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

May 14, 2017: “Theology and Twitter!”

Mark 6:6b-13 Mark tells us how Christianity started. Jesus sent out his twelve disciples in this radical itinerant ministry. He sent them into the   villages and cities. They went without protection and without economic security. He gave them a message: Tell people to change the way they are living and enter the kingdom of God. […]

May 7, 2017: “I Shall Not Want”

Psalm 23 is a panoramic view of the long march of human history set to music.  This is our story in poetic expression.  Life is a journey, and you have never been where you are going before.  Maybe   you think that all you need is a GPS, but you might want to think again.  The […]

April 30, 2017: “How Jesus ‘Easters’ In Us”

Luke 24:13-35 Set the scene: Two disciples of Jesus, not two of the twelve, but of the second band of followers, are on the road to a place called   Emmaus.  A SCATTERING OF DISCIPLES AND A REGATHERING BY THE GOOD SHEPHERD.  Luke says Emmaus was seven miles from Jerusalem.  Archaeologists have never uncovered a town […]

April 23, 2017: “Learn to Doubt Your Doubts”

John 20:19-31; 1Peter 1:3-9 Reflecting on the doubts of the Apostle Thomas, we look at the importance of recognizing our doubts.  Doubt can be an effective tool for our faith.  However, we also need to come to a place where working with our doubts – we begin to also doubt our doubts.  Doubt seems like […]

April 16, 2017: “God’s Second Big Bang”

Luke 24:1-12 The Louisiana chef, Emeril Lagasse, punctuates his recipe explanations with “Bam!” He will be showing you how to make barbeque shrimp and say, “I wouldn’t be doing New Orleans justice if I didn’t add some cayenne pepper, BAM!” I take his to be the equivalent to AMEN! God rolled the stone away! BAM! […]