This episode contains the full audio recording of First Baptist's Good Friday Worship Service - including Matthew Jones singing How Deep the Father's Love for Us and Lamb of God as well as video and Pastor Jason's teaching.
Message Title: A Better Hope
Text: Hebrews 8:1-13
Take Home Point: The depth of our disobedience required more than written laws; we needed God's personal touch and presence to transform our hearts.
Included Music: Hosanna, Hosanna (Praise Is Rising), Fairest Lord Jesus, and In Christ Alone followed by Benjamin Carpenter singing There Is a River
Message Title: Absolute Submission
Text: Matthew 26:47-56
Take Home Point: God's ways are simply not our ways so we will never be able to fulfill God's eternal purposes using the temporary ways of the world.
Message Title: A Better Covenant
Text: Hebrews 7:11-28
Take Home Point: The permanence and perfection of Jesus as our High Priest provides us the cleansing from sin we need and the grace to remain faithful to the end.
Included Music: How Firm a Foundation, God Will Make a Way, Day by Day, and Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) followed by First Baptist's Children's Choir singing My Lighthouse with solos by Michah Ray, Jonathan Ingram, and Elijah Jones
Message Title: Misplaced Esteem
Text: Matthew 20:20-28
Take Home Point: While the world values power and position, those who are great in the Kingdom are humble and consider serving others to be their greatest privilege.
Message Title: The First Priesthood
Text: Hebrews 7:1-10
Take Home Point: The mysterious Melchizedek provided a glimpse of Jesus as our High Priest in an unending priesthood that was not based on genealogy or the law.
Included Music: He Keeps Me Singing, This is Amazing Grace, Savior Like a Shepherd Lead us, and The Wonderful Cross
Message Title: Compassion
Text: Matthew 12:9-14
Take Home Point: There is nothing wrong with rules and traditions unless those rules and traditions mean more to us than the people for whom Jesus died.
Message Title: Seize the Hope
Text: Hebrews 6:13-20
Take Home Point: Our hope is not based on our abilities or circumstance but on the unchanging character of God and the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Included Music: God of Grace and Glory, Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing), The Wonder of It All, and Glorious Day followed by Larry Cross singing This Is My Father's World
Message Title: Through His Eyes
Text: Matthew 9:9-13
Take Home Point: As Christ-followers, we are called to look beyond a person's failures to see his or her need for Jesus.