"I AM" Sermon Series - April 11 - May 30, 2021

Do you really know Jesus or do you just know about Him?  As we explore the 8 “I AM” statements in the gospel of John, we’re going to seek to really know Him.  Is Jesus a liar, a lunatic, a legend, or the Lord of All?  Is He really God as identified by the phrase “I AM” in Exodus 3:14?   Join me in this study as we explore what Jesus said about Himself as Deity.


Join us on line via Facebook Live at 9am or in person outside at 11am, April 11, 2021 through May 30, 2021.

Welcome to First Baptist Church

The world is longing for hope. We believe that hope is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ, and loving and being loved by His community of followers. Our goal is to infuse the hope of Christ in unexpected ways and help move people into action to live a life transformed.

  • I AM the Light of the World - April 18, 2021

    Light is something we take for granted, don’t we? We expect the sun to rise each day and light our earth. We expect the street lamps to come on at night. We expect the lights to come on when we throw the switch in the rooms in our homes. Light is something we truly do take for granted.


    There are two types of light in the world. We can perceive one, or both, or neither! When we are born into this world, we perceive physical light, and by it we learn of our Creator’s handiwork in the things we see. A baby born into this world is so inquisitive looking around at all the physical things he or she sees. It is a big, bright beautiful world!


    In the gospel of John, as Jesus was revealing Himself more and more to the world, He identified Himself saying, “I AM the Light of the World.” As great as physical light is, the greater light is spiritual. When Jesus was born, His incarnation brought

    Spiritual Light into a dark world. He continues to bring Spiritual Light into a shadowy, bleak world. That is what He is saying in our text today. Jesus is saying that He is the light of the world and He brings spiritual light wherever there is spiritual darkness.


    To watch the 9am Facebook Live service, click on the image to the left.  To view and/or download the Worship Notes, CLICK HERE.

  • I AM the Bread of Life - April 11, 2021

    In Exodus 3:14, we see the first use of the phrase “I AM” when God spoke to Moses. God told Moses he was to go to Pharaoh and tell him that he was to let the Israelites go from Egypt to the Promised land. God looked down from heaven, saw the mistreatment that was occurring, and commissioned Moses to lead the people to a land flowing with milk and honey. Moses was afraid and said to God, If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”


    In the gospel of John, as Jesus was revealing Himself more and more to the world, He used a series of phrases starting with “I AM” to proclaim who He was. Many people around him saw Him as a prophet, priest, teacher, great man but was He really God?

     

    Jesus began describing Himself with the phrase “I AM” in the New Testament to draw attention to His Divinity. The first use of the description comes in John 6:35 where Jesus says, “I AM the Bread of Life.”


    To watch the 9am Facebook Live service, click on the image to the left.  To view and/or download the Worship Notes, CLICK HERE.

  • Forever FREE - April 4, 2021

    Freedom is something we all cherish. During this last year of the Coronavirus pandemic, it seems like a lot of the freedoms we had were taken away from us. We have to admit that we took them for granted, didn’t we?


    The beautiful story of Easter is a story of freedom. When Jesus was crucified, there certainly wasn’t a sense among His disciples and followers that they were free. Oh, they could still move around on the earth physically, but they were bound up with agony and pain—emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. That is, until the resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything.


    The Easter story is a story of freedom. It is a story of what Jesus did in setting us free from the sin that held us captive. It is a story of healing our sin sick souls. It is a story of the power made available to heal us not only spiritually but emotionally, mentally, and physically.


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    "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver". 2 Cor 9:7

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Reach the community & World

Incorporate believers into the church body

Develop members to devoted followers of Christ

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