One Sunday in February, First Baptist participates with other Baptist congregations in the Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching, named for a pioneering 18th century Baptist preacher and leader. Sponsored by Baptist Women in Ministry, MSM Month celebrates the leadership and preaching of women in Baptist life today.

First Baptist’s MSM preacher this year was Sarah Parker. Sarah is a seminarian at Wake Forest University Divinity School and has served throughout this school year as First Baptist’s Interim Minister of Youth.

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Unfortunately there is no video for this week’s worship service. You may listen to the sermon below.

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Mark 1:29-39