Included Music: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, Indescribable, He Hideth My Soul, He Is Here, Awesome in this Place, His Mercy Is More, and My Jesus I Love Thee
Message Title: The Idol of Family
Text: Genesis 22:1-18
Take Home Point: God's greatest blessings can become our most deceptive and beloved idols.
Included Music: Rock of Ages, I Sing the Mighty Power of God, Lead Me to Calvary, God Is So Good, Once Again, At Your Mercy Seat, and Trust and Obey
Message Title: The Idol of Past Success
Text: Exodus 17:1-7 and Numbers 20:1-13
Take Home Point: Past experience reveals God's provision so we can trust God more and our experience less.
Included Music: My Country 'Tis of Thee, America the Beautiful, He Lifted Me, Great Are You Lord, How Great Is Our God, and I Love Thee
Message Title: The Idol of Ritual
Text: Jeremiah 7:1-11
Take Home Point: The quality of our worship during the week determines the acceptability of our worship on Sunday.
Included Music: Worthy of Worship, This Is Amazing Grace, Crown Him King of Kings, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Above All, How Great Thou Art (Larry Cross and Matthew Jones), and Take the Name of Jesus with You
Message Title: But Also
Text: 2 Kings 17:24-41
Take Home Point: Idolatry is not a problem. Idolatry is the problem.
Included Music: I Am Thine O Lord
Message Title: Fulfilling Our Purpose
Text: Ephesians 2:10
Take Home Point: God has created you to impact the world in a way that no one else can.
Special Note: Due to a recording failure only a small portion of our music was recorded for this service.
Included Music: Arise, Tell the Good News, Tell Me the Story of Jesus, There's Something About That Name, In Christ Alone, My King Is Known by Love (Matthew Jones), and Let Others See Jesus in You
Message Title: Visible Witness
Text: Acts 2:46-47
Take Home Point: People are still drawn to Jesus, but they can only see Him through the church.
Included Music: Sweet Hour of Prayer, Raise a Hallelujah, I Love to Tell the Story, Oh How He Loves You and Me, Glorious Day, The Love of God (instrumental - Adrienne Ingram, Judy Kent, and Gwen Vance), and Spirit of the Living God
Message Title: On Display
Text: Acts 2:43-45
Take Home Point: God's power is demonstrated through us when we love others more than we love our stuff.
Included Music with special guest Phil Powers: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, That's Why We Praise Him, Serve the Lord with Gladness, Great Is the Lord, How Great Is Our God (How Great Thou Art), Graves into Gardens (Phil Powers), and Footsteps of Jesus
Message Title: The Presence of God
Text: 2 Chronicles 7:12-16
Take Home Point: God will not bring healing in the land until He brings healing in the church.
Included Music: Love the Lord, Since Jesus Came into My Heart, Redeemed, In Moments Like These, Knowing You, Amazing Grace (Larry Cross), and 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Message Title: Honey from the Carcass of a Lion
Text: Judges 14:5-9 and 1 Peter 5:7-10
Included Music: Sunshine in My Soul, You're Worthy of My Praise, Tell It to Jesus, We Have Come into His House, Who You Say I Am, Behold the Lamb (The Victory) (Matthew Jones), and Wherever He Leads I'll Go
Message Title: Shared Lives
Text: Luke 5:27-32
Take Home Point: We are called to initiate and build relationships with those who are far from God.
Included Music: Standing on the Promises, I Will Sing the Wondrous Story, Living Hope, Entertain the Angels (FBC Worship Choir), and I Must Tell Jesus
Message Title: The People of God
Text: 1 Peter 2:9-10
Take Home Point: Our common experience of God's mercy is enough to unite us and hold us together as the people of God.
Included Music: Revive Us Again, Mighty to Save, Mighty Is Our God, Rescue the Perishing, This I Believe (The Creed), We Fall Down, and Whiter Than Snow
Message Title: The Way of God
Text: Isaiah 55:8-11
Take Home Point: God reveals himself, his character, his plans, and his purposes through his Word.
