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

April 13, 2014: “How to Clean Your Spiritual House” – Matt. 21:1-17

Few of us enjoy cleaning our homes, but we know it needs to be done.  Our spiritual “homes” also need to be cleaned out on occasion.  Jesus cleansed the temple by overturning tables and challenging corrupt practices.  What would such a cleansing look like in your life?  Which tables need to be overturned?  Which habits […]

April 6, 2014: “Rebirth and Eternal Life” – John 3:1-17

This is the first of two sermons focusing on the NT idea of what it means to be born from above.  In this passage Jesus meets secretly with a Pharisee named Nicodemus. Jesus talks about the higher spiritual meaning of his teaching.  Jesus tells him that those who are “born from above” can understand what […]

March 23, 2014: “How to See with God’s Eyes” – John 9:14-25

There is a difference between seeing something with your eyes and seeing a deeper reality through the eyes of faith.  Jesus encounters a man who is blind but comes to see Jesus by faith.  The author show that real understanding of Jesus involves more than simply looking at his words and imitating some of his […]

March 16, 2014: “Grace Which Overcomes Evil” – Romans 5:1-11

During the previous week we explored the nature of evil in the world and how it caused a chasm between God and humanity.  This week we will explore the way God chose to bridge that gap through the person of Jesus, and especially through his death.  Paul reminds us that God took the initiative in […]