Year Round Christmas

First Baptist Church Matthew 2:1-12 It was a few days after Christmas. A family was busy cleaning up and putting away the Christmas decorations. As they took down the Christmas tree, the son asked “what are you doing?” The parents said, “We’re putting all our Christmas stuff away.” The boy asked, “Why are you doing […]

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Mary Christmas!

Mary Christmas December 24, 2017 Luke 1:39-45 Sometimes it’s not easy to have faith. Have you ever been there? You wonder where God is in the midst of your pain. It can be a job loss, a death, a relationship ends, a bad grade on a final exam, sickness . . . we could go […]

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It’s Christmas!!

It’s Christmas Time!? December 17, 2017 Luke 3:7-16 Christmas is all about expectation and preparation! It seems to go back and forth between the two. We are expectant, but we must prepare to receive. We plan and prepare to meet and celebrate the arrival of the King of kings and Lord of lords. Even as […]

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It’s Christmas!

It’s Christmas Luke 21:25-36 December 3, 2017 I’m having a difficult time realizing we’re in December. I’m not sure why, I think it happens to me every year. In January, you think about the fact that it’s another year, it’s going to last forever, and after 5 minutes, it seems the year is coming to […]

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Jesus Is . . .!

Jesus Is . . . ! Hebrews 13:8 November 12, 2017 I heard about a man who came home one day to find that his wife hung a plaque on the wall which read, “Prayer changes things.” When she came home the next day, the plaque was gone. She looked all over and couldn’t find […]

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Jesus Is. . .!

Jesus Is . . . Hebrews 13:1-6 November 5, 2017 Have you ever been in a situation where you wonder ‘what’s the right thing to do in this situation?’ You wonder about it, but most of the time we know what the right thing to do is . . . don’t we? We generally balk […]

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Jesus Is…!

Jesus Is…! Hebrews 12:4-15 October 1, 2017 I really love what former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry once said about his football players, he said, “The job of a coach is to make players do what they don’t want to do, in order to achieve what they’ve always wanted to be.” That’s so great and […]

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Jesus Is…!

Jesus Is…! Hebrews 12:1-5 September 24, 2017 Have you ever exercised wearing weights? It sounds kind of strange, but people do this. In fact, we have a weighted vest we bought to use to workout. The vest weighs 20 pounds. On the one hand, it may not sound that bad, but do 20 push ups […]

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Jesus Is…!

Jesus Is . . .! Hebrews 12:1-3 September 17, 2017 We remember endings. We remember endings of our favorite movies, as well as endings in the lives of friends, family and even people we’ve admired from politics, sports, actors, actresses, musicians and more. We remember epic meltdowns in sports. Those icons who missed that last […]

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Jesus Is…!

Jesus Is. . .! Hebrews 11:14-38 September 10, 2017 Have you ever met an athlete or musician you admire?  Sometimes they seem bigger in life than in your mind.  It can be a little intimidating.  It’s kind of like going to the Hall of Fame.  You see pictures and videos of people while they were […]

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