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)”

Religion is Vanity (5:1-7) 

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Religion is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 5:1-7) Life should not be expected to be self-fulfilling. Ecclesiastes teaches us that life under the sun is full of vanity. Ecclesiastes 1:14 says, “I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.”Continue reading Religion is Vanity (5:1-7) 

All is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11) 

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · All is Vanity: Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 We begin our study of Ecclesiastes in chapter 1. The writer of Ecclesiastes is King Solomon. Even though he does not identify himself by name, the evidence points to him. For example he calls himself “the Preacher, the son of David, king inContinue reading All is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11) 

Jesus: The Priest of Priests

We are in the second sermon of our Advent series on Jesus’ three-fold office: Prophet, Priest, and King. Last week, we discussed that Jesus is the Prophet of Prophets. In other words, He is the greatest of Prophets because He reveals to us God’s perfect Word. The Father called out at Jesus’ transfiguration: “This isContinue reading Jesus: The Priest of Priests

Our Great High Priest: Part 4 (Hebrews 9:15-10:18)

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Covenant and is therefore the Mediator of the New Covenant. A Mediator is someone who stands between two parties. Jesus is the One who stands between men and God to reconcile them. As the Mediator, Jesus holds a three-fold office in the New Covenant: Prophet, Priest, andContinue reading “Our Great High Priest: Part 4 (Hebrews 9:15-10:18)”

Our Great High Priest: Part 3 (Hebrews 9:1-14)

We are in part 3 of our study of Jesus as our Great High Priest. Last week we learned how the Old Covenant was good, yet weak; therefore, it was made obsolete in order to pave the way for the new and better covenant initiated through Jesus Christ. In Hebrews 9, the writer of HebrewsContinue reading “Our Great High Priest: Part 3 (Hebrews 9:1-14)”

Our Great High Priest: Part 2 (Hebrews 8:1-13)

What do the following things have in common: Rotary Phone, VHS, 8 Track, Black and White TVs? They have all become obsolete. They served their purpose at one time but not they have been set aside for something better. As we arrive at Hebrews 8, we remember that we are in the midst of aContinue reading “Our Great High Priest: Part 2 (Hebrews 8:1-13)”

The Anchor of the Soul (Hebrews 6:13-20)

According to a 2020 Gallup Poll, “89% of Americans rated nurses’ honesty and ethical standards as ‘high’ or ‘very high’.” Other trustworthy professions include: doctors, teachers, pharmacists and police. The most untrustworthy professions were:  journalists, lawyers, and car salesmen. What ended up being the most untrustworthy profession (8%) according to this study? You guessed it:Continue reading “The Anchor of the Soul (Hebrews 6:13-20)”