First Baptist Church


Written Sermons

  • “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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  • 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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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