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First Baptist Church Written Sermons line

Listed below is our ongoing library of written sermons. They may be read online or printed.

The God of Peace
The Need for Discernment in these Perilous Times
Serving the Lord with Gladness
Is the Bible Your Authority?
Slacker Husbands & Bossy Wives

Our Pastor's recent sermon "notes" on Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians

(1) Paul’s Greeting (Col. 1:1, 2)
(2) Paul's Thanksgiving Prayer (Col. 1:3-8)
(3) Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Growth (Col. 1:9-14)
(4) The Pre-eminence of Jesus Christ in All Creation (part 1) (Col. 1:15-20)
(5) The Pre-eminence of Jesus Christ in All Creation (part 2) (Col. 1:15-20)
(6) The Pre-eminence of Jesus Christ in All Creation (part 3) (Col. 1:15-20)
(7) The Pre-eminence of Jesus Christ in our Redemption (Col. 1:18-20)
(8) The Need for Perseverance (Col. 1:21-23)
(9) We Preach Christ (Col. 1:24-29)
(10) The Heart of a True Minister (part 1) (Col. 2:1-5)
(11) The Heart of a True Minister (part 2) (Col. 2:1-5)
(12) Walking and Watching (Col. 2:6-15) (part 1)
(13) Walking and Watching (Col. 2:6-15) (part 2)
(14) Walking and Watching (Col. 2:6-15) (part 3) (On infant baptism)
(15) The Humiliation and Exaltation of Jesus Christ (Col 2:6-15)
(16) Filled in Christ Alone (Col. 2:16-23)
(17) The Christian Life in Christ (Col. 3:1-11)
(18) Put On... (Col. 3:12-17) (part 1)
(19) Put On... (Col. 3:12-17) (part 2)
(20) Be Subject... (Col. 3:18-4:1) (part 1)
(21) Be Subject... (Col. 3:18-4:1) (part 2)
(22) Be Subject... (Col. 3:18-4:1) (part 3)
(23) Watch and Pray (Col. 4:2-6) (part 1)
(24) Watch and Pray (Col. 4:2-6) (part 2)
(25) Watch and Pray (Col. 4:2-6) (part 3)
(26) Concluding Words (Col. 4:7-18)

Our pastor's sermon notes on "The Providence of God"

#760 - God's Providence (1) The Mystery of Providence (Job 1)
#761 - God's Providence (2) Learning through the Record of God's Providence
#762 - God's Providence (3) Our Good God and His Decree of Evil in History
#763 - God's Providence (4) Providence and Our Discovery of God's Will
#764 - God's Providence (5) Providence and God's Use of Means (1)
#765 - God's Providence (6) Providence and God's Use of Means (2)
#766 - God's Providence (7) Toward a Christian (Biblical) Worldview
#767 - God's Providence (8) Doubting God's Goodness
#768 - God's Providence (9) God’s Special Acts of Providence toward His Elect (part 1)
#769 - God's Providence (10) God's Special Acts of Providence toward His Elect (part 2)
#770 - God's Providence (11) God’s Providential Dealings with the Non-Elect
#771 - God's Providence (12) God's Providential Dealings with the Nations



Our Pastor's Sermon Notes on Paul's Epistle to the Romans

#665 - Romans (1); Paul’s Salutation (1:1-7)
#666 - Romans (2); Paul’s Salutation (1:1-7) (cont.)
#667 - Romans (3); Paul’s affection for the church at Rome (1:8-15)
#668 - Romans (4); Paul’s Introduction to his Epistle (1:16, 17)
#669 - Romans (5); Paul’s Introduction to his Epistle (1:16, 17) (cont.)
#670 - Romans (6); God’s Indictment & Dealings with Idolaters (1:18-32)
#671 - Romans (7); God’s Indictment & Dealings with Idolaters (cont.)
#672 - Romans (8); God’s Righteous Judgment (2:1-16)
#673 - Romans (9); The Future Judgment of works (2:6-11)
#674 - Romans (10); The Future Judgment of works (cont.) (2:6-11)
#675 - Romans (11); The True and False Jew (2:17-29)
#676 - Romans (12); The Advantage of having been Jewish (3:1-8)
#677 - Romans (13); The Faithfulness of God (3:1-8)
#*** - Romans (14); (By our elder, David Bodanza) (3:9-20)
#678 - Romans (15); God's Righteousness in the Death of Jesus (3:21-31)
#679 - Romans (16); Implications of Justification through faith (3:27-31)
#680 - Romans (17); Our Father Abraham (part 1) (4:1ff)
#681 - Romans (18); Our Father Abraham (part 2) (4:1-8)
#682 - Romans (19); Our Father Abraham (part 3) (4:9-15)
#683 - Romans (20); Our Father Abraham (part 4) (4:16-25)
#684 - Romans (21); Blessings of Justification (5:1, 2)
#685 - Romans (22); Blessings of Justification (cont.) (5:3-5)
#686 - Romans (23); God's Love for His People (5:6-11)

