Surprise Visit

For the last several weeks, we have been talking about the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus. This week’s story may be one that you did not consider. It is much later. In fact, this appearance happens after Jesus’ ascension.

In Acts 9, we find the conversion of Saul. If you rememb...

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Fish Breakfast

I have enjoyed working through this series on the post-resurrection appearances. Jesus could have risen from the dead and ascended just a few days later. But this is not what he did. He continued to form and work in the lives of his followers for 50 days. He clarified who he was and what he ha...

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Emmaus Road

The Easter season is a wonderful season; it actually goes from Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost Sunday (50 days later). It is time in which we are focusing on the resurrection of Jesus. Each week, we will come to a new story about the risen Christ. This week’s passage is one of my favorite, Lu...

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Doubt

This past Sunday was a wonderful day. It is always a highlight of the year to see everyone gathered to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. With out of town guests, college students home with family and even a newborn at church for the first time, our coming together for worship was a delight....

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The Passion of Christ

This past Sunday, we explored what scholars call the Olivet Discourse in Mark 13. If you missed the sermon, you can catch up by watching online or subscribing to the podcast. This text...

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Farewell

It was wonderful to have Wilisha preaching at First Baptist yesterday. She always does a wonderful job! We enjoyed a short family trip to Springfield to visit with friends. We are glad to be back with you this week. If you missed the sermon yesterday, I would encourage to watch online

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Seeing Jesus

As we continue through the season of Lent, we are walking through the Jesus story together. This year, we are following Mark’s account. Last week, we discussed the Transfiguration and Jesus’ instructing his disciples about what it truly means that he is the Messiah. This week, we continue on t...

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Lent

This coming Sunday is the first Sunday in the season of Lent. We are reminded that Easter is coming quickly. Yet in this season of Lent, we walk with Jesus toward the Cross. As Jesus makes his way to Jerusalem, he continues to explain the coming events to the disciples. They don’t seem to unde...

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More Miracles

We have heard the stories of Jesus over and over. From the feeding of the five thousand to walking on the water, many of us who grew up in Sunday school are familiar with the details. But too often, we isolate these stories from the rest of the gospel writer’s account. As we continue through M...

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Proving His Identity

Throughout this series on the gospel of Mark, we keep coming back to Mark’s main point about Jesus. In the very beginning of this gospel, Mark detailed his thesis.

(Mark 1:1 NIV) The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God,

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