Included Music: Love Lifted Me, My Tribute, My Jesus I Love Thee, and Great Are You Lord followed by the Worship Choir singing Written in Red
Message Title: Community
Text: Hebrews 10:23-25
Take Home Point: God designed us to live in relationship with others, and He designed our faith to grow and thrive through the encouragement and accountability found in a community of faith.
Included Music: Can He? Could He? Would He?, The Church in Wildwood, and The King Is Coming
Message Title: Among Us
Text: John 1:14-18
Take Home Point: The God who spoke the universe into existence became fully human with all our frailties and dwelt among us so we might know Him.
Included Music: Blessed Assurance, Come Now is the Time to Worship, I'd Rather Have Jesus, and The Blood of Jesus Speaks for Me followed by Lauren Futrell and Alyssa Ingram singing This Is Not Goodbye
Message Title: Surrender
Text: Matthew 6:25-34
Take Home Point: We can focus our lives on seeking God's Kingdom and His righteousness once we surrender our lives in this world to His care.
Included Music: Victory in Jesus, All Hail King Jesus, He Is Exalted, and Majesty
Message Title: The Light Has Come
Text: John 1:1-13
Take Home Point: Jesus alone can truly bring life and light to the world.
Included Music: At Calvary, Everlasting God, Great is Thy Faithfulness, and Who Can Satisfy My Soul? followed by Matthew Jones singing When I Get Carried Away
Message Title: Freedom
Text: Galatians 5:13-14
Take Home Point: Jesus' sacrifice sets us free to be the people God intended us to be so that we might serve and alone others as Jesus did.
Included Music: Living Hope, Worthy Is the Lamb/In the Cross and Crown Him with Many Crowns, the FBC Worship Choir singing Shout Hosanna, My Savior's Love, and Long Live the King along with the FBC Children's Choir singing RejoiceI Rejoice! and Be Glad
Message Title: Transformation
Text: John 20:19-23
Take Home Point: Your fears and failings can be transformed into overwhelming joy when you personally encounter Jesus and allow Him to transform your life.
This podcast episode includes the full audio recording of First Baptist's Good Friday Worship Service, including Matthew Jones singing The Power of the Cross and The Blood of Jesus Speaks for Me plus video dialog and Pastor Jason's teaching.
Included Music: Fairest Lord Jesus, There's Something About That Name, and He Is Lord
Message Title: Yet to Come
Text: Zechariah 14:1-21
Take Home Point: God is always working for His glory and our benefit even when He works in ways we do not understand.
Included Music: In the Name of the Lord, All Glory Laud and Honor, Hosanna Loud Hosanna, and I Will Rise followed by Alyssa Ingram singing Chain Breaker
Message Title: Confident Prayer
Text: 1 John 5:14-15
Take Home Point: Our prayers please God when we are certain that He hears us and when we humbly submit our requests to His perfect and all-knowing will.
Included Music: Sweet By and By, We'll Understand It Better By and By, and Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus
Message Title: Unmerited Favor
Text: Zechariah 12:10-13:9
Take Home Point: We did nothing to earn God's grace and His favor, but when we receive His gift of life and forgiveness we must turn over everything in our lives to Him.
Included Music: Wonderful Words of Life, There Is None Like You, Surely Goodness and Mercy, and Once Again followed by a mixed ensemble singing Living Hope
Message Title: If We Fail
Text: Luke 16:19-31
Take Home Point: Trusting in Jesus ensures that heaven is our destiny, but apart from Jesus there is no eternal hope for anyone - including your one.
Included Music: Tell the Good News, So Send I You, and We Have Heard the Joyful Sound
Message Title: Against All Odds
Text: Zechariah 12:1-9
Take Home Point: If we focus on Jesus, the obstacles we face become opportunities for God to demonstrate His power in our lives.
Included Music: Victory in Jesus, Because of Your Love, All Creatures of Our God and King, and Just As I Am followed by the FBC Children's Choir singing Hallelujah! Sing Hosanna!
