The mission of First Baptist Church is to minister to our congregation, the community, and the world so all may experience the love and grace of God.

Recent Sermons


Nov. 22: “Thanksgiving and the Grace of God” – Rev. Jim Middleton

I Corinthians 1:1-9 The apostle Paul had certain key words which dominate his mind. The word “grace” is one of those words.  Grace carries with it the idea of something completely undeserved and unmerited.  We can’t earn it or achieve it or attain it for ourselves.  All we can do is accept it in an […]


Nov. 15: “Provoke One Another to Love: My Trip to Costa Rica”

Hebrews 10:19-25 Many of us have witnessed a situation where someone provoked another person into an argument or a negative reaction.  But is it possible for us to provoke one another to “love and good deeds” as the author of Hebrews says?  This week Pastor Jim will talk about his mission trip experiences in Costa […]

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Nov. 8: “The Faith of Some Friends” – Rev. Dr. Adrian Lamkin

Luke 5:17-26 In this very famous story from Luke, the emphasis has often been on the tearing of the roof from the house and the healing power of Jesus.  But one often overlooked phrase is the “faith” of those men who brought the paralytic man to Jesus.  With their simple faith and action, the me […]

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Oct. 25: “Free From the Uncertainty of Riches”

Many of us have plans for what we would do if we were to suddenly come into a great amount of wealth.  But the Great Recession and the ensuing uncertainty in the stock markets remind us, that wealth is very precarious.  James reminds us that our plans for life must be guided by God, rather […]