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Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement

By Pastor Craig Beeman
The preaching ministry of the First Baptist Church of Winnsboro, LA.
A new episode is available each Thursday before noon.
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"When we obey God, others benefit” – (Acts 4:1–18)
Does it pay to obey God? I mean, does what you do really matter for you or for others?
October 22, 2020
Your commitment to Christ – Eddie Rhymes
What is your commitment to Christ like? How are you and Jesus doing?
October 15, 2020
“Who is worthy to keep company with God?” – Psalm 15
Who is able to be with God? Is there anyone worthy?
October 8, 2020
"When God does not move fast enough for your comfort” – Habakkuk 1; 2:1–4
What do you do when you see injustice and God is not taking care of it quick enough? Does the Bible have anything to say about that?
October 1, 2020
“Finding peace in these times” – 2 Chronicles 15:1-19
Where does your peace come from? Have you been looking for peace and been unable to find it in this crazy world that we are living in today?
September 24, 2020
“Questions from the book of Job” – Job 2:1-10
Are you trusting only in God? Will you try doing that today?
September 17, 2020
“The Reliability of God” – Isaiah 40:27–28
Have you ever wondered if God has distanced Himself from you? Have you ever been in a tough spot and just wondered, “Does God care? Does He know what I am going through?” If so, this sermon is for you.
September 10, 2020
Dying and Living– (Romans 6:8–14)
Have you died to sin? Are you alive to Christ? Let’s take a look.
September 3, 2020
“How to make it” –1 Chronicles 16:11
Have you ever felt like you were not going to make it? Many of us have. What do we do when that happens?
August 27, 2020
“Something of our concern” – Matthew 18:1–4
How to you approach God? Think about that. It’s our topic today on Words of Encouragement.
August 20, 2020
“Your Testimony” – 1 Timothy 1:12–16
Can you share your testimony with someone else? Do you have that in your head in a way that you can use it?
August 13, 2020
“On the other side” –1 Samuel 17:1–51
A look at how to handle challenges in life.
August 6, 2020
“Paul: How to share the gospel” –1 Corinthians 2:1–5
Lessons from Paul.
July 30, 2020
“Saved to Serve” –Romans 12:1–2
What are you doing if you are a Christian? Waiting for Jesus? If so, you actually have a job to do.
July 23, 2020
“Are you an Unsung Hero to someone?” –Lonnie Scarborough
Special guest, Bro. Lonnie Scarborough shares with us.
July 16, 2020
“There is unity in the house” –1 Corinthians 1:10–13
What is it that makes us a family at church?
July 9, 2020
“The Courage to Stand: Dealing with Distractions” –Daniel 3
What distracts you from your relationship with God? Think about that and consider if you will continue to allow it in your life.
July 2, 2020
“Compassion in the midst of sin” –Psalm 103:8–13
Do you have compassion in the tough times?
June 25, 2020
“The the role of a Christian in this world” –John 1:6–8
What is the role of a Christian in this world? Are we to give our lives to fighting social injustices? The Corona virus? Protesting all that offends us? What is our role?
June 18, 2020
“How big is your neighborhood?” –Luke 10:25–37
You have the power to know more people than you do. How big is your neighborhood? Is it big enough to allow people in who are not just like you?
June 11, 2020
"Being a Sheep" –Psalm 23:1
Are you a sheep? Listen and find out.
June 6, 2020
“Being Jesus in 2020” –James 1:19–20
How is your witness in 2020? Are you doing well at living with and following Jesus?  We are praying for you!
May 28, 2020
“Help for today: What comes out of a relationship with Christ” –Romans 5:1–5
What do you get out of a relationship with Christ? Does it help us?
May 21, 2020
“The Light for our path” – Psalm 119:105
What voices are you listening to during these days?
May 14, 2020
“Got God?” –2 Corinthians 5:6–9
Got God? Do you have Him to lean on? To help? To comfort you?
May 7, 2020
“Self-Quarantine, is it all about self?” –1 John 3:16–18
What are you doing when you quarantine during this time? Contact us at
April 30, 2020
“Strength in troubled times” –Isaiah 40:28–31
Do you need strength in this time? I think we all do. Let that strength be from the Lord.  For help dealing with your feelings, call: 1.800.410.3492
April 23, 2020
“So happy He is not here!” –Luke 24:1–12
Easter message!  Email fbcwboro@gmail to submit a prayer request. For help, call 1.800.410.3492
April 16, 2020
“Where is the hand fo God? –Luke 19:28–40
Where is the hand of God in our world today? Is He at work?
April 9, 2020
“In God We Trust” –Proverbs 3:5
Do you really trust in God? Praying for you we are, at FBC, Winnsboro.
