To Know Him and Make Him Known

Sermons by Pastor Toby Locke (Page 2)

I joined the staff as lead pastor at First Baptist in March 2017 after nine years of ministry in Racine, Wisconsin as an associate pastor.  I grew up as the child of missionaries in South America, where I got to live among and learn from the beautiful people of Bolivia and Chile.  After high school I attended Baptist Bible College of PA (now Clarks Summit University) and graduated at long last in 1998 with a Pastoral Ministries degree.  After completing a two-year short term missionary assignment in Chile, I returned to Baptist Bible Seminary for my Master of Divinity, which God graciously enabled me to complete in 2007.  From there it was off to Rochester, New York for a year-long internship at North Baptist Church (now Northridge Church) before jumping into full-time vocational ministry at Fellowship Baptist Church in Racine in the fall of 2007.

The Big Picture: Tug of War

“Suffering well” as Peter describes in 2:13-4:1 has an unexpected side benefit to us as followers of Jesus: it helps us to live for God’s mission instead of just for the passing pleasures of sin. It does so by changing the way we think about what’s important, which changes our behavior and better prepares us…