#687 - Romans (24); The Believer's Reign through Grace (5:12-21)
#688 - Romans (25); Baptism Signifies New Life in Christ (6:1-4)
#689 - Romans (26); Matters about the Believer's Sanctification (6:6-11)
#690 - Romans (27); Paul's use of the Indicative and the imperative (6:6-11)
#691 - Romans (28); Dead to Sin; Alive to God (6:11)

#692 - Romans (29); Instruments of Righteousness (6:12-14)
#693 - Romans (30); Slaves of Righteousness (6:15-23)
#694 - Romans (31); Married to Christ (7:1-6)
#695 - Romans (32); The Law and Sin (1) (7:7-12)
#696 - Romans (33); The Law and Sin (2) (7:13, 14)

#697 - Romans (34); The Law and Sin (3) (7:14-25)
#698 - Romans (35); No Condemnation for the Sanctified (1) (8:1-4)
#699 - Romans (36); No Condemnation for the Sanctified (2) (8:1-8)
#700 - Romans (37); Two Ways of Living; Two Destinies (8:9-11)
#701 - Romans (38); Putting to Death the Deeds of the Body (1) (8:12, 13)
#702 - Romans (39); Putting to Death the Deeds of the Body (2) (8:12-13)
#703 - Romans (40); The Spirit of Adoption (8:12-17)
#704 - Romans (41); Our Future Glorification (8:18)
#705 - Romans (42); The Assurance of Hope (8:18-30)
#706 - Romans (43); The Assurance of Hope (cont.) (8:26-30)
#707 - Romans (44); The Providence of God for His People's Good (8:28)
#708 - Romans (45); God's Foreknowledge of His People (8:29)
#709 - Romans (46); God's Predestination of His People (8:29)
#710 - Romans (47); The Preeminence of Jesus Christ (8:29)
#711 - Romans (48); The Love of God for His Elect (1) (8:31-39)
#712 - Romans (49); The Love of God for His Elect (2) (8:31-39)
#713 - Romans (50); The Love of God for His Elect (3) (8:31-39)

#714 - Romans (51); The Privileges of Israel; The Deity of Christ (9:1-5)
#715 - Romans (52); The Deity of Christ (cont.) (9:5)
#716 - Romans (53); Election & Predestination (part 1) (9:6-13)
#717 - Romans (54); Election & Predestination (part 2) (9:14ff)

#718 - Romans (55); Election & Predestination (part 3) (9:14-28)
#719 - Romans (56); Election & Predestination (part 4) (9:22-29)
#720 - Romans (57); Election & Predestination (part 5) (9:22-29)
#721 - Romans (58); Election & Predestination (part 6) (9:29)
#722 - Romans (59); The Stone of Stumbling (9:30-10:4)
#723 - Romans (60); The Central Role of Faith (10:4)
#724 - Romans (61); What the Law teaches about Faith and Works (1) (10:5ff)
#725 - Romans (62); What the Law teaches about Faith and Works (2) (10:5ff)
#726 - Romans (63); What the Law teaches about Faith and Works (3) (10:5ff)
#727 - Romans (64); The Word of Grace in Salvation (10:14-16)

#728 - Romans (65); Paul’s Use of Isaiah (10:14-16)
#729 - Romans (66); Paul's Use of Isaiah (10:14-16)
#730 - Romans (67); The Fall of Israel (10:14-21)
#731 - Romans (68); The Future Hope of "Israel" (part 1) (11:1-6)
#732 - Romans (69); The Future Hope of "Israel" (part 2) (11:7-32)
#733 - Romans (70); The Glory of God (11:33-36)
#734 - Romans (71); Our Reasonable Worship (12:1f)
#735 - Romans (72); The Beginning of the Transformed Life (12:3-8)
#736 - Romans (73); The Gift of Prophecy (12:3-8)
#737 - Romans (74); The Other Spiritual Gifts (12:6-8)
#738 - Romans (75); Practical Words of Exhortation (part 1) (12:9-21)
#739 - Romans (76); Practical Words of Exhortation (part 2) (12:9-21)
#740 - Romans (77); Practical Words of Exhortation (part 3) (12:9-21)
#741 - Romans (78); Practical Words of Exhortation (part 4) (12:9-21)
#742 - Romans (79); Practical Words of Exhortation (part 5) (12:9-21)
#743 - Romans (80); Practical Words of Exhortation (part 6) (12:9-21)
#744 - Romans (81); Practical Words of Exhortation (part 7) (12:9-21)

