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

September 3, 2017: “Practicing Christians”

Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 I, Dr. Rodney Kennedy, have a novel suggestion. Let’s just  practice the Christianity we know to be true. Practicing Christians may turn the tide against an encroaching secularism. Here is our hope for the future! When you are using a GPS on your phone, the voice giving directions will often say, […]

August 27, 2017: “Discernment is Church Work”

Matthew 16:13-20 In a culture where people have forsaken critical thinking for criticism, bitterness, and hatred, the church needs to come back to the biblical art of discernment. Instead of voting on issues, we need to be working out our differences, praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, doing our homework, and then reaching […]

August 20, 2017: “The Purple Cord Sisterhood”

Matthew 15:21-28 Gardner Taylor says there is a crimson cord running through the Bible that alerts us to God’s love. Here is the purple cord that shows the indispensable role played by women in the Bible. In  a culture that can’t decide how to actually give women true     equality and equal pay, this is a […]

August 6, 2017: “Selling Out or Standing Up”

Genesis 37:1-4, 45:1-3, Daniel 1:8-9 The biblical narrative preserves two opinions about Joseph: one that he is God’s man and all he does is directed by God; the other that he is a sellout to Pharaoh.  That the authors/scribes/editors of the Bible preserve our mistakes and atrocities along with     our insights and moral victories indicates […]