The preaching and teaching ministry from the pastors at First Baptist Church of West Memphis, AR. "For I delivered to you as of FIRST IMPORTANCE what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures..." 1 Corinthians 5:3-4
Dr. Jimmy Millikin, retired professor of theology at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, shares a message about Thanksgiving from 1 Chronicles 29:10-21. In this passage we see that Thanksgiving is:
1. A Time to Reflect on God - v. 10-12
2. A Time to Reflect on Ourselves - v. 14-15
3. A Time for Commitment - v. 17-19
4 A Time for Worship - v. 20-21
Pastor Josh Hall continues in the Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians with a message entitled "It Is Time." Today's message encourages us that it's time to...
1. Step Out - vv. 8-10
2. Wake Up - vv. 11-14
3. Look Out - vv. 15-16
4. Wise Up - vv. 17-18
5. Look Up - vv. 19-20
Pastor Josh Hall continues his series in the book of Ephesians. Today he examines Paul's encouragement to "be imitators of God," and points out:
1. The Demand - v. 1
2. The Drive - v. 1b-2a
3. The Direction - V.2-4
4. The Danger - v. 5-7
Pastor Josh Hall continues in Ephesians 4:1-3 as he shares "A Plea to Walk Worthy." From this Scripture, we find that walking "in a manner worthy of the calling in which you have been called" involves:
4. Bearing with One Another
Pastor Josh Hall continues preaching through the book of Ephesians with this sermon, "My Prayer for Us," from Ephesians 3:14-21.
5 Requests Concerning the Church:
1. Strength - v. 16
2. Fellowship - v. 17
3. Comprehension - v. 17-18
4. Filling - v. 19
5. Desire - v. 21-21
Pastor Josh Hall continues his sermon series through Ephesians. Today's message examines the EPIC Mystery of the Gospel in "The Mystery Reveled."
1. The Worthy Mystery
2. The Mystery of inclusion
3. The Power Giving Mystery
4. The Mystery Revealed
5. The Mystery Realized
Billy Beech, Associate Pastor for Children, shares a message from Romans 2 on the Coming Judgment of God. In this passage, we see that God's judgment is based on 3 things:
1. The Truth - v. 2
2. Our Works - v. 6
3. The Gospel - v. 16
Pastor Josh Hall and Student Pastor John Blackford examine Sunday's text, Ephesians 2:11-22, in this special edition of FIRST IMPORTANCE.
1. Estranged - v. 11-12
Remember, without Christ we were:
3) Without hope
2. Embraced v. 13-18
With Christ, we are:
1) Brought near
2) Made at peace with God
3) Made one
3. Established - v. 19-22
We are now:
1) Grounded in the Word
2) Founded on Christ
3) Built together
Pastor Josh Hall continues in Paul's epistle to the Ephesians with this, the first of 2 messages on the Great #switch, entitled "Death to Life." In today's message, he examines:
1. The Natural State of Mankind - v. 1-3
2. The Supernatural Salvation of Man - v. 4-10
This is the second of two special ONE DAY REVIVAL services with guest speaker, Dr. Robert Smith, Jr, of Samford University's Beeson Divinity School. "The Strength of Weakness" is taken from 2 Chronicles 20:1-12.
Pastor Josh Hall continues the #blessed series by posing the question, "Do you know Jesus?" Truly knowing Jesus means we:
1. Know Hope - v. 18
2. Know Riches - v. 18
3. Know Power - vv. 19-20
4. Know Him - vv. 15-23
Pastor Josh Hall continues his #blessed sermon series with this message from Ephesians 1:11-14 titled "The Inheritance."
1. The Inheritance - v. 11
a. The Inheritance Obtained
b. Made an Inheritance
2. The Certainty - vv. 13-14a
3. The Purpose - vv. 12 & 14
Pastor Josh Hall continues his series "Blessed" from Ephesians 1 with this message entitled "Redeemed: How God Paid the Ransom for His People."
1. The Price That Was Paid - v. 7a
2. The Provision That Was Made - v. 7b
3. The Grace That Was Spilled - v. 7c - 8
4. The Mystery Revealed - v. 9 - 10
Pastor Josh Hall opens the book of Ephesians examining the topic "Blessed." In the first six verses of chapter one, we examine three truths:
1. Every Spiritual Blessing - v. 3
2. He Chose You - v. 4
3. He Adopted You - v. 5-6
Pastor Josh Hall begins as walk through the epistle of Paul to the Ephesians. In today's message, an introduction to the book, he shares:
1. Your PLACE in Christ (2:4-6)
2. Your PACE in This World (4:1)
3. Your FACE Toward the Enemy (6:10-12)
In his challenge to the church, as well as to the Carrolls, Pastor Josh Hall shares 3 points from Acts 13:1-4:
1 - The One Who Calls - v. 2
2 - The Ones Who Send - v. 3
3 - The Ones Who are Sent - v. 4
Pastor Josh Hall completes his series from Psalm 23, examining "My Shepherd's Presence."
In My Shepherd's Presence:
1. There is PEACE beyond my understanding.
2. There is ANOINTING beyond my comprehension.
3. There is ABUNDANCE beyond all my needs.
4. There is GOODNESS beyond all I deserve.
5. There is NO END!
Pastor Josh Hall continues his MY SHEPHERD series from Psalm 23 with today's message, "My Shepherd is with Me."
My Shepherd is with Me and...
1. I Am Satisfied - v.2
2. I Am Restored - v.3
3. I Have Guidance - v.3
4. I Have Comfort - v.4
Our guest for the day, Dr. Jimmy Millikin, shares an Independence Day weekend message, "Blessed is the Nation Whose God is the LORD."
1. A Pronouncement of a Blessing - Psalm 33:12
2. A Truth Expressed - Proverbs 14:34
3. A Warning Given - Psalm 9:17
Pastor Josh Hall returns to his Epic Work sermon series as he shares the message, "Bring the Book," from Nehemiah 8.
1. The People of God Desire His Word.
2. The People of God are Devoted to His Word
3. The People of God Revere His Word
4. The People of God are Convicted by His Word
5. The People of God are Changed by His Word.
Pastor Josh Hall continues his mini-series from Nehemiah entitled "Do an Epic Work." This is the second week of FIRST BAPTIST DRIVES IN as we practice "Social Distancing" due to Covid-19. The horn honks you hear are the people responding to the pastor!
God's ability to finish what He starts leads to
1. Victory (v. 15)
2. Defeat (v. 16)
3. Clarity (v. 17, 19)
Pastor Josh Hall continues his mini-series from Nehemiah entitled "Do an Epic Work."
1 - Don’t be entitled
2 - Don’t forget who you serve
3 - Don’t be above work
4 - Don’t be stingy
5 - Don’t be short sighted