Exodus: God With Us (Exodus 1:1-2:10)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Israel in Egypt (Exodus 1:2-2:10) This morning we begin a new series of messages on Exodus. Exodus is a continuation of the book of Genesis; therefore, it would be helpful to remember the main themes of Genesis: 1) How humans and all things came into being (Genesis meansContinue reading “Exodus: God With Us (Exodus 1:1-2:10)”

When Tempted (James 1:13-16)

It is not a matter of “If” but “when”. In verse 13, James does not say, “If” you are tempted, but “When” you are tempted. Jesus said, “Temptations to sin are sure to come” (Luke 17:1) and we must always be diligent to resist every temptation. When we are tempted, we need to remember threeContinue reading “When Tempted (James 1:13-16)”

God’s Purpose for Trials (James 1:2-12)

God never promised that He would keep you from trouble and trials; He promised to keep you through trouble and trials. What is a trial? According to James 1:3, trials are the testing of your faith. When we embrace that God’s good purpose for trials is to mature us in the faith, we will findContinue reading “God’s Purpose for Trials (James 1:2-12)”

Joseph: Cherished Son; Despised Brother; Beloved of God (Genesis 37)

The Story of Joseph Cherished Son; Despised Brother; Beloved of God (Genesis 37) God has a wonderful plan for your life! God’s wonderful plan includes “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Gal 5:22-23), “persecution” (2 Tim 3:12), “hardships…affliction”, (2 Cor 4:9), “great sorrow and unceasing anguish” (Rom 9:2). God’s plan for yourContinue reading “Joseph: Cherished Son; Despised Brother; Beloved of God (Genesis 37)”

Following the Good Shepherd (Genesis 29:1-30)

When you remember that you are walking on the righteous path, following the Good Shepherd, you can endure all the trials and sufferings you encounter. Psalm 23 is a very comforting chapter because it is a clear reminder that the Lord guides His children through every step of life. Have you ever noticed, however, thatContinue reading “Following the Good Shepherd (Genesis 29:1-30)”

Give Thanks in All Circumstances (1 Thess 5:18)

I love Thanksgiving. One of the earliest memories I have of Thanksgiving is playing football in a field near my grandparents’ house with my cousins. I remember the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, pies and lots of laughter. As I grow older, I still enjoy all those memories of Thanksgiving, and I am growing more appreciativeContinue reading “Give Thanks in All Circumstances (1 Thess 5:18)”

Always Faithful (Genesis 26:1-12)

Christian, God is always faithful and will always keep His promises; therefore, spend less time worrying about your performance and more time resting in Christ’s love. When we worry about how we measure up, we take our focus off of Christ and place it upon ourselves. When we take our focus off of ourselves andContinue reading “Always Faithful (Genesis 26:1-12)”

Our Difficult, Joyful Journey with Christ

Today is an exciting day because tonight we begin Vacation Bible School (VBS).  This year’s VBS theme is “Journey Off the Map”.  This VBS stresses the importance of having Jesus Christ be your guide in this life.  With this in mind, this morning we shall turn our attention to the story of Shadrach, Meshach, andContinue reading “Our Difficult, Joyful Journey with Christ”