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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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  • “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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