April 2, 2020
"Reviving relationship with God” James 4:7–8
Reviving relationships during the Corona 19 Virus age. Do we need to revive our relationship with God?
March 26, 2020
“Overcoming Fear” –Philippians 4:6–7
Fear. It is everywhere at the moment with the virus running rampant. Please pray for this situation. Pray that people will turn to God with their fear.
March 19, 2020
“How are you and God doing?” –Jude 1:17–23
How is your relationship with God? Honestly, how are you all doing? I’m praying for you as you draw near to God.
March 12, 2020
“ The Authority of God” Jonah 4
Who is in charge of your life? If you have given your life to God, then you are no longer in charge. Jonah had authority issues. See what happened.
March 5, 2020
“An Opportunity for Repentance” –Jonah 3:6–10
Did you know God gives you an opportunity to repent? He does. He loves you so much!
February 27, 2020
“Is God calling on you? –Jonah 3:1–5
Is God calling on you? Will you listen? Will you obey? 
February 20, 2020
“When we approach the table” –1 Corinthians 11:27–28
Are you worthy to approach the Lord’s table? Listen and see.
February 13, 2020
“From the belly of a fish–a prayer” Jonah 1:17–2:1–10
God hears you. If you need to speak with Him and ask for forgiveness you will find Him present and willing. Do you need to speak with Him today?
February 6, 2020
“Trust where you least expect it” Jonah 1:11–16
Trust in God in a story like this would make you think that the man of God, Jonah, would be the one we are looking at. Ah, but trust is found where you least expect it. Let’s see where that trust comes into play.
January 30, 2020
“Does God have your attention?” Jonah 1:4–11
Does God need to get your attention? If so, that means you may not be as close to Him as you need to be. 
January 23, 2020
“God said, ‘Go.” Jonah said, ‘no.’” Jonah 1:1–3
We begin this year with a look at the life of Jonah. There are tons of lessons that God teaches us from his life of disobedience. Join us for this series.
January 16, 2020
“What now?” Psalm 40:1–3
Sometimes Christmas has a huge buildup and then there is a let down when it is over. There is an emptiness afterwards. Maybe you are suffering a loss in your life and this past Christmas was tough. We look at how to get out of this depression pit in this sermon. Stay tuned.
January 2, 2020
“What motivated God to make a way for sinners to be with Him? John 3:16–18
Why would God want us to be with Him? What did He do to make it possible to be with Him? Why?
December 26, 2019
“The Coming of the King: The Coming Joy” Luke 2:8–20
Are you ready? Christ is coming!  For more information: or visit
December 19, 2019
“Prepare the way of the Lord” Isaiah 40:1–5
What are you doing to help prepare others for the coming of Christ?
December 12, 2019
"Waiting with Expectation” Isaiah 2:1–5
We wait in expectation for the coming of Christ’s return, just as the Israelites waited long ago for His first coming. It is sometimes difficult to wait, and yet there are some things we need to be doing in the period of waiting. 318.435.4359
December 5, 2019
“With My Song I Shall thank Him” Psalm 28:7
Do you thank God all the time? How do you thank Him?  For more information contact us at or
November 28, 2019
“Take your burdens to the Lord and leave them there” Psalm 55:22
Are you carrying a burden? Why? If you have a relationship with God, He wants you to take your burden to Him.  Contact us at: or by emailing us at:
November 21, 2019
“The Salvation of God” Romans 5:6–11
What is this that God has done for us? Salvation is from and of God.  For more information you may contact us at or you can find us at
November 14, 2019
“Discover God’s Grace” Ephesians 2:4–9
What is God’s grace? What does it do? Who does He share it with? Call us at 318.435.4359. Visit us at
October 17, 2019
“Discipleship” —Rev. Shaun Thornhill
Discipleship is the topic for today.  If you need us, call us at 318.435.4359.
October 10, 2019
"Salvation: A matter of the heart” Romans 10:9–10
Salvation is a choice made with the heart. Have you stepped out in faith and trusted in Christ? Find us at 
September 26, 2019
“The Word of God for the People of God” Psalm 119:105–106
God’s word is for you. It is for all who are His children. Let it speak to you. 
September 19, 2019
"Spiritual Maturity” Hebrews 5:13–14
Are you spiritually mature? What does that even mean? For more information, contact us at or
September 12, 2019
“Being Faithful” Hebrews 10:23–25
What does it mean to be faithful? What does it look like to be faithful to God?
September 10, 2019
“Is Jesus coming out of your heart?” John 7:37–39
Do others know you belong to God? Can they see Jesus in you? Contact us at: or You matter to God…and to us!
