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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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  • “What’s The Bottom Line?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “What’s The Bottom Line?” Pastor Michael Ida 8/14/16 Scriptures: 1 John 3:11-20 Luke 10:25-28 How many of you know what I call bottom line people? Bottom line people are people who are not interested in lengthy conversations. They are not interested in platitudes, or polite chit chat. Bottom line people are […]

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  • Acts of God video study #6

    click here to download   Acts Of God Video Study Session 6 There were two main reasons that was given in the presentation as to why Joseph didn’t immediately forgive his brothers when he first met them. What were those reasons? Are there any other reasons why Joseph might have delayed forgiving his brothers?   […]

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  • Acts of God video study # 5

    click here to download    Acts Of God Video Study Session 5 Which do you think is easier to tolerate, adversity or prosperity? What are the challenges that come with each of these experiences?     Joseph didn’t use his brief audience with Pharaoh to bargain with him about his release from prison.  He also […]

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  • “Why Am I Here: Discerning Our Purpose Part 6” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Why Am I Here? Discerning Our Purpose Part 6”    Pastor Michael Ida    8/7/16       Scriptures: Matthew 28:16-20                                                                                                                                                                      1 Peter 3:13-16 There was an interesting article awhile ago in “Peoples” magazine about a young man who tried to commit suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Apparently […]

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  • “Why Am I Here: Discerning Our Purpose Part 5” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Why Am I Here? Discerning Our Purpose Part 5”     Pastor Michael Ida     7/31/2016       Scripture: Proverbs 17:13-17                                                                                                                                                                          Acts 20:13-24 When I learned that she had been placed in the hospice program I began to visit her on a regular basis. I knew that she didn’t […]

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  • God Wants Us To Make Disciples

    This is another reason why God has given us life.  But, frankly, most Christians ignore opportunities to invite and witness and share their faith.  So the sermon this Sunday will focus on ways to share and why we need to share our faith.  Come join us for worship.  Dress is informal and child care is […]

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  • Acts of God video study #4

    click here to download  Acts Of God Video Study Session 4 Sometimes doing the right thing can create negative consequences for us and for others. Can you think of a time when you did the right thing only to experience something negative because of what you did? Our attitude at work should be a testimony […]

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  • “Why Am I Here: Discerning Our Purpose part 4” sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Why Am I Here? Discerning Our Purpose Part 4”   Pastor Michael Ida      7/24/16       Scriptures: Romans 8: 18-25                                                                                                                                                                       Genesis 1: 27-31   As most of you know Bonnie and I are currently living on the Baker Farm. I’ve never lived on a farm before. Bonnie has for she was raised on […]

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  • Does God Want Us To Have Fun And Enjoy Life?

    This is a question that will be answered if you come this week to worship at First Baptist. Dress is informal and childcare is always offered.

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