Light

Yesterday, I asked the congregation in both services if there was a word that came to mind when they thought of 1 John. Both services had at least one person who mentioned love. Love is a primary theme in John’s letter. A second theme that was not mentioned yesterday is light. In this...

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New Series

I hope that you enjoyed our recent series over the Ten Commandments. We completed this series this past week and will move into a four-week series in 1 John this week.

1 John is a tremendous letter. By the time that John pens this letter, he is likely older. He has seen much. He is per...

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To Covet

This has been an intriguing study over the Ten Commandments. This week, we come to our final sermon of the series. For me, I have discovered a depth to the commandments that goes beyond a list of rules. When we peer deep into God’s intention behind each commandment, we see a God-oriented way o...

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Relating to One Another

This past Sunday, we continued our study on the Ten Commandments. We covered the first few commandments. Many consider these the First Table of commandments. These commandments have to do with how we relate to God. Certainly, all of the commandments have to do with our relationship with God, b...

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First Table

This past Sunday, we began our series on the Ten Commandments. We talked about the context in which the Commandments were given. God rescued his people from slavery and then offered them instructions on how to live. It is impossible to understand the Commandments apart from knowing the God who...

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New Series

I would like to thank Troy Hershman for preaching this past Sunday. This was his first time preaching at First Baptist. I am grateful that he took on the challenge and worked tirelessly to prepare to preach God’s Word. Thank you Troy!

This coming weekend is a holiday weekend. Some of y...

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Ascension Sunday

We are quickly making our way through the 50 days of Easter. This Sunday, we come to Ascension Sunday. We have been discussing the difficult nature of Jesus’ departure. His disciples have enjoyed personal time with him and it is coming to an end. We will be studying Acts 1:1-11 this week. I wo...

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Prayer for Us

We continue to work through a series on the post resurrection appearances of Jesus. However, we have covered (at least to an extent) most of these appearances since Resurrection (Easter) Sunday. Next week, we will be covering the Ascension of Jesus. On May 20, we will celebrate the coming of t...

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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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