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  • “Why Am I Here? Discerning Our Purpose Part 3”

    click here to download   “Why Am I Here? Discerning Our Purpose Part 3”         Pastor Michael Ida          6/26/2016   Scripture: Psalm 63                                                                                                                                                                           Mark 8:34-38 One day a farmer stumbled upon a baby eagle that was injured in his woods. So the farmer took it home and put it in with his chickens where he nursed […]

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  • “Why Am I Here? Discerning Our Purpose Part 3” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     “Why Am I Here? Discerning Our Purpose Part 3”         Pastor Michael Ida          6/26/2016   Scripture: Psalm 63                                                                                                                                                                           Mark 8:34-38 One day a farmer stumbled upon a baby eagle that was injured in his woods. So the farmer took it home and put it in with his chickens where he […]

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  • Freedom Is A Wonderful Gift

    but there is more than one kind of freedom. Come and find about a second freedom that we enjoy. Dress is informal and so is our style of worship.

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  • We Have Been Looking At Reasons

    why we were created. This week we will discover that another reason why God created us was so we could grow our soul. Come and join us for worship this Sunday. Worship is informal and childcare is always offered during worship.

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  • “Why Am I Here: Discerning Our Purpose Part 2” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Why Am I Here: Discerning Our Purpose Part 2”     Pastor Michael Ida      6/12/16    Scripture: Ephesians 2: 1-10                                                                                                                                                               1 Corinthians 12:1-31   Last Sunday we began an adventure of discernment, as we began an exploration into our purpose for life. If you were here  you might remember that we talked […]

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  • You Were Created To Give Back To LIfe.

    This is the second reason why God has created us. Unfortunately in today’s world most people simply “take” from life, but God has created us so that we can give back to life. God has created us to make this world a better place.  Coming next in our sermon series on “Why Am I Here? […]

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  • You Were Created To Please God.

    This is the first thing that we can learn from our current sermon series here at First Baptist Church. This coming Sunday in worship we look at another reason why God has created us. Come and join us for worship. Worship and dress is informal and child care is offered during worship.

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  • “Why Am I Here? Part 1” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Why Am I Here? Discerning Our Purpose-Part 1”        Pastor Michael Ida        6/5/16       Scripture: 1 Thess. 4:1-11   You are not an accident. Your birth was no mistake or fluke of nature. It is not some act of fate or coincidence that you are breathing this very moment. Your parents may not […]

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  • “Positive Lessons From a Bad Teacher” Sermon by Pastor Mike Ida, delivered by Dar Henning

    click here to download    “Positive Lessons From A Bad Teacher”          Pastor Michael Ida             5-29-16    Scripture: Judges 16:4-22   When I was college, back in the 70’s, I took a sociology class once entitled “Deviant Behavior.” I knew at that point in my life that I was going to be a pastor and I figured […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark Chapter 10

    click here to download     A Study On The Book Of Mark Chapter 10   Mark tells us that Jesus traveled into the district of Judea. This district was governed by Herod Antipas, he is the guy who had John the Baptist imprisoned and killed. It is no coincidence that Jesus is now asked […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark Chapter 9

    click here to download      A Study On The Book Of Mark   Chapter 9   Mark records that Jesus indicated that some of those currently listening to him would not taste death before they                   saw God’s kingdom come.  If this was truly a reference to the kingdom, then Jesus was wrong or […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark Chapter 8

    click here to download     A Study On The Book Of Mark   Chapter 8   Once again Jesus makes a decision to feed a large crowd of people. Note that once again Mark sets the stage for           this feeding in the context of showing compassion. Also note that Mark tells us that […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark Chapter 7

    click here to download     A Study On The Book Of Mark   Chapter 7   Some Pharisees and teachers of the law travel from Jerusalem to observe Jesus’ ministry. They notice that Jesus           disciples ignored the Jewish cleansing rituals before they ate. Mark takes some time to explain a few of these […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark Chapter 6

     click here to download      A Study On The Book Of Mark     Chapter 6   Jesus leaves Capernaum and travels to his home town of Nazareth. On the Sabbath he entered his home synagogue and began to preach and teach. The congregation is amazed? Why? The fact that they refer to Jesus […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark Chapter 5

    click here to download  A Study On The Book Of Mark   Chapter 5   Jesus and his disciples move to the west side of the Sea of Galilee. Here Jesus encounters a sick man who abused           himself by cutting. Apparently this illness is not a modern day illness. The nature of the illness […]

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  • “First Things First” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

      click here to download   “First Things First”                 Pastor Michael Ida                      5/22/16                       Scripture: Genesis 24:10-27   One night as a father was putting his daughter to bed she asked him if he thought that she would ever get married? Why of course said the father, you’ll […]

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  • Ever Had A Bad Teacher?

    Of course you have, sooner or later we all experience a teacher that should have been gone into another profession. But bad teachers can still teach us powerful lessons if we look for them. This coming Sunday we will look at the story of a woman named Delilah. Delilah was a bad teacher but we […]

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  • “The Law Of The Excluded Middle” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “The Law Of The Excluded Middle”     Pastor Michael Ida          5/15/16     Scripture: Romans 7: 14-25   About 10 years ago I came across a principle called the, “Law of the Excluded Middle.” Have you ever heard of that principle? Apparently it was coined […]

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  • “Give A Blessing” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Give A Blessing”                           Pastor Michael Ida                            5/4/16                          Scripture: Acts 9:10-19   We know very little about the man named Ananias. But apparently he was a man of courage and faith because he certainly would have needed those two qualities to carry out his mission. Luke, who wrote the book of […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark Chapter 4

      click here to download  A Study On The Book Of Mark     Chapter 4   Jesus now shares his second parable with the crowd. Parables were quite often drawn from real life situations, and this is especially true with this parable. Farmers either sowed their seed by hand or they put bags of seed […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark Chapter 3

    click here tod download    A Study On The Gospel Of Mark   Chapter 3     Once again Jesus travels to a local synagogue to teach. In the synagogue Jesus sees a man with a shriveled hand.             Jesus asks him to stand up, Jesus heals the man. What strikes you about this incident? […]

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