goes through the Cooperative Program to reach these missionaries on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at Life Matters