First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · The Woman at the Well (John 4) I love the song “Indescribable” by Chris Tomlin. In extolling the glory of God, he sings: “You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same. You are amazing, God.” In John 3, Jesus met a well-respected religiousContinue reading “The Woman at the Well (John 4:1-42)”
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What Do You Believe?
Everybody has their beliefs. We all believe something. What is important is do we believe the truths revealed in the Bible. What do you know about the Christian faith? Do you know what you believe? If so, do those around us know what we believe? If we know what we believe, do we demonstrate byContinue reading “What Do You Believe?“
Vision: Mission – What Are We Supposed To Be Doing?
This Sunday morning we will focus on our Mission as Christians and as a local Church. When we speak about our mission we are asking the question: “What are we supposed to be doing?” Is our mission to serve the community? Deliver meals? Pick up trash? Provide clothing? Is our mission to meet once aContinue reading “Vision: Mission – What Are We Supposed To Be Doing?”
What’s Love Got to Do with It? (Hebrews 13)
It is appropriate that the book of Hebrews ends with an extended discussion of the importance of love. Hebrews 13:1 says, “Let brotherly love continue.” What is brotherly love? Brotherly love is from the Greek word Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the joining of two Greek words phileos (love) and adelphos (brother). It can be translated asContinue reading “What’s Love Got to Do with It? (Hebrews 13)”
Advent: Jesus is Love
First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Advent: Jesus is Love The year 2020 is coming to an end. We do not know what 2021 will bring, but we do know that there are only 11 more days of 2020. To what shall we compare 2020? How can we speak of this year? 2020 isContinue reading “Advent: Jesus is Love”
Facing Fear! Trusting God! (2 Timothy 1:7)
Common phobias in our day and age include: Fear of Germs (Mysophobia), Fear of Heights (Acrophobia), Fear of Snakes (Ophidiophobia), Fear of Spiders (Arachnophobia), Thanatophobia (Fear of Death), and Glossophobia (Fear of Public Speaking). Jerry Seinfeld once stated: “According to most studies, the number one fear people have is public speaking. Death is number two.Continue reading “Facing Fear! Trusting God! (2 Timothy 1:7)”
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)”
Thanksgiving & Prayer (Philippians 1:1-11)
This morning we begin a new sermon series on the Letter of Paul to the Philippians. Paul wrote this letter to the Christians/Saints in Philippi while he was imprisoned in Rome. Philippi was an important city to Paul. This was where Lydia was converted, Paul and Silas were imprisoned, and the “Philippian Jailer” was convertedContinue reading “Thanksgiving & Prayer (Philippians 1:1-11)”
What Makes a Church Great?
What makes a church great? It depends on who you ask. There are some people who consider a church to be “great” when its average attendance reaches a certain point (e.g., 250 or 500). Only a great church—they argue—could attract that many people. The presence of many people is their proof that it is aContinue reading “What Makes a Church Great?”
Jonah, where are you going? (Jonah 1-2)
The Book of Jonah recounts for us an important event in the life of Jonah and the city of Nineveh. Jonah was an Old Testament Prophet of the Lord. He is first mentioned in 2 Kings 14:25, “[Jeroboam] restored Israel’s border from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the wordContinue reading “Jonah, where are you going? (Jonah 1-2)”