First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

Luke 20: 27-40

January 19, 2020

Today Kent Wallace continues in the book of Luke. The religious groups during the time of Christ believed their group knew all they needed to about religion.  Imagine testing Christ with quetions to “trip Him up” only to have Christ use their own religious books to answer their questions.  Kent’s theme is “Religious Conviction” and provides a wonderful history lesson.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Luke 20:20-26

January 12, 2020

Have you ever physically gotten to your knees or lay protrate or even bowed in reverence to God?  Pastor Nathan speaks about ways we can give our hearts and minds – and bodies to God.  It is our choice to bow to our Heavenly Father  – to tell Him “You God are in charge and I am not!”  Submitting to His authority allows are Christian walk to be filled with Joy.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Luke 20:9-19

January 5, 2020

First Baptist Church’s Mission Statement:

We exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, encouraging all through the Word of God to know Him and grow to be like Him.

Exalt, Know and Grow.  Luke 20:9-19 walks us through this heart issue, gives us instruction and then application on how to walk with God in our journey on Earth.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Luke 19:47-20:8

December 29, 2019

Do you take issue with authority?  The chief priest sure did.  They asked Jesus a question and he answered them, “I also will ask you a question. Now tell me…”  They had to ponder their answer, they knew they could not out wit Jesus.  Listen and learn about Jesus, the Beloved Son is uncompromising.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Christmas Hope for Life’s Chaos – Week 3

December 22, 2019

Our Hope is in what Jesus will do one day:  He will judge justly, make peace on Earth and bring us all home!

 

 

 

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Christmas Hope for Life’s Chaos – Week 2

December 15, 2019

Is this a gloomy time of year for you or someone you know.  This would be a great opportunity to listen to Pastor Nate as he teaches through Isaiah chapter 9.  Yes, there is darkness in this world, maybe even in our hearts and minds.  Yet, the HOPE is realized in verses 6 & 7:  a Child is born and His name will be Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Christmas Hope for Life’s Chaos – Week 1

December 8, 2019

Do you believe God is your King? That he came to save us all from our sins? That we do not have to live in fear? We are free to ask God, speak to Him, be in relationship with Him. We choose to obey because of our love for Him. Why have fear when we can choose to trust.  Listen as Pastor Nathan works through Isaiah 7:1-18.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

Thankfullness

December 1, 2019

It was a privelidge to have Pastor Michael Brown from the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission here to preach on Thankfulness.  His time was fun witted, challenging and thoughtful.  Listen to the end and hear Pastor Brown sing to our congregation and give an invitiation to join him up front.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

The Sluggard

November 24, 2019

A sluggard is someone who is habitually lazy or inactive and does not take personal responsibility for his own life. The Bible condemns laziness and warns of the consequences of being a sluggard.  This week Pastor Nathan reminks us that Sluggards are called to action, to work hard to honor God with their lives. “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10).

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

“The Friend” from Proverbs

November 17, 2019

Starting in Proverbs 17:17  Pastor Nathan looks at Friendship.  What are the characteristics of Friendship? Are you a good friend? How is your friendship with God?

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