First Baptist Church


Written Sermons

  • 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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  • “What The Stable Tells Us” by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 12/24/13                    Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 A few weeks ago in worship Rox did the children’s message and she focused on the nativity scene. If you were here you might remember that she brought four nativity scenes and showed them to the children. One of those nativity scene really stood out because it […]

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  • “What You Get Depends On What You Bring” by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 12/22/13          Scripture: Luke 2: 8-15 There is a truth about life that I’d like to explore with you this morning and that truth is; “What you get out of an experience is directly related to what you bring to that experience. Take worship for example, nowhere is this truth more evident […]

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  • The Virtue Of Being Patient by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 12/15/13                    Scripture: Luke 1: 11-24   I came across a cute story this past week about a preschool teacher.  Apparently the teacher decided to help one of her students on with his boots.  The little guy had asked her for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him […]

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  • Does Christmas Need To Be Saved? by Pastor Michael Ida

    12/8/13                Scriptures: Matthew 2:1-18  click here to download The organ billows had a hole in it caused by some inquisitive young mice. As a result of the hole the organ would not play. The mice feel bad about the situation and hope that the angel that sits on the top of the tree can magically […]

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  • Hope From A Stump Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    12/1/13                         Scripture: Isaiah 11: 1-9 click here to download In a radio interview, Gerta Weissman, who survived a Nazi concentration camp, recalled an episode one spring when she and her fellow concentration camp inmates stood for roll call for hours on end, nearly collapsing with hunger and fatigue. She said, “As we stood there we […]

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  • “Loving Others Into The Kingdom” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    11/17/13   Scripture: Galatians 6:1-10  click here to download Pretty neat video wasn’t it? Wayne sent that clip to me and as soon as I saw it I knew that I could use it in worship. . Now what makes this video clip special is the care, and sacrifice and the sense of community that we […]

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  • We often choose silence rather than speaking out when we see injustice.

    The Sin Of Silence Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    11/10/13                     Scripture: James 1: 22-26 click here to download Recent nationwide polls suggest that over 70% of the folks living in our land do not like the direction that our country is going. They don’t like what is happening in Congress and they don’t like what’s going on with the President and his administration. They […]

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  • Inspired By The Cloud Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    11/3/13                       Scripture: Hebrews 12: 1-3  click here to download For quite some time now I’ve have been hearing this term, “the cloud.”  The cloud is often referred to on TV commercials, it’s mentioned in newspaper articles, it’s mentioned on the news, and talked about on the radio. The   cloud, it’s a common phrase but what […]

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  • “There’s A Cost To Laziness” by Pastor Michael Ida

    10/27/13           Scriptures: Genesis 3:1-7 & Mark 10: 17-22 click here to download    Journalist David Osborne was excited about the purchase of his new home on 158 Glebe St in a posh suburb of San Francisco. Although the home was an older home, in the past three months it had been completely remodeled and updated […]

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  • “When Two Ment Went Pray” by Pastor Michael Ida

    10/20/13        Scriptures: Philippians 2:1-11   Luke 18:9-14 Click here to download  I don’t know where I came across it, but somewhere I saw a book entitled: “The Second Book Of Insults.” Since it is the second book, I assume there was also a first book, and because the first book must have been popular its author […]

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  • The Broken Window Theory by Pastor Michael Ida

    10/6/13                      Scripture: Hosea 4: 1-9 click her to download A couple of years ago a woman noticed a few bees buzzing around a vent in her attic. Since there were only a few bees she basically ignored them. But as the summer progressed she noticed that the swarm increased in size. By the end of […]

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