The Ninth Commandment (Exodus 20:16)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · The Ninth Commandment (Exodus 20:16) Telling the truth is a strange thing in our society. Almost everyone agrees that we should, while most Americans regularly don’t. A University of Massachusetts study[1] “found that 60 percent of people lied at least once during a 10-minute conversation and told anContinue reading “The Ninth Commandment (Exodus 20:16)”

In Love Serve One Another (Galatians 5:13-15)

Of the many “one another” passages in the Bible, the one today is another one that is well-known but difficult to put into practice.  This morning we shall discuss the difference between having a man-centered and a Christ-centered view of salvation.  Our verses are found in Galatians 5:13-15: For you were called to freedom, brothers.Continue reading “In Love Serve One Another (Galatians 5:13-15)”

Able to Instruct One Another (Romans 15:14)

There are many “one another” passages in the Bible.  These passages are commands from God for how the members of the Church are to think, speak, and act towards one another.  This morning we shall discuss a very important, but often neglected “one another” passage.   It is from Romans 15:14: I myself am satisfied aboutContinue reading “Able to Instruct One Another (Romans 15:14)”

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)”

Speaking the Truth in Love (Ephesians 4:15)

Take a moment to consider the people who are in this worship service.  As you consider them, ask yourself this question: “Who are these people?”  This is not a silly exercise because how you answer that question about one another says a lot about how you treat one another. What if we refused to seeContinue reading “Speaking the Truth in Love (Ephesians 4:15)”