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    “Ready or Not……” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download Sermon: Ready or Not … November 27, 2016 Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages: Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44 On Thanksgiving Day, David and I joined the feasting at David’s brother’s home in Neenah, WI. There were 12 adults and 12 kids –great-nieces and nephews ranging […]

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    “Christ Rulz” Sermon by Pastor Betsy Perkins

    click here to download    Sermon:  Christ Rulz   November 20, 2016                                                                           Rev. Betsy Perkins First Baptist Church, Delavan WI Scripture passages:  Psalm 46, Luke 23:33-43   We have been following the church calendar, using the common lectionary to guide our scripture readings and to shape the sermon message each Sunday.  Today is the last […]

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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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    “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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    “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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    “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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    “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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    “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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    “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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    “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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    “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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    “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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    “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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    “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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    “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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