Advent: O Holy Child of Bethlehem (Ruth 4)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Advent: O Holy Child of Bethlehem (Ruth 4) Sermon begins at the 37 minute mark. Last week we left with a “To Be Continued” and now we resume with a resolute Boaz ready to settle the matter of redemption. Previously, Naomi told Ruth, “Wait, my daughter, until youContinue reading “Advent: O Holy Child of Bethlehem (Ruth 4)”

Our Great Savior (Hebrews 2:5-18)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Our Great Savior (Hebrews 2:5-18) Let us recap the message of Hebrews thus far. We learned in Chapter 1 that God is speaking to us. God has spoken to us in the past through the prophets, but now He is speaking to us through His beloved Son. JesusContinue reading “Our Great Savior (Hebrews 2:5-18)”

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 tellsContinue reading “Paradox of Giving (Philippians 4:14-23)”

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 theContinue reading “The Battlefield in Your Mind (Philippians 4:8-9)”

Jesus: Fully God & Fully Man (Philippians 2:5-11)

In Philippians 2:5-11, Paul used Jesus as the perfect example of humility. Jesus humbled Himself by entering our world and further humbled Himself by dying on the cross so that we may be reconciled to the Father. Before we go further into Paul’s letter to the Philippians, we shall dive deeper into what Paul meantContinue reading “Jesus: Fully God & Fully Man (Philippians 2:5-11)”

Everyday Missionaries Everywhere (Acts 1:8)

Our Italy mission team leaves this week! Our partnership with the Evangelical Church of Belluno is in its 4th year. God is doing great things in Belluno and the difference in the local church since 2016 is remarkable. Each year the team has gone we have seen new faces and growing enthusiasm. In 2016, weContinue reading “Everyday Missionaries Everywhere (Acts 1:8)”

Advent: The Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20)

Written within a year of his conversion, Charles Wesley penned my favorite Christmas Hymn “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”. The song begins with the story of the angels proclaiming Christ’s birth to the shepherds in Luke 2, then Wesley filled the song with the reasons the angels sang out in joy. One of my favoriteContinue reading “Advent: The Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20)”

The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1-6)

Does the return of Christ excite you, terrify you, or could you not possibly care less? The aim of this sermon is to convince you to care and to prepare for the Day of the Lord. The Terrible Day of the Lord Malachi concludes his book with a call for the people to get readyContinue reading “The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1-6)”

Give Thanks in All Circumstances (1 Thess 5:18)

I love Thanksgiving. One of the earliest memories I have of Thanksgiving is playing football in a field near my grandparents’ house with my cousins. I remember the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, pies and lots of laughter. As I grow older, I still enjoy all those memories of Thanksgiving, and I am growing more appreciativeContinue reading “Give Thanks in All Circumstances (1 Thess 5:18)”

Hope vs. Expectation (Easter)

Why do you get out of bed every morning? What motivates you to get going every day? Is it your job? Is it a hobby? I want you to consider that if your motivation is not Jesus you are greatly missing out. Consider Jesus’ own words: “The thief [Satan] comes only to steal and killContinue reading “Hope vs. Expectation (Easter)”