March 3, 2019: “The God Who Rescues”

The God Who Rescues- Moses & The Burning Bush - First Baptist Church of Peoria

The God Who Rescues Exodus 3:1-6 This season of Lent we will be exploring the nature of God as a rescuer. That divine characteristic can be seen in God’s earliest interactions with humanity, such as the time Moses stumbled upon a burning bush that never seemed to actually burn.

February 24, 2019: “The Start of Something Big”

Abraham And The 3 Strangers - First Baptist Church of Peoria

The Start of Something Big When Abraham encountered the three strangers, he couldn’t have known how much his life would change. Most of us don’t see the impact of a moment until many years later. The story of God saving the world was not new, it started a long time ago, and it was the […]

February 17, 2019: “Choose Love”

Choose Love - First Baptist Church of Peoria

“Choose Love” Scripture: 1 John 4:7-11 John describes love as the central characteristic of God. For John, Knowing God means knowing love. Choosing love is more than a bumper sticker; it’s an action that carries the potential of change to the world.  

February 10, 2019: “The Power of Light”

Power Of Light - First Baptist Church of Peoria

‘The Power of Light’ Light is a powerful thing. It heats our world, it feeds our plant life, and it melts the snow (we hope). John calls God light, so much so that darkness is completely absent. What does this mean for our lives and the way we follow Christ? Join us as we think […]

Nov. 25, 2018: “Not From This World”

Jesus encounters Pontius Pilate - First Baptist Church

When Jesus encounters Pontius Pilate it’s the first time he collides with a truly distinct culture from that of Judaism. But it is this meeting that revealed the universal nature of Jesus’ ministry, kingdom, and truth. Come explore the ways that God’s kingdom is not from this world and why that’s a good thing!  

Nov. 18, 2018: “Lifted From the Ash Heap”

Lifted From The Ash Heap- Book of Mark - First Baptist Church of Peoria

Jesus’ words in Mark paint a scary picture of apocalyptic fashion, but they are actually words of hope. Sometimes it is only after the tough days that something new and beautiful can be born. Hannah’s song is a wonderful testimony of her experiencing this very truth. Her song interprets the callous world through her own […]

Nov. 11, 2018: “Call Me Mara – Overcoming Bitterness”

Call Me Mara Overcoming Bitterness - Story of Ruth and Naomi - First Baptist church of Peoria

Has life ever beaten you up so much that all you were left with is a bitter heart? That can happen to any of us. It certainly happened to Naomi. But with a lot of faith, a dedicated friend and the mercy of a loving God, Naomi found a path toward healing. The same path […]

Oct. 28, 2018: “Jesus Stood Still”

Jesus Heals Blind Beggar - First Baptist Church of Peoria

Luke 18:35-43 What could be so compelling, so important that it would cause Jesus to stop in his tracks on the way to Jerusalem? Apparently a blind beggar. It’s time that we all look around and start seeing the world around us. Chances are there is something worth standing still for!