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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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  • Why Am I Here?

    We have been exploring that question in worship lately and this Sunday we will continue to explore that question as we look at a fourth reason why God created us. Come and join us for worship. Dress is informal and childcare is always offered during worship.

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  • A Study on the book of Mark chapter 16

    click here to download    A Study On The Book Of Mark     Chapter 16   With the Sabbath being over, the women take burial ointments to Jesus tomb so that they can properly prepare Jesus’ body. These women were the same women who saw Jesus body being taken to the grave two days […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark chapter 15

    click here to download  A Study On The Book Of Mark     Chapter 15     The next day, which would be Friday. Mark tells us that the whole Sanhedrin reached a decision about Jesus. They took Jesus to Pilate hoping to get Pilate to sentence Jesus to death. Only the Romans could make […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark chapter 14

    click here to download    A Study On The Book Of Mark   Chapter 14   Once again Mark tells the reader that the religious leaders were looking for a way to arrest and kill Jesus. Mark also tells us that the Passover was near. Do you remember why the Jews celebrated the Passover?   […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark chapter 13

    click here to download   A Study On The Book Of Mark   Chapter 13     As Jesus and his disciples leave the temple, one of the disciples comments about the temples size and structure. Jesus tells the disciples that the temple will be destroyed. His words about the temple probably shocked the disciples because no […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark chapter 12

    click here to download  A Study On The Book Of Mark   Chapter 12     Mark tells us that Jesus is still speaking to the Pharisees when he tells them a parable about a vineyard and servants being sent by the owner to the vineyard to collect rent. Parables usually have one main simple […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark chapter 11

    click here to download  A Study On The Book Of Mark   Chapter 11     Mark tells us that Jesus has now decided to enter the city of Jerusalem. Some how Jesus has managed to arrange to use a colt to enter into the city. The word colt was used to describe a young […]

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  • Acts Of God video study #3

    click here to download  Acts Of God Video Study Session Three     At an early point in the video, Pastor Bob states that sometimes the strongest temptation to do wrong comes at the high  or low points in life. Do you agree with this statement? Have you ever experienced this in your life?   […]

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  • Acts Of God video study #2

    click here to download  Acts Of God Video Study Session Two   Have you ever been really mad at God?   In what ways did Jacob enable his older sons to dislike Joseph? Are you enabling negative behaviors in others?   Does any ever lead a life completely the way they planned and hoped for […]

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  • Welcome Pastor Betsy and Dave!

    This coming Sunday, Pastor Betsy will be leading the worship service and preaching the morning sermon. After the worship service there will be a potluck lunch and a question and answer period with Pastor Betsy. After the question and answer period, the congregation will vote on whether or not to call Pastor Betsy as their […]

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  • This Sunday

    our worship service will take place outdoors with our two sister churches that surround Phoenix Park. Worship will begin at 9:30 am in Phoenix Park at the band shell. Everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair to worship. The service this year will be hosted by the UCC congregation.

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  • Acts Of God Video Study

        click here to download   http://firstbaptistdelavan.com/?attachment_id=3880Acts of God Video Study Session 1     Have you ever had to tell someone that their loved one died? How did you handle that situation?             At one point the surgeon says that he is tired of seeing the world chew […]

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