Included Music: Tell Me the Story of Jesus, No Other Name, All Glory Laud and Honor, and Just As I Am followed by the Worship Choir singing Behold a Savior
Message Title: Finally
Text: Luke 2:25-32
Take Home Point: When our lives are focused on God in worship and obedience, we are prepared to encounter Him in new and powerful ways.
Christmas is always a special time at First Baptist, and one of the most important celebrations during the Christmas season is our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. This year we invite you to celebrate Christmas Eve again with us through this audio recording of our annual Candlelight Service.
Included Music: Good Christian Men Rejoice, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, There's a Song in the Air, Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne, Joy to the World, and The First Noel followed by Pam Setser singing Mary Did You Know
Message Title: It Was Over
Text: Luke 2:8-15
Take Home Point: Shame, fear, and judgment were replaced with love, hope, peace, and joy because Jesus had finally come.
Included Music: O Little Town of Bethlehem, All Is Well, Infant Holy Infant Lowly, and Hallelujah What a Savior followed by the First Baptist Children's Choir singing For the Glory of the King
Message Title: The Time Had Come
Text: Luke 1:26-38
Take Home Point: Those things which seem impossible to us are the very things God delights in doing to reveal His power to us.
Included Music: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, O Come All Ye Faithful/Sing to the King, Away in a Manger, and Christmas Offering followed by Adrienne Ingram, Chelsea Jones, and Matthew Jones singing Make Room
Message Title: Passing Glimpse
Text: Exodus 33:18-23
Take Home Point: As followers of Jesus, the greatest gift we can be given is to be able to see God more clearly.
Included Music: In the Sweet By and By, New Name in Glory, and Since Jesus Came Into My Heart
Message Title: The Key
Text: Zechariah 5:1-4
Take Home Point: We will never experience the covenant blessings of God unless we embrace covenant obedience to God.
Included Music: Victory in Jesus, Because of Your Love, My Jesus I Love Thee, and I Will Sing of My Redeemer followed by an instrumental version of He Leadeth Me by Chelsea Jones, Janice Sutton, and Betty Carolyn Vickers
Message Title: When We Lost It All
Text: Genesis 3:8-10
Take Home Point: Our disobedience has brought us only shame and guilt, but in spite of our failures God still searches for us.
Included Music: Blessed Assurance, Blessed Be Your Name, I Love Thee, and Once Again followed by the Worship Choir singing I Just Can't Stop My Hallelujah's
Message Title: Faithful Love
Text: Psalm 103:15-18
Take Home Point: Our lives may be brief, but when we submit our lives to God, our lives can make an incredible impact on future generations.
Included Music: I Know a Fount, The Blood of Jesus, and The Blood Will Never Lose It's Power
Message Title: By His Spirit Alone
Text: Zechariah 4:1-14
Take Home Point: God's plan will be fulfilled by the power of His Spirit working through those who have surrendered their lives to follow Him.
Included Music: Praise to the Lord Almighty, Mighty to Save, God Will Take Care of You, and Wonderful Merciful Savior plus a special Veteran's Day tribute sung by Matthew Jones
Message Title: Family of Faith
Text: Ephesians 6:1-4
Take Home Point: When the power of the gospel has transformed the relationships in our homes, the world sees a picture of God's love and grace that is greater than anything we could ever say.
Included Music: There Is a Fountain, Everlasting God, Great is Thy Faithfulness, and Who Can Satisfy My Soul? followed by an instrumental version of Fairest Lord Jesus by Adrienne Ingram, Judy Kent, and Betty Sapp
Message Title: Profound Witness
Text: Ephesians 5:21-33
Take Home Point: A godly marriage is more than "happily ever after." It reflects Christ's relationship with His church.
Included Music: To God Be the Glory, Bless the Lord, and Praise the Lord
Message Title: The Great Dilemma
Text: Zechariah 3:1-10
Take Home Point: We cannot remove our sin and our guilt, but God will cleanse us if we come to Him and let go of our past failures.
Included Music: He Lives, Alive Forever Amen, Rock of Ages, and Glorious Day followed by the First Baptist Children's Choir singing Alive
Message Title: Failed Legacy
Text: Judges 2:7-13
Take Home Point: When people lose sight of the grace and mercy God has poured out upon us, they lose sight of God and any obligation they have to follow Him.
Message Title: Better Days
Text: Zechariah 2:1-13
Take Home Point: We cannot allow our experience or imagination to limit what we believe God can do for His people.
Included Music: God Our Help in Ages Past, That's Why We Praise Him, Jesus Saves, and Jesus Messiah followed by the Worship Choir singing You Are Known
Message Title: Critical Communication
Text: Deuteronomy 4:9-10
Take Home Point: When you share what God has done in your life, it encourages you to trust Him more while challenging others to entrust their lives to Him too.
Due to equipment malfunction, this recording quality is much lower than our normal standards. The problem has been addressed and should be corrected before our next episode.
Included Music: Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee, This Is Amazing Grace, God of Grace and God of Glory, and Great Are You Lord followed by a piano selection by Matthew Jones
Message Title: Changed Future
Text: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15
Take Home Point: God will judge the quality of our work fo rHim to reveal whether we built with an earthly or eternal focus.
Message Title: Powerless
Text: Zechariah 1:18-21
Take Home Point: There is nothing we will ever face that is greater than God's power to deliver His people.
Included Music: O Worship the King, Because of Your Love, Blessed Be the Name, and Worthy Is the Lamb
Message Title: Changed Generosity
Text: Luke 6:38
Take Home Point: Generosity naturally overflows from a heart that has been radically changed by the love of Jesus Christ.
Message Title: Healing Is Coming
Text: Zechariah 1:7-17
Take Home Point: When we return to God, He will return to us with the power of His presence and the blessing of His provision.
Included Music: Wonderful Grace of Jesus, Ancient of Days, Holy Holy Holy, and Come Thou Fount (I Will Sing) followed by the Worship Choir singing God's Promises
Message Title: Changed Giving
Text: Malachi 3:7-10
Take Home Point: We can only experience God's richest blessings when we accept the risk that comes from wholehearted obedience.
Special Note: Due to equipment failure, the recording of this podcast is of a much lower quality than normal. The problem has been resolved. Thank you for your patience!
Message Title: Changed Living
Text: Matthew 6:19-21
Take Home Point: We all have something we treasure and chase after in life. The question is, "Is your treasure worldly or heavenly?"
Message Title: Starting Over
Text: Zechariah 1:1-6
Take Home Point: No matter what mistakes we have made in the past, God offers us the opportunity to start over by returning to Him.
Included Music: My Faith Has Found a Resting Place, Worthy of My Praise, It Is Well with My Soul, and This I Believe plus Pam Setser and Friends singing Over in the Glory Land and Mama's Teaching Angels How to Sing
Message Title: Working Faith
Text: James 2:14-17
Take Home Point: Genuine faith does not hide behind pious words because genuine faith is revealed by loving and caring for the broken and brokenhearted.
Included Music led by special guest Ron Taylor: Victory in Jesus, Shout to the Lord, and 10,000 Reasons followed by Gabi Pervis and Anna Caldwell singing Thy Will
Message Title: Sharing Hope
Text: John 3:16-18
Take Home Point: There is no way other than Jesus to be forgiven, and there is no greater way to impact our world than by sharing hope.
Included Music: Higher Ground, Love the Lord, Have Thine Own Way Lord, and The Heart of Worship followed by the Worship Choir singing Trust in You
Message Title: Demonstrating Love
Text: Luke 10:25-37
Take Home Point: We will never make an eternal impact unless we show each person we encounter the love and compassion Jesus has shown us.