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.
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.
Message Title: Falling Away
Text: Hebrews 6:4-12
Take Home Point: The genuineness of our conversion is evidenced by a lifetime of diligent perseverance in our faith in and submission to Jesus.
Included Music: In His Time, Because He Lives, and I Will Rise followed by Matthew Jones playing an instrumental version of Jesus Loves Me
Message Title: Surprising Faith
Text: Matthew 8:5-13
Take Home Point: Traditions and social expectations should never prevent us from demonstrating the love of Jesus to the people we encounter.
Included Music: That's Why We Praise Him, Rock of Ages, and Wonderful Merciful Savior followed by Matthew Jones singing I Will Rise
Message Title: Widen Our Vision
Text: Luke 8:26-39
Take Home Point: In light of what Jesus has done for us, our devotion to Him ought to overwhelm our fear of where following Him might lead us.
Included Music: Worship the King, Because of Your Love, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, and In Christ Alone
Message Title: Better Together
Text: Romans 12:3-8
Take Home Point: The church is not as complete and effective as God intended unless each believer is using his or her gifts to minister to one another.
Included Music: All the Way My Savior Leads Me, Forever, Wonderful Words of Life, and Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) followed by an instrumental piece by Adrienne Ingram, Betty Sapp, and Janice Sutton
Message Title: Following Jesus
Text: Mark 10:17-22
Take Home Point: We cannot truly follow Jesus when there are things or people in our lives that we cherish and value more than our devotion to Jesus.