Pastor Mark’s Blog

Blog postings from Mark Massaro – Pastor of Children and Student Ministries at First Baptist Church, Princeton, Indiana.

Iron sharpens Iron

Relevant Practical Ministry for men. Iron sharpens Iron is coming to Terre Haute, Indiana on March 3rd 2018 at Maryland Community Church. One day conference from 8:30 am to 4:55 pm for men ages 13 and over. Please contact the church office at 812-635-9200 or send an e-mail for more information and registration Please click…

Twin Lakes Camp Update

Check out all the exciting things God did at Twin Lakes Camp this summer! Encourage your kids and your family to go to Twin Lakes camp – Fall retreats, Winter Camp for middle & high school, Summer Camp, Family Camp, Young Adults, Men’s & Women’s Retreats. You can also give to our Camp Scholarship fund.…

Home Plate

Home Plate Twenty years ago, in Nashville , Tennessee , during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA’s convention. While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of…

6 Practical Ways You Can Honor Your Father

In thinking about upcoming father’s day, I realized that my father, Giuseppe Gaetano Massaro, who passed away 20 years ago this summer, has been gone nearly half my life. He was not perfect (who is but Jesus?), but I was privileged to have a father who was dramatically changed by God’s grace and mercy. He…

Finish Strong

Students you are almost there! The finish line is in sight! You can make it but you have to keep pushing on. You will finish this school year, but will you finish strong? Some of you are finishing middle school, some high school, and others moving on to the next grade. Don’t quit working hard.…

Why do we call it “Good” Friday?

At the Last Supper, Jesus Christ celebrated the Passover with His disciples and He instituted the Communion service as a reminder of His death and sacrifice. He knew He would be unjustly beaten, tortured, and crucified the following day and He let it all happen anyway. How can this be good? In Hebrews 9:22, we…

8 Lies that Destroy Marriage

Marriage was designed by God Marriage was designed by God to be a picture of Christ’s love for the church and our honor and submission to Him. The Apostle Paul taught this important principle in Ephesians 5. But we also learn in Colossians 3:17 that our life’s purpose is bring glory to God in our…

What’s Happening at LightSource

Middle and High School students are faced with lots of difficult situations and decisions every day. How can they respond with godly choices if they are not in God’s Word and plugged in to a great group of friends to encourage and challenge them? Our updated LightSource Student Ministries Calendar and Brochure is now here.…