First Baptist Church


Written Sermons

  • helping others

    “Climbing Out Of A Rut” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Climbing Out Of  A Rut”                     Pastor Michael Ida                       7/26/15                         Scripture: Joshua 1:1-9   When we were on vacation last month Bonnie’s older sister Linda and her friend Jack spent a few days with us. Linda lost her husband Fid three years ago and now has struck up a relationship with Jack […]

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  • Jesus return to earth

    “So How Do We Wait?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “So How Do We Wait?”              Pastor Michael Ida                  7/19/15              Scripture: Mark 13: 26-37 & 2 Thess. 3: 6-15   The song that we just got done listening to “Even So Come” was written about Jesus return to our world. I like the song and its prophetic message and that’s why I […]

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  • outdoor worship-picnic

    “What We All Ned From Time To Time” Worship in the Park Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “What We All Need From Time To Time”              Pastor Michael Ida              7/12/15        Scripture:  Matthew 17:1-9   Things weren’t going well for Jesus and his disciples. If you read through the previous chapters you get a feeling that there were problems with the ministry. Threats were made upon Jesus life, and verbal […]

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  • humility 2

    “Christ Like Characteristics That Make A Difference Part 4″ Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

      click here to download    “Christ Like Characteristics That Make A Difference Part 4”     Pastor Michael Ida          6/28/15            Scriptures: Selected   The other night I was channel surfing when I came across the movie “A Few Good Men.” I really liked that movie when it came out in 1992, and so Bonnie and I […]

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  • being positive

    Christ Like Characteristics That Make a Difference Part 3″ Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Christ Like Characteristics That Make A Difference Part  3”       Pastor Michael Ida         6/21/15         Scriptures: Selected   Integrity, the ability to do the right thing even when it’s difficult. Courage it’s not something we are born with or without, it’s a choice that we make. Charisma, making others feel good about their […]

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  • resilient

    “Christ Like Characteristics That Make a Difference Part 2″ Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Christ Like Characteristics That Made A Difference Part 2”              Michael Ida              6/14/15         Scriptures: Selected   Immediately after worship this morning, Bonnie and I are going to change clothes and then drive into Milwaukee to attend a Brewers Game. Now as we all know the Brewers are having a terrible year, so […]

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  • integrity

    “Christ Like Characteristics That Make A Difference Part 1″ Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Christ Like Characteristics That Make A Difference Part 1”         Pastor Michael Ida              6/7/15        Various Scriptures   Today we begin a sermon series that will look at various character traits that Jesus consistently displayed as he interacted with people. These traits set Jesus apart from others and caused many to gravitate […]

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  • guilt

    Two Words That Keep Us Looking Back” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download “Two Words That Keeping Us Looking Back”          Pastor Mike           5/31/15             Scripture: Philippians 3:12-16   One day a young man went to see a counselor. The young man was depressed because he was suffering the consequences from having made some very poor decisions. As he sat down in a chair he began […]

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  • forgiveness

    “Setting The Prisoner Free” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download “Setting The Prisoner Free”                   Pastor Michael Ida                         5/17/15                     Scripture: Ephesians 4:31-5:2   It is one of the most difficult things that we as Christians are called to do. And because it’s so difficult it becomes a huge stumbling block to many.   What am I talking about? I’m talking about forgiveness. […]

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  • mothers day

    “The Seasons of Life” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “The Seasons Of Life”                       Pastor Michael Ida                               5/10/15                    Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-14   Scholars are not sure who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes but there are some who think that the author was King Solomon. We’ll never really know for sure who wrote this book but one thing we do […]

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  • deviant behavior

    “Walk By The Spirit” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download      “Walk By The Spirit”                          Pastor Michael Ida                              5/3/15                        Scripture: Galatians 6:13-18   Like many of you I watched the TV scenes of the destruction that took place recently in Baltimore. I don’t know how you felt as you watched those scenes but I was disgusted with what I saw […]

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  • resurrection

    “The Cross That You Wear” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “That Cross That You Wear?”                    Pastor Michael Ida                      4/26/15                    Scripture: Acts 13:1-12   I don’t know about you, but there are times when I tend to be a little superstitious. Usually those times are sports related. For example when I was playing ball, if I had a good game, I’d make […]

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  • dedication

    “Whatever Became of Him?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “What Ever Became Of Him?”                    Pastor Michael Ida                         4/12/15                    Scripture: Mark 15: 6-15   Last Sunday we celebrated Jesus resurrection from the dead and if you were here last week you might remember that we talked about how Jesus resurrection meant that God has the final word on life and […]

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  • easter

    “God Has the Final Word on Life” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “God Has The Final Word On Life”                    Pastor Michael Ida                     4/5/15                            Scripture Mark 16:1-8   His face has mysteriously appeared on an ancient vale and an even more ancient shroud. It has appeared in clouds in the sky, and backgrounds in photographs. His face has appeared on rock formations, and […]

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  • palm sunday

    “Riding With Courage” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download      “Riding With Courage”                            Pastor Michael Ida                           3/29/15                          Scripture: Mark 11: 1-11   Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the events that immediately followed give us a very interesting contrast between courageous behavior and cowardly behavior.   We see courageous behavior in Jesus who bravely enters the city of Jerusalem knowing […]

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  • good and evil

    “The Fate of Radical Extremism” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download “The Fate Of Radical Extremism”                      Pastor Michael Ida                      3/22/15                      Scripture: Acts 5: 27-42   Shortly after King Herod died in the year 4 BCE a young man by the name of Judas who lived in the town of Gamala which was in Galilee, decided to seize the moment of instability and […]

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  • a letter

    “The Letter” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “The Letter”                               Pastor Michael Ida                            3/15/15                          Scripture: Daniel 4: 1-3 & 34-37   What do you think the odds would be that one day each of us would get a letter from the President of the United States extolling the virtues of God? The odds would be astronomical wouldn’t they? […]

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    “The Trickster” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download       “The Trickster”                            Pastor Michael Ida                           3/08/15                            Scripture: Luke 16:1-8   The parable of the dishonest financial manager or steward does not make the preachers task an easy one. It’s not like the parable of the good Samaritan who saved a man’s life or the owner of the vineyard who […]

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  • testing in a fire

    “To Stand Strong” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     “To Stand Strong”                             Pastor Michael Ida                                     3/1/15                       Scripture: Daniel 3: 16-30   The book of Daniel is an interesting book and if you have never read it you might want to dig into it for it has a lot of unique stories in it, like the one that we […]

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  • new paths

    “The Cost Of Following” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download“The Cost Of Following”              Pastor Mike               Ash Wednesday 2/9/05                     Scripture: Mark 1:14-20   One Sunday while I was serving my first parish in Bloomer, WI  I was walking by the front door of the church when I saw this elderly woman slowly start up the outdoor steps of the church. Now the […]

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  • discouragement

    “Do I Matter?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida 2/15/15

    Click Here To Download Scriptures: Isaiah 43:1-5 & Matthew 10:26-30   There is a question that I encounter over and over again as I visit with people, and that question is; “Do I really matter?” Sometimes that question is asked by those who are elderly. Their kids are grown and spread out between many towns […]

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