Vision: Mission – What Are We Supposed To Be Doing?

This Sunday morning we will focus on our Mission as Christians and as a local Church. When we speak about our mission we are asking the question: “What are we supposed to be doing?” Is our mission to serve the community? Deliver meals? Pick up trash? Provide clothing? Is our mission to meet once aContinue reading “Vision: Mission – What Are We Supposed To Be Doing?”

Vision: Identity – Who Are We?

We learned last week that many people around us are hurting. They are looking for answers or at least something to take away the pain. The most common “answers” people turn to are: money, possessions, fame, drugs, alcohol, love, and sex. None of these satisfy because none of them can address the root cause ofContinue reading “Vision: Identity – Who Are We?”

Vision: Needs – What’s Going On?

Introduction In Hebrews 12:1-2, we were instructed to “lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus…” (Heb 12:1-2). This command applies to every Christian and it also applies to Churches. Churches can become hindered byContinue reading “Vision: Needs – What’s Going On?”

What’s Love Got to Do with It? (Hebrews 13)

It is appropriate that the book of Hebrews ends with an extended discussion of the importance of love. Hebrews 13:1 says, “Let brotherly love continue.” What is brotherly love? Brotherly love is from the Greek word Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the joining of two Greek words phileos (love) and adelphos (brother). It can be translated asContinue reading “What’s Love Got to Do with It? (Hebrews 13)”

Living by Faith (Hebrews 11)

In Hebrews 11, we are shown the necessity of faith in a Christian’s life. In this glorious chapter, we are told of men and women in the Old Testament, living under the Old Covenant, who “gained approval” (11:2) from God through their faith. As we learned a few weeks go, Christians cannot live without faithContinue reading “Living by Faith (Hebrews 11)”

The Just Shall Live by Faith (Hebrews 11:1-3 & 6)

We now arrive at one of the most popular chapters in all of the Bible: Hebrews 11. Hebrews 11 is commonly referred to as the chapter of faith because it lists well-known individuals from the Old Testament and proves that they lived by faith. Verse 2 tells us that through their faith “the men ofContinue reading “The Just Shall Live by Faith (Hebrews 11:1-3 & 6)”

Fourth Warning: Do Not Draw Back (Hebrews 10:26-39)

We are now in Hebrews 10:26-39 and in the final section of the book of Hebrews. We have been away from our sermon series in the book of Hebrews for a few weeks so it would be helpful to recap where we have been. Hebrews demonstrates the supremacy of Jesus and the New Covenant overContinue reading “Fourth Warning: Do Not Draw Back (Hebrews 10:26-39)”

The Pursuit of Happiness

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · The Pursuit of Happiness Two hundred and forty-five years ago, the United States of America declared its independence from Great Britain. With its declaration and subsequent war, the United States emerged as a beacon of liberty and freedom. While at times not living up to our ideals, theContinue reading “The Pursuit of Happiness”