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China Grove First Baptist Church

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Essential Characteristics of a Deacon
1 Timothy 3:8-13
May 15, 2022
A Christ-Centered Woman
Acts 9:36-43
May 10, 2022
Jesus is Superior
John 3:31-36; Following Jesus is the most important decision you will ever make.  
May 01, 2022
The Motive For Ministry
John 3:22-30; The proper motivation for ministry is to point people to Jesus. 
April 24, 2022
Come & See; Go & Tell
He is Risen!  Easter 2022
April 17, 2022
God Loves You
John 3:14-21
April 10, 2022
Where Is Your Hope
John 3:9-15; Numbers 21:4-9
April 03, 2022
New Birth
John 3:1-13; Religion will not restore your relationship with God
March 27, 2022
Ultimate Authority
John 2:12-25; Jesus reveals his authority over the temple.
March 20, 2022
Glory Revealed
John 2:1-11; Jesus provides a sign to display His Glory so that the disciples would believe in Him. 
March 13, 2022
Come & See - Part 2
John 1:43-51; People who See Jesus for who He really is, are committed to telling others about Him
March 06, 2022
Come & See - Part 1
John 1:35-42; People who See Jesus for who He really is are changed forever. 
February 27, 2022
A Revealing Title
John 1:29-36; The Lamb of God
February 20, 2022
A Messenger of Hope
John 1:19-28; The message from a powerful witness.
February 06, 2022
Baptist Men's Day - 2022
4 truths of salvation; 1 John 1:8-9;2:1-2;5:1,13
January 30, 2022
Who is Jesus? - Part 3
John 1:14-18; The Word became flesh
January 23, 2022
Who is Jesus? - Part 2
John 1:3-13; You are valued by God!
January 09, 2022
Who is Jesus? - Part 1
John 1:1-2; In the beginning was the Word.
January 02, 2022
Christmas Eve Service
Luke 2:8-18
December 27, 2021
Is Joy Possible?
Psalm 16; When Christ becomes the source of our joy, our perspective shifts and the position the circumstances take in our lives also shift.  
December 26, 2021
The Greatest Gift
Ruth 4; God has sent a Redeemer, and when you give your life to Him, you receive the greatest gifts imaginable. 
December 19, 2021
Righteous Planning
Ruth 3; Have a plan so that you can faithfully follow the Lord’s path for your life. 
December 12, 2021
Divine Direction
Ruth 2; In all circumstances God sovereignly provides for His people.
December 05, 2021
Ruth - Part 1
Ruth 1:1-5, 16-17; Choices have consequences
November 28, 2021
Search and Rescue
James 5:19-20; Christians are responsible to help restore straying sinners to the truth
November 21, 2021
The Power Of Prayer
James 5:13-15; Prayer is powerfully effective in all seasons of life.
November 14, 2021
Conflict: Reason and Remedy
James 4:1-12;  Submitting your life to God is the remedy to conflict. 
October 31, 2021
Live Wisely
James 3:13-18;  Heavenly wisdom guides our actions and attitudes to be more like Jesus. 
October 26, 2021
Watch Your Mouth
James 3:1-12; The tongue is a powerful tool that can have devastating effects.
October 17, 2021
Real Faith, Really Works
James 2:14-26; Real faith is evident by the fruit in our life
October 10, 2021
Impactful Faith Avoids Favoritism
James 2:1-12;  How you are welcoming people into the family of God?
October 03, 2021
Transforming Faith: Part 2
James 1:22-25; Do what God’s Word say’s so that you can be who God wants you to be.
September 28, 2021
Transforming Faith
James 1:19-21; Humbly Receive the Word of God
September 20, 2021
Enduring With Gospel Purpose
2 Timothy 1:8-12;  Do we cherish the Gospel enough to give it away?
September 13, 2021
Temptation: Whose fault is it, REALLY?
James 1:13-18;  Temptation does not come from God.  Temptation comes from within us.
September 06, 2021
Conditioned to Pray
Acts 12:1-17; To know God more, is to make Him more known.  
August 30, 2021
Call The Man
James 1:5-8; Wisdom is Godly insight for living life God's way in God's world!
August 15, 2021
A Face In The Crowd
Luke 19:36-44; Who is Jesus to you?
August 13, 2021
Your Pain Has A Purpose
James 1:1-4
August 01, 2021
The Church
Matthew 16:13-20; 1 Peter 2:9-10;  The Church:  A people called out to GO out
July 25, 2021
It's Moving Day
Luke 17:1-6; Let's not waste our brief moments here on earth living in unforgiveness and bitterness.
