Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing My Tribute and How Great Is Our God with How Great Thou Art followed by an instrumental version of Come All Christians Be Committed by Judy Kent and Janice Sutton
Special Guest Speaker: Mike Fowler
Message Title: There Was a Man Sent From God
Text: John 1:6-29
Message Title: Drift Away
Text: Hebrews 2:1-4
Take Home Point: No one plans to drift away from Jesus, but drifting away requires nothing more than failing to hold tight to the truth of the gospel.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Love the Lord, All That Thrills My Soul, Oh How I Love Jesus, I Give You My Heart/Change My Heart
Message Title: A Life of Generosity
Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Take Home Point: You reflect God's lavish love when you generously bless others out of the blessings God has entrusted to you.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Sweet Hour of Prayer, I Will Call Upon the Lord, Be Thou My Vision, and Lead Me to the Cross followed by the Worship Choir singing Somebody Prayed for Me
Message Title: A Life of Prayer
Text: Ephesians 6:18-20
Take Home Point: We are engaged in a great spiritual battle that we will only overcome through the power of prayer.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing), Grace Greater Than Our Sin, Take Time To Be Holy, and Give Us Clean Hands followed by the Worship Choir singing The Broken Body of Christ with soloist Trisha McCain
Message Title: A Life of Unity
Text: John 17:20-23
Take Home Point: When we are entirely dependent upon God rather than ourselves, we can experience a level of unity the world cannot explain.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Rescue the Perishing, Shine Jesus Shine, Jesus Saves, and Open the Eyes of My Heart followed by the First Baptist Worship Choir singing We Believe with soloists Ashlyn Duncan and Leah Wilson
Message Title: A Life of Evangelism
Text: Romans 10:14-15
Take Home Point: The gift of salvation is available to everyone, but no one will understand this gift unless we care enough to tell them about it.
Message Title: Above the Angels
Text: Hebrews 1:5-14
Take Home Point: We are never called to worship God's messengers. We are called to worship Jesus alone because He alone is worthy.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Come Thou Almighty King, How Can I Keep from Singing, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, and Who Can Satisfy My Soul followed by Pam Setser and Michael Howell singing Stand Still
Message Title: A Life of Obedience
Text: Matthew 7:24-27
Take Home Point: If our lives are built on the teaching of Jesus, we will make it through the storms and temptations of this life.
Message Title: Ultimate Revelation
Text: Hebrews 1:1-4
Take Home Point: The gospel is not a new message; it is the culmination and fulfillment of all God had revealed to humankind.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing We're Marching to Zion, The Family of God, In Christ There Is No East or West, and In Christ Alone (The Solid Rock) followed by Gabi Pervis and Lauren Futrell singing Never Been a Moment
Message Title: A Life of Worship
Text: Philippians 1:27-28a
Take Home Point: Worship is not an event; it is a lifestyle of gratitude for what God has done for us in Jesus.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing This is Amazing Grace, Jesus Saves, I Love to Tell the Story, and Jesus Messiah followed by Benjamin Carpenter singing Let Me Rediscover You
Message Title: When We Surrender Our Plans
Text: Acts 16:6-10
Take Home Point: One of the greatest tests of our love for God and our trust in Him is our willingness to let go of our plans to embrace His plans.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, Praise Him! Praise Him!, Oh How I Love Jesus, Mighty Is Our God, Glorious Is Thy Name, and His Name Is Wonderful followed by an instrumental rendition of Make Me a Servant by Adrienne Ingram, Janice Sutton, and BC Vickers
Message Title: When We Build Bridges
Text: Acts 9:26-31
Take Home Point: We are called to build bridges between our fellow believers so the church may be united in our commitment to Jesus.
Message Title: Shared Leadership
Text: Exodus 18:13-23
Take Home Point: God's people and the ministry to which He has called them is far too important for any one person to handle alone.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Great is the Lord and Have Faith in God followed by the Worship Choir singing This I Believe (Creed). The First Baptist congregation singing The Solid Rock and Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) and concluding with Matthew Jones singing You Were There.
Message Title: When We Choose to Believe
Text: John 20:24-29
Take Home Point: Jesus will meet you right where you are and transform your life even if you have doubts and questions.
Message Title: Living Examples
Text: 1 Timothy 3:8-13
Take Home Point: The life of a deacon should reveal to others the truth of the gospel and provide an example of what it means to follow Jesus.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Lord Here In This Place, Let's Just Praise the Lord, Emmanuel, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, and How Deep the Father's Love for Us followed by He Touched Me sung by Fred Ward with Jerry and Ida Hale
Message Title: When We Choose to Obey
Text: Matthew 1:18-25
Take Home Point: When God reveals His plans to you, He is inviting you to join Him in fulfilling His plans through obedience.
Message Title: A Critical Ministry
Text: Acts 6:1-7
Take Home Point: Ministers and deacons are called to unique but complementary ministries that together enable the church to fulfill its calling effectively.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Hosanna (Praise Is Rising), My Faith Has Found a Resting Place, Have Faith in God, Cry of My Heart, I Know Whom I Have Believed, and My Faith Looks Up to Thee followed by Jim Duncan singing No More Night
Message Title: When We Choose Faithfulness
Text: Daniel 1:8-21
Take Home Point: When we choose to be faithful to what God has revealed to us, we demonstrate a heart that God can use for His glory.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Glorious Is Thy Name, How Great Thou Art, Christ Is Enough, Jesus What a Friend for Sinners, and I'd Rather Have Jesus followed by Kira Gibbs singing Storyteller accompanied by Benjamin Carpenter
Message Title: When God Is Big Enough
Text: 1 Samuel 17:26-47
Take Home Point: Everything God has done in your past has been to prepare you for what He desires to do in you and through you in the future.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing My Country 'Tis of Thee, God Bless America, America the Beautiful, Because of Your Love, Enough, and Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus followed by Dr. Tom Isbell singing People Need the Lord
Message Title: When We Shortcut Faith
Text: Genesis 16:1-6
Take Home Point: When we attempt to fulfill God's plan in our ways, the result will never be all God desires for us because our ways simply are not His ways.
Message Title: Reformation
Text: Nehemiah 13:1-31
Take Home Point: We don't have to do anything to falter in our relationship with God, but growing in our relationship with Him requires constant effort.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Cry of My Heart, All the Way My Savior Leads Me, He Leadeth Me, Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us, In Christ Alone, and The Solid Rock and concluding with Holy Ground by Sue Willis and Elaine Severs
Message Title: When We Lost It All
Text: Genesis 3:1-8
Take Home Point: We all have moments when we are forced to decide whether we will trust God in obedience or trust ourselves in disobedience, and how we respond to those moments will forever impact all our relationships.
Special Note: Due to a recording error, the volume on congregational music is very low. We fully expect to have the error corrected prior to future episodes.
Included Music: Recording of Galactic Starveyors (Lifeway VBS) and First Baptist congregation singing Holy, Holy, Holy
Message Title: The Center
Text: Colossians 1:15-16
Take Home Point: Jesus is greater than all the joys we experience and struggles we face so we simply must follow Him.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Greater Is He That Is In Me, Living for Jesus, Cry of My Heart, Let It Be Said of Us, and Lord, Be Glorified and concluding with Adrienne Ingram singing Healer
Message Title: The Persecuted
Text: Matthew 5:10
Take Home Point: If our commitment to Jesus is greater than our commitment to the world, the world will reject us.