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Italy Mission Team – September 2019

Three members of First Baptist Church, along with 4 members of other Cape Girardeau Baptist Association Churches just returned from a mission trip to Belluno, Italy. Belluno is a town in northeast Italy of about 30,000 people. Belluno sits at the south of the Italian Alps. We arrived in Belluno Thursday, September 12th. That night… Continue reading Italy Mission Team – September 2019

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Everyday Missionaries Everywhere (Acts 1:8)

Our Italy mission team leaves this week! Our partnership with the Evangelical Church of Belluno is in its 4th year. God is doing great things in Belluno and the difference in the local church since 2016 is remarkable. Each year the team has gone we have seen new faces and growing enthusiasm. In 2016, we… Continue reading Everyday Missionaries Everywhere (Acts 1:8)

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Are we a Great Church? Our Measures

Most churches want to be great. Rarely do you find a church that wants to fail, close, or bring dishonor to the name of Christ. Most churches want to be great, but how do you know when a church is actually great? We have learned in this sermon series that it is God who determines… Continue reading Are we a Great Church? Our Measures

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What Makes a Church Great?

What makes a church great? It depends on who you ask. There are some people who consider a church to be “great” when its average attendance reaches a certain point (e.g., 250 or 500). Only a great church—they argue—could attract that many people. The presence of many people is their proof that it is a… Continue reading What Makes a Church Great?

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Jonah, why are you angry? (Jonah 4)

https://soundcloud.com/firstbaptistscottcity/jonah-why-are-you-angry-jonah The people of Nineveh repented and God relented of the destruction He had prepared for them because of their wickedness. This is a vivid reminder to us of what the Lord declared through the Prophet Ezekiel “Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? ...Instead, don’t I take pleasure when he… Continue reading Jonah, why are you angry? (Jonah 4)

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Jonah, What did you Say? (Jonah 3)

https://soundcloud.com/firstbaptistscottcity/jonah-what-did-you-say-jonah-3 The end of the sermon was not recorded. Our apologies. The first two chapters of Jonah are very instructional for those who would try to run from God. The Lord told Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach, but Jonah decided to go as far away from Nineveh as he possibly could: Tarshish. Jonah… Continue reading Jonah, What did you Say? (Jonah 3)

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Jonah, where are you going? (Jonah 1-2)

Photo by Ray Bilcliff on Pexels.com https://soundcloud.com/firstbaptistscottcity/jonah-where-are-you-going The Book of Jonah recounts for us an important event in the life of Jonah and the city of Nineveh. Jonah was an Old Testament Prophet of the Lord. He is first mentioned in 2 Kings 14:25, “[Jeroboam] restored Israel’s border from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea… Continue reading Jonah, where are you going? (Jonah 1-2)

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In the Wild (VBS 2019)

Are you ready for Vacation Bible School? VBS is a wonderful time where we have the blessing of sharing the love of Jesus Christ with children in our community. There will be delicious food, wonderful music, exciting crafts, great recreation, and most importantly Christ-filled Bible lessons. This year the kids will learn about five encounters… Continue reading In the Wild (VBS 2019)

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Men of God (Father’s Day)

Which came first: Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? If you guessed, Mother’s Day you are correct. Mother’s Day became a commercial holiday in 1908 when the John Wanamaker department store in Philadelphia held a service dedicated to mothers. In 1909, “45 states observed the day, and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson approved a resolution that… Continue reading Men of God (Father’s Day)