The new year is a great time for new beginnings. We can begin again and try to get things better this year. Of course I like to talk about reading the bible daily, and that this is a good time to start. I also encourage people to plan to read through the bible in a year. There is nothing I would rather empasize on New Years day, so here is a sermon on reading the bible.
We will be singing Christmas carols every Sunday in December. We are planning a special Christmas Eve Service at 5pm, and a Christmas Day service at 10:30am. Please join us for either service or both if that can work in your schedule.
Hampton’s Christmas Parade starts at 1pm. There will be free coffee and cocoa at First Baptist Church after the parade.
We are getting ready for Thanksgiving. The annual Snowflake fair was yesterday, November 19. Operation Christmas Child boxes have been collected and are being shipped this week. Psalm 107 says that the redeemed should give thanks, and I selected this for a sermon on Thanksgiving today. Part 2 of this sermon will be preached on Sunday after Thansgiving. Our church food pantry is giving out turkeys and food for families to prepare for Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 22.
This series will focus on our agenda as a church. We will highlight where we want to grow individually and corporately. This is not a secret agenda. It is a previously stated angenda and has been posted for some time at the top of our webpage.
In case you missed it there, here it is again:
Our mission is to lead people into a daily, personal, dependent relationship with Jesus Christ, which transforms all other relationships. We exist to provide encouragement and spiritual community for those who wish to follow Christ, or for those who want to know more.
We have been learning from the testimony of people who have been there and done that. This is a series stories about some of the Kings and Heroes of the Bible.
I read the Easter passage from Mark chapter 16 about 8 days before Easter this year. What stood out to me was that even people who knew Jesus found it difficult to believe he had risen from the dead on that first Easter Sunday. Out of that came this message, Believing is not easy.
We are hosting a Presidential Potluck on Wednesday February 17 at Noon, (open 11:45am). Join us for a nice lunch, an inspiring speaker, and some presidential falderal. If you can relate your dish to a president, that would be fun. Cherry pie and left/right wing chicken will be provided.
When you have faith, you believe that God is and that He answers prayer. You also see answers to the prayers you pray. One morning as I was reading Matthew chapter eight, I thought could see a three point sermon: simple faith, great faith, and weak faith. When I started sermon preparation in earnest, I realized that each point should be a sermon. The result is this series of sermons on faith. Each message focuses on faith and an accompanying miracle that occurred in the minsitry of Jesus. Jesus responded to all three types of faith. I hope that these messages encourage you to approach the God who loves you, believing that He will hear and answer when you pray. DOWNLOAD SERMONS