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  • A Study on the book of Genesis Chapters 46-50

    GENESIS 46 – 50 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins The Family in Egypt Seeing God’s bigger purpose in our lives enables us to accept the difficult times and the moments of weakness or wrongdoing as means God can use to implement His purpose and to bless us and bless the world through us. God’s […]

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  • “New Life” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: New Life January 7th, 2018 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passage: Mark 1:1-12, Psalm 29, Genesis 1:1-5 The Beginning: A New Year Happy New Year! It is 2018! It is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. In the life of the wider church, we move from the Christmas […]

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  • Mission Trip!

    On January 25th, 26th and 27th our church is doing a mission project at the Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter for families in Darien. We will be painting and refurbishing five rooms/bathrooms, building a sturdy shelving unit for storing linens and donations, offering an activity time for the children, and providing a common meal for the […]

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  • A Study on the book of Genesis Chapters 42-45

    GENESIS 42 – 45 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins The Family Reunited The family of Israel has to wrestle with a myriad of feelings from resentment to regret, in order to eventually reach repentance and reconciliation. o Think of a time when you were reunited with someone you had not seen in a long […]

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  • “No Room in the Inn” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: No Room in the Inn December 24th, 2017 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passage: Isaiah 52:7-10, John 1:1-14, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1-4 Christ Candle O Manger, straw-strewn cradle in the night, rough-hewn, muzzle-dampened space where cattle feed, sparrows nest, and cloth snags on splintered wood. O simple feed trough for […]

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  • “Promise” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: Promise December 24th, 2017 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passage: Luke 1:26-38, 46-55 Candle of Love Promises – the word for today is ‘Promise.’ What is your first reaction to this word? Promise. Do you think of promises made to you or promises you have made? Promises kept, or promises […]

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  • “Faith” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: Faith December 17th, 2017 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passage: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; John 1:6-8, 19-28 FAITH. The first Sunday of Advent I invited you to think about the word ‘expectancy’. Today I want you to take a moment to think about the word ‘faith’. What comes to your mind? […]

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  • A Study on the book of Genesis Chapters 39-41

    GENESIS 39 – 41 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins Joseph in Egypt Joseph grows to become a man of wisdom and integrity in a way that contrasts remarkably with his father Jacob and with his brothers. Joseph has dramatic ups and downs in his life, but we are told repeatedly that the Lord is […]

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  • A Study on the book of Genesis Chapters 37-38

    GENESIS 37 – 38 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins Jacob’s Sons The focus of the Genesis story now moves to the next generation, to Jacob’s sons. The pattern of deception, and of deceivers being deceived in turn, continues. In this generation, Joseph will become the one who especially embodies the name of ‘Israel’ as […]

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  • “Expectancy” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: Expectancy December 3rd, 2017 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passage: Isaiah 64:1-9, Mark 13:24-37 Expectancy! Take a moment to think about that word. What is your first response to the word ‘expectancy’? Are there memories it stirs up? How have you experienced expectancy in your life? Has expectancy played a […]

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  • Advent Worship Opportunities

    The Advent season is the time in which we focus particularly on our discipleship call to prepare the way of the Lord, preparing for Jesus to enter into our lives, our church and our community. We are excited about the worship opportunities we have to prepare our hearts and want to extend a warm invitation […]

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  • “Blessings and Benefits” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: Blessings and Benefits November 26th, 2017 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passage: Psalm 103, Ephesians 1:15-23 Forgetting We humans are a forgetful lot! We can forget all sorts of things – anniversaries, birthdays, appointments, the last tray of cookies in the oven, … An elderly husband and wife visited their […]

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  • A Study on the book of Genesis Chapters 34-36

    GENESIS 34 – 36 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins Trouble and Loss Jacob’s return to the land of Canaan that God had promised to Abraham and his descendants, does not mean life is easy or rosy. Dangers continue to surround Jacob and his family. Trouble and loss continue to mark Jacob’s life and journey […]

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  • Seedtime” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: SEEDTIME November 19th, 2017 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passage: Matthew 25:14-30 (Parable of the Talents), Galatians 6:1-10 Today we complete our series on Living Generously, and we focus on the whole, interconnected community of people that contribute to the planting, sustaining and tending of Gospel seeds that makes God’s […]

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  • “A Strong Tower” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: A STRONG TOWER November 12th, 2017 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passage: Proverbs 18:10-11; Philippians 4:4-7, John 14:1 Today, as we continue in our series on Living Generously, we focus on how our ability to live a life of generosity, a life fully committed to the discipleship of Jesus, is […]

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  • A Study on the book of Genesis Chapters 32-33

    GENESIS 32 – 33 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins Jacob’s Journey Home Despite the family problems that Jacob faced when living in Laban’s household and despite his strong desire to return home, Jacob makes the journey with a growing sense of dread. How does he deal with these fears and how does God help […]

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  • A Study on the book of Genesis Chapter 31

    GENESIS 31 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins Jacob’s Journey Home The divisiveness of stuff becomes increasingly apparent in the family at Paddan Aram. Can trust ever be restored? Is reconciliation possible? Jacob Flees from Laban (31:1-21) o What were the signs that pushed Jacob to finally leave Paddan Aram? o What does Jacob acknowledge […]

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  • A Study on the book of Genesis Chapters 29-30

    GENESIS 29 – 30 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins Jacob Builds a Community of Peoples Jacob has the birthright and blessing of his father, Isaac, and has also received the promises that God first gave to his grandfather, Abraham. Yet he is fleeing, alone and empty-handed, in order to save his life and to […]

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  • “The Poor” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: THE POOR November 5th, 2017 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passage: Luke 6:20-21, 2 Corinthians 8:7-9 Today, as we continue in the series on Living Generously, we focus on how our generosity and our giving expresses itself in caring for the poor. As I’ve been thinking about that this past […]

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  • “Money Talks” Sermon by Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: MONEY TALKS October 29th, 2017 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passage: Matthew 6:19-24, 1 Timothy 6:6-11 “Money talks” Money talks. What does that expression mean? There’s a story of an older woman walking down the sidewalk trying to find a particular address. She saw a young boy riding his bike […]

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  • Helpers in Harmony Concert

    On Sunday, November 5th at 6:30 pm, First Baptist Delavan will host the Helpers in Harmony Concert to benefit the community through donations to the Delavan and Darien Food Pantries and a free-will offering to the 14th Apostle organization which provides for the needy. The program will feature several local church choirs and musicians. The […]

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