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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.
Contact us at www.fbcwinnsboro.com
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“Three Looks at the Lord’s Supper” – 1 Corinthians 11:24-29
Three looks at the memorial supper of Christ.  For more information, click here.
32:41
September 16, 2021
“Pride: It can hurt” – 2 Chronicles 26:1–5; 6–7; 14–21
Do you or someone you know have a problem with pride? It can really ruin you if you do. What does God’s word say about pride?  Contact us here.
32:42
September 9, 2021
“The Gospel Brings Life” – Acts 9:32–43
God is the give of life? Do you know Him? Do you trust Him? Visit us here.
33:40
September 2, 2021
“The Transforming Power of the Gospel” – Acts 9:1–31
There is power in the gospel! Have experienced it? Visit us here.
35:49
August 26, 2021
"What makes Christians different from the rest of the world?” or “Loving your enemies” – Luke 6:27–28
Do you have difficulty loving your enemies? It is hard, but God can help.  Visit us here. 
31:04
August 19, 2021
"Oh, the Power of God" – Psalm 33:6–11; Joshua 6:1–5; John 3:16
God’s power is amazing. This sermon only scratches the surface of His power. Contact us here.
29:14
August 12, 2021
“More than I can handle” – 1 Corinthians 10:13
Is life more than you can handle? I thought God would not give us more than we can handle. Hmmmm.  Visit us here.
28:57
July 29, 2021
"Freed from Sin–Alive to Christ" – Romans 6:5–11
Are you free from the clutches of sin? Are you able to say, “no” to sin? Come see us here.
31:33
July 22, 2021
“The Shepherd” – Psalm 23:1
Bro. Kevin Harper shares with us from Psalm 23.  Visit us here.
29:37
July 15, 2021
“What America needs today: Part 2” – Jude 22–23
America needs what? Christians to be Christians. Hear what Jude says. Check us out here.
30:31
July 8, 2021
"What America needs today: Part 1” – Jude 20–23
What does this country need? Christians with character.  Visit us here.
31:04
July 2, 2021
“That one is my favorite” – Genesis 37:3–4
Do you favor a family member? What will it lead to? It could be a disaster. We look at favoritism today, on Words of Encouragement.  Visit us here.
29:43
June 24, 2021
“You are somebody” – Matthew 5:13–16
What are you as a Christian? Are you just another person in this world or are you different? Visit us here.
29:51
June 17, 2021
"The Battle We Face: The armor, weapons & prayer” – Ephesians 6:17–22
The armor God gives us is for us to use, not just have.  Visit us here.
32:04
June 10, 2021
“The Battle We Face: The Armor” – Ephesians 6:13–16
The pieces of the armor, what do they mean? The armor of God is something we have or something we can muster up on our own? Visit us here.
30:27
June 3, 2021
"The Battle We Face: Who is the enemy?” – Ephesians 6:10–13
Sometimes we get mixed up in dealing with people. We label a person or a group of people as enemies. The Bible teaches us we have one enemy. Let’s see who it is today on Words of Encouragement.  Contact us here.
30:29
May 27, 2021
“Jesus: His work continues" – Acts 1:1–8
When Jesus left the earth to go to Heaven, His work was passed to His disciples. Are you one of them? Contact us here.
30:29
May 20, 2021
“The Mother Teacher” –2 Timothy 1:5
Mothers are some of the most influential people on earth. If you are one, are you teaching your children about God? Visit us here.
27:41
May 13, 2021
“Rise Up!” – 1 Timothy 4:12
Young? Old? Middle aged? It does not matter, you and I still have a need to live out before others a holy life.  Visit us here.
21:33
May 6, 2021
"The Gospel made clear" - Luke 24:44–49
The gospel made clear. What is the gospel? Click here to contact us.
28:25
April 29, 2021
“The Reveal Party” – Luke 24:36–43
Are you aware that Jesus is alive? Is He?  For more information, or to contact us, click here.
30:22
April 22, 2021
“When hope is lost, Jesus is still there” – Luke 24:13–35
What do you do when you lose hope? Do you run? Do you freak out? Do you move into a season of depression? Today we want to remind you that Jesus is with you. If you are a believer, He is always there, even when you feel He is not. For more information about our church, click here.
31:57
April 15, 2021
“What are you getting for Easter?” –Luke 23:50–53; 24:1–3; Titus 3:4–7
What are you getting for Easter? Did God give us anything to celebrate. Find out. Visit us here.
23:21
April 8, 2021
“Who is this? – Matthew 21:1–11
Who is Jesus to you? Is He a prophet, a good man, a nice person? Who is He to you? Check us out here.
