First Baptist Church


Written Sermons

  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • ” 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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “Paul’s Imprisonment” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Paul’s Imprisonment”                      Pastor Michael Ida                        8/2/15                        Scripture: Philippians 1: 12-26   Today we begin a four week sermon series on the book of Philippians. We are doing this sermon series with about 15 other churches in our surrounding area. All of us pastors are working off the first chapter today, and […]

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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • 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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  • “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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  • “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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