Message Title: Endurance
Text: Hebrews 12:1-13
Take Home Point: The adversity and suffering we face are just tools God is using to prepare us to be with Him one day.
Included Music: All the Way My Savior Leads Me, The Potter's Hand, Blessed Assurance, and Wonderful Merciful Savior followed by Ida and Jerry Hale singing Just Any Day Now
Message Title: His Arrival
Text: Acts 2:1-41
Take Home Point: The Spirit is focused on using us to point others toward Jesus.
Included Music: Days of Elijah, To God Be the Glory, Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty, and Just As I Am followed by Matthew Jones singing Gentle Savior
Message Title: The Promise
Text: Ezekiel 36:22-28
Take Home Point: We could never change ourselves from the outside in so God offers us a new heart and His Spirit so we may be transformed from the inside out.
Included Music: My Country 'Tis of Thee, God Bless America, You're a Grand Old Flag, Armed Forces Medley, Statue of Liberty, My Tribute (To God Be the Glory), and How Great Is Our God followed by the Worship Choir singing In God I Trust
Special Guest Speaker: Bill Henry
Message Title: Faith
Text: Hebrews 11:1-40
Take Home Point: Our faith may lead people to applaud us or reject us, but what matters most is that our faith leads us into the very presence of God.
Included Music: Worthy of Worship, Here I Am to Worship, Love Lifted Me, and Shout to the Lord followed by Brad Breeding singing Revelation Song
Message Title: You Are Loved
Text: Romans 8:35-39
Take Home Point: There is nothing you can do or can be done to you that will change God's love for you.
Included Music: Game On! and We Have Hope (LifeWay VBS 2018) followed by How Great Thou Art and Ancient of Days
Message Title: Everything
Text: 2 Peter 1:3
Take Home Point: Being forgiven and having a relationship with God isn't based on what we do or don't do. It is based on what Jesus has done for us.
Included Music: Nothing But the Blood, I Worship You Almighty God, Rock of Ages, and Our God Reigns followed by Matthew Jones singing I Will Boast in Christ
Message Title: Perfectly Normal
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Take Home Point: God consistently chooses to use the most unlikely people because He simply does not value and esteem the same things the world does.
Message Title: Accountable
Text: Hebrews 10:26-39
Take Home Point: Remembering all God has already done fo run and the great reward that awaits us should spur us toward a life of faith and endurance.
Included Music: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, In the Name of the Lord, Blessed Be the Name, and Your Name
Message Title: Untrained Men
Text: Acts 4:13-22
Take Home Point: Training is a very valuable tool, but spiritual power is found in your relationship with Jesus and through the time you spend with Him.
Included Music: Led by special guest Ron Taylor I'll Fly Away, Days of Elijah, Christ Is Able, and Holy Holy Holy followed by an instrumental version of My Jesus I Love Thee by Adrienne Ingram, Judy Kent, and Janice Sutton
Message Title: An Unnamed Boy
Text: John 6:1-15
Take Home Point: Nothing is impossible for God. In fact, those things which seem impossible to us are often the very things God delights in doing.
Message Title: How Should We Then Live?
Text: Hebrews 10:19-25
Take Home Point: In order to persevere in our faith, we must hold tightly to the truth and to other believers for encouragement and accountability.
Included Music: Blessed Assurance, Praise the Name of Jesus, Glorious is Thy Name, and Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) followed by Matthew Jones singing Shepherd Boy
Message Title: A Forgotten Son
Text: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Take Home Point: God looks beyond the surface that we can see and looks directly at your heart.
Included Music: To God Be the Glory, Hallelujah Praise the Lamb, Blessed Redeemer, and 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) followed by Jim Duncan singing How Deep the Father's Love for Us
Message Title: An Unwilling Deliverer
Text: Exodus 4:10-17
Take Home Point: You cannot focus on your limitations and God's power at the same time.
Message Title: The Perfect Sacrifice
Text: Hebrews 10:1-18
Take Home Point: We have been forever pardoned and our hearts changed by Jesus' sacrifice so that we might serve God as a people after His own heart.
Included Music: Be Thou My Vision, Bless His Holy Name, It Is Well With My Soul, and The Wonderful Cross followed by an instrumental version of The Old Rugged Cross by Betty Sapp and Gresham McMillon
Message Title: Our Sacrifice
Text: Hebrews 12:1-2
Take Home Point: We must chase after God with all that we are for the rest of our lives to win the ultimate joy of being in His presence.
Message Title: Once for All
Text: Hebrews 9:23-28
Take Home Point: Our sin created a barrier between us and God that we could never remove, but Jesus sacrificed Himself so we could enter God's presence.
Included Music: Have Thine Own Way Lord, Cry of My Heart, Wherever He Leads I'll Go, and We Fall Down followed by the FBC Worship Choir singing Alpha and Omega
Message Title: Our Commitment
Text: Matthew 16:24-28
Take Home Point: Following Jesus will cost you everything in this world, but failing to follow Him will cost you everything in eternity.
Message Title: Freed
Text: Hebrews 9:15-22
Take Home Point: The curse of death that was promised to those who disobey the old covenant was poured out upon Jesus through the cross.
Included Music: Tell Me the Story of Jesus, No Other Name, I Love to Tell the Story, and Jesus Messiah followed by the First Baptist Children's Choir singing The Lord Is My Shepherd with Scripture reading by Michah Ray
Message Title: Our Game Plan
Text: 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
Take Home Point: Our lives and our ministry must remain focused on the life-changing power of the gospel rather than on non-eternal issues.
Message Title: The Ultimate Sacrifice
Text: Hebrews 9:11-14
Take Home Point: Jesus offered Himself and His blood as an obedient and perfect sacrifice on our behalf to secure our eternal salvation.
Included Music: Higher Ground, Love the Lord, My Jesus I Love Thee, and At the Cross followed by Tom Isbell singing Knowing You
Message Title: Our Scorecard
Text: Matthew 22:34-40
Take Home Point: Our success in making disciples is revealed as people grow in their love for God and is demonstrated by the depth of our love for those God has placed around us.
Message Title: The Old Covenant
Text: Hebrews 9:1-10
Take Home Point: The old covenant could convict us of our sin and guilt, but it could do nothing to change our hearts and lead us into God's presence.
Included Music: Abide with Me, We Have Come Into His House, Hiding in Thee, and More Precious Than Silver/I Exalt Thee followed by Matthew Jones singing The Anchor Holds
Message Title: Our Mission
Text: Matthew 28:18-20
Take Home Point: Our mission is to lead people into relationship with God that includes living every aspect of their lives in submission to Him.
Included Music: The Worship Choir singing Alive, Jesus Paid It All, and We Fix Our Eyes as well as the First Baptist congregation singing He Lives, Christ Arose, and Who Can Satisfy My Soul plus the Children's Choir singing Forever (with solos by Emma Kate Carpenter, Alyssa Ingram, and Sierra Rock)
Message Title: A Decision
Text: Matthew 28:1-15
Take Home Point: God's love for humankind is so great that He would allow no obstacle - including death - to stand between Him and those who desire to know Him.