Included Music: Wonderful Words of Life, There Is None Like You, Surely Goodness and Mercy, and Once Again followed by a mixed ensemble singing Living Hope
Message Title: If We Fail
Text: Luke 16:19-31
Take Home Point: Trusting in Jesus ensures that heaven is our destiny, but apart from Jesus there is no eternal hope for anyone - including your one.
Included Music: Tell the Good News, So Send I You, and We Have Heard the Joyful Sound
Message Title: Against All Odds
Text: Zechariah 12:1-9
Take Home Point: If we focus on Jesus, the obstacles we face become opportunities for God to demonstrate His power in our lives.
Included Music: Victory in Jesus, Because of Your Love, All Creatures of Our God and King, and Just As I Am followed by the FBC Children's Choir singing Hallelujah! Sing Hosanna!
Message Title: Rejoicing in Heaven
Text: Luke 15:1-7
Take Home Point: God leaves everything to seek one and rejoices with that one comes to faith. We are called to do the same.
Included Music: Calvary Covers It All, At Calvary, and I Believe in a Hill Called Calvary
Message Title: Self-Destruction
Text: Zechariah 11:1-17
Take Home Point: We no longer serve God when we seek only our personal benefit rather than the good of others.
Included Music: He Leadeth Me, That's Why We Praise Him, He Touched Me, and I Will Sing of My Redeemer followed by Matthew Jones and the Worship Choir singing Living Hope
Message Title: Going Beyond Convenience
Text: Luke 5:17-20
Take Home Point: The brokenness of the world should lead us to do whatever it takes to bring the broken to Jesus for healing and eternal life.
Included Music: I Love Thee, More Love to Thee, and My Jesus I Love Thee
Message Title: God's Perfect Care
Text: Zechariah 10:1-12
Take Home Point: Our sin has consequences, but we can never fall so far that we are beyond the reach of God's grace and mercy.
Included Music: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, Love the Lord, Blessed Be the Name, and Your Name followed by the FBC Men's Ensemble singing Midnight Cry
Message Title: Fulfilling Our Calling
Text: Matthew 4:18-20
Take Home Point: Being a Christian requires not only following Jesus closely but also actively and intentionally seeking to help others follow Him too.
Included Music: Praise to the Lord the Almighty, Praise the Lord Ye Heavens Adore Him, and O Worship the King
Message Title: The Coming Kingdom
Text: Zechariah 9:9-17
Take Home Point: The Kingdom of God will be brought about by peaceful surrender to God and not by human strength or ingenuity.
Included Music: Higher Ground and God of Wonders followed by some Bluegrass music from The Gravel Yard Bluegrass Band
Message Title: The Power of Prayer
Text: Ephesians 6:18
Take Home Point: We must be constantly in prayer so every area of our live is guided by the Spirit.
Included Music: Stand Up Stand Up for Jesus, Soldiers of Christ Arise, and Onward Christian Soldiers
Message Title: Absolute Power
Text: Zechariah 9:1-8
Take Home Point: It may appear as though God's judgment is slow in coming, but we must always remember He may be working in ways we cannot see and would never expect.
Included Music: God of Grace and Glory, Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing), The Wonder of It All, and Glorious Day followed by Matthew Jones singing Living Hope
Message Title: Word of God
Text: Ephesians 6:17
Take Home Point: When we personally live and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, Satan will flee and his strongholds will fall.
Included Music: Praise Him Praise Him, Alleluia, Father I Adore You, and God Is So Good
Message Title: Marvelous Blessing
Text: Zechariah 8:1-23
Take Home Point: If we let go of our inabilities and trust God, He will use His presence and blessing to draw the world to Him through us.
Included Music: The Old Rugged Cross, Nothing but the Blood, Blessed Assurance, and The Wonderful Cross followed by the FBC Children's Choir singing That I May Dwell
Message Title: Helmet of Salvation
Text: Ephesians 6:17
Take Home Point: When we live in conscious awareness of the salvation that is ours through Jesus, we can be confident and secure no matter what battles we face.
Included Music: Wonderful Peace, Our God, Lilly of the Vally, and 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) followed by an instrumental special by Judy Kent and Betty Sapp
Message Title: Gospel of Peace
Text: Ephesians 6:15
Take Home Point: The gospel of peace proclaims the way to a restored relationship with God and reconciled relationship with others is through Jesus alone.
Included Music: Serve the Lord with Gladness, That's Why We Praise Him, and Holy Holy Holy followed by Matthew Jones singing Our God
Message Title: Protected by Righteousness
Text: Ephesians 6:14
Take Home Point: The righteousness that has come through our relationship with Jesus must transform the way we live and interact with the people around us.
Included Music: Were You There, Alas and Did My Savior Bleed, and When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Message Title: True Spirituality
Text: Zechariah 7:1-14
Take Home Point: Following Jesus is not about religious meetings and rituals; it is about surrendering to His authority over your life.
Included Music: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Beautiful One, All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, and Enough followed by the Worship Choir singing Glorious God
Message Title: Armed with Truth
Text: Ephesians 6:14
Take Home Point: As we are strengthened by the truth of the gospel, we will display the characteristics of Jesus in our words and our actions.
Included Music: Mansion Over the Hilltop, Whispering Hope, and He Looked Beyond My Fault
Message Title: What Will Be
Text: Zechariah 6:9-15
Take Home Point: God has a beautiful future planned for His people which will become reality when His people live in obedience.
Included Music: He Keeps Me Singing, How Deep the Father's Love for Us, My Tribute, and How Great Is Our God/How Great Thou Art followed by Lauren Futrell, Alyssa Ingram, and Leah Wilson singing You Say
Message Title: Battle Plans
Text: Ephesians 6:10-13
Take Home Point: God alone can provide the strength and protection we need to stand against all of Satan's attacks.
Included Music: If We Never Meet Again, On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand, Face to Face (With Christ My Savior), and Ring the Bells of Heaven
Message Title: Finally
Text: Zechariah 6:1-8
Take Home Point: Those who oppose God may seem powerful, but there is no one who can stand against the power of God.
Included Music Grace Greater than Our Sin, This Is Amazing Grace, Jesus Saves, and Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) followed by Matthew Jones singing All the Way My Savior Leads Me
Message Title: How To Be a Good Neighbor
Guest Speaker: Ronnie Toon (Associational Missionary)
Included Music: Set My Soul Afire, Take My Life, and I Am Thine O Lord
Message Title: Real Change
Text: Zechariah 5:5-11
Take Home Point: Our real problem is not our actions but the unchanged and sinful heart that lies within us.
Included Music: Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee, How Can I Keep from Singing/Praise Him, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, and In Christ Alone followed by Tom Isbell singing His Eye Is On the Sparrow
Message Title: Moving Forward
Passage: Philippians 3:12-14
Take Home Point: Focusing on past successes or failures will not lead you closer to Jesus.
Included Music: Tell Me the Story of Jesus, No Other Name, All Glory Laud and Honor, and Just As I Am followed by the Worship Choir singing Behold a Savior
Message Title: Finally
Text: Luke 2:25-32
Take Home Point: When our lives are focused on God in worship and obedience, we are prepared to encounter Him in new and powerful ways.
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 we invite you to celebrate Christmas Eve again with us through this audio recording of our annual Candlelight Service.