Sermon Guides


Ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:1-11)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:1-11) Every year we celebrate important moments in the life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each December 25th, we celebrate Jesus' virgin birth. Each Spring we celebrate Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. What is often overlooked, however, is Jesus’ ascension. The Ascension… Continue reading Ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:1-11)


Be Holy! (2 Kings 5:1-4 & 1 Peter 1:16)

Sunday, May 17, 2020, was originally going to be Graduation Day for Scott City High School. Because of COVID-19, it has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 21st (Father’s Day). Graduation is a special time of year when we celebrate the hard work and sacrifice our High School and College Graduates have made. This is a… Continue reading Be Holy! (2 Kings 5:1-4 & 1 Peter 1:16)


Praise God for Mothers

Anna Jarvis is best known as the founder of Mother’s Day. She worked hard to establish a day of remembrance for mothers because of something her mother once said: “I hope that someone, sometime, will [establish] a Memorial Mother’s Day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life.… Continue reading Praise God for Mothers


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)


Facing Fear! Trusting God! (2 Timothy 1:7)

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Common phobias in our day and age include: Fear of Germs (Mysophobia), Fear of Heights (Acrophobia), Fear of Snakes (Ophidiophobia), Fear of Spiders (Arachnophobia), Thanatophobia (Fear of Death), and Glossophobia (Fear of Public Speaking). Jerry Seinfeld once stated: “According to most studies, the number one fear people have is public speaking. Death is… Continue reading Facing Fear! Trusting God! (2 Timothy 1:7)


Paradox of Giving (Philippians 4:14-23)

There is a very important principle in Scripture: The more you give, the more you get; the more you surrender, the more you gain. If this sounds strange to you, it’s because it is. The world tells us to horde, Jesus tells us to give away. The world tells us to be served, Jesus tells… Continue reading Paradox of Giving (Philippians 4:14-23)


I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me (Philippians 4:13)

Joyful, enduring faith comes from surrendering yourself to Christ. A vital component of joyful faith is hearing, reading, studying, and meditating on God’s Holy Word, the Bible. The Bible is divinely inspired, divine instruction that is true and trustworthy. For this reason, we must be careful not to mishandle God’s Word. Ben Witherington lll wrote… Continue reading I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me (Philippians 4:13)


Learning to be Content (Philippians 4:10-13)

We learned in our previous sermon that if we surrender the battlefield in our mind to our enemy, we will become miserable, resentful, bitter, ineffective, and unfruitful in our service for Christ Jesus. One dangerous result for a Christian is to be discontent. Discontentment is dangerous for a Christian because it is the state of… Continue reading Learning to be Content (Philippians 4:10-13)


The Battlefield in Your Mind (Philippians 4:8-9)

Martin Luther has been quoted as saying, “While you cannot prevent birds from flying over your head, you can prevent them from building a nest in your hair.” You will never have a joyful, enduring faith if you surrender the fight raging on the battlefield in your mind. Far too many Christians have let the… Continue reading The Battlefield in Your Mind (Philippians 4:8-9)


The Cure for Worry (Philippians 4:2-7) This time last year, during our Sermon Series on the Sermon on the Mount, we discussed “The Cure for Anxiety”. We learned: God hasn’t told you that you have nothing to worry about; He told you that there is nothing you should worry about. While there are a lot of things you can worry… Continue reading The Cure for Worry (Philippians 4:2-7)