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  • A Study on the book of Revelation Chapters 6-7

    REVELATION 6:1-8:5 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins The Seven Seals First Seal (6:1-2): White horse Bow & Crown Conquest Second Seal (6:3-4): Red horse Sword Bloodshed/War Third Seal (6:5-6): Black horse Weighing Scales Famine Fourth Seal (6:7-8): Pale horse Death & Hades Kill w/sword, famine, plague, beasts Imagery – Four Horsemen, associated with war; […]

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  • “God: the Three-In-One” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: God: the Three-In-One January 8, 2017 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages: Psalm 29, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 3:13-17 January 6th, Friday, was Epiphany – the day that the church calendar remembers and celebrates the visit of the Magi, the three kings from the Eastern lands, to Jesus. That trio had […]

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  • “Let’s Open Our Christmas Gifts!” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: Let’s Open our Christmas Gifts! December 25, 2016 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages: Psalm 98, John 1:1-14 Have you gotten any good gifts yet this morning, or last night if you are from a family that opens gifts on Christmas Eve? I read an article this week that advised […]

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  • A Study on the book of Revelation Chapters 4-5

    REVELATION 4-5 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins The Throne Room A heavenly perspective for our earthly encouragement. Glory, worship, and worth. The One who sits on the throne (4:1-11): Throne – mentioned 45 times in this book. What is the significance of a throne? Jasper and carnelian – translucent jasper, red carnelian; brilliance of […]

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  • “Dangerous Discipleship” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    Sermon: Dangerous Discipleship December 11, 2016 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25 Today is the third Sunday of Advent – we have been doing things to prepare for Christmas, reading scriptures and talking about our anticipation of Jesus’ coming, about making room in our […]

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  • “Signs and Signals” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download Sermon: Signs and Signals December 4, 2016 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages: Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 11:2-11 This past week I read a story about one of the weirdest auctions in history, told by Wallace Hamilton. It was an auction held in Washington, D.C., in […]

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  • A Study on the book of Revelation Chapters 2-3

    click here to download  REVELATION 2-3 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia – 7 specific churches, or 7 ages of church history, or 7 messages for all church and believers? Address Titles of Jesus (often from 1:13-18) Commendation/Strength Criticism/Weakness Correction/Consequences “He who has ears…” Promise to overcomers […]

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  • A study on the book of Revelation Chapter 1

    click here to download    REVELATION 1 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Overview Genre (kind of literature): Apocalypse (1:1): a disclosure, unveiling or revelation, often involves revealing visions of an intermediary who is to communicate for God. This kind of writing used a great deal of symbolism, particularly in representing cosmic struggle of […]

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  • “Ready or Not……” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download Sermon: Ready or Not … November 27, 2016 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages: Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44 On Thanksgiving Day, David and I joined the feasting at David’s brother’s home in Neenah, WI. There were 12 adults and 12 kids –great-nieces and nephews ranging […]

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  • “Christ Rulz” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download    Sermon:  Christ Rulz   November 20, 2016                                                                           Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages:  Psalm 46, Luke 23:33-43   We have been following the church calendar, using the common lectionary to guide our scripture readings and to shape the sermon message each Sunday.  Today is the last […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapters 63,65,67

    click here to download   PSALM 63, 65, 67 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalm 63 A psalm of David.  An expression of longing for God.   Recall a time when you really longed for something/someone When David was in the desert of Judah (1 Samuel 23:14 or 2 Samuel 15:23) Used for […]

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  • Advent Chapel and Lunch

    All are invited to join us for a time of spiritual preparation for Christmas! Wednesdays at Noon during Advent: November 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st. We will share a brief chapel time that will include singing a Christmas carol, reading a passage of scripture, a devotional thought drawn from Max Lucado’s book Because of […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapters 50, 51

    click here to download  PSALM 50 and 51 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalm 50 A psalm of Asaph.  A teaching psalm about True Worship.   Asaph was one of David’s three choir leaders (1 Chron.6:39, 16:5)   Stanza 1 (vs.1-6): The summons, the subpoena.  Call to appear before God in court; prepare […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapters 42, 46

    click here to download   PSALM 42 and 46 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalms “Book II” (42-72)  – the use of God (Elohim) predominates, rather than the use of LORD (Yahweh) which was most common in Book I. Book I : 272 Yahweh, 16 Elohim Book II: 30 Yahweh, 164 Elohim   […]

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  • “Remember” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download   Sermon:  Remember   November 6, 2016                                                                             Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages:  Psalm 145, Haggai 2:1-9, Luke 20:27-38   Remember.  This morning we will take time to remember.   The psalm for today, Psalm 145, is a psalm of praise, “Great is the Lord and most […]

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  • “Hide ‘n Seek” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download    Sermon: Hide ‘n Seek October 30, 2016 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages: Psalm 32, Luke 19:1-10 My daughter Kara and her dog, Raji, love to play hide ‘n seek together. Raji is a short dog – not exactly small, as David had to buy him […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalm Chapter 24,29

    click here to download   PSALM 24 and 29 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins     Psalm 24 This is a processional psalm that may have been written when David brought the ark to Jerusalem.  It is often used by churches when celebrating Christ’s ascension into the heavenly Jerusalem.   Prelude (vs.1-2):  The whole […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalm Chapters 23

    click here to download    PSALM 23 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalm 23 Psalm 23 is almost certainly the best loved and best known of all the psalms.  Many can recite the psalm from memory or sing it to more than one tune.     It is used often at the sick bed or […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalm Chapters 19, 22

    click here to download    PSALM 19 and 22 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalm 19 A prayer of praise.  Described by C.S. Lewis as the finest poem in the world!   Celebrating the God of Creation (vs.1-6): Creation reveals God’s Glory! The soundless voice of Creation speaks of God (vs.1-4a) The penetrating […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalm Chapters 13,15,18

    click here to download     PSALM 13, 15 and 18 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalms 13, 15 and 18 are all psalms of David.   Psalm 13 A prayer for help, with a statement of confidence in God’s response.   5 lines of Lament (vs. 1-2):  How long? How long? How […]

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  • “Total Trust” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download     Sermon:  Total Trust October 23, 2016                                                                               Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages:  Psalm 23, Luke 18:15-30   Have you ever participated in one of those team-building, trust-building activities with a group of people at the start of a conference or retreat or at work?  How […]

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