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First Baptist Church
Treasuring God, Loving People

Sermons

Fall Sermon Series

Having spent the summer around the theme of Living Hope in 1 Peter, we will be jumping into Peter’s second letter starting Sept 26.  The series is titled “Living Truth” as Peter speaks to the church being challenged with what is true. The book, 2 Peter, catches our attention in a special way as we…

The Story

The Story truly is the story we are all living. The themes that God has set forth are the very themes that make up any great story. Something beautiful and good is threatened by forces that seem to act contrary to what is good. There is a tension that builds that can only be resolved…

The Story

Everyone loves a good story. We love the development of the characters. We become hooked in as the tension develops through an increasingly complex story line. We experience the forces of both good and evil in the story. We anticipate how the dilemma we have become engrossed in will eventually find its resolution. We cheer…

New Sermon Series: Ephesians

The first three chapters of Ephesians tell us what God has done to secure the salvation of his people. The last three chapters instruct his people on how they are to live in light of God’s saving work. Ephesians is rich with doctrines of grace and with practical help for Christian living in the family…

Good Question! Coming Sermon Series

By Pastor Brian Wipf What do you wish was preached on more? The scriptures make clear that the people of God need sound teaching. Without sound teaching families get upset (Titus 1:11), people wander off into believing myths and lies (vs. 14), and also slide into ungodliness (1 Tim. 1:9-10). Truthful teaching of God’s word…

Guest Speaker, Mike Evans

Mike Evans has served as pastor and church planter since the early 80’s. Mike served as Lead Pastor of Palatine Bible Church, Palatine, IL, then in international missions with Slavic Gospel Association, and The Bible League. In 1997, Mike and his wife Jill moved to New Richmond, WI to plant the first daughter church of…

New Sermon Series: Relationships

Our lives are significantly shaped and influenced by our relationships. God cares intimately about how we conduct ourselves in the relationships we have. People get an idea of what God is like by how we interact with them. Listen to the previous sermons from the series HERE. May God help and encourage you in the array…

Do You Need to Forgive Yourself?

By Pastor Brian Wipf It’s quite common to hear thoughts or sentiments like, “I just couldn’t forgive myself,” or “You still need to forgive yourself.” But is that the right way to think? Is it true that we need to forgive ourselves for the sins and mistakes we have made? Ask yourself this question: when…

New Sermon Series

Where did this world come from? Who or what put it together? This Sunday we are beginning a new sermon series called The Lord, Our Maker. We will explore together the important truth of God as our Creator and what it means for us to be His creation. A lot more is at stake with this issue than…

In God We Trust Sermon Series

2-14:  God is Our Help and Our Shield (Listen to it online HERE) 2-21:  Being Wise in Political Engagement (Listen to it online HERE) 2-28:  God’s Role for the State and its Officials (Listen to it online HERE) 3-06:  A Lesson from History; Germany 1933-1945 (Listen to it online HERE) 3-13:  Should Christians Be Patriotic?…