#745 - Romans (82); The Christian and the State (13:1-7)
#746 - Romans (83); The Christian and the State (cont.) (13:1-7)
#747 - Romans (84) The Christian and God's Law (13:8-10)
#748 - Romans (85) The Christian and God's Law (cont.) (13:8-10)
#749 - Romans (86) Wake Up Time (13:11-14)
#750 - Romans (87) Do Not Judge Your Brother (14:1-12)
#751 - Romans (88) The Strong Deferring to the Weak (14:13-23)
#752 - Romans (89) All to the Glory of God in the Church (15:1-13)
#753 - Romans (90) Glorifying God Together ( 15:1-13)
#754 - Romans (91) The Priestly Work of Evangelism (15:14-21)
#756 - Romans (92) The High Regard for Servants of Christ (16:1-16)
#757 - Romans (93) Warning Against False Teachers (1) (16:17-20)
#758 - Romans (94) Warning Against False Teachers (2) (16:17-20)
#759 - Romans (95) Paul's Concluding Words and Doxology (16:21-27)

Our pastor's sermon "notes" on his series on Isaiah 40 - 55, "The Book of Consolation"

(#1)  Promise of God’s Comfort through the Coming of God (Isa. 40:1-11)
(#2)  Promise of God’s Comfort ... (Isa. 40:1-11) (cont.)
(#3) The Great God who Brings Comfort (Isa. 40:12-31)
(#4) The Great God Promises Comfort to His People (Isa. 41:1-29)
(#5) The First Servant Song (Isa. 42:1-9)
(#6) The First Servant Song (Isa. 42:1-9) (cont.)
(#7) Sing to the Lord a New Song (Isa. 42:10-25)
(#8) God's Committment to Save His People by Grace (43:1-7)
(#9) The Redemption and Restoration of Israel from Babylon (43:8-28)
(#10) The Redemption and Restoration of Israel from Babylon (cont.) (44:1-8)
(#11) God’s Denouncement of Idols and their Makers (Isaiah 44:9-20)
(#12) God’s Calling and Commission of Cyrus (44:24-45:13)
(#13) The Conversion of the Nations (45:14-25)
(#14) God Glorified in the Destruction of Babylon and the Deliverance ofIsrael (Chs. 46, 47, & 48)
(#15) The Second Servant Song (49:1-13)
(#16) God Assures His People that He will Save Them unto Himself (49:14-26)
(#17) The Third Servant Song (50:1-11)
(#18) The Lord Comforts Zion (51:1-16)
(#19) The Fury of the Lord Removed from His People (51:17-23)
(#20) God Promises to Redeem Zion, His people (52:1-12)
(#21) The Fourth Servant Song (52:13-53:12)
(#22) The World-wide expansion of the Messiah’s Kingdom (54:1-17)
(#23) The Gospel according to Isaiah (55:1-13) (part 1)
(#24) The Gospel according to Isaiah (55:1-13) (part 2)
(#25) The Gospel according to Isaiah (55:1-13) (part 3)

Palm Sunday, 2015: "Our Lord's Triumphant Entry" (Luke 19:28-44)
Easter Sunday, 2015: "Peter's Sermon on Pentecost" (Acts 2:1-47)

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Our pastor's sermon "notes" for his series on Isaiah 56 - 66

(#1) Salvation to the Gentiles (Isa. 56:1-12)
(#2)
Warning Against Corrupt Leaders and False Prophets (Isa. 56:7-12)
(#3) Warning against Idolatry (Isa. 57:1-21)
(#4) The Lord Desires True Righteousness in His People;
Principles and Practice in keeping the Christian Sabbath (Isa. 58:1-14)

(#5) The Means of God’s Salvation: The Word of God and the Spirit of God (Isa. 59:1-21)
(#6) The Future Glory of Zion; The Glory of God in His Church Through Jesus Christ (Isa. 60:1-22)
(#7) The Messiah Declares His Mission (Isa. 61:1-11)
(#8) God Assures His People of their Glorious Future (Isa. 62:1-12)
(#9) God, the Avenger and Deliverer of His People (Isa. 63:1-19)
(#10) Prayer for God’s Intervention to Save His People (Isa. 64:1-12)
(#11) God’s Answer to Israel’s Prayer (Isa. 65:1-25)
(#12) The Final Judgment of the Wicked and the Full Salvation of the Righteous (Isa. 66:1-24)

 

South Africa Pastors' Conference -- 2013
Held in Port Shepstone, Seaview, Phoenix, and Lenasia
January 25-26, 29-30, February 1-2, 5-6

conducted by
Pastor Lars Larson
, First Baptist Church, Leominster, MA, USA

Pastor Doug van Meter, Brackenhurst Baptist Church, Brackendowns, South Africa

Pastor Lars Larson's 5 Sessions:
The Pastor's Task: Making Disciple Makers

1. The Pastor's Task: Making Disciple Makers (Matthew 28:18-20)
2. Making Disciples: Teaching Them to Heed the Words of Jesus (Luke 6:46ff)
3. Making Disciples: Three Would-be Disciples (Luke 9:43-62)
4. Making Disciples: The Narrow Door; Striving to Enter the Kingdom (Luke 13:22-30)
5. Making Disciples: The Cross and Discipleship (Luke 14:25-35)