Included Music: Better Is One Day, Brethren We Have Met to Worship, Spirit of the Living God, Holy Spirit Rain Down, Holy Spirit Thou Art Welcome, Here in Your Presence (Adrienne Ingram), and Let It Be Said of Us
Message Title: The Community of Faith
Text: Acts 2:42
Take Home Point: Biblical community is built on a common faith in Jesus but requires some hard work to maintain.
Included Music: Glorious Day with Victory in Jesus (FBC Worship Choir), Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, Christ Arose, Is He Worthy, Lamb of God (FBC Worship Choir), Jesus Paid It All, and Mercy Tree (Matthew Jones and the FBC Worship Choir)
Message Title: Eyes of Faith
Text: John 20:1-9
Take Home Point: The stone was rolled away for our benefit so we can see into the empty tomb.
Included Music: The Cross Was Meant for Me and Enter Paradise Message Title: Face in the Crowd
Text: John 19:25-27
Take Home Point: You are so much more than just a face in the crowd to Jesus.
Included Music: Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us, That's Why We Praise Him, Holy Holy Holy, His Name Is Life, Way Maker, I See Grace (FBC Worship Choir), and The Nail Scarred Hand
Message Title: An Incomparable Gift
Text: John 14:27-31
Take Home Point: Jesus is the only one who can make our lives complete and whole.
Included Music: Raise a Hallelujah, He Leadeth Me, The Lily of the Valley, Bow the Knee, In Christ Alone (The Solid Rock), I Speak Jesus, and What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Message Title: It's Not About Me
Text: Deuteronomy 9:3-6
Included Music: Onward Christian Soldiers, Come Now Is the Time to Worship, He Keeps Me Singing, Thank You Lord, Jesus Messiah, The Power of the Cross, and Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Message Title: Self-Control
Text: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Take Home Point: The value of our eternal reward should affect the way we live now.
Included Music: Stand Up Stand Up for Jesus, Blessed Be Your Name, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, All Hail King Jesus, The Heart of Worship, There Is a Savior (FBC Worship Choir), and I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
Message Title: What If...? by Cory Bennett
Text: John 10:10
Included Music: Rescue the Perishing, Everlasting God, Lead Me to Calvary, O Lord You're Beautiful, Amazed, Jesus Son of God, and I Surrender All
Message Title: Gentleness
Text: Luke 23:32-43
Take Home Point: Our response to ridicule and rejection will lead people closer to Jesus or drive them away from Him.
Included Music: Alive Forever Amen, Rejoice the Lord Is King, All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, He Is Exalted, New Doxology, Walking My Lord Up Calvary's Hill (Jerry and Ida Hale), and Be Thou My Vision
Message Title: Faithfulness
Text: Philippians 1:27-30
Take Home Point: The gospel directs how we live, not just how we are saved.
Included Music: Since Jesus Came into My Heart, You Are Holy, Almighty, I Will Sing of My Redeemer, Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone), New Doxology (FBC Worship Choir), and I Need Thee Every Hour
Message Title: Goodness
Text: Luke 10:25-37
Take Home Point: Our theology is not biblical if our theology does not lead us to sacrificial acts of kindness and compassion.
Included Music: Nothing but the Blood, God So Loved, Sweet Hour of Prayer, There Is a Redeemer, Christ Is Able, New Doxology, and God of Every Generation
Message Title: Kindness
Text: Matthew 5:43-48
Take Home Point: Demonstrating love and kindness to our enemies reflects the character of God Himself.
Included Music: Praise Him! Praise Him!, Because of Your Love, Standing on the Promises, Majesty, Glorious Day (Living He Loved), New Doxology (Matthew Jones), and Blessed Assurance
Message Title: Patience
Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Take Home Point: God's work in your life provides hope to others that He can work in their lives too.
Included Music: Victory in Jesus, Mighty to Save, At Calvary, Great Is the Lord, Living Hope, Thank You Jesus for the Blood, and The Savior Is Waiting
Message Title: Peace
Text: 1 Peter 2:21-24
Take Home Point: The way we respond to suffering will either reveal Jesus to the world or hide Him from them.