Pentecost (Acts 2)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Pentecost (Acts 2) Ten days after Jesus’ ascension was The Day of Pentecost. On this day, Jesus’ disciples were gathered together in Jerusalem as well as many Jewish “devout men, from every nation under heaven” (Acts 2:5). The Setting of Pentecost In order to better understand the significanceContinue reading “Pentecost (Acts 2)”

Exhortation to Humble Service (Philippians 2:1-11)

Humility is a virtue that we usually commend in others. We, on the other hand, are more likely to defend ourselves rather than humble ourselves. We are quick to justify ourselves and our actions because we don’t want to admit our faults. In Philippians, Paul wants the church in Philippi to have a joyful faithContinue reading “Exhortation to Humble Service (Philippians 2:1-11)”

The Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)

Our focus in this sermon is The Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper is one of two ordinances (the other being baptism) instituted by Christ for the Church. An ordinance is a decree or demand. The ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are demands from Christ for His Church to obey. The Gospels mention JesusContinue reading “The Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)”

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)”

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Prov 16:18). The surest path to self-destruction is to believe that you are strong and wise enough to handle anything and everything. The surest path to an abundant life is to surrender your life to Jesus Christ. Today, we shall be in Genesis 11Continue reading “The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)”