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

Oct. 16, 2016: “Sweet Words and Not-So-Sweet Words”

Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14:4-5; Luke 18:1-8 “Your word, O Lord, is sweeter than honey,” says the Psalmist.  But not in our world.  In our world, words are not sweet. Sometimes it is necessary for us to use words that cry out against injustice — fighting words.  “I still believe that standing up for the […]

Oct. 9, 2016: “Life on the Precarious Border”

Luke 17:11-21, 2 Kings 5:1-14 Keep your eyes on Jesus because Jesus did not come to spread smugness, but to seek and to save.  Where is Jesus?  He is walking along the border – an area infested with social deviants.  Along come ten lepers, shuffling along the border, loud, dirty, unclean.  Nine of the lepers […]

Sept. 18, 2016: “Are We Crazy Biblically?” –

The Pastoral Epistles were written so that “you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God.” Paul calls out two Christians who are behaving badly.  Hymenaeus, in particular, has swerved from the truth by claiming that “the resurrection has already taken place.” He has been mad shipwreck of his faith, and […]