The Blog of
John Michael Helms
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jefferson

The President Has No Clothes

The President Has No Clothes

"Love," as a word of endearment, is not a word I have heard the President use very often. He didn’t use the word for the Bible when he posed with it as a prop in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. I’ve never heard the President say that he loves...

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Releasing 2020

Releasing 2020

Helen Corbett is one of four CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) residents at Northeast Georgia Medical Center serving hospitals in Gainesville and Braselton.  The others are Dallas Thompson, Donald Retemiah, and Zach Lauersdorf. Under Trey Morrison's supervision, these...

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Your Grief Has Been Shared By Others –  All Saints Day

Your Grief Has Been Shared By Others – All Saints Day

All Saints Sunday November 1, 2020 Today is All Saints Day.  This is a day that we set aside to give God thanks for the people that have gone before us and have lived lives of faith. This is not an easy day because we long to be with those who are no longer physically...

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All Saints Day: To Remember and Give Thanks

All Saints Day: To Remember and Give Thanks November 1, 2020 Today is All Saints Day.  This is a day that we set aside to give God thanks for the people that have gone before us and have lived lives of faith. This is not an easy day because we long to be with those...

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Note to Self

Note to Self

The Christian church celebrated the breath of God on Pentecost Sunday (May 31), while our nationbegan to grieve and pour out its anger over George Floyd’s death, a man who was refused his breath until he died. We must not lose sight, because of the violence and...

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Generosity is Often a Team Effort

A 10-year-old boy from Liberia entered Mass General Hospital in Boston just before the COVID-19 pandemic. He was diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia, an uncommon bone disorder in which scar-like (fibrous) tissue develops in place of normal bone. This massive tissue had...

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