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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)

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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)

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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)

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Mature Enough to Know I’m Not Perfect (Philippians 3:12-16)

According to our Statement of Faith, The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (BF&M): Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God’s purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace… Continue reading Mature Enough to Know I’m Not Perfect (Philippians 3:12-16)

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The First Sunday of Advent: Stay Awake! (Mark 13:33-37)

The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means arrival/coming. Even though it starts near the end of our calendar year, it is the start of the Christian calendar year. When we observe Advent, we celebrate the birth (arrival) of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a time to retell the… Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent: Stay Awake! (Mark 13:33-37)

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Roses and Thorns (Philippians 2:14-18)

Alphonse Karr provided a helpful perspective on the difference between grumbling and gratitude when he said, “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Are you in the habit of grumbling and complaining? It is almost impossible not to complain because there are so many opportunities to… Continue reading Roses and Thorns (Philippians 2:14-18)

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Work Out Your Salvation (Philippians 2:12-13)

When a sentence begins with the word therefore, you need to know what the therefore is there for. Paul, having finished calling the Philippians to imitate Christ’s humility, wrote “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own… Continue reading Work Out Your Salvation (Philippians 2:12-13)

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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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Running the Race Set Before Us (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and testimony. It serves as a remembrance of the sacrifice of our heroic soldiers and a testimony for heroism for the present and future. In 1868, John A. Logan, the 3rd Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, helped to establish the movement to recognize Memorial Day… Continue reading Running the Race Set Before Us (Hebrews 12:1-2)