July 18, 2021
Distracted or Devoted
Luke 10:38-42; We can do a lot of ministry within the church. We can get really busy with our programs and our strategies, but if we don't take the time to sit at the feet of Jesus those things will not be effective. 
July 12, 2021
A Devoted Disciple
Luke 9:23-25; We are devoted disciples committed to making disciples.
July 11, 2021
Teach Us To Pray - Part 4
Luke 11:5-13; How are we to approach God?
July 04, 2021
Teach Us To Pray - Part 3
Luke 11:1-4;  We are needy people; God is a providing God.
June 27, 2021
Teach Us To Pray - Part 2
Luke 11:2;  God is not an earthly father, He is a perfect God.
June 20, 2021
Teach Us to Pray - Part 1
Luke 11:1-4; Prayer is essential to your daily life.
June 13, 2021
A Child Is Born
Isaiah 9:6-7; God has given us a Redeemer through Jesus Christ.
June 09, 2021
The Devoted
Acts 2:42-47;  The Early Church is a devoted Church. 
June 06, 2021
God's Salvation
Jonah 1:1-3; Like Jonah, as followers of Jesus we have the task of sharing the Gospel of Jesus to all of the nations.
June 02, 2021
The Right Path
Proverbs 3:5-6; Trust God's path, because He knows the right way to the right place.
May 30, 2021
Picking Up The Mantle
2 Kings 2:9-15;  How does the church pick up the mantle and spread the Gospel?
May 26, 2021
Pressured to Conform
Daniel 1:8;  Determine to have an unshakeable commitment to God's Word.
May 23, 2021
We Need Godly Wisdom
Proverbs 1:7; The beginning of knowledge
May 19, 2021
A Mother's Influence
2 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 3:14-17;  Through faith in God and and by honoring God's Word, Godly women can have great influence on our lives.
May 16, 2021
Delight In God's Word
Psalm 119:129-176;  When we use God's Word to light our path and guide our feet, we are less likely to fall into the holes that the enemy has laid before us.
May 12, 2021
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
Acts 6:1-7;  Churches need gifted servants who are willing to serve now
May 09, 2021
Choosing the Right Path
Psalm 1:1-6; We have a choice to make regarding which path we will take.
May 05, 2021
Love Reigns Over Our Future
Matthew 6:25-34; It may not happen in our time. It will happen in God's time. That doesn't mean God loves you less, it means God knows what is best.
May 02, 2021
Jesus is the Good Shepherd
2 Samuel 5:1-4;10;  God never left David's side and He will not leave your side either.
April 28, 2021
Love Reigns Over Our Present
Romans 12:1-2; The decisions you make demonstrate who you are following.
April 25, 2021
Loving God; Loving Others
1 Samuel 19;  Jesus modeled a lifestyle of a love for God above all else and a love for people that was unmatched.
April 21, 2021
Your Servant Is Listening
1 Samuel 3:2-10; Are you taking time listen and hear the voice of God?
April 14, 2021
Love Reigns Over Our Past
2 Corinthians 5:17-21; You are not who your past says you are. You are who Jesus says you are now
April 11, 2021
Love the Lord Your God
Deuteronomy 6:4-9; The greatest and most important commandment
April 07, 2021
Victory In Jesus
Matthew 27:32-42; Matthew 28:1-6; I want you to know that there is victory, that there is victory over your brokenness because He is risen!  
April 04, 2021
The Secret to Contentment
Philippians 4:10-13;  We can find contentment because Jesus is enough! Advancing the Gospel Together:  A study of Philippians
March 31, 2021
The Answer To Anxiety
Philippians 4:6-7;  When you are anxious, you can find peace through prayer.  Advancing the Gospel Together; A Study of Philippians 
March 28, 2021
Be prepared
Joshua 5:13-15;6:1-5;  God led His people in ways that they could never have imagined.
March 24, 2021
Press On
Philippians 3:12-14; Let's not focus on what's behind, but let's focus on what God has in store for us in the future Advancing the Gospel Together; A Study of Philippians
March 21, 2021
The Passover Lamb
Exodus 12:1-7;12-14; Jesus' sacrifice saves us from the bondage of sin in our life once and for all
March 17, 2021
All You Need
Philippians 3:4-11;  All you need for salvation is Jesus Advancing the Gospel Together;  A Study of Philippians
March 14, 2021
Consequences of Disobedience
Numbers 14:20-23; Delayed obedience is disobedience
March 10, 2021
The Life Worth Living - Part 4
Philippians 2:14-18; Shine like stars surrounded by darkness.  The darker it gets the brighter you should shine.  Advancing the Gospel Together - A Study of Philippians
March 07, 2021
The Day of Atonement
Leviticus 16:20-22; The Old Testament sacrificial ritual that points to the Jesus Christ, the atoning sacrifice.
