Rebuilding the Walls – Part 1: The Assignment (2:9-3:32)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Let's Start Rebuilding (Nehemiah 2:9-3:39) Nehemiah leaves the King with his approval and sets on a journey towards Jerusalem. It is estimated that this trip took many months and there were many dangers on the way. His next steps included: reporting to the governors, rallying the Jewish officials,Continue reading Rebuilding the Walls – Part 1: The Assignment (2:9-3:32)

Fear God & Keep His Commands (Ecclesiastes 12)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Fear God and Keep His Commands (Ecclesiastes 12) Each year during the Festival of Booths (Sukkot), the Jewish people read Ecclesiastes. Sukkot is one of the main feasts in Judaism and it is held at the end of the harvest as they gather produce from their field. ItContinue reading Fear God & Keep His Commands (Ecclesiastes 12)

Reject Foolishness (Ecclesiastes 9:13-11:10)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Reject Foolishness (Ecclesiastes 9:13-11:10) Our study of the book of Ecclesiastes has been helpful as we learn that life on earth is vanity (fleeting and frustrating) apart from a personal relationship with God. So far, we have learned of the vanity of: wisdom, pleasure, toil, relationships, religion, wealth,Continue reading Reject Foolishness (Ecclesiastes 9:13-11:10)

Enjoy God’s Gift of Life (Ecclesiastes 9:1-12)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Enjoy Life (Ecclesiastes 9:1-12) Ecclesiastes is a confusing but necessary book for our spiritual maturity because it eloquently captures the beauty and the frustration of life. In Ecclesiastes, we learn that life should not be expected to be self-fulfilling because only through a personal relationship with Jesus ChristContinue reading Enjoy God’s Gift of Life (Ecclesiastes 9:1-12)

Holy Dissatisfaction (Nehemiah 1:1-2:8)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Holy Dissatisfaction (Nehemiah 1:1-2:8) Today we start a new sermon series on the book of Nehemiah. It is providential that we begin this series as we are kicking off our new Refocus emphasis. Our mission is Helping People Experience Life Transformation and we shall spend the next fewContinue reading Holy Dissatisfaction (Nehemiah 1:1-2:8)

Justice is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 8:10-17)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Justice is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 8:10-17) Imagine the surprise that the manager of a Mercedes Benz factory in Buenos Aires, Argentina had when he was told that one of his workers had been kidnapped. Ricardo Klement was walking home from work on May 11, 1960 when he was approachedContinue reading Justice is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 8:10-17)

Recognize God’s Assigned Authorities  (Ecclesiastes 8:1-9)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Recognize God's Assigned Authorities (Ecclesiastes 8:1-9) While we do not normally discuss politics during our time together, Ecclesiastes 8:2&4 says “Keep the king’s command because of your oath made before God…For the king’s word is authoritative, and who can say to him, ‘What are you doing?’” In EcclesiastesContinue reading Recognize God’s Assigned Authorities  (Ecclesiastes 8:1-9)

Practice Constancy (Ecclesiastes 7)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Practice Constancy (Ecclesiastes 7) Ecclesiastes 7 is a difficult chapter to outline. The first 14 verses contain proverbs about wisdom, folly, prosperity, and adversity. Some of the proverbs are very difficult to understand such as 7:1 “the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’sContinue reading “Practice Constancy (Ecclesiastes 7)”

Wealth is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12) 

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Wealth is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12) We are currently in a verse-by-verse study of the book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is often overlooked and misunderstood. Some read it and conclude it is depressing and dark, but it is a necessary book for our spiritual maturity because it vividly captures theContinue reading Wealth is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12)