First Baptist Church


Written Sermons

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    “Keep Your Eyes On Christ When You Are In a Storm” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

     click here to download  “Keep Your Eyes On Christ When You’re In A Storm”     Pastor Michael Ida    1/25/15        Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33   The story of Jesus walking on water has been the source of a number of bad jokes over the years. Usually the jokes are about a Baptist, a Presbyterian, and a Catholic priest […]

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    “Acknowledge + Engager = Connect” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Acknowledge + Engage = Connect”                Pastor Michael Ida                1/18/15               Scripture: Galatians 6: 1-10   I love that facebook song. That song appeared in the first video session in my youth Sunday school class entitled “Friends” It’s an interesting song, isn’t it?   I love its catchy tune, but even more […]

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    “A Place Of Refuge” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “A Place Of Refuge”                          Pastor Michael Ida                         1/11/15                          Scripture: Matthew 2: 13-15   Last Sunday we talked about how a family in Bethlehem temporarily housed the holy family until Mary and the baby Jesus were ready to travel. Now we don’t know how long the holy family stayed with their host […]

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    “The House Call” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “The House Call”                 Pastor Michael Ida                                  1/4/15                               Scripture: Matthew 2: 9-12      When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Matthew tells us that there came to him wise men from the East. The name usually given to these wise men is Magi, and that’s important for it helps us locate the origin […]

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    “The Coming Savior Brings Peace” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “The Coming Savior Brings Peace”                   Pastor Michael Ida                         12/21/14                 Scripture: Luke 2: 13-14   Can Jesus really bring peace into our lives? Can he bring peace into the world? Those are intriguing questions? And if we are honest we’d have to admit that there are days when we doubt it. […]

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    “The Coming Savior Brings Us Joy” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “The Coming Savior Brings Joy”                   Pastor Michael Ida                      12/14/14                       Scripture: Luke 2:15-20   Joy it triumphed that night so long ago. It triumphed in Joseph’s life because he said yes to God by taking Mary as his wife even though the child that she carried was not his. It triumphed […]

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    “The Coming Savior Brings Love” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “The Coming Savior Brings Love”                        Pastor Michael Ida                    12/7/14                    Scripture: Luke 2: 8-15   As we saw in the video clip, there is much that can be admired about the shepherds. Their ruggedness, their courage to take on predators, their compassion for those animals that were weak, or frail, or […]

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    “The Coming Savior Brings Hope” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “The Coming Savior Brings Hope”                Pastor Michael Ida                      11/30/14                    Scripture: Luke 1: 26-38   She was probably 12 or 13 years old when the angel Gabriel visited her. I’m sure at first the angel’s message shocked her, but as she continued to listen and as she started to process what she […]

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    “Strange Stories: Relevant Truths: Part 6″ Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Strange Stories; Relevant Truths Part 6”                 Pastor Michael Ida                 11/16/14               Scripture: Acts 28: 1-6   Paul was in a shipwreck. Fortunately all the crew and passengers survived and made it safely to shore. Once on shore the survivors were met by the islanders who quickly built a fire and welcomed […]

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    “Strange Stories: Relevant Truths: Part 5″ Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Strange Stories; Relevant Truths Part 5”                Pastor Michael Ida                   11/9/14                Scripture: Acts 5: 1-11   As we saw on the monitors those were some of the best known lies ever told in history, but we can certainly think of others. In Germany Hitler lied constantly to his countrymen and to […]

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    “Strange Stories: Relevant Truths Part 4″ Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Strange Stories; Relevant Truths Part 4”              Pastor Michael Ida               11/2/14                Scripture: Acts 16: 16-24   We all know people who love to talk and in every congregation I’ve served I’ve had to gently learn how to handle them because when they get a hold of you and start talking,  when […]

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    “Strange Stories; Relevant Truths Part 3 ” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Strange Scriptures; Relevant Truths Part 3”            Pastor Michael Ida                  10/26/14            Scripture: 2 Kings 6: 1-7   Two Sundays ago we looked at a really bizarre scripture and if you remember I told you that I was a bit hesitant to use that scripture because I didn’t want to offend anyone. […]

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    “Strange Stories; Relevant Truths Part 2” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Strange Stories; Relevant Truths Part 2”           Pastor Michael Ida             10/12/14                Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:20-27   Last week we began our sermon series on strange biblical stories and as I said last week there are a number of bizarre stories in the bible especially in the Old Testament. Now as we […]

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    “Strange Texts; Relevant Truths Part 1” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Strange Texts; Relevant Truths Part 1”                Pastor Michael Ida                 10/5/14              Scripture: Exodus 17:8-16   Six years ago I did a sermon series on strange biblical texts, some of you might remember that series because many of you told me that you enjoyed it. In fact at that time some of […]

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    “So What Are You Doing?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     “So What Are You Doing?”                    Pastor Michael Ida                            9/28/14                     Scripture: Romans 7: 4-6   When I first heard Mathew West’s song that we played during the offering I knew that I would have to use it in worship, for its message is so timely. “I woke up this morning […]

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    “The Challenge To Remember” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     “The Challenge To Remember”             Pastor Michael Ida                  9/21/14                   Scripture: Deuteronomy 8:11-18   Recently two men were arrested for stealing and ATM machine. Quietly the two men broke a glass window in the front of a small neighborhood grocery store. Entering the story they removed the screws holding the ATM […]

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    “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” Sermon written by Jonathan Edwards in 1741 presented by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) Preached July 8th, 1741 “In due time their foot will slip”–Deut. 32:35 In this verse the vengeance of God is threatened upon the wicked unbelieving Israelites, who were God’s chosen people, and who lived under the means […]

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    “Those Who Came Before Us” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Those Who Came Before Us”               Pastor Michael Ida                       9/7/14                      Scripture: Hebrews 11: 29-40   Paul’s mentor Barnabas or the gifted preacher Apollos probably wrote the book of Hebrews and the words that we just got done reading. Writing primarily to recent Hebrew converts to Christianity, who were living around Rome, […]

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    “Is Giving an Obligation or an Opportunity?” Sermon by Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Is Giving An Obligation Or Opportunity?”           Pastor Michael Ida           8/31/14               Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9: 6-11   Last Sunday in worship we read how Paul wrote to the Corinthian church to try and gently nudge them to give to his special mission offering for the church in Jerusalem. As Paul talked […]

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    “When You Walk With Christ” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “When You Walk With Christ”                    Pastor Michael Ida                        8/24/14                       Scriptures: Luke 6:37-38 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 For more than a year the church in Corinth had failed to respond to the special offering that Paul was collecting for the mother church in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem church had fallen on hard times […]

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    “Those Who Are Forgotten” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download      “Those Who Are Forgotten”                Pastor Michael Ida                     8/10/14                Scripture: Lamentations 5: 1-22   Unfortunately there are all kinds of people like Norm in this world of ours, people who feel forgotten, people who are overlooked, people who have fallen off our radar.   Some of these people are in […]

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