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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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  • “Persistent Faith” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download    Sermon:  Persistent Faith October 16, 2016                                                                               Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages:  Psalm 121, Luke 18:1-8   When have you been tempted to give up?  When have you gotten so discouraged that you just weren’t sure you could keep on going?  Has there been a time […]

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  • “Faith Grows From Gratitude” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download Sermon: Faith Grows From Gratitude October 9, 2016 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages: Psalm 111; Luke 17:11-19 The scene that struck me from the scripture reading this morning is the image of the man who came back to thank Jesus for healing him. Can you picture […]

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  • New Church Directory!

    We are creating a new church photo directory! Photography sessions will be on Saturday, November 12th 10am-5pm, and Monday, November 14th 2pm-9pm.  Sign up is available in 3 ways: 1. Online by clicking on this link click here for sign-up 2. Call the church office at 262-728-6280, or 3. Sign up after Sunday worship at […]

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  • “Sharing is Caring” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download    Sermon:  Sharing is Caring September 25, 2016                                                                                      Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages:  Psalm 91, Luke 16:19-31   Before reading the scripture passage this morning I would like to share with you how I came to it today and explain where I will be going […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapters 6 & 8

    click here to download   PSALM 6 and 8 Bible Study Notes                                                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalms 3-7 are poems of lament and prayers for God’s help, and there are many more throughout the book of Psalms.  A psalm of lament contains some or all of the following parts:  a plea for help, a list […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapters 1 & 2

    click here to download     PSALM 1 and 2 Bible Study Notes                                                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   For many centuries, the book of Psalms was how God’s people learned how to pray.  It provided a language and a model to respond to the God who speaks.  The Psalms show us how to be honest in […]

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  • “Recognizing Jesus In The Journey” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download    Sermon:  Recognizing Jesus in the Journey September 18, 2016                                                                          Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages:  Proverbs 3:3-6, Luke 24:13-35   Recognizing Jesus in the Journey – recognizing = discerning As you listened to the scripture passage being read this morning, some of you may have been […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapter 145

     click here to download  Bible Study                                                                        PSALM 145                                                                      September 14, 2016   Do you appreciate poetry?  Have you ever written poetry?   Psalms is possibly the most frequently used book of the Old Testament – worship service, private devotions, songs, prayers, meditations.   We find in them meaningful expressions of joy and […]

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  • “HIS-story, Our story ” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download Sermon: HIS-story, Our story September 11, 2016 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages: Exodus 3:1-6, Hebrews 3:1-6 Holy Moments in history Significant days in our lives often burn a memory into our minds – you will always remember where you were at the moment the crisis occurred, […]

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  • Labor Day Sunday

    will give us a chance to reflect on good gifts that we can offer our new minister as she begins her journey with us at First Baptist. Come and join us for worship. Dress is informal and so is the worship service.

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  • Jesus Told A Parable Once

    about a farmer who went out and sowed seeds. If you are familiar with this parable you know that most of the seeds sowed by the farmer did not take root. Here in this parable we find a very important and liberating life lesson. Come and join us for worship this Sunday and hear Jesus […]

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  • Freedom Is A Wonderful Gift

    from God. This gift comes at a price and that price is Jesus sacrifice on the cross. This week we will look at in worship appropriate ways to respond to the gift that God gave us through his son Jesus. Come and join us for worship. Child care is always offered during worship and dress […]

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