March 03, 2021
The Life Worth Living - Part 3
Philippians 2:12-13; Obedience is not meant to restrict our life, instead, it is an invitation to live an abundant life
February 28, 2021
The 10 Commandments
Exodus 20:1-17;  What is the purpose of God's Law?
February 24, 2021
Come On, Let's Go
Romans 10:13-14;  Each of us are to be about telling people about Jesus
February 21, 2021
The First Passover
Exodus 12:1-7,12-14;  The First Passover begins the Exodus journey that points us to coming Messiah, Jesus Christ.
February 17, 2021
The Life Worth Living - Part 2
Philippians 2:1-11; Unity is achieved through humility Advancing the Gospel Together; A Study of Philippians
February 14, 2021
God Always Has A Plan
Exodus 4:1-17;  God wants to use us to bring Him glory and to advance His will in the world and in our lives
February 10, 2021
The Life Worth Living - Part 1
Philippians 1:27-30; Live your life worthy of the Gospel Advancing the Gospel Together; A Study of Philippians
February 07, 2021
God's Timing is Perfect
Genesis 45:4-5;8;  We can trust God to bring about His purpose in His time
February 03, 2021
Having The Right Motivation
Philippians 1:18b-26;  The Christian’s motivation is to honor Christ, in life or death. Advancing the Gospel Together; A Study in Philippians
January 31, 2021
Deception to Reconciliation
Genesis 27; From Isaac to Jacob to Judah.  The lineage of Christ.
January 27, 2021
With Those That Stand
Ezekiel 37:1-7; What God Can & Will Do With Those That Stand Baptist Men's Day; Rev. Arthur Heggins
January 24, 2021
God's Provision
Genesis 22:8;12-14; God Provides for Abraham
January 20, 2021
Having The Right Focus
Philippians 1:12-14;  As you continue to grow in your faith , you need to be willing to stand up, step up and speak out for Christ. Advancing the Gospel Together - A Study of Philippians
January 17, 2021
God Speaks to Job
Job 38:4-7;  God is in control and God speaks to Job.
January 13, 2021
Growing Up
Philippians 1:9-11; Spiritual growth is a process that leads to spiritual maturity
January 10, 2021
In the beginning God...
Genesis 1-2 Growing in the Word...In the beginning....
January 06, 2021
Be Thankful
Philippians 1:1-8; Be thankful for Community and Christ Advancing the Gospel Together - A study in Philippians
January 03, 2021
Joy To The World
Luke 2:8-12; The birth of Jesus brings great joy to all people. 
December 20, 2020
The Love of Jesus
John 4:1-42; Jesus Loves the Whole World!
December 13, 2020
The Gift of Peace
John 14:27; Lasting peace is received from the person of Jesus Christ. 
December 06, 2020
From Hopelessness to Hopefulness
1 Peter 1:3-5; Are you hoping in something that may or may not come?  Or are you hoping in the promises of the Lord Jesus Christ?
November 29, 2020
Psalm 100; The motivation of our worship is God and God alone.
November 22, 2020
A Giving Heart
Exodus 35:4-9;Thankful Hearts lead to giving hearts
November 18, 2020
The Need For Leadership
Nehemiah 13; We need Godly leadership to hold us accountable.
November 15, 2020
When Should We Give Thanks?
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; We are to give thanks in all circumstances
November 11, 2020
Missions Is Not For Me
John 5:1-14; The work that we go to do has to be a conduit for the why of what we're doing.  It has to be about Jesus.  You can contact us at or
November 08, 2020
Learning To Be Thankful
Luke 17:11-19; Each day we have opportunities to be thankful, regardless of our situation.
November 04, 2020
Our Failure...God's Faithfulness
Nehemiah 9; God is faithful even when we fail.
October 31, 2020
The Love of God
1 John 4:7-10; God's Love is unchanging.  While you may feel unlovable, rest assured you are loved by God.
October 28, 2020
Lord, Do It Again
Nehemiah 8:1-18; Do you hunger for the Word of God?
