Advent: The Hopes & Fears of all the Years (Ruth 2)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Advent: The Hopes & Fears of All the Years (Ruth 2) When we left Naomi at the end of chapter 1, she felt empty and believed that the Almighty was against her (1:21). If someone would have counseled her that there is still hope, she would have responded,Continue reading “Advent: The Hopes & Fears of all the Years (Ruth 2)”

Advent: Jesus Gives Us Hope

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Advent: Jesus Gives Us Hope 2020 has been a very trying year. These are just a few things we have witnessed this year: Australian wildfires. President Trump is impeached and acquitted. Prince Harry quit the Royal Family. Assassination of Qassem Soleimani. Covid-19. Black Lives Matter protests and riots.Continue reading “Advent: Jesus Gives Us Hope”

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

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

A Proverbs 31 Blessing (Mother’s Day)

Ladies, what do you think of when you hear about the “Proverbs 31 Woman”? Do you think of a spiritual Wonder Woman? Do you see an unattainable standard that leaves you depressed? How should we understand Proverbs 31? Proverbs 31:10-31 is a poem King Lemuel composed to remind him of his mother’s advice for seekingContinue reading “A Proverbs 31 Blessing (Mother’s Day)”

Advent: Jesse’s Stump (Isaiah 11:1-10)

By the time this sermon is over, I pray that you will never be able look at a stump the same way again. I pray that every stump you see will cause you to pause and give thanks to God for providing you with hope because you remember that God does not reject His peopleContinue reading “Advent: Jesse’s Stump (Isaiah 11:1-10)”

Thy Will be Done (Genesis 25:19-34)

God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life that might not always seem so wonderful. Consider, this morning, the story of the birth of Esau and Jacob and learn that the faithful may not always understand; but they always trust. If you love God, you trust Him. If you trust God, youContinue reading “Thy Will be Done (Genesis 25:19-34)”