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)”

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!”

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)

An Important Follow-up About Religion

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Religion in the USA in 2022 Tomorrow (July 4th) the United States of America turns 246 years old! That’s a very good age for a government. The United States is a Constitutional Republic. The Constitution establishes the rights and responsibilities while the citizens elect representatives in order toContinue reading An Important Follow-up About Religion

Palm Sunday: A Lesson from a Fig Tree (Mark 11:12-14)

On Palm Sunday, the Church pauses to remember and reflect upon Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem in fulfillment of the prophecy in Zechariah 9:9: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt,Continue reading “Palm Sunday: A Lesson from a Fig Tree (Mark 11:12-14)”

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. We arrived in Belluno Thursday, September 12th. That night we enjoyed a meal together with our team andContinue reading “Italy Mission Team – September 2019”