August 29, 2019
"God: Our Shelter” Psalm 46:1–7
Is God your shelter? Do you go to Him or do you try to fix all of your problems by yourself? Do you try and find help somewhere other than God?
August 22, 2019
"What to do with your troubles” 1 Peter 5:6–10
What do you do with your troubles? Do you ache and suffer through them? Today we’ll look at what to do with them. If you need someone to pray with you, please email: and someone will get back with you as soon as they can.
August 14, 2019
“The State of the Church Address: Is there hope for FBC?” -Isaiah 43:10–28
How dedicated are you to the service of God? Are you really giving Him all you have?
August 8, 2019
“The Brazil Report”
Bro. Craig’s Mission Trip report from his time in St. John of the Bridge outside of Montes Claros, Brazil.
August 1, 2019
"Giving God your best" Lonnie Scarborough
Do you give God your best or just what you have left over from what you do every day?
July 23, 2019
“The Power of God’s Word” Hebrews 4:12
There is power in the word of God. Have you read it lately?  Words of Encouragement c/o First Baptist Church 502 Highland Street Winnsboro, LA 71295
July 2, 2019
“You have been called to influence the world” 1 Peter 2:9–12
You have been called, as a Christian, to influence the world. For more information visit us at or you can email us at ••••••Craig Beeman, Pastor
June 26, 2019
"Being a Compassionate Father” Luke 15:11–32
Are you a compassionate father? Learn from your Heavenly Father how to be one.
June 20, 2019
What are you focused on? Colossians 3:1–4
Where does your mind rest more, on yourself or on God?
June 13, 2019
“A Letter to the Church: Indifference makes a difference” Revelation 3:14–22
Indifference makes a difference. To not care can be devastating to your life and to your church.
June 6, 2019
“Service: It’s for others” 1 Peter 4:10
God has gifted you as a believer. Are you using that gift for others?
May 30, 2019
“Why Confession” –Romans 10:9; Hebrews 7:26–27; Isaiah 59.21; 1 John 1:9
What is confession? Do we have to do it once we have Christ in our hearts? 
May 22, 2019
"Handing down Commands” Deuteronomy 6:1–7
Passing down to your children the word and ways of God. How do you do it?
May 16, 2019
Casting Burdens – Psalm 55:22
What do you do with your burdens? Do you try to carry them alone? Do you ignore them? What do you do? 
May 9, 2019
"The Cover Up” Matthew 28:11–18
A little covered passage of scripture about the guards being paid off by the chief priests. A cover up as old as the time of Christ.
May 2, 2019
"The dash between the dates” Matthew 28:1–8
An Easter sermon about the death and resurrection of Christ.
April 25, 2019
“You, me and the colt” Mark 11:1–10
A sermon comparing us with the colt who brought Jesus into Jerusalem. Not intended to offend. 
April 18, 2019
What kind of fruit are you bearing? Matthew 7:15–20
What kind of fruit do you produce? Do others know that you belong to Christ?
April 10, 2019
"Jesus conquered sin for you” 1 Peter 2:24
Jesus conquered sin for you. He took your sins inside of His own body on the cross.
April 4, 2019
“Every sheep matters” Luke15:1–7
Every person has worth and value in the eyes of God. They should also have worth and value to us, as His children.
March 28, 2019
"The Call to Freedom” Galatians 5:13
A sermon on our freedom in Christ.
March 18, 2019
"Is there a servant in the house?” Mark 10:35–45
The topic of servanthood. Are you a servant?
March 14, 2019
"The compassion of Jesus and You” Mark 6:34
A look at the compassion of Christ and how it applies to one's life.
March 7, 2019
Part 6: The Love of God in us.
A look at 1 Corinthians 13, the “Love” passage.
February 14, 2019
The love of God in the lives of His children 1 Corinthians 13
A continuing series on the topic of God’s love in us.
January 24, 2019
What does the love of God look like in the life of one of His children? 1 Corinthians 13
The second sermon in the series about the love of God as used in and through us.
January 17, 2019
“Love: The most important attribute of God and His people” 1 Corinthians 13
A sermon on the love of God and how to use it in everyday life.
January 7, 2019
“Mary said, ‘Yes’” Luke 1:26–38
A sermon on obedience.
December 13, 2018
"The Deliverer is Coming” –Isaiah 9:6-7
A sermon on the coming of Christ.
December 6, 2018
“The Changed Life” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Latest sermon from the pulpit of the First Baptist Church of Winnsboro, LA.
November 29, 2018
"Not now, but soon"
Romans 8:18–23. A sermon on how we wait for that time when Jesus will come.
November 8, 2018
“Are You Ashamed of the Gospel?"
The first episode of the Words of Encouragement Podcast. Thank you for listening. Rev. Craig Beeman
November 7, 2018