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First Importance

First Importance

By First Baptist Church
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
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"Thanksgiving" - 1 Chronicles 29:10-21
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
39:11
November 23, 2020
"It Is Time" - Ephesians 5:8-20 (November 15, 2020)
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
38:10
November 16, 2020
"Be Imitators of God" - Ephesians 5:1-7 (November 8, 2020)
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
35:01
November 9, 2020
"A Short Look at Ephesians 4" (November 5, 2020)
This is a special edition of our FBC Podcast with Pastor Josh Hall.
24:21
November 5, 2020
"Content in Christ" - Ephesians 4:10-13 (November 1, 2020)
Student Pastor, John Blackford, shares a message that answers the question, "How can I be content?" In this passage, we learn that "Contentment is found in Christ!"
31:22
November 3, 2020
"A Plea to Walk Worthy" - Ephesians 4:1-3 (October 25, 2020)
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: 1.  Humility 2. Gentleness 3.  Patience 4.  Bearing with One Another 5.  Unity
36:51
October 26, 2020
"My Prayer For Us" - Ephesians 3:14-21 (October 18, 2020)
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
35:35
October 19, 2020
"The Mystery Revealed" - Ephesians 3:1-13 (October 11, 2020)
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
33:38
October 13, 2020
"Coming Judgment" Romans 2:1-6, 16 (October 4, 2020)
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
31:02
October 5, 2020
"Estranged...Embraced...Established" Ephesians 2:11-22 (September 27, 2020)
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:       1) Separated        2) Alienated       3) Without hope 2. Embraced v. 13-18    With Christ, we are:       1) Brought near       2) Made at peace with God       3) Made one       4) Reconciled 3. Established - v. 19-22    We are now:       1) Grounded in the Word       2) Founded on Christ       3) Built together
32:22
September 29, 2020
"Death to Life" - Ephesians 2:1-10 (September 20, 2020)
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
37:53
September 21, 2020
"A New Beginning" - Dr. Robert Smith, Jr (September 13, 2020)
This is the first of two special ONE DAY REVIVAL services with guest speaker, Dr. Robert Smith, Jr, of Samford University's Beeson Divinity School. "A New Beginning" is taken from Joshua 1:1-9.
41:10
September 14, 2020
"The Strength of Weakness" - Dr. Robert Smith, Jr (September 13, 2020)
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.
47:16
September 14, 2020
"Do You Know Jesus?" - Ephesians 1:15-23 (September 6, 2020)
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 
33:03
September 7, 2020
"The Inheritance" - Ephesians 1:11-14 (August 30, 2020)
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
35:29
August 31, 2020
"Blessed Part 2 - Redeemed" - Ephesians 1:7-10 (August 23, 2020)
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
32:26
August 24, 2020
"Blessed" - Ephesians 1:1-6 (August 16, 2020)
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
34:37
August 17, 2020
"Sit, Walk, Stand - Intro to Ephesians" (August 9, 2020)
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)
35:36
August 11, 2020
Commissioning the Carrolls as Missionaries to Brazil - Acts 13:1-4 (August 2, 2020)
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
30:24
August 3, 2020
"My Shepherd Part 3" - Psalm 23 (July 26, 2020)
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!
38:43
July 27, 2020
"My Shepherd is with Me" - Psalm 23 (July 19, 2020)
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
40:54
July 20, 2020
"My Shepherd Part 1" - July 12, 2020
Pastor Josh Hall begins a 3-part sermon series from Psalm 23. Join us as we take a look at The Good Shepherd from this beautiful Psalm.
31:53
July 14, 2020
"The Preeminent Ministry of the Church" - June 28, 2020
Pastor Josh Hall completes his sermon series on CURRENT EVENTS with this message, "The Preeminent Ministry of the Church." Join us as we examine II Corinthians 5:18-21.
29:17
July 14, 2020
"Blessed is the Nation Whose God is the LORD" - Dr. Jimmy Millikin - July 5, 2020
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
30:15
July 14, 2020
"The Good Father" - Luke 15 (Father's Day, June 21, 2020)
Pastor Josh Hall shares a message from Luke 15 about the prodigal and the faithful Father.  The Good Father: 1. Waits and Seeks 2. Runs and Weeps 3. Rejoices and Leaps
37:25
June 22, 2020
"ADDRESSING REBELLION FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE" - June 14, 2020
Pastor Josh Hall shares a a Biblical Perspective on Rebellion in this, the 2nd in a series on #CURRENTEVENTS, from Romans 13:1-7. In this passage, we are encouraged to: 1. Submit 2. Pray 3. Honor
33:42
June 15, 2020
"ADDRESSING RACISM FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE" (June 7, 2020)
As our church resumes in-person worship, Pastor Josh Hall begins a series on A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE OF CURRENT EVENTS with this sermon titled "Addressing Racism from a Biblical Perspective."
40:54
June 8, 2020
"THE Epic Work - Part 2" - Nehemiah 10 (May 24, 2020)
Pastor Josh Hall continues his series in Nehemiah with part 2 of a 2-part sermon , "THE Epic Work." 
33:51
June 8, 2020
"An Epic Finish" - Nehemiah 13 (May 31, 2020)
Pastor Josh Hall finishes his series in Nehemiah with "An Epic Finish."
