The Seventh Commandment (Exodus 20:14)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · The Seventh Commandment (Exodus 20:14) We have now arrived at the Seventh Commandment which is: “You shall not commit adultery.” The Ten Commandments are divided into two sections. The first section (1st-4th Commandments) concerns our relationship with God and the second section (5th-10th Commandments) concerns our relationship withContinue reading “The Seventh Commandment (Exodus 20:14)”

Gouge Out Your Eye (Matthew 5:27-30)

Jesus cares about us and loves us. He loves us so much that He cares about everything we think, speak, and do. This includes our sexuality: namely, our sexual purity. Sexuality is a hot topic in our culture and we desperately need to hear Jesus’ message about sexual purity. Jesus tells us that God createdContinue reading “Gouge Out Your Eye (Matthew 5:27-30)”

Profaning God’s Covenant of Marriage (Malachi 2:10-16)

Those who belong to the Lord should be careful to live in a manner that pleases the Lord. Failure to live faithfully has been the focus of our study of the book of Malachi. Thus far we have learned that the people of Malachi’s day had major problems in their worship that God sought toContinue reading “Profaning God’s Covenant of Marriage (Malachi 2:10-16)”

A Godly Father’s Priorities

Today is Father’s Day. A day when our nation honors Fathers and thanks God for the vital role of Fatherhood. A young boy was once asked to give a definition of Father’s Day. He replied, “It’s just like Mother’s Day, only you don’t spend as much on the present.” This is true because all dadContinue reading “A Godly Father’s Priorities”

The Creation of Man (Genesis 2:4-25)

Who are we and why are we here? Are we just highly intelligent mammals of no more importance than a whale or a chimpanzee? Are we just “lucky accidents” of the evolutionary game of chance? Or are we highly valued beings created and designed by a loving God? In our sermon today we shall learnContinue reading “The Creation of Man (Genesis 2:4-25)”

5 Things Every Christian Should Know About Marriage and Gender

The moral landscape of our nation is changing rapidly around us. With the Supreme Court set to rule on the legality of same-sex marriage and the issue of transgenderism in the news, Christians need to know how to biblically react and respond.  With Matthew 19 as our guide, let us consider 5 things every ChristianContinue reading “5 Things Every Christian Should Know About Marriage and Gender”

Hope for Divorce (Matthew 5:31-32, 19:1-10, & Luke 16:18)

According to the American Psychological Association, “40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce.” In our day we encounter “No-Fault” divorces and companies that advertise so-called “fast, easy, and affordable” divorce procedures.  One couple decided to drop “Till death do you part” from their vows because they felt, with the currentContinue reading “Hope for Divorce (Matthew 5:31-32, 19:1-10, & Luke 16:18)”

3 Important Characteristics of a Wife’s Submission to Her Husband

It has become customary in our culture to view the wife as the “frustrated adult” and the husband as the “childish dummy”.  For example, the very popular TV show “Everybody loves Raymond”, usually involved the husband (Raymond) avoiding responsibility and frustrating his wife (Debra).  Sadly, this scenario is not only played out on TV butContinue reading “3 Important Characteristics of a Wife’s Submission to Her Husband”

A Word for Husbands (Ephesians 5:25-26)

Husbands, we need to have a talk.  We need to have a talk about what God says about who we are and what we do.  Did you know that in Ephesians 5:23 and 1 Corinthians 11:3, we are called “the head of the wife”? What does that mean?  First, let me tell you what itContinue reading “A Word for Husbands (Ephesians 5:25-26)”

Count Others More Significant (Philippians 2:2-3)

God instructs us in Philippians 2:3-4: “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also the interests of others.” Sounds easy, doesn’t it!  Actually, if we are honest, we realize that fulfilling these verses isContinue reading “Count Others More Significant (Philippians 2:2-3)”