October 24, 2020
The Knowledge of God
Isaiah 46:9-10; There is nothing unknown to God
October 21, 2020
Responding to Personal Opposition
Nehemiah 6:1-14; Strength is found in God so we could push forward with the work of God
October 17, 2020
God Is Immutable
Psalm 102:25-27; In a world with constant change, it's reassuring to know God does not change.
October 14, 2020
Overcoming Conflict
Nehemiah 5:1-13; God's solution is the best resolution to overcoming conflict
October 11, 2020
Growth As A Disciple
Acts 2:37-39; Being a disciple is a process
October 07, 2020
Overcoming Opposition
Nehemiah 4; The God we serve is greater than the opposition trying to stop us
October 03, 2020
What Do We Do When We Fail?
Matthew 16:13-23; Don't let your failures stop your following
September 30, 2020
Let Us Rise & Build
Nehemiah 2:17-20; Together, under the leadership and Lordship of God Almighty, we will work to expand God’s territory.
September 26, 2020
Becoming More Like Jesus
Luke 5:1-11; What it means to be a disciple through the eyes of Peter
September 22, 2020
The Patient and Prepared Servant
Nehemiah 2:1-8; It is hard to wait patiently.
September 19, 2020
Understanding Scripture
Philippians 4:10-13; Tools to help you study and understand scripture as we learn what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
September 16, 2020
The Prayerful Servant
Nehemiah 1:5-11; You can't outrun the forgiveness of God.
September 13, 2020
What Is A Disciple?
Matthew 28:19-20; We are working to be disciples making disciples.  But what is a disciple?
September 09, 2020
The Passionate Servant
Nehemiah 1:1-4; It starts by letting your passion align with God's passion so that your purpose will align with God's purpose.
September 05, 2020
Making A Difference
Matthew 5:13-16;  We can make the difference by being salt & light.
August 29, 2020
Jesus, God Incarnate
Hebrews 2;  Jesus tasted death for everyone.
August 26, 2020
Injured By A Fall
2 Samuel 9:1-10; God has found us, loved us, restored us, and made us his family.
August 22, 2020
Can Jesus Help You?
Hebrews 1:5-2:1;  The power of Christ on display.
August 18, 2020
I Know Thy Works
Revelation 2;  In spite of ourselves and where we might have went away from him, he loves you so much.
August 15, 2020
The Divinity of Christ
Hebrews 1:1-4; Learning from Hebrews about who Christ is.
August 12, 2020
God's Love To Us Thru Grace
John 1:1-14; Although man had devised great religion, none of it was good enough.
August 08, 2020
Hebrews - An Introduction
Hebrews 1:1-3; An introduction to the Book of Hebrews
August 05, 2020
Crowns, Rewards, & Eternity
1 Corinthians 3; God believes in individual initiative. 
August 01, 2020
There's More To The Story
Exodus 14:1-25; God makes His glory known.
July 28, 2020
Hebrews 13:17  Some day everything we say will be taken into account.
July 25, 2020
Ephesians 6
Ephesians 6; Obedience and Spiritual Battles
July 21, 2020
Making Plans To Return
Numbers 14:1-10; We cannot longingly look back at what we once were. We  cannot retreat backward in our Christian lives. We can stand for truth  and the words of the Lord or we can retreat, surrender, go back and join  the world.
July 18, 2020
Ephesians 5:14-33; We are to be followers who submit themselves to God's will.
July 15, 2020
Keys To Prayer
Luke 18:1-7; God has called us to prayer in a greater way than possibly ever before.
July 12, 2020
What Does a Christian Look Like?
Ephesians 5:1-13
July 07, 2020
John 10:9-18;  He was truly a holy sacrifice
July 04, 2020
Your New Life In Christ
Ephesians 4:17-32; We are a new creation in Christ.
June 30, 2020
The Time Is Now
Exodus 3:14;  The immediacy of God’s calling.
June 27, 2020
Gifts In The Church
Ephesians 4:4-17; The gifts of believers.
June 23, 2020
Godly Enthusiasm
Romans 12:9-18;  We are to aspire to serve God enthusiastically.
June 20, 2020
Don't Miss The Blessings
Jonah 1:1-16; Don’t miss the joy and blessing because of your own selfishness, disobedience, and rebellion.
June 16, 2020
If God Be For Us
Romans 8:28-31; God is for you don’t ever forget that.
June 13, 2020
Finding Joy
Luke 19:1-10; There are many today who are seeking joy.  How joyful are you?
