First Connections: March 2020


Frank and to the Point

Greek Philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 500 BC) said “The only thing constant is change.” The truth of this statement appears to be evident in many ways at Nashville First Baptist Church. Let me walk through a few of the changes that have recently taken place. Read full article.

The Overcoming Church: Taken and Reoccupied

The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Nashville had just gathered for worship on Sunday morning, February 11, 1862, when the news came that, after a bloody four-day battle, Confederate Fort Donelson had fallen to the Union Army. Situated on the Cumberland River twenty-five miles west of Clarksville, the fort was the last bastion of defense keeping the Federals away from Confederate Nashville. The rumor was that Union Army General Buell planned to set up batteries of canon across the river in Edgefield to bombard our capitol city into submission. Read more about our history during the Civil War.

Dr. Tom Nettles to Be 200th Anniversary Guest Speaker, March 8

Dr. Tom Nettles is widely regarded as one of the foremost Baptist historians in America. He will speak on Baptist Confessions of Faith. Currently with Founders Ministries, he has served as Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Following the service, join Dr. Nettles for a Q&A session with lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Cost for the lunch will be $6.00.

It’s All About the Gospel

The Week of Prayer and Mission Study for North American Missions and Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is March 1 – 8. The North American Mission Board (NAMB) focuses on church planting, compassion ministry, and evangelism strategies. Read more about praying for these missionaries and making a donation.

Cancer Care Ministry Training

March 4 | 5 p.m. | Rm. 150 Our Journey of Hope is a biblically based cancer care ministry. To learn more about this important ministry opportunity, please come to this informational session. You can buy and bring supper from our Fellowship Hall if you would like. Led by Nancy Reynolds. No registration needed.

Parking Updates

Parking is FREE for church services on Sundays and Wednesday nights. Here are some tips and reminders for special events and weekday parking.

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