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Elijah On the Run

Elijah on the Run August 9, 2015 1 Kings 19:4-8 John 6:45-51   Not long ago the news media had what seemed like 24 hour coverage of the search for two murderers who had escaped from a New York prison. Hundreds of police, police dogs, helicopters, squad cars – a massive operation, and little hope […]


  Rom 12:9-13 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in […]

Who’s In, Who’s Out?

Rev 21:3-4 Luke 14:15-24 15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” 16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of […]

Dancing on the Edge

Acts 1:1-8 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs […]

Prayer, Promise, Response

Promise, Prayer, and Response   Scripture: Acts 1:1-8   I was privileged just before we came to McMinnville to hear Leo Thorne, the Associate General Secretary of the ABCUSA, preach. We continue to affirm our relationship with American Baptist churches around the country, and with our missionaries around the world, and I benefited from Dr. […]

Persistent Faith

Luke 18:1-8 Romans 8:25-27 Well, has this been a busy week for you? It has been here at First Baptist, with plans being made for Vacation Bible School and Summer activities, discussions about the best use of our building for ministry, and for the work of our search committee. You can be thankful for your […]