Included Music: The River Is Here, More About Jesus, Revive Us Again, There's a Sweet Sweet Spirit, Great Are You Lord, Purify My Heart, and I'd Rather Have Jesus
Message Title: Sent
Text: John 20:19-23
Take Home Point: We are called to lead people to Jesus while serving others for His glory.
Included Music: You're Worthy of My Praise, Immortal Invisible God Only Wise, There Is Power in the Blood, People Need the Lord, Never Once, Christ Is Enough, and Like a River Glorious
Message Title: Ministry Skill
Text: 1 Peter 4:10-11
Take Home Point: God has given us spiritual gifts to serve others rather than glorify ourselves.
Included Music: Praise Him! Praise Him!, Indescribable, Standing on the Promises, Majesty, Glorious Day, How Great Is Your Love, and Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Message Title: Christlike Lifestyle
Text: 2 Corinthians 3:18
Take Home Point: God desires to transform who you are, not just what you know or what you do.
Included Music: Nothing but the Blood, Jesus Messiah, I Saw the Cross of Jesus, Seek Ye First, Before the Throne of God Above, The Perfect Wisdom of Our God, and The Solid Rock
Message Title: Biblical Knowledge
Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Take Home Point: Our actions and attitudes should be shaped by Scripture rather than by the world.
Included Music: Everlasting God, Stand Up Stand Up for Jesus, Bow the Knee, Blest Be the Tie, At the Cross (Love Ran Red), Christ Is Able to Save, and I Need Thee Every Hour
Message Title: Worship Together
Text: Hebrews 10:23-25
Take Home Point: We cannot encourage and strengthen one another if we are not connected to one another.
Included Music: How Can I Keep From Singing, Blessed Be the Name, That's Why We Praise Him, No Other Name, Is He Worthy, I Then Shall Live, and Fairest Lord Jesus
Message Title: Personal Worship
Text: John 4:23-24
Take Home Point: Worship should consume every moment of our lives rather than just a few hours on the weekend.
Included Music: Because of Your Love, All that Thrills My Soul, Here I Am to Worship, Revive Us Again, 10,000 Reasons/Doxology, Goodness of God, and Near to the Heart of God
Message Title: Telos
Text: Ephesians 4:11-13
Take Home Point: Our purpose is to grow into spiritual maturity while helping others toward the same goal.
Note: Due to audio difficulties, this episode is recorded with an ambient microphone. There is an echo as well as other audio difficulties.
Included Music: Oceans, Raise a Hallelujah, The Father's House, Way Maker, and Another in the Fire
Message Title: How Long?
Text: Psalm 13
Take Home Point: Special guest Kevin Taylor and the FBC Youth Praise Team wrap up Summit Weekend by reminding us that God is still working in us even while we wait.
Included Music: Love the Lord, Come Christians Join and Sing, You Never Let Go, People Need the Lord, Who Can Satisfy My Soul, At Your Mercy Seat, and Softly and Tenderly
Message Title: How Should We Live?
Text: Ephesians 5:15-17
Take Home Point: The way we live as Christ-followers impacts the way people hear the gospel.
Included Music: Our God, Build My Life, You Say, Reckless Love, and In Christ Alone (all led by the FBC Youth Praise Team)
Message Title: Committed
Text: 2 Timothy 4:7
Take Home Point: FBC Minister to Students Cory Bennett reminds us that true commitment to Jesus means loving and valuing Him more than anyone or anything else.
Included Music: Serve the Lord with Gladness, Ancient of Days, Shine Jesus Shine, Open My Eyes That I May See, What a Savior, No Weapon, and Sweet Hour of Prayer
Message Title: The Greatest Joy
Text: 3 John 2-4
Take Home Point: Our faith should be lived out not simply talked about.
Christmas is always a special time at First Baptist, and one of the most important celebrations during the Christmas season is our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. This year has been different, and our Christmas Eve Service will be a bit different as well. Of course, the celebration of Christmas was never really about an event anyway. We celebrate Christmas because Jesus was born as Emmanuel - God with us. At the broken end of a broken year, we celebrate the birth of the One who would be broken for us so that our brokenness could be perfectly healed.
