Jesus: Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16) We are now entering into a new major section of the book of Hebrews. Thus far we have seen that Jesus is greater than the Prophets (He is the Final Word), the Angels (He is the Son), and Moses (He is theContinue reading “Jesus: Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16)”

Leaving Sinai (Exodus 33-34)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Leaving Sinai (Exodus 33-34) Our study of the book of Exodus ends today with the Israelites leaving Mt. Sinai. We have journeyed with the Israelites from bondage in Egypt to worship at Sinai. Now, Yahweh (God) is telling them to leave the mountain and go towards the PromisedContinue reading “Leaving Sinai (Exodus 33-34)”

The Law of Moses: An Introduction

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · An Introduction to the Law of Moses This is a very important week. This is the week approximately 80% of people abandon their new year’s resolutions. Of the people who make new year’s resolutions, 80% of them abandon those resolutions by January 12th. This is about the timeContinue reading “The Law of Moses: An Introduction”

The Ineffectiveness of Self-righteousness (Philippians 3:4-11)

Jesus was very clear when He said, “not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matt 7:21). We are not saved by our good deeds, but by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Eph 2:8-9). Born-again Christians doContinue reading “The Ineffectiveness of Self-righteousness (Philippians 3:4-11)”

The Gospel Advances (Philippians 1:12-18)

After thanking God for the Philippians’ partnership in the Gospel and praying for them to abound more and more in love with discernment, Paul updated the church in Philippi on what has been happening with him in Rome; letting them know that even though he is in a difficult place, the Gospel advances because GodContinue reading “The Gospel Advances (Philippians 1:12-18)”

Grace and Mercy (Philemon)

The Apostle Paul spent much of his later years in prison because of his faith. Most likely, Paul was in Rome when he wrote this letter to Philemon. Rome was hostile to Christianity in the 1st Century and relentlessly persecuted Christians, especially during the reign of Nero (54-68 AD). This letter was probably sent along withContinue reading “Grace and Mercy (Philemon)”

7 Reasons to Be Thankful (1 Thess 5:18)

Our circumstances do not dictate our thankfulness. This is why Christians are able to “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess 5:18). We are to give thanks when our circumstances are good and when our circumstances are bad. We do not worship God because He gives us nice stuff. We do not worship God onContinue reading “7 Reasons to Be Thankful (1 Thess 5:18)”

A Tangled Web (Genesis 26:34-28:5)

Over the past two weeks we have learned the important truth that God’s blessings are not tied to our performance, but on the finished work of Christ. God does not love us more on our good days or love us less on our bad days. God’s love is steadfast. But if God’s love is steadfastContinue reading “A Tangled Web (Genesis 26:34-28:5)”

I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift

(Note: This series is based on “I Am a Church Member” by Thom Rainer). If your house was on fire and you were all alone and you only had time to grab one thing before leaving, what would it be? Now consider for a moment the reason you chose that item. Regardless of what itContinue reading “I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift”