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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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    “Faith Lessons From the Book of James” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     “Faith Lessons From The Book Of James”                   Pastor Michael Ida                 5/1/16                Scripture: James Ch. 5   One of the things that concerns me the most about retirement is the money. Will we have enough money to travel? Will we have enough money if health issues start to arise? Will […]

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    “Faith Lessons From the Book of James” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Faith Lessons From the Book Of James”                 Pastor Michael Ida               4/24/16                    Scripture: James Ch. 4   We are very lucky here at First Baptist because as a congregation we all get along very well with each other, but sadly there are many congregations where that is not the case. There […]

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    “Faith Lessons from the book of James” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Faith Lessons From The Book Of James”                   Pastor Michael Ida                  4/17/16              Scripture: James Ch. 3   For the past two weeks we have been working our way through the book of James and today we find ourselves in the third chapter. Remember James has patterned his book after the book of […]

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    “Faith Lessons From the Book of James” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download “Faith Lessons From the Book Of James”                 Pastor Michael Ida                 4/10/16            Scripture: James Chapter 2   Last Sunday in chapter one, Jesus brother James, cover 7 different topics in his first chapter. Remember James chose to arranged his book like the book of Proverbs, putting together short snippets of truth to […]

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    “Faith Lessons From the Book of James” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Faith Lessons From The Book Of James”                    Pastor Michael Ida                4/3/16            Scripture: James Chapter 1   Today we begin our sermon series on the book of James, with about 14 other sister churches in the area. I’m excited about this series because James is one of my favorite books in the […]

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    “Believing To See” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Believing To See”                                Pastor Michael Ida                             3/27/16                             Scripture:  Mark 16: 1-8   All four of our gospel writers tell us about Easter Sunday and the empty tomb but Mark’s story is significantly different than the others. Oh yes like the other gospel writers Mark has the women going to the tomb […]

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    “It’s Called Life: Grief” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download“It’s Called Life: Grief”                 Pastor Michael Ida                 3/20/16                        Scripture: Luke 19:28-44   All four gospel writers tell us about the story of Jesus entering the city of Jerusalem. In Matthew and Mark and John’s story Jesus […]

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  • broken relationships

    “It’s Called Life: Broken Relationships “Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “It’s Called Life: Broken Relationships”                Pastor Michael Ida                 3/13/16                   Scripture: Acts 15: 36-41   Unfortunately there are a lot of families that struggle with a situation similar to what we just saw. Someone in the family feels misunderstood and neglected. They feel as if they are the black sheep. And […]

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    “It’s Called Life: Anger” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “It’s Called Life: Anger”                Pastor Michael Ida                 3/6/16              Scripture: James 1: 19-21/ Ephesians 4: 20-28   Unfortunately we live in an increasingly angry world. We live in a world where people are walking around with so much pent up anger inside of them that they think nothing of taking it out […]

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  • temptation

    “It’s Called Life-Temptation” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “It’s Called Life: Temptation”                  Pastor Michael Ida                         2/28/16                      Scripture: Matthew 4: 1-11   Bonnie and I recently watched the movie “The Intern” It’s a good clean movie about a retired man who has lost his wife and now finds himself feeling empty and alone in retirement. He’s only 70 and […]

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    “It’s Called Life: Emptiness” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “It’s Called Life: Emptiness”                  Pastor Michael Ida                     2/21/16                   Scripture: Ruth 1:19-22/Psalm 88   Change, mistakes, suffering, unanswered prayer, these are things that really push us and challenge us as God’s people. Well today we experience another challenge that can sometimes come to us in life and that is the feeling […]

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    “It’s Called Life: Change” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “It’s Called Life: Change”                          Pastor Michael Ida                        2/14/16                         Scripture: Mark 6: 6-13   Change is never easy and whether you are responsible for the change or whether you are reacting to the change the variables and emotions that we experience in the midst of change are the same.  Now there […]

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    “it’s Called Life: Suffering” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “It’s Called Life: Suffering”        Pastor Michael Ida        2/7/16         Scriptures: Romans 5:1-5   Luke 18:1-8   For the last two Sundays we have been looking at issues that sometimes derail us on our journey of life. Like a flat tire sometimes these issues just sort of happen. Last week we looked at […]

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  • mistakes

    “It’s Called Life: Mistakes” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download      “It’s Called Life: Mistakes”                     Pastor Michael Ida                   1/31/16                   Scripture: Genesis 3: 1-13   Life, is something that we all experience. Sometimes life is good and sweet and then sometimes life isn’t. Last Sunday we looked at an aspect of life that always challenges us, and that was unanswered prayer. […]

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