Testimony of the First Converts (John 1:35-51)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · The Testimony of the First Converts (John 1:35-51) John wrote his gospel so that we may “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that by believing we may have life in His name” (John 20:31). In our current section of the Gospel of John,Continue reading “Testimony of the First Converts (John 1:35-51)”

John’s Testimony (John 1:19-34; 3:22-36)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · John's Testimony (John 1:19-34; 3:22-36) John wrote his gospel so that we may “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that by believing we may have life in His name” (John 20:31). In our next major section of John, he presents seven witnesses whoContinue reading “John’s Testimony (John 1:19-34; 3:22-36)”

The Word Became Flesh (John 1:3-18)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · The Word Became Flesh (John 1:3-18) The first 18 verses of the Gospel of John are commonly referred to as “The Prologue”. James White has said: “The prologue of John is a literary masterpiece. Its balance is almost unparalleled…the brightest minds have been fascinated by it and haveContinue reading “The Word Became Flesh (John 1:3-18)”

Introduction to the Gospel of John

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Introduction to the Gospel of John This morning we begin a new sermon series on the Gospel of John. The Gospel of John is a special book. J.C. Ryle said of the Gospel of John: “No one of the four Gospel writers has given us such full statementsContinue reading “Introduction to the Gospel of John”

Ain’t No Ghost Like the Holy Ghost!

A common question amongst Christians is: “Are Christians able to celebrate Halloween?” The short answer is: “It depends.” If that answer is not satisfactory, I will offer a few observations. First, Halloween, as we know it today, is not a holiday (i.e., holy day). It is called Halloween because it is “All Hallows’ Eve”, theContinue reading “Ain’t No Ghost Like the Holy Ghost!”

Advent: O Holy Child of Bethlehem (Ruth 4)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Advent: O Holy Child of Bethlehem (Ruth 4) Sermon begins at the 37 minute mark. Last week we left with a “To Be Continued” and now we resume with a resolute Boaz ready to settle the matter of redemption. Previously, Naomi told Ruth, “Wait, my daughter, until youContinue reading “Advent: O Holy Child of Bethlehem (Ruth 4)”

Advent: Waiting for Rest (Ruth 3)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Advent: Waiting for Rest (Ruth 3) We continue our study of Ruth and we wait with great expectation the day of Christ’s birth. Naomi’s Plan for Rest Naomi cared greatly for Ruth and desired that she find rest (a secure position) for her with a husband and family.Continue reading “Advent: Waiting for Rest (Ruth 3)”