Included Music: Take Me Back to Bethlehem (Worship Choir), There's a Song in the Air, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, O Holy Night, Silent Night, How Great Is Our God, and Now I Belong to Jesus
Message Title: Imperfect Joy
Text: Romans 15:13
Take Home Point: The only way to truly experience joy and peace is through a growing relationship with Jesus.
Included Music: Angels from the Realms of Glory (Worship Choir), Angels We Have Heard on High, Away in a Manger, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, In Christ Alone, and I Love to Tell the Story
Message Title: Imperfect Love
Text: Romans 8:35-39
Take Home Point: There is nothing you can do or can be done to you that will change God's love for you.
Included Music: The Sounds of Christmas Medley (First Baptist Worship Choir), Good Christian Men Rejoice, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, O Come All Ye Faithful, Christmas Offering, and Tell Me the Story of Jesus
Message Title: Imperfect Peace
Text: John 16:31-33
Take Home Point: Everyone faces suffering in this world, but only Christ-followers can experience genuine peace in Christ.
Included Music: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Raise a Hallelujah, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, There Is None Like You, At the Cross, Who Is There Like You, and Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us
Message Title: Imperfect Hope
Text: Jeremiah 29:10-13
Take Home Point: God's power and love give us hope no matter what we face.
Included Music: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Message Title: An Invitation to Worship
Text: Psalm 95:1-7
Take Home Point: We are invited into God's presence to pour out our hearts without fear.
Due to audio difficulties, we have only included one song in this episode. Audio quality improves approximately five minutes into the recording.
Included Music: Victory in Jesus, Our God, There Is Power in the Blood, My Tribute, Just As I Am (I Come Broken), Jesus Only Jesus, and 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Message Title: Gratitude
Text: Luke 17:11-19
Take Home Point: We must want Jesus more than we want what Jesus can do for us.
Included Music: Jesus Saves, At Your Name, Come Christians Join to Sing, He Is Exalted, How Great Is Our God, Christ Our Hope in Life and Death, and Take Time to Be Holy
Message Title: God's Will for Us
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Take Home Point: In light of what Jesus' has done for us, we are called to rejoice, pray, and be thankful no matter what we face in this world.
Included Music: Because of Your Love, Grace Greater Than Our Sin, Rejoice in the Lord Always, My Jesus I Love Thee, 10,000 Reasons with the Doxology, Desert Song, and Rejoice the Lord Is King
Message Title: Nevertheless
Text: Habakkuk 3:17-19
Take Home Point: If everything in the world is taken away, we can still worship and rejoice in our salvation.
Included Music: Alive Forever Amen, Have Faith in God, Wonderful Grace of Jesus, Our God Reigns, This I Believe, Lord Most High, and Amazing Grace
Message Title: Beautifully Complete
Text: Ezra 3:10-13
Take Home Point: We can bring all of our hurts, fears, and joys to God in worship because He cares for us.
Included Music: Worthy of Worship, Hear I Am to Worship, Serve the Lord with Gladness, There Is a Redeemer, Way Maker, and Take My Life (Holiness) plus Matthew Jones singing My Dear Redeemer
Message Title: Choose Life
Text: Deuteronomy 30:11-20
Take Home Point: We will never experience the abundant life God offers if we live life on our terms.
Included Music: Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee, Indescribable, Worthy Is the Lamb, Goodness of God, and Jesus Messiah
Message Title: The Evidence of Faith
Text: 1 John 2:3-6
Take Home Point: The evidence of our faith is not found in the words we say but in the way we live.
Special Note: There is a significant volume change at approximately 5 minutes 20 seconds.
Included Music: Today Is the Day, Raise a Hallelujah, Everlasting God, Blessed Be Your Name, Cornerstone, Do It Again, and Trust in You
Message Title: Partial Obedience
Text: 1 Samuel 15:7-23
Take Home Point: No amount of religious activity can overcome a heart of disobedience.
Included Music: Blessed Be the Name, Who You Say I Am, I Will Sing of My Redeemer, Thank You Lord, Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone), Glorious God, and O Come to the Altar
Message Title: Doing Faith
Text: James 1:22-25
Take Home Point: God hasn't just called us to know His Word. He has called us to do His Word.