33:28
June 1, 2020
"THE Epic Work - Part 1" - Nehemiah 9
Pastor Josh Hall continues his series in Nehemiah with this 2-part sermon , "THE Epic Work." We apologize that, due to technical issues, the audio is sub-standard. 
32:02
May 18, 2020
"Bring the Book" - Nehemiah 8 (May 10, 2020)
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.
28:49
May 11, 2020
"Living in the Will of the Lord" - Ephesians 5:14-21
Student Pastor John Blackford shares a message for Graduate Recognition Sunday on Living in the Will of God.
24:26
May 6, 2020
The Potter and the Clay - Jeremiah 18:1-10 (April 26, 2020)
Children's Pastor, Billy Beech, shares a message in our Drive In Church from the book of Jeremiah.
34:54
April 27, 2020
What Do You Value? - John 1:35-42 (April 19, 2020)
Pastor Josh Hall continues his mini-series, Who’s Your One, as he examines John 1:35-42 and the thought, “What you value, you pursue.”
36:05
April 19, 2020
"The Way Maker" - John 14:6
Pastor Josh Hall shares a special online message for Easter, 2020. 
39:00
April 12, 2020
"He Calls" - Matthew 4:18-22
Pastor Josh Hall takes a break from his series in Nehemiah to present WHO'S YOUR ONE? This is the first of four in the series, entitled "He Calls."
30:46
April 6, 2020
"God Finishes What He Starts" - Nehemiah 6:15-19
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)
27:49
March 31, 2020
"Be An Example" - Nehemiah 5:14-19
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
28:44
March 22, 2020
"I Ain't Comin' Down!" - Nehemiah 6:1-14
Pastor Josh Hall continues His mini-series from Nehemiah entitled "Do an Epic Work."
31:34
March 17, 2020
"An Appeal to Accountability" - Nehemiah 5
Pastor Josh Hall continues His mini-series from Nehemiah entitled "Do an Epic Work." 
33:35
March 9, 2020
So, You Want to Win the Fight! - Nehemiah 4:14
  Pastor Josh Hall continues his mini-series from Nehemiah entitled "Do an Epic Work." This is the second of 2 parts on "Dealing with Opposition."
37:12
March 3, 2020
Battle Cry! - Nehemiah 4:14
Pastor Josh Hall continues his mini-series from Nehemiah entitled "Do an Epic Work." This is the first of 2 parts on "Dealing with Opposition."
31:44
February 24, 2020
Time to Get to Work - Nehemiah 3
Pastor Josh Hall begins a new mini-series from Nehemiah entitled "Do an Epic Work."
35:21
February 10, 2020
Epic Evaluation - Nehemiah 2:9-20
This is the last in Pastor Josh Hall's series, "An Epic Start," as part of our continuing study through Nehemiah.
32:58
February 3, 2020
Epic Boldness - Nehemiah 2:1-8
Pastor Josh Hall continues his series from Nehemiah, An Epic Start.
35:33
January 27, 2020
Epic Prayer - Nehemiah 1:4-11 (Jan 19, 2020)
Pastor Josh Hall continues His sermon series in Nehemiah as we consider an Epic Start, beginning with Epic Prayer.
37:58
January 20, 2020
Life Behind a Broken Wall - Nehemiah 1:1-4 (Jan 12, 2020)
Pastor Josh Hall begins the series, GOD'S EPIC WORK THROUGH US.
29:33
January 13, 2020
Epic Work - Ephesians 3:20-21 (Jan 5, 2020)
Pastor Josh Hall gives an overview of the theme for 2020 - EPIC.  "God is able to do an epic work in and through you for His glory."
29:19
January 6, 2020
Be Bold - The Book of Romans
Pastor Josh Hall finishes his series on the book of Romans with this summary.
31:48
December 30, 2019
Awestruck - John 1:14
2019 Christmas Message, Pastor Josh Hall
35:30
December 30, 2019
October 27, 2019 - Romans 15:22-33
Pastor Josh Hall continues his Sunday morning series in the book of Romans.
36:17
October 28, 2019
October 20, 2019 - Romans 15:14-21
Pastor Josh Hall continues his Sunday morning series in the book of Romans.
29:02
October 21, 2019
October 13, 2019 - Romans 15:8-13
Pastor Josh Hall continues his Sunday morning series in the book of Romans.
34:53
October 21, 2019
October 6, 2019 - Romans 14:13-23
Pastor Josh Hall continues his Sunday morning series in the book of Romans.
32:01
October 21, 2019
Waiting - September 29, 2019
This is the 4th and final installment in the MORE OF YOU series presented by Pastor Josh Hall.
31:00
October 15, 2019
One Day Revival - Jeff Ginn, Guest Speaker (Sept 22, 2019)
Rev. Jeff Ginn grew up at FBC West Memphis and it was our privilege to have him back preaching this One Day Revival.
51:35
October 15, 2019
Burning - September 15, 2019
This is the 3rd in the series, MORE OF YOU, presented in September, 2019, by Pastor Josh Hall.
32:39
October 15, 2019
Seeking - September 8, 2019
This is the 2nd in the series, MORE OF YOU, delivered by Pastor Josh Hall in September, 2019.
25:48
October 15, 2019
Thirsting - September 1, 2019
This is the first in a series entitled MORE OF YOU presented by Pastor Josh Hall.
35:15
October 8, 2019