27:29
April 1, 2021
“The Way of Suffering” – Matthew 16:21–24
Suffering for and with Christ. Have you ever thought about that? www.fbcwinnsboro.com
25:57
March 27, 2021
“Missions: It is our task at hand” – Acts 13:44–47
We, as children of God, are on mission.  www.fbcwinnsboro.com
25:41
March 18, 2021
"Are you living an empty life?” – John 10:7–1
Jesus wants us to live an abundant life, not an empty one. Which are you living? www.fbcwinnsboro.com
28:10
March 11, 2021
“Riding on the coattails” – Matthew 3:7–12
Have you ever ridden on the coattails of someone else’s efforts? When it comes to salvation, it is not possible. Listen to see why. If you haven’t subscribed to our podcast, please do so. Contact us at: www.fbcwinnsboro.com
34:49
March 4, 2021
"Building blocks of the Church: Unity and Humility” – Philippians 2:1–4
Unity and humility are vital to the church of God and to all Christians.  www.fbcwinnsboro.com
29:46
February 25, 2021
“The hole in the human heart” – 1 John 4:7, 9–10
Is there a hole in your heart that needs to be filled? www.fbcwinnsboro.com
36:27
February 18, 2021
“You are an Alien” – 1 Peter 2:11–12
Are you an alien?  www.fbcwinnsboro.com
36:29
February 11, 2021
"The Lessons from Trials” – James 1:1–4
Do trials help us? Why do we face them?  www.fbcwinnsboro.com
31:35
February 4, 2021
“Are you over Christmas?” – 2 Corinthians 4:6–10; Isaiah 9:2
Did you mistakenly pack up the Spirit of Christmas when you put away all your decorations? www.fbcwinnsboro.com
26:18
January 28, 2021
“Idols: Do you have one?” – Jeremiah 17:5–8
Have you attached yourself to something other than God for your future? Are you trusting in someone other than God? www.fbcwinnsboro.com
31:29
January 21, 2021
“The God of Hope” – Romans 15:13
Do you need hope for this year? You’ll only find it in God. fbc winnsboro.com
33:48
January 14, 2021
“The Guidance of the Holy Spirit” – Genesis 1:1–2; John 14:16–17, 26; 16:13
Who is the Holy Spirit? What does He do? www.fbc.winnsboro.com
33:14
January 8, 2021
“The Wonder of the People” – Luke 2:15–18
Have you helped anyone to be in a state of wonder about Jesus lately? www.fbcwinnsboro.com
31:07
December 31, 2020
“The Hand of God” – Luke 2:1–7
The hand of God is obviously at work throughout the Bible. We take a look at God at work today. www.fbcwinnsboro.com
29:53
December 24, 2020
IMB Missionary Report from Leah Brown with music by Naomi Cordill
Hear what God is doing in Peru.  www.fbcwinnsboro.com
32:45
December 17, 2020
“Preparing people for the coming of the Lord” – Luke 1:5, 8–9, 14–17, 26–27, 33–35
Will you allow God to use you to prepare others for the coming of the Lord? Contact us at: fbcwinnsboro.com
27:43
December 10, 2020
"Hopes can come true” – Luke 2:36-40
Hopes can come true at Christmas. The story of Anna.  fbcwinnsboro.com
33:53
December 3, 2020
“Give Thanks” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18
Do we have to give thanks for all things? fbcwinnsboro.com
32:30
November 26, 2020
“Do not fall into Fall” – Proverbs 3:19–23
Hang on to the wisdom of God. fbcwinnsboro.com
30:46
November 12, 2020
"We must speak the gospel" – Acts 4:18–31
The gospel is the only hope for those who are without God. Will you share it? fbcwinnsboro.com
31:23
November 5, 2020
“Harvesting your time” – James 4:13–17
What are you doing with the time God has given you here on earth? Are you making the most of it? fbcwinnsboro.com
38:03
October 29, 2020
"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? fbcwinnsboro.com
37:45
October 22, 2020
Your commitment to Christ – Eddie Rhymes
What is your commitment to Christ like? How are you and Jesus doing? fbcwinnsboro.com
27:27
October 15, 2020
“Who is worthy to keep company with God?” – Psalm 15
Who is able to be with God? Is there anyone worthy? fbcwinnsboro.com
28:02
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? fbcwinnsboro.com
33:37
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? fbcwinnsboro.com
31:48
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? fbcwinnsboro.com
32:37
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. fbcwinnsboro.com
31:53
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.
33:05
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? fbcwinnsboro.com
31:21
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.
