Included Music: Here for You, Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation, Christ Is Able to Save, Send the Light, I Live, Here's My Heart, and At the Cross
Message Title: A Deeper Faith
Text: Matthew 5:21-26
Take Home Point: We cannot pursue right relationship with God when we refuse to seek right relationships with others.
Included Music: Sing to the King, Alleluia! Alleluia!, Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty, God Will Take Care of You, Who Can Satisfy My Soul?, Seekers of Your Heart (Morgan Hall and Matthew Jones), and No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus
Message Title: Radical Obedience
Text: Matthew 5:17-20
Take Home Point: Righteousness is based on a right relationship with God rather than a right relationship with the law.
Included Music: Glorious Is Thy Name Most Holy, Days of Elijah, Tell the Good News, Seek Ye First, In Christ Alone (My Hope Is Found), Beloved (FBC Worship Choir), and Where He Leads Me
Message Title: Agents of Change
Text: Matthew 5:13-16
Take Home Point: Our lives are not meant to draw attention to us. Our lives are meant to point people to Jesus.
Included Music: The Way of the Cross Leads Home, God of Wonders, We Have Come into His House, Footsteps of Jesus, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Same God, and Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated
Message Title: Suffering for God
Text: Matthew 5:10-12
Take Home Point: The more our lives look like Jesus, the more we should expect persecution rather than praise from the world.
Included Music: You Are Holy, Come Thou Almighty King, Sweet Hour of Prayer, There Is a Redeemer, The Wonderful Cross, Mercy Said No (Matthew Jones), and Love Lifted Me
Message Title: Relating to People
Text: Matthew 5:7-9
Take Home Point: The way we relate to others reveals the condition of our relationship with Jesus.
Included Music: King Jesus Is Coming (FBC Worship Choir), God So Loved, Nothing But the Blood, He Lives, In the Name of the Lord, Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me), and I'd Rather Have Jesus
Message Title: Living for God
Text: Matthew 5:1-6
Take Home Point: When you live for God, your life will look increasingly less like the world.
Included Music: Blessed Be Your Name, My Tribute, Great and Mighty, Glorious Is Thy Name, Jesus Messiah, Hymn of Heaven, and Living for Jesus
Message Title: Passion or Duty (by Cory Bennett)
Text: Isaiah 29:13
Take Home Point: In our lives, we sometimes turn what should be a strong intimate devotion to our Creator into something meaningless and devotionless.
Included Music: Sing to the King, The Solid Rock, Mighty Is Our God, There Is a Fountain, Shout to the Lord, Because He Lives (Amen) (Matthew Jones), and My Faith Looks up to Thee
Message Title: Confidence
Text: Philippians 1:6
Take Home Point: Our common faith in Jesus and our commitment to one another is a good work only God could accomplish.
Included Music: Victory in Jesus, Mighty to Save, The Church's One Foundation, Something Beautiful, In Christ Alone, When Love Was Slain, and Have You Been to Calvary?
Message Title: Reconciled
Text: 2 Corinthians 5:17-19
Take Home Point: If you are in Christ, you are a new creation.
Included Music: Are You Washed in the Blood, Who You Say I Am, No One Understands Like Jesus, Cares Chorus, Living Hope, Christ Our Hope in Life and Death, and Jesus Paid It All
Message Title: New Way of Living
Text: 1 Peter 2:24-25
Take Home Point: Jesus' death for us frees us to live lives of love and obedience.
Included Music with special guest Jerry Miller: Come Now Is the Time to Worship, Wonderful Grace of Jesus, Praise Him! Praise Him!, I Worship You Almighty God, We Fall Down, Instrumental Arrangement (Judy Kent and Janice Sutton), and My Jesus I Love Thee
Message Title: Set Free
Text: John 8:30-36
Take Home Point: We experience freedom more completely when we follow Jesus more closely.
Included Music: Every Move I Make, Stand Up Stand Up for Jesus, In My Heart There Rings a Melody, Make Me a Servant, The Heart of Worship, New Doxology, and Trust and Obey
Message Title: Doxology
Text: Ephesians 3:20-21
Take Home Point: Our lips and our lives are meant to proclaim the glory of God.
