In the first Christmas message of 2015, Pastor Scott takes the Christmas stories from Matthew 1-2 and Luke 2 and interweaves them. He then places a few of the Old Testament Prophecies on top of them to demonstrate how we can have confidence in God's Word and God's Promises. There are over 300 Old Testament prophecies about the first coming of the Messiah, Jesus fulfilled all of them perfectly. The handout below lists fifty of them.
In the final message from Ephesians, Pastor Scott looks at the themes from the entire book, focusing specifically on Peace, Love, Faith, and Grace. Paul also demonstrates how we need each other in this life. Thank you for being part of this journey with us!
The Armor of God. This armor is what the Christian puts on and never takes off. There are defensive weapons for protection and offensive weapons (The Word and Prayer). In the end, we are asked to stand firm in the strength of Christ. Spiritual Warfare is real and God has not left us to defend ourselves.
In this message, Pastor Scott challenges us to view our work through a biblical lens. We are to work as if we are working for Christ, because we are! This passage that discusses the relationship between bondservants and masters in the context of Christian fellowship has direct application for us today.
In this sermon, Pastor Scott looks at mutual submission between a parent and child. Children are to obey and honor their parents. Parents are to bring children up in the admonition and training of the Lord. This is a key relationship that FBC is dedicated to help strengthen.
This sermon details the simple formula for having a healthy marriage. It is very simple: Husbands are to love their wives and Wives are to respect their husbands. This is simple to say, but hard to do. Marriage is like a dance where the husband and wife must be moving in sync in order for it to work. It takes two to tango.
This passage from Ephesians 4 compares two different ways of life. There is the pagan lifestyle, and there is the lifestyle that a follower of Christ is called to walk in. Paul discusses characteristics of both as well as how to learn to walk in a better way.
In Chapter 4 of Ephesians, Paul switches from mostly talking about doctrine (right belief) to talking about duty (our responsibility). This passage discusses building the body of Christ corporately (as the church) and individually. We are to exercise our bodies if they are to grow. God has provided spiritual trainers to help.
Paul closes Chapter 3 by praying for the Ephesian church. In this prayer, he discusses the proper posture for prayer (hint: It has to do with the heart), makes several petitions, and closes by discussing the power behind powerful prayer.
Paul starts chapter three by praying for the Ephesian church, but then goes down a rabbit trail when he mentions the mystery that God revealed. This mystery is revealed, explained, realized, and applied in this passage. The mystery: The Church has been established! The church was something that was new.
The sermons from Faith Bible Church are here in blog format. You can search based on year, month, series, book of the Bible, or preacher. Some include video, notes, and even the bulletin. Enjoy!