First Baptist Church


Written Sermons

  • “What Families Need: Godly Leadership” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     “What Families Need: Godly Leadership”             6/15/14                Pastor Michael Ida              Scriptures: Micah 7:1-7 Ephesians 4:17- 5:2 How many of you had a hero when you were growing up? I did. My first hero was Green Lantern. He was strong and muscular and with his magic ring he could do just […]

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  • “Truths Found In The Vineyard”

    click here to download  “Truths Found In The Vineyard”                    “Pastor Michael Ida”                    6/1/14                 Scripture: Matthew 19:1-16   Hopefully all of you remember that we read this parable in worship two Sundays ago. And when we read this parable I told you that it was packed with truths and that I might end up preaching on […]

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  • “When Others Experience Good Fortune” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “When Others Experience Good Fortune”            Pastor Michael Ida               518/14                Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16   Whenever I fish with my son Paul there always is a bit of competition that takes place in the boat. I don’t think I bring that competition on but it’s there as Paul tries his hardest to out-fish […]

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  • “Will the Real Mom Stand UP?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Will The Real Mom Stand Up?”                   Pastor Michael Ida                   5/8/14                    Scripture: 1 Kings 3: 16-28   The story this morning is probably not the typical scripture that is read on Mothers-Day, but it’s a story that surprisingly says a lot about the role of a mom. Two unwed mothers, with questionable […]

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  • “Those Times That Push Us” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Those Times That Push Us”                   Pastor Michael Ida                  5/4/14                     Scripture: Isaiah 40: 29-31   Ever since that ferry sank in Korea my heart has been burdened for all the families that lost a child. Some of you know what that is like, to lose a child. And if you know […]

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  • “But Some Doubted” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download        “But Some Doubted”                         Pastor Michael Ida                          4/27/14                         Scripture: Matthew 28: 16-20   Last Sunday we talked about how the risen Lord came and visited with his disciples. Judas wasn’t there for that visit. And because he wasn’t there he missed out on feeling a sense of peace, he […]

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  • “It’s A Shame He Wasn’t There” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 4/20/14                         Scripture: Luke 24: 36-49 Jesus rose on Easter Day. Luke says that the empty tomb was discovered by the women but they did not see Jesus. They only saw the empty tomb and after visiting with two angels they ran to share their discovery with the disciples. Luke says that […]

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  • “Jerusalem: Obstacle or Opportunity” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 4/13/14               Scripture: Matthew: 21: 1-11   It was Passover time and Jerusalem and its suburbs were crowded pilgrims. Jewish historians tell us that every other year the Romans would conduct a census of the people coming to Jerusalem for the Passover. They conducted this census to help them determine the size […]

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  • “How Is Your Training Going?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

      click here to download 4/6/14                     Scripture:  1Timothy 4:1-8   Sometimes people can do some pretty dumb things. Last week a third year medical student, who was doing a rotation in toxicology at a local center for poison control, received a phone call from a frantic mother. She called because she caught her three year […]

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  • “The Gift Of Encouragement” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida 3/30/14

    click here to download Scriptures: Hebrews 3:12-13 & 1 Thessalonians 5: 4-11 I want to thank all of you for remembering me in your prayers when I underwent surgery to replace my hip. I wasn’t looking forward to that surgery at all. But your prayers, your calls, and your cards, your encouragement really put me […]

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  • The Journey of Life sermon by Pastor Mike Ida

    click here to download                       “The Journey Of Life”             Pastor Michael Ida                   3/16/14                Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 & Psalm 23   There is a truth about life that we all instinctively know, and that truth is that life is a journey. From the time we […]

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  • The “S” Syndrome a sermon by Pastor Mike Ida

    click here to download                                “The S Syndrome”                        Pastor Michael Ida                          3/9/14                           Scripture: Matthew 19: 26-29   In 1973 an ex-con by the name of Jan Olson held up the Credit Bank in Stockholm, Sweden. A silent alarm was triggered and […]

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  • “Things That We Fear: Part 7” a semon by Pastor Mike Ida

    click here to download            “Things That We Fear: Part 7”             Pastor Michael Ida             3/2/14           Scriptures: Matthew 9: 18-19 & 23-26                                                                                                                                                       2 Chronicles 30: 6-12   Today is our final Sunday to look at things that we fear from a faith perspective. Maybe some of you are glad that this […]

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  • “Things That We Fear: Part 6 sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   Scriptures: Isaiah 40: 28-31 & Luke 9: 28-36 As the gurney slowly makes its way down the hall toward the operating room you feel a bit of uneasiness in the pit of your stomach. You found comfort in saying your good byes to your family in the surgical day room […]

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  • “Things That We Fear: Part 5” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 2/16/14                    Scripture: Matthew 6: 25-34 For the last four weeks we have been talking about managing our fears. Now in this sermon series we are not going to be able to talk about every fear that people struggle with but hopefully we have looked at some of the more predominant fears […]

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  • “Things That We Fear Part 4” by Pastor Mike Ida

    click here to download 2/9/14                      Scripture: Psalms 142   Rejection is a bummer and no matter how much we try to avoid it, sooner or later we taste it. We taste rejection when we learn that we didn’t make the cut for the cast in the local musical or the basketball or debate team at […]

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  • “Things That We Fear: Part 3” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 2/2/14           Scriptures: Genesis 21: 14-21 & John 8: 27-30   Two Sundays ago we began talking about fear and how God’s will for us is to live with minimal fear in our lives. God wants us to enjoy life. God wants us to live a full life. But many times fear […]

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  • “Things That We Fear: Part 2” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 1/26/14                Scripture: Psalm 23 & John 14: 1-4  Last Sunday we began talking about fear and how it impacts our life. And as we saw in the video clip, everyone has their fears. I suppose some have a fear of baldness, and others might even have a fear of Gnomes, especially […]

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  • “Things That We Fear: Part 1” by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 1/19/14               Scripture: Romans 8: 14-17    Isaiah 43: 1-5 Today we begin a sermon series on things that we fear. Now fear is something that every one of us here today can relate to because at some point in our lives we have been afraid. Fear is always experienced when you […]

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  • “God’s Benevolent Disposition Toward Us” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 1/12/14            Scripture: Romans 6: 1-15   The topic was grace; God’s benevolent disposition toward us. It was clear to Paul that many Christians in Rome didn’t quite understand it. You see word had come to Paul that some Christians in the church believed that because of God’s grace they could sin […]

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  • “It Happened In A Coffee Shop” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 12/29/13                 Scripture: John 1:1-14  Recently we hopped a train with some of our friends on a Saturday and went into Chicago. Our destination was the Chicago Art Institute. Although I had been there before with various youth groups, Bonnie and our friends had never been there. Now I wouldn’t  say that […]

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