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.
Included Music: This Is Amazing Grace, The Solid Rock, Almighty, The Church's One Foundation, The Heart of Worship, Oh the Wonder (FBC Worship Choir), and Jesus Paid It All
Message Title: Love
Text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Take Home Point: Doing lots of religious things is simply a bunch of noise unless those things are driven by love.
Included Music: Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior
Message Title: Prayer
Text: Mark 9:14-29
Take Home Point: You will live a powerless life if you live a prayer-less life.
Special Note: Due to a recording failure, this episode begins about a minute into Pastor Jason's message.
Included Music: Since Jesus Came into My Heart, Mighty to Save, Wonderful Grace of Jesus, There Is a Redeemer, The Power of the Cross, I Speak Jesus (FBC Worship Team), and Without Him
Message Title: Consequences
Text: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15
Take Home Point: Our investment in the kingdom of God will determine the presence or absence of eternal rewards.
Included Music: Come Now Is the Time to Worship, Blessed Assurance, On Jordan's Stormy Banks, You Are My All in All, Jesus Messiah, Still the Cross (Matthew Jones), and Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Message Title: Incredible Privilege
Text: 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2
Take Home Point: We have received God's grace in vain when we choose not to share God's grace with others.
Included Music: Nothing but the Blood, I Could Sing of Your Love Forever, At Calvary, We Are an Offering, The Wonderful Cross, The Commission, and Amazing Grace
Message Title: A Sense of Urgency
Text: Romans 13:11-14
Take Home Point: The expectation of seeing Jesus should inspire us to live with a sense of urgency.
Included Music: Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us, That's Why We Praise Him, Glorify Thy Name, Fill My Cup Lord, Glorious Day (Living He Loved), Come Thou Fount Come Thou King, and Holy Holy Holy
Message Title: Heart Condition
Text: 1 John 2:15-17
Take Home Point: We cannot love God well when our hearts are focused on the things of the world.
Included Music: Have Faith in God, Blessed Be Your Name, What a Mighty God We Serve, Onward Christian Soldiers, Before the Throne of God Above, God of This City, and All the Way My Savior Leads Me
Message Title: This Moment
Text: Esther 4:10-17
Take Home Point: Fulfilling your purpose in life will always involve risk.
Included Music: Victory in Jesus, God So Loved, Rejoice the Lord Is King, Spirit Song, At the Cross (Love Ran Red), Instrumental Arrangement (Gwen Vance), and It Is Well with My Soul
Message Title: Living Water
Text: John 4:1-26
Take Home Point: Only Jesus can overcome the emptiness and aloneness that we try so hard to hid from ourselves and others.
Included Music: When We All Get to Heaven, Alive Forever Amen, When the Morning Comes, There's Just Something About that Name, How Deep the Father's Love for Us, In Christ Alone, and I Need Thee Every Hour
Message Title: The Idol of Our Own Wisdom
Text: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Take Home Point: Our arrogance and pride can easily get in the way of our healing.
Included Music: Praise Him Praise Him, This Is Amazing Grace, Serve the Lord with Gladness, We Bow Down, Living Hope, Then Came the Morning (Matthew Jones), and Fairest Lord Jesus
Message Title: Be Prepared (Cory Bennett)
Text: Matthew 25:1-13
Included Music with special guest Ron Taylor: Yours Amen and I'll Fly Away (Ozark Mountain Music), Wonderful Grace of Jesus, Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone), We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise, Christ Is Able to Save, and There Is a Fountain
Message Title: The Idol of Busyness
Text: Luke 10:38-42
Take Home Point: God wants you more than the things you can do for him.
Included Music: Since Jesus Came into My Heart, Because of Your Love, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Cares Chorus, Who Can Satisfy My Soul, Goodness of God, and Be Thou My Vision
Message Title: The Idol of Fear
Text: Numbers 13:26-33
Take Home Point: What you focus on gets bigger. Either your faith in God will crowd out your fear, or your fear will crowd out God.