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Ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:1-11)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:1-11) Every year we celebrate important moments in the life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each December 25th, we celebrate Jesus' virgin birth. Each Spring we celebrate Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. What is often overlooked, however, is Jesus’ ascension. The Ascension… Continue reading Ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:1-11)

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I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me (Philippians 4:13)

Joyful, enduring faith comes from surrendering yourself to Christ. A vital component of joyful faith is hearing, reading, studying, and meditating on God’s Holy Word, the Bible. The Bible is divinely inspired, divine instruction that is true and trustworthy. For this reason, we must be careful not to mishandle God’s Word. Ben Witherington lll wrote… Continue reading I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me (Philippians 4:13)

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The Cure for Worry (Philippians 4:2-7)

https://youtu.be/ckHHB5feiMc This time last year, during our Sermon Series on the Sermon on the Mount, we discussed “The Cure for Anxiety”. We learned: God hasn’t told you that you have nothing to worry about; He told you that there is nothing you should worry about. While there are a lot of things you can worry… Continue reading The Cure for Worry (Philippians 4:2-7)

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Grace and Mercy (Philemon)

The Apostle Paul spent much of his later years in prison because of his faith. Most likely, Paul was in Rome when he wrote this letter to Philemon. Rome was hostile to Christianity in the 1st Century and relentlessly persecuted Christians, especially during the reign of Nero (54-68 AD). This letter was probably sent along with… Continue reading Grace and Mercy (Philemon)

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Turn the Other Cheek (Matthew 5:38-42)

We now turn our attention to the portion of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus teaches us to “turn the other cheek.” Before we begin an in-depth discussion of what this means and how to properly apply it, we must be clear about what it does not mean. First, Jesus is not telling an… Continue reading Turn the Other Cheek (Matthew 5:38-42)

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The Beatitudes (Matt 5:1-12)

Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount with eight blessings[1] that describe the character of those who have entered the kingdom of God. While it is impossible in this life for any one disciple to perfectly meet these descriptions, they are nonetheless Jesus’ description of a Christian. What does Jesus mean when He says someone… Continue reading The Beatitudes (Matt 5:1-12)

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I Am a Unifying Church Member (Ephesians 4:1-3)

(Pastor's note: This sermon is part of a series of messages based on the book "I Am a Church Member" by Thom Rainer.) Dysfunctional churches are a poor representation of the body of Christ. Churches become dysfunctional when they stop striving to “maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph 4:3).… Continue reading I Am a Unifying Church Member (Ephesians 4:1-3)

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4 Helpful Reminders for Living Peaceably (Genesis 21:22-34)

Conflict is inevitable. You can try hard to avoid it, but the Bible says that “all have sinned” (Rom 3:23); therefore, the potential for conflict is always present. This is why the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:18, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” Even though sin is… Continue reading 4 Helpful Reminders for Living Peaceably (Genesis 21:22-34)