32:30
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? fbcwinnboro.com
33:54
August 13, 2020
“On the other side” –1 Samuel 17:1–51
A look at how to handle challenges in life. fbcwinnsboro.com
39:14
August 6, 2020
“Paul: How to share the gospel” –1 Corinthians 2:1–5
Lessons from Paul. fbcwinnsboro.com
24:01
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. fbcwinnsboro.com
32:09
July 23, 2020
“Are you an Unsung Hero to someone?” –Lonnie Scarborough
Special guest, Bro. Lonnie Scarborough shares with us.  fbcwinnsboro.com
37:14
July 16, 2020
“There is unity in the house” –1 Corinthians 1:10–13
What is it that makes us a family at church?  fbcwinnsboro.com
34:52
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. fbcwinnsboro.com
31:30
July 2, 2020
“Compassion in the midst of sin” –Psalm 103:8–13
Do you have compassion in the tough times? fbcwinnsboro.com
30:46
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? fbcwinnsboro.com
28:42
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? fbcwinnsboro.com
31:53
June 11, 2020
"Being a Sheep" –Psalm 23:1
Are you a sheep? Listen and find out. fbcwinnsboro.com
33:59
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! fbcwinnsboro.com
32:43
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? fbcwinnsboro.com
31:50
May 21, 2020
“The Light for our path” – Psalm 119:105
What voices are you listening to during these days?
29:39
May 14, 2020
“Got God?” –2 Corinthians 5:6–9
Got God? Do you have Him to lean on? To help? To comfort you? fbcwinnsboro.com
32:48
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 FBCWinnsboro.com
31:53
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 fbcwinnboro.com
30:46
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
27:06
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?
28:48
April 9, 2020
“In God We Trust” –Proverbs 3:5
Do you really trust in God? Praying for you we are, at FBC, Winnsboro.
26:02
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?
27:19
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.
31:27
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.
36:45
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.
32:49
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!
29:21
February 27, 2020
“Is God calling on you? –Jonah 3:1–5
Is God calling on you? Will you listen? Will you obey? 
27:24
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.
22:46
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?
30:58
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.
30:23
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. 
32:46
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.
38:19
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.
27:30
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?
28:14
December 26, 2019
“The Coming of the King: The Coming Joy” Luke 2:8–20
Are you ready? Christ is coming!  For more information: fbcwboro@gmail.com or visit fbcwinnsboro.com
26:55
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?
29:46
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.  fbcwinnsboro.com 318.435.4359
34:35
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 fbcwinnsboro.com or fbcwboro@gmail.com
34:36
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: fbcwinnsboro.com or by emailing us at: fbcwboro@gmail.com
35:43
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 fbcwboro@gmail.com or you can find us at fbcwinnsboro.com
32:50
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 fbcwinnsboro.com
32:10
October 17, 2019
“Discipleship” —Rev. Shaun Thornhill
Discipleship is the topic for today.  If you need us, call us at 318.435.4359.
32:33
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 fbcwinnsboro.com 
22:01
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. 
39:21
September 19, 2019
"Spiritual Maturity” Hebrews 5:13–14
Are you spiritually mature? What does that even mean? For more information, contact us at fbcwinnsboro.com or fbcwboro@gmail.com
39:23
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?
31:38
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: fbcwboro@gmail.com or fbcwinnsboro.com You matter to God…and to us!
32:03
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?
31:50
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: fbcwboro@gmail.com and someone will get back with you as soon as they can.
31:11
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?
34:60
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.
31:51
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?
33:10
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 fbcwboro@gmail.com fbcwinnsboro.com
29:45
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 fbcwinnsboro.com or you can email us at fbcwboro@gmail.com ••••••Craig Beeman, Pastor
32:46
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.
35:28
June 20, 2019
What are you focused on? Colossians 3:1–4
Where does your mind rest more, on yourself or on God?
29:33
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.
34:45
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?
21:11
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? 
28:50
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?
25:14
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? 
31:03
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.
31:50
May 2, 2019
"The dash between the dates” Matthew 28:1–8
An Easter sermon about the death and resurrection of Christ.
28:44
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. 
30:20
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?
27:46
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.
22:43
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.
32:15
March 28, 2019
"The Call to Freedom” Galatians 5:13
A sermon on our freedom in Christ.
30:29
March 18, 2019
"Is there a servant in the house?” Mark 10:35–45
The topic of servanthood. Are you a servant?
29:27
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.
32:30
March 7, 2019
Part 6: The Love of God in us.
A look at 1 Corinthians 13, the “Love” passage.
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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.
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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.
28:44
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.
27:40
January 7, 2019
“Mary said, ‘Yes’” Luke 1:26–38
A sermon on obedience.
26:39
December 13, 2018
"The Deliverer is Coming” –Isaiah 9:6-7
A sermon on the coming of Christ.
26:39
December 6, 2018
“The Changed Life” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Latest sermon from the pulpit of the First Baptist Church of Winnsboro, LA.
33:04
November 29, 2018
"Not now, but soon"
Romans 8:18–23. A sermon on how we wait for that time when Jesus will come.
25:32
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
32:44
November 7, 2018