Wisdom is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 1:12-18, 2:12-17) 

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Ecclesiastes: Wisdom is Vanity In the book of Ecclesiastes we are told that life should not be expected to be self-fulfilling because life only has meaning when it is lived in a right relationship with God. Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, summarized this at the beginning when heContinue reading “Wisdom is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 1:12-18, 2:12-17) “

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

Thanksgiving & Prayer (Philippians 1:1-11)

This morning we begin a new sermon series on the Letter of Paul to the Philippians. Paul wrote this letter to the Christians/Saints in Philippi while he was imprisoned in Rome. Philippi was an important city to Paul. This was where Lydia was converted, Paul and Silas were imprisoned, and the “Philippian Jailer” was convertedContinue reading “Thanksgiving & Prayer (Philippians 1:1-11)”

A Wise Father’s Teaching (Proverbs 4)

On Father’s Day, we honor fathers by listening to a wise father’s teaching. A wise father’s instructions are “life to those who find them, and health to one’s whole body” (22). He says: Guard Your Heart (23) The wise father tells his children to guard their heart. Notice that we are not told to followContinue reading “A Wise Father’s Teaching (Proverbs 4)”

Sodom’s Sinister Suggestion (Genesis 14)

Appearances can be deceiving. How can a Christian know the difference between what God has provided as a blessing and what Satan has placed as a trap? Are you confident in your ability to tell the difference? Genesis 14 provides us an example of faithful discernment. The King of Sodom made Abram an offer thatContinue reading “Sodom’s Sinister Suggestion (Genesis 14)”

A Christ-Centered Life

Today is a special day at First Baptist because we rejoice with our graduating High School and College seniors.  You have worked hard and deserve the recognition you are receiving.  In our sermon today, we encourage you to pursue knowledge, pleasure, and wealth.  Set goals and enjoy life.  Also, most importantly, make sure Christ isContinue reading “A Christ-Centered Life”