First Baptist Church


Written Sermons

  • 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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  • prayer

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

    click here to download   “It’s Called Life: Unanswered Prayer”                      Pastor Michael Ida                  1/24/16                        Scripture: Psalm 27   About a month ago, Bonnie and I went and ate at the small Mexican restaurant in Walworth. Now as we walked in the   large screen TV was on and playing on the TV there a appeared to […]

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  • making decisions

    “Making Those Big Decisions” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Making Those Big Decisions”                Pastor Michael Ida                          1/17/16                   Scripture: Matthew 2: 19-23   We are not sure how long Joseph and his family lived in Egypt. Some scholars speculate that the family might have dwelt in Egypt for as many as four years. Now if that was the case then […]

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  • bell ringing

    “Those Moments Of Pure Joy” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Those Moments Of Pure Joy”                        Pastor Michael Ida                         1/10/16                   Scripture: Luke 2: 22-35   That was Brody Dahme ringing bells for the Salvation Army with his sisters. They are ringing at Piggly Wiggly on one of the two days that our church signed up to ring bells. And as you […]

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  • stable

    “You’ve been warned. so what are you going to do?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “You’ve Been Warned So What Are You Going To Do?    Pastor Michael Ida   1/3/16     Scriptures:  Matthew 2:13-23   Matthew tells us that shortly after the wise men had made their visit to see the Christ child Joseph is warned in a dream to take Mary and the baby and flee […]

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  • stable

    “What? We Are Having A Baby? Oh My God” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “What We’re Having A Baby? Oh My God”          Pastor Michael Ida         12/20/15         Scripture: Matthew 1: 18-25   Sometimes it’s hard to get the attention of people and certainly preachers know that.  I know that if I can’t get your attention in the first two or three minutes of my sermon […]

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    “What Are You Hoping For This Christmas” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “What Are You Hoping For This Christmas?                 Pastor Michael Ida              12/13/15               Scripture: Luke 1:26-38   Recently a Swiss man by the name of Jean got his Christmas wish by being listed in the Guinness Book Of World Records. What did Jean do that was so extraordinary? Well Jean made the Guinness […]

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  • goat-walking

    “Goat-Walking to Bethlehem” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Goat-Walking To Bethlehem”                  Pastor Michael Ida                         12/6/15                        Scripture: Isaiah 40: 1-11   I don’t know about you but I hate to ask for directions when I’m driving. There is just something inside of me that says I should be able to find what I’m looking for without asking for help. […]

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  • traveling light

    “Tips For Christmas Travelers” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download “Tips For Christmas Travelers”                      Pastor Michael Ida                       11/29/15                        Scripture: Luke 1:39-45   The season of Advent is upon us and it won’t be long until we are heading into Christmas. And of course many will find themselves traveling over the holiday season. No doubt some of you here today will find […]

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  • purpose

    “Finding Our Niche In Life” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Finding Our Niche In Life”                     Pastor Michael Ida                  11/15/15                       Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3: 16-31   We are not sure who wrote the words that we just got done reading in Ecclesiastes, but some think that the writer was King Solomon. Whoever the writer was, he certainly was struggling to find his […]

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  • sacrifice

    “Called To Be A Living Sacrifice” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Called To Be A Living Sacrifice”               Pastor Michael Ida                   11/8/15                          Scripture: Romans 12 : 1-4   I had the chance recently to do some musky fishing with my 7 foot fishing buddy, Blunk. It’s always a good time when Blunk and I get together and we enjoy raising some eyebrows when […]

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  • making judgements

    “Judge If You Must But Don’t Condemn” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Judge Yes, But Don’t Condemn”                 11/1/15                    Pastor Michael Ida                     Scripture: Matthew 7: 1-5   Early in Jesus ministry he preached a sermon that fortunately was recorded by his disciple Matthew. It was a long sermon, probably ran a good three to four hours, but even though it was long it […]

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  • god at work

    “Watching God at Work” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Watching God At Work”                       10/11/15                        Pastor Michael Ida                       Scripture: 1 Samuel 6: 7-14   The ark of the Lord, which was solid gold, had been captured in battle and now it was in the hands of the Philistines. The Philistines of course were excited about what they had captured because they […]

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  • neighbor

    “Like a Good Neighbor” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Like A Good Neighbor”                            Pastor Michael Ida                        10/4/15                        Scripture: Luke 11: 5-13   Usually neighbors are helpful when situations come up. When a neighbor’s dog turns up missing, usually neighbors pitch in and look for the dog. When someone dies or is sick usually the neighbors are there with hot […]

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  • smile

    “Simple Things” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download       “Simple Things”                             Pastor Michael Ida                            9/27/15                             Scripture: 1 Samuel 18: 1-4   Listening to that song, that was played during the offering, can’t help but get your toes tapping and put a smile on your face. Did you listen to some of those words? I almost gave up, […]

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  • one way

    “Is Jesus Really the Only Way?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Is Jesus Really The Only Way?”                      Pastor Michael Ida                          9/20/15                    Scripture: John 14: 1-6   The disciples have just been told by Jesus that he is leaving them. He’s told them that he is going to die, and of course the disciples are concerned. They are concerned first about Jesus, […]

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  • coffee hour

    “What Defines a Well Lived Life?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     “What Defines A Life Well Lived?”                    9/13/15                 Pastor Michael Ida                   Scripture: Luke 12: 13-21   The mansion that you are looking at could have been yours for a $150.00 fee plus a 250 word essay on a “Life Well Lived.” The mansion is located outside of Indianapolis. The couple […]

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  • worthy

    ” Who Is Worthy?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Who Is Worthy”                       Pastor Michael Ida                           9/6/15                     Scripture: Mark 7: 1-5, 14-23   A father opens the door to greet his daughter’s date. There stands a young man; cap on backwards, jeans that sag practically to his knees, a diamond stud in his lower lip, a skull tattooed on his left […]

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  • noble

    “Three Challenges That Can Refresh Life” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Three Challenges That Can Refresh Life”               Pastor Michael Ida              8/30/15            Scripture: Philippians 4: 1-13   For the past three Sundays we have been working our way through Paul’s letter to the Philippian church and I hope that  as we have studied Paul’s letter we all have been encouraged by his […]

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  • relationship

    “Building a Personal Re;ationship With Christ” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Building A Personal Relationship With Christ”          Pastor Michael Ida            8/23/15           Scripture: Philippians 3: 1-8   Many of the folks in the church at Philippi had a jewish background. Being former Jews these people naturally wondered about some of the traditions that they had formerly practiced as Jews. Did these traditions have […]

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  • building healthy relationships

    “Learning From Christ” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download “Relationship Building”                        Pastor Michael Ida                           8/9/15                      Scripture: Philippians 2: 21-14   I’m sure we have all met one, a person who just has no clue on how to make and keep friends. Maybe that person is a co-worker of yours, maybe they’re in your extended family, or maybe they live in […]

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