Message Title: Rejoicing in Heaven
Text: Luke 15:1-7
Take Home Point: God leaves everything to seek one and rejoices with that one comes to faith. We are called to do the same.
Included Music: Calvary Covers It All, At Calvary, and I Believe in a Hill Called Calvary
Message Title: Self-Destruction
Text: Zechariah 11:1-17
Take Home Point: We no longer serve God when we seek only our personal benefit rather than the good of others.
Included Music: He Leadeth Me, That's Why We Praise Him, He Touched Me, and I Will Sing of My Redeemer followed by Matthew Jones and the Worship Choir singing Living Hope
Message Title: Going Beyond Convenience
Text: Luke 5:17-20
Take Home Point: The brokenness of the world should lead us to do whatever it takes to bring the broken to Jesus for healing and eternal life.
Included Music: I Love Thee, More Love to Thee, and My Jesus I Love Thee
Message Title: God's Perfect Care
Text: Zechariah 10:1-12
Take Home Point: Our sin has consequences, but we can never fall so far that we are beyond the reach of God's grace and mercy.
Included Music: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, Love the Lord, Blessed Be the Name, and Your Name followed by the FBC Men's Ensemble singing Midnight Cry
Message Title: Fulfilling Our Calling
Text: Matthew 4:18-20
Take Home Point: Being a Christian requires not only following Jesus closely but also actively and intentionally seeking to help others follow Him too.
Included Music: Praise to the Lord the Almighty, Praise the Lord Ye Heavens Adore Him, and O Worship the King
Message Title: The Coming Kingdom
Text: Zechariah 9:9-17
Take Home Point: The Kingdom of God will be brought about by peaceful surrender to God and not by human strength or ingenuity.
Included Music: Higher Ground and God of Wonders followed by some Bluegrass music from The Gravel Yard Bluegrass Band
Message Title: The Power of Prayer
Text: Ephesians 6:18
Take Home Point: We must be constantly in prayer so every area of our live is guided by the Spirit.
Included Music: Stand Up Stand Up for Jesus, Soldiers of Christ Arise, and Onward Christian Soldiers
Message Title: Absolute Power
Text: Zechariah 9:1-8
Take Home Point: It may appear as though God's judgment is slow in coming, but we must always remember He may be working in ways we cannot see and would never expect.
Included Music: God of Grace and Glory, Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing), The Wonder of It All, and Glorious Day followed by Matthew Jones singing Living Hope
Message Title: Word of God
Text: Ephesians 6:17
Take Home Point: When we personally live and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, Satan will flee and his strongholds will fall.
Included Music: Praise Him Praise Him, Alleluia, Father I Adore You, and God Is So Good
Message Title: Marvelous Blessing
Text: Zechariah 8:1-23
Take Home Point: If we let go of our inabilities and trust God, He will use His presence and blessing to draw the world to Him through us.
Included Music: The Old Rugged Cross, Nothing but the Blood, Blessed Assurance, and The Wonderful Cross followed by the FBC Children's Choir singing That I May Dwell
Message Title: Helmet of Salvation
Text: Ephesians 6:17
Take Home Point: When we live in conscious awareness of the salvation that is ours through Jesus, we can be confident and secure no matter what battles we face.
Included Music: Wonderful Peace, Our God, Lilly of the Vally, and 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) followed by an instrumental special by Judy Kent and Betty Sapp
Message Title: Gospel of Peace
Text: Ephesians 6:15
Take Home Point: The gospel of peace proclaims the way to a restored relationship with God and reconciled relationship with others is through Jesus alone.
Included Music: Serve the Lord with Gladness, That's Why We Praise Him, and Holy Holy Holy followed by Matthew Jones singing Our God
Message Title: Protected by Righteousness
Text: Ephesians 6:14
Take Home Point: The righteousness that has come through our relationship with Jesus must transform the way we live and interact with the people around us.