Included Music: My Tribute, Bless His Holy Name, and To God Be the Glory
Message Title: Life in the Kingdom
Text: John 6:22-40
Take Home Point: We can come to Jesus without fear of rejection knowing that He will provide everything we need for all eternity.
Included Music: Nothing But the Blood, Because of Your Love, I Will Sing of My Redeemer, and Lion and the Lamb followed by the Worship Choir singing Unexpected Places
Message Title: Characteristics of Community
Text: Colossians 3:12-14
Take Home Point: No matter who you were, in Christ, you have been given a new identity and a new way to live that reflects God's work in your life.
Included Music: Great Is Thy Faithfulness followed by a special Southern Gospel presentation by the musical group Measure of Grace
Message Title: Others First
Text: Romans 14:13-18
Take Home Point: Freedom gives us the responsibility to serve others where they are, even if it means setting aside our rights to do so.
Included Music: Jesus Saves, Send the Light, and I Love to Tell the Story
Message Title: The Storms of Life
Text: John 6:16-21
Take Home Point: Following Jesus will not eliminate the storms of life, but when we are obedient, God brings protection during the storms.
Included Music: Wonderful Grace of Jesus, Blessed Be Your Name, All Glory Laud and Honor, and Glorious Day followed by the Worship Choir singing Lion and the Lamb
Message Title: Purposeful Unity
Text: John 17:20-23
Take Home Point: Unity reveals the power of the gospel and empowers us to take the love of God into a broken world.
Included Music: I've Found a Friend in Jesus, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, No One Understands Like Jesus, and Jesus What A Friend for Sinners
Message Title: A Challenging Opportunity
Text: John 6:1-15
Take Home Point: We are never limited by what we don't have. We are limited only by our willingness to give all we have to Jesus so He can do what we cannot.
Included Music: Serve the Lord with Gladness, Shine on Us, I Am Resolved, and Your Name followed by the First Baptist Praise Team singing Lion and the Lamb
Message Title: Through Love
Text: 1 John 4:19-21
Take Home Point: The world simply cannot understand the love of God until it experiences the love of God flowing through the people of God.
Included Music: Now I Belong to Jesus, Love the Lord, I Gave My Life for Thee, and Shout to the Lord followed by the First Baptist Children's Choir singing Holy Spirit
Message Title: Through Sacrifice
Text: Romans 12:1-2
Take Home Point: When we understand all God has done for us, the only reasonable response is to live our lives as an act of worship to Him.
Included Music: I Know a Fount, O the Blood of Jesus, and The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power
Message Title: Evidence Worthy Believing
Text: John 5:31-47
Take Home Point: Nothing attracts people to Jesus more than the surrendered life of a believer who has been completely changed by God.
Included Music: Praise to the Lord the Almighty, Mighty to Save, Great is Thy Faithfulness, and This I Believe followed by the Adult Worship Choir singing The Gospel
Message Title: Through Witnessing
Text: Matthew 9:35-38
Take Home Point: We will never be used by God to impact our community for Him until we step into their world and lovingly meet them right where they are.
Included Music: I Surrender All, Take My Life and Let It Be, and Living for Jesus
Message Title: Life and Judgment
Text: John 5:24-30
Take Home Point: It is your actions, not your words, that reveal what you truly believe.
Included Music: Glorious Is Thy Name Most Holy, You're Worthy of My Praise, Near the Cross, and 10,000 Reasons followed by Pam Mowery, Candi Cooper, Sue Willis, and Nancy Fowlkes performing Wonderful, Merciful Savior
Message Title: Through Service
Text: Hebrews 6:10-12
Take Home Point: We are never more like Jesus than when we are serving others.
Included Music: We're Marching to Zion, The Family of God, and Heavenly Sunlight
Message Title: In Perfect Harmony
Text: John 5:16-23
Take Home Point: Jesus lived in perfect harmony with the Father so we might know the Father through relationship with the Son.
Included Music: Blessed Assurance, Alive Forever Amen, Holy Holy Holy, and No Longer Slaves followed by Matthew Jones singing Goodness of God
Message Title: Through Prayer
Text: Luke 18:1-8
Take Home Point: If we want the world to change, we must pray.
Included Music: Alleluia Alleluia, Low in the Grave He Lay (Christ Arose), and Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Message Title: Missing the Point
Text: John 5:1-15
Take Home Point: When we become more focused on obeying the letter of the law than we are on God's work in someone's life, we have missed the point of worship.
Included Music: 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, Forever, Standing on the Promises, and I Will Rise followed by the Worship Choir singing No Longer Slaves
Message Title: Without Fear
Text: 1 John 4:18
Take Home Point: We grow in our love for God as we better understand His love for us, and growing in our love for God is the only way to overcome fear.
Included Music: The Solid Rock, I Worship You Almighty God, Nothing but the Blood, and Knowing You followed by the FBC Praise Team singing No Longer Slaves
Message Title: Set Free
Text: Romans 8:1-4
Take Home Point: If you are a follower of Jesus, you never need to fear being condemned by God because Jesus has already paid the price for your disobedience.
Included Music: Wonderful Words of Life, Here I Am to Worship, Victory in Jesus, and I Give You My Heart followed by Matthew Jones singing No Longer Slaves
Message Title: Made Alive
Text: Ephesians 2:1-5
Take Home Point: In spite of who we were and what we had done, God gave us mercy and chose to love us.
Included Music: Special piano arrangements by Betty Sapp with vocals by Matthew Jones
Message Title: Believing Without Seeing
Text: John 4:43-54
Take Home Point: We must embrace the risks of obedience to experience the confirmation of God's promises.
Included Music: You Are My All in All, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, It is Well with My Soul, and Before the Throne of God Above followed by Pam Setser and Matthew Jones singing Over in the Glory Land
Message Title: Finding Rest
Text: Matthew 11:28-30
Take Home Point: Jesus knows your burdens and your pain, and He will exchange them for the freedom and life that come from following Him.
Included Music: And Can It Be, I Stand Amazed, and Oh How How He Loves You and Me
Message Title: Focusing on the Harvest
Text: John 4:27-42
Take Home Point: When we are focused on the harvest, we have no greater satisfaction in the world than helping people personally encounter Jesus.
Special Youth Led Service!
Included Music: Lion and the Lamb, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, This is Amazing Grace, In Christ Alone, How Deep the Father's Love for Us, and Man of Sorrows followed by a spoken word presentation by Alli Futrell
Message Title: Guilt and Shame
Text: Genesis 3:7-11
Take Home Point: God knows all of your guilt and shame; yet, He calls for you to run to Him for forgiveness and healing because He loves you so much more than the mask.
Included Music: Power in the Blood, Blessed Be Your Name, Because He Lives, and Worthy Is the Lamb followed by Wes and Judy Kent singing There Is a Fountain
Message Title: Celebration
Text: Nehemiah 8:8-12
Take Home Point: When we celebrate the grace given to us, our eyes move away from us and onto Jesus - our joy and our strength.
Included Music: If We Never Meet Again, On Jordan's Stormy Banks, Face to Face with Christ My Savior, and Ring the Bells of Heaven
Message Title: Open Invitation
Text: John 4:1-26
Take Home Point: We can hide our hurts, brokenness, and shame behind social norms or theological debates, but God sees the real you behind it all and invites you to come to Him.
Included Music: Higher Ground, God of Wonders, I Need Thee Every Hour, and The Potter's Hand followed by Jerry and Ida Hale singing It's Me Again Lord
Message Title: Confession
Text: James 5:16
Take Home Point: We will never know the freedom and relationship God has prepared for us unless we embrace the painful transparency of confession.