Included Music: Sing We Now of Christmas, What Child Is This, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Come O Come Emmanuel, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Away in a Manger, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Angels We Have Heard on High, Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming, The Birthday of a King, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and One Day
Message Title: Rediscover Jesus
Text: John 1:10-13
Take Home Point: Believing in Jesus is not about what we can do but about trusting in what Jesus has already done.
Included Music: O Come O Come Emmanuel, Rose of Bethlehem (Matthew Jones), Away in a Manger, Gesu Bambino (instrumental by Adrienne Ingram and Gwen Vance), Amazing Grace, and Silent Night (no amplification)
Message Title: True Light
Text: John 1:9
Take Home Point: Jesus is the only true light that change our lives.
Included Music: Joy to the World, That's Why We Praise Him, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, There's Just Something About That Name, At the Cross (Love Ran Red), Hallelujah (Matthew Jones), and Just As I Am
Message Title: Rediscover Joy
Text: John 16:21-22
Take Home Point: We can endure the pain of the present when our hearts are focused on the joy that lies before us.
Christmas is a very special time for the First Baptist family. One of our most exciting Christmas traditions is our annual Christmas Cantata. We would like to share with you the audio recording of our 2022 cantata titled The Glorious Story of Christmas.
Included Music: Our God, Love Divine All Loves Excelling, O Come All Ye Faithful, Isn't He, What a Savior, Blessed Savior Son of God (FBC Worship Choir), and The Nail-Scarred Hand
Message Title: Rediscover Love
Text: 1 John 4:18
Take Home Point: Love is greater and more powerful than fear.
Included Music: Everlasting God, Angels from the Realms of Glory, Almighty, Hark the Heralds Angels Sing, Here I Am to Worship, O Come All You Unfaithful, and My Jesus I Love Thee.
Message Title: Rediscover Peace
Text: Luke 2:8-10
Take Home Point: Jesus came to bring us wholeness and a restored relationship with God.
Included Music: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Mighty to Save, The First Noel, Emmanuel, Change My Heart O God, More Precious Than Silver, and Whiter Than Snow
Message Title: Rediscover Hope
Text: Isaiah 9:2-7
Take Home Point: We will only experience lasting hope when we are focused on Jesus.
Included Music: Come Ye Thankful People Come, Forever, Serve the Lord with Gladness, No Other Name, Purify My Heart, Breathe, and He Leadeth Me
Message Title: The Refrain of Worship
Text: Psalm 136
Take Home Point: In the best of times and in the worst of times, God's faithful love endures forever.
Included Music: Are You Washed in the Blood, God of Wonders, My Life Is in You Lord, Praise to the Lord the Almighty, The Potter's Hand, The King of All of Me, and I Need Thee Every Hour
Message Title: Reason to Worship
Text: Psalm 113
Take Home Point: Only God was powerful enough to save us from a living grave and make us whole again.
Included Music: Hosanna (Praise Is Rising), O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, I Will Call Upon the Lord, Satisfied with Jesus, Awesome in this Place, If That Isn't Love (FBC Worship Choir), and Jesus I Come
Message Title: Invitation to Worship
Text: Psalm 100
Take Home Point: The desire to worship flows out of a healthy, growing relationship with Jesus.
Included Music: God of Grace and God of Glory, Great Is the Lord Almighty, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, In His Time, Christ Is Able, All My Praise (Matthew Jones), and The Nail-Scarred Hand
Message Title: Studying
Text: Joshua 1:6-9
Take Home Point: The humble and relentless pursuit of obedience and holiness is the key to everything.
Included Music: Great Things (FBC Worship Choir), Everlasting God, Rescue the Perishing, Christ Arose, He Is Here, Who Can Satisfy My Soul, and Have You Been to Calvary
Message Title: Serving
Text: Luke 22:24-27
Take Home Point: You are never more like Jesus than when you are serving others.
Included Music: Every Move I Make, Surely Goodness and Mercy, Shall We Gather at the River, We Shall Behold Him, Living Hope, Way Maker, and I Need Thee Every Hour
Message Title: Invitation
Text: John 1:43-51
Take Home Point: Sometimes changing the world is as simple as telling someone about Jesus.