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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, we… Continue reading Everyday Missionaries Everywhere (Acts 1:8)

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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 favorite… Continue reading Advent: The Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20)

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

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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 appreciative… Continue reading Give Thanks in All Circumstances (1 Thess 5:18)

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Jesus’ Intentional Entry (Mark 11:1-10) (Palm Sunday)

Everything God does is intentional. If you have trouble believing that, consider Jesus: everywhere He went, every miracle He performed, and every word He said was intentional. Jesus lived on this earth with the singular focus of fulfilling the Father’s plan to “seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10). With that in mind, we turn… Continue reading Jesus’ Intentional Entry (Mark 11:1-10) (Palm Sunday)

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A Christ-Centered Life

Today is a special day at First Baptist because we rejoice with our graduating High School and College seniors.  You have worked hard and deserve the recognition you are receiving.  In our sermon today, we encourage you to pursue knowledge, pleasure, and wealth.  Set goals and enjoy life.  Also, most importantly, make sure Christ is… Continue reading A Christ-Centered Life

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Help for a Mother’s Anxious Heart (Philippians 4:6-7)

Today, the second Sunday in May, is a day set aside by former President Woodrow Wilson “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”  For some women this is a very joyful day filled with the laughter and fun of family and friends.  For others, today may be… Continue reading Help for a Mother’s Anxious Heart (Philippians 4:6-7)

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Blessed are the Peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)

Conflict is unavoidable.  The sooner one accepts that fact the better.  Everyone, at some time or another, will be embroiled in conflict and hostility.  Conflict may mean anything from harsh words to loss of property or life.  Jesus was no stranger to conflict.  He experienced conflict and spoke on the subject on many occasions.  In… Continue reading Blessed are the Peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)