June 08, 2020
Sound Doctrine/Essential Doctrine
Titus 1:16-2:1; Without certain beliefs our faith ceases to be our faith
June 06, 2020
Showing Love
Ephesians 4:1-3; Walking worthy of the vocation
June 02, 2020
Winning and Losing
Mark 8:34-38; Everyone loves a winner and everyone loves to win. However there are times when winning is not what we think it is.
May 30, 2020
Who Is Jesus?
Matthew 14:32-33 ; How do you answer the question, Who Is Jesus?
May 26, 2020
A Call To Commitment
John 6:65-68; As believers, we are called to be committed.
May 23, 2020
The Church - Love
Ephesians 3:9-21; Spiritual blessings - Do we count them?
May 20, 2020
God's Power
Ephesians 3:20; The supernatural power of God through the Holy Spirit
May 16, 2020
The Church - Unified
Ephesians 2:18-3:8; We are the Body of Christ. We are one in Christ Jesus and the Church is called also the Body of Christ. 
May 13, 2020
A Motherly Example
Luke 1:28-38; Today we pay tribute to our mothers.
May 09, 2020
Good Works
Ephesians 2:7-22; We are saved to serve
May 06, 2020
2 Timothy 1:9-13; In Jesus Christ we as believers have great assurance
May 02, 2020
The First Mission
Mark 6:30; We hardly ever feel like we’re ready.  But we've commissioned to be world changers.
May 02, 2020
The 'How' Does Matter
Numbers 20:1-12; Is doing something, always better than doing nothing?
April 29, 2020
Fresh Oil
Psalm 92:10; We need a refreshing of God’s Holy Spirit. 
April 25, 2020
We Are Made Alive In Christ
Ephesians 2; Once we were dead to our sins, but through Christ's resurrection, we have been made alive.
April 22, 2020
Rejoice That Your Name Is Written In Heaven
Luke 10:17-20; Although we may have good success here on Earth and gain  rewards, recognition, or have victories we are to focus not on those but  the fact our names are written in heaven. In other words on the Eternal  things.
April 18, 2020
Illumination, Revelation, and Inspiration
Ephesians 1:12-23;  We have been saved by Christ, His sacrifice and His blood. Christ is the center of the Bible. Christ is the center of the Gospel. Christ is the center of the believer’s life. Christ is all in all
April 15, 2020
Journey To The Tomb
Mark 16:1-6; The journey of two women who were going to anoint the body of Jesus with spices at the tomb, but were greeted in a way  they did not expect.
April 12, 2020
Disappointing The World To Save It
Matthew 21:1-11 - Many Christians are disillusioned when they find God did not act in the manner they had prescribed for him. God did not neatly fit into their box of what he should do or would do.
April 04, 2020
The Pearl of Great Price
Matthew 13:13-16, 43-46 - The Pearl of Great Price found here in Matthew 13 is a parable describing the aspects of the Church and its origin. 
March 29, 2020
How To Deal With a Scary Lion
1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 4:27 - We find ourselves in times of uncertainty.  Take courage and know that God is still in control.
March 15, 2020
The Day Christ Died
Jesus Christ died a gruesome death but through His death salvation is possible.  Isaiah 53:3-10
March 09, 2020
Getting Prayers Answered
How do we pray in accordance with Scripture?  James 5:16
March 01, 2020
How can we minister to and pray for refugees? - Sara Lamkin (NC Baptist Women's Missionary Union)
February 24, 2020
How To Pray
Matthew 6:9 - Learning to pray is not about following a formula but about growing in a relationship with Christ.
February 17, 2020
Love Is What Is Needed
1 Corinthians 13 - The world will know that we are followers of Christ by how well we love each other.
February 10, 2020
Prayer, The Most Important Meal of the Day
1 Thessalonians 5:17.  Don't let prayer become an after thought.  Let me the primary focus of your day.
February 04, 2020
More Than We Are
Matthew 14:22-33 - As we begin the new year, is God calling you to be more than you currently are?
January 27, 2020
Why Serve?
Matthew 5:1-2,40.  We often ask Why Serve?  The better question is, Why Not Serve?
January 19, 2020
How I Learned To Like Turnip Greens
Ecclesiastes 12:1-2,13;  Learning to serve Christ even when we don't feel like it.
January 12, 2020
Making Right Decisions
Begin the New Year by seeking God's guidance in all decisions.  Matthew 7:13-14
January 05, 2020
The Gift of Encouragement
The Gift of Encouragement from Hebrews 3:13
December 29, 2019