Forgive and Forget began as one sermon, inspired by the record of Joseph naming his two sons born in Egypt. He named his firstborn Manasseh and said, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.” His second son he named Ephraim and said, “It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.” Genesis 41:51-52
I did not plan this as a series, but came back for two more sermons because of the thought processes this scripture began in my spirit. I think the three sermons belong together, so here they are, a miniseries.
You can listen to the sermons on the Forgive And Forget page.
You might also enjoy these videos by David Crowder on “Forgiven.”
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.