Special Music: First Baptist congregation singing The Wonderful Cross and Larry Cross singing Have Thine Own Way, Lord
Title: Love Unconditionally
Text: John 13:34-35
Take Home Point: When we love one another as Jesus has loved us, we become a living example to the world of the healing and transforming power of God's love.
Title: The Time Has Come
Text: Nehemiah 2:1-10
Take Home Point: When we are faithful in prayer, God will shape our hearts and prepare us for situations He knows we will encounter.
Special Music: First Baptist congregation singing Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) and an instrumental medley by Betty Sapp and Janice Sutton
Title: Pray Boldly
Text: Luke 11:5-13
Take Home Point: We are loved by God so we can pray to Him boldly and without shame no matter what needs we may have.
Text: Nehemiah 1:1-11
Take Home Point: We will face heartbreaking times in life, and how we respond to them reveals everything about our faith.
Special Music: Jim Duncan and Ashlyn Duncan singing Who Am I?
Title: Share the Light
Text: Matthew 5:14-16
Take Home Point: Our lives are to be beautiful reflections of the love of Jesus so the whole world may see Him in us.
Special Music: Adrienne Ingram singing I Believe
Title: A Gift to Give
Text: John 20:19-21
Take Home Point: God impacts the lives of the people in this community through us when we embrace Jesus' mission.
Title: The Gift of Jesus
Text: Luke 2:8-15
Take Home Point: No matter where you are in life, God will meet you there with the hope, peace, love, and joy that is only possible when you embrace the gift of Jesus.
Title: Our Last Night
Text: Isaiah 9:2-7 and John 1:14
Take Home Point: Christmas Eve represents our last night in darkness and separated from God because with Christmas day God became flesh and made His dwelling among us.
Title: The Gift of Joy
Text: 1 Peter 1:8-9
Take Home Point: The really important thing in life is not what you can see. What really matters is the One in whom you believe and trust.
Title: The Gift of Love
Text: 1 John 4:9-10
Take Home Point: God did not just tell us about His love. He demonstrated His love by sending Jesus so we could have life in Him.
Title: The Gift of Peace
Text: 2 Corinthians 5:19-21
Take Home Point: God reconciled the whole world to Himself in Jesus, and we must help the whole world hear this good news.
Title: Practical Implications
Text: Titus 3:8-15
Take Home Point: Impacting people with the love of Jesus is too important for us to be distracted by things of no eternal value.
Title: The Gift of Hope
Text: Romans 6:23
Take Home Point: We could never earn God's forgiveness, but He offers forgiveness and eternal life as a free gift for those who follow Jesus.
Title: A Beautiful Sacrifice
Text: Romans 5:8
Take Home Point: No matter what our circumstance, we can rejoice and be thankful because of the beautiful sacrifice that Jesus made for us.
Title: A People of Service
Text: John 13:12-15
Take Home Point: People will never see Jesus in us unless they see the humility of Jesus being demonstrated through our lives.
Title: Watching World
Text: Titus 3:1-7
Take Home Point: When we demonstrate love and respect to all people, we can be tools God uses to point people to Jesus.
Title: A People of Compassion
Text: John 8:2-11
Take Home Point: No matter how messed up a life may be, every person is worthy of our love and compassion because every person is someone for who Jesus died.
Title: A People of Forgiveness
Text: Matthew 18:21-35
Take Home Point: God has lavishly poured out grace and forgiveness upon us so we do not have the right to withhold grace and forgiveness from anyone.
Title: In Light of Grace
Text: Titus 2:11-15
Take Home Point: Belonging to God should lead us to gratefully embrace a holy and godly way of living as we serve Him with every aspect of our lives.
Title: A People of Prayer
Text: Philippians 4:4-7
Take Home Point: Worry can never bring us peace because worry will never lead us to God. However, when we come to God in prayer and thanksgiving we will find our worry is overwhelmed by His glory and goodness.
Title: Christian Community (part 3)
Text: Titus 2:9-10
Take Home Point: Regardless of your position in life, a life lived with Christlike humility and ethic is a powerful tool God can use to point others to the love of Jesus Christ.
Title: Christian Community (part 2)
Text: Titus 2:1-8
Take Home Point: Godly, Christ-centered families and churches are not possible without godly, Chris-centered women.
Title: A People of Humility
Text: Philippians 2:1-4
Take Home Point: Our relationship with Jesus allows us to make others more important than ourselves so they might experience the grace, love, and mercy of Jesus through us.
Title: Christian Community (part 1)
Text: Titus 2:1-8
Take Home Point: Men are called to live holy lives that point people to the love of Jesus Christ.