Our Mission: Bringing the Love of Christ to a Hurting World

What happens when a church forgets her purpose? She becomes distracted and unconcerned as the devil steals, kills, and destroys. Do not be deceived, our enemy is on the prowl and ready to pounce; sowing seeds of discord in the world and leaving a trail of destruction. Jesus came to “destroy the works of theContinue reading “Our Mission: Bringing the Love of Christ to a Hurting World”

An Effective Instrument in Christ’s Hands

With a new year upon us, this is an opportune time for First Baptist to reflect on the past year. The most common method of examination for churches is to count “nickels and noses”. How many nickels were collected and how many noses appeared this week? While we thank God for every “nickel and nose”,Continue reading “An Effective Instrument in Christ’s Hands”

Our Faithful God Remembers (Genesis 8:1-19)

  Have you ever wondered if God has forgotten about you? Do you sometimes wonder if God is really there? Do you wonder if He is aware of your trials? Do you sometimes wonder if He cares? If so, Genesis 8 is a good reminder that God is there, He is aware, and He cares.Continue reading “Our Faithful God Remembers (Genesis 8:1-19)”

The Ark of Salvation (Genesis 7)

In Genesis 6 we learned that humans had corrupted the earth so much that God determined to destroy everyone by a flood of waters. We also learned that God planned to graciously save one man named Noah because he was righteous and blameless. In Genesis 7, we find out more about Noah and the floodContinue reading “The Ark of Salvation (Genesis 7)”

The Way of Cain (Genesis 4)

Adam was created and blessed by God but sinned against God by choosing His blessings more than His presence. Last week we learned that God graciously forgave his and Eve’s sin, but sin has consequences. In Genesis 4, we learn about a man named Cain and are commanded not to follow in his steps. Cain’sContinue reading “The Way of Cain (Genesis 4)”

The Seventh Day (Genesis 2:1-3)

Did you know that a healthy balance of work and rest is not only important physically but also important spiritually? In our sermon today, we shall study Genesis 2:1-3 and learn about the importance of God’s choice to rest on the seventh day and the eternal implications. The Sabbath Day in the Old Covenant. InContinue reading “The Seventh Day (Genesis 2:1-3)”

What If He Refuses to Listen? (Matthew 18:15-17)

Last week we discussed the first part of Jesus’ process for reconciliation (Matthew 18:15). Today we shall learn what to do if the other person refuses to listen to our concerns. If he refuses to listen to us, we must take one or two other mature Christians to help establish the charges (18:16).  If heContinue reading “What If He Refuses to Listen? (Matthew 18:15-17)”

Thy Kingdom Come (Luke 17:20-37)

In our text from the Bible today we have a question about when the kingdom of God would come.  In Jesus’ answer, He not only talks about when, but where, how, and why.  Let us look together and Jesus’ answer and may it help us “seek first the kingdom of God” (Matt 6:33). When andContinue reading “Thy Kingdom Come (Luke 17:20-37)”

Where are the Nine? (Luke 17:11-19)

Our text from the Bible this morning is Luke 17:11-19.  In this text we learn about an encounter Jesus had with ten lepers as He entered a village between Samaria and Galilee on His way to Jerusalem.  In this text we shall discover: 1) A Cry for Help, 2) A Command of Hope, and 3)Continue reading “Where are the Nine? (Luke 17:11-19)”