First Baptist Church


Written Sermons

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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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  • running on empty

    “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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  • suffering

    “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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  • 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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    “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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    “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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    “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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