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New Playground at BBC

Just about a week ago, our church installed a brand new playground for the children of Briarcliff. The playground was generously donated to the church from Mark and Heidi DeRosa (Mark is a former Atlanta Braves baseball player). Our old playground (may it rest in pieces) was taken down by our friends at the Maylan Academy,…

One at a Time

In the thirteenth chapter of John, we read that before Jesus died on the cross he celebrated the Passover with the disciples. At the Passover feast Jesus took off his outer garments, tied a towel to his waist, filled a basin with water, and washed each one of the disciple’s feet. This moment of humble…

The Resurgence of the American Pony Car

I love cars. Most men do, but I’ve really loved cars from a very early age. You see, my dad had subscriptions to magazines like Car and Driver, Automobile, and Road and Track, which I would quickly comb through the moment they left the mailbox.  He also took me to auto shows and dealerships to…

The Grand Canyon and the Call to the Christian Life

Some time ago, I went on a mission trip to Phoenix, Arizona. On one of our days off, our group took a trip to the Grand Canyon. Once you’ve seen the Grand Canyon, you never forget it. It’s spectacular. The canyon is 277 miles long, more than 18 miles wide in places and more than…

Got Questions?

If we are honest with ourselves, at one time or another we have questioned our faith. Perhaps you have asked God, “Why is there suffering in this world?” or “How can I know that you are real?” or even, “How can I start over when I’ve really blown it?” If you ever asked these questions…

Briarcliff to the World

In Acts 1:8, Jesus tells His disciples that through the power of the Holy Spirit they will be His witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. The gospel of Jesus Christ (the good news of His perfect life, substitutionary death, and victorious resurrection) spread from Jerusalem to towns, countries, continents,…

Love Atlanta

During Wednesday night Bible study, we have been discussing ways in which Briarcliff can live out the gospel of Jesus in and amongst our neighboring communities. We are asking God to give us a love for Atlanta, especially the area in which we live, and to heighten our awareness of the many, many needs of…

First Serve

First Serve August 1st-3rd Briarcliff Baptist Church engages in a quarterly, community service outreach  initiative called First Serve. We, as a church are seeking to connect with our community in a natural, easy, low-risk, and high grace way. We want to serve Christ and others through loving acts of kindness towards our neighbors. Showing our…

The World Cup and the Joy of the World

This last week began one of the world’s largest and most watched sporting events: the World Cup. The World Cup is a global contest happening every four years pitting nation against nation on the soccer field to claim the title of World Champions. You may not even bother to watch or even care about soccer…

Cuba for Christ!!!

In early July, Briarcliff Baptist Church will be sending a mission’s team to Cuba. This team will be taking much needed supplies and resources to strengthen the ministries of existing established and house churches. There is an amazing work of God going on in Cuba currently as many Cubans are opening their hearts to Christ…