First Baptist Church Audio Sermon Archive

We hope that you will enjoy the revelation of God’s word as it has been delivered from the pulpit of the Historic First Baptist Church Springfield IL
Update: Oct. 2016- More Sermons will be uploaded when the audio equipment is replaced. For now, we hope you will enjoy those below!
 

Mar 6, 2016
Faith and Eternity Pt. 3 Heroes of the Faith
"Faith and Eternity" three part series on "Heroes of the Faith".
Heroes of the Faith found in Hebrews 11 is a register of men and women of whom the author tells us the world was not worth. Men and women with an endurance and faith in God that is unsurpassed. He tells us that: Through [they] faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
 

Each of their stories can be summed up in the statement of Faith found inPsa. 27:13,

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
 
This message is their story
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Mar 6, 2016Faith and Eternity Pt. 3 Heroes of the Faith
    Mar 6, 2016
    Faith and Eternity Pt. 3 Heroes of the Faith
    "Faith and Eternity" three part series on "Heroes of the Faith".
    Heroes of the Faith found in Hebrews 11 is a register of men and women of whom the author tells us the world was not worth. Men and women with an endurance and faith in God that is unsurpassed. He tells us that: Through [they] faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
     

    Each of their stories can be summed up in the statement of Faith found inPsa. 27:13,

    I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
     
    This message is their story
  • Feb 29, 2016Faith and Eternity Pt. 2 Heroes of the Faith
    Feb 29, 2016
    Faith and Eternity Pt. 2 Heroes of the Faith
    "Faith and Eternity Pt 2". Released: 0. Track 1.
     
    The Bible tells us "The just shall live by faith." Hab. 2:4. Hebrews 11 is a register of Men and Women of heroic faith. But how did they gain the victory? In this message I will examine the definition of faith and how faith effects the life of the believer for good. "Without faith it is impossible to please Him [the Lord], for he who comes to Him must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him" (Heb. 11:6).
  • Feb 21, 2016Faith and Eternity Pt. 1 Heroes of the Faith
    Feb 21, 2016
    Faith and Eternity Pt. 1 Heroes of the Faith
    "Faith and Eternity Pt-1". Released: 0. Track 1.
     
    Faith is not only Belief and Trust in Action, it also recognizes the Authority of God over all things, and it Stands Firm in the midst of Spiritual Battle. God Calls us to stand for what we do not see in knowing He is there with us in all of our everyday situations.
  • Oct 12, 2014Why the Crucified Life is Important Pt. 15
    Oct 12, 2014
    Why the Crucified Life is Important Pt. 15

    Series No Compromise: Why the Crucified Life is Important
    Today we look at Paul’s salutation and His closing words to the Galatians

    1. The Importance of the Closing Section—Paul himself writes (v.11).
    2. False ministers seek popularity ->Like to make a good showing before others (v.12-13).
    3. True ministers boast in the cross of Christ (v.14-17).
    4. Conclusion: a benediction of grace (v.18).

  • Oct 5, 2014Why Christianity Wins Pt. 14
    Oct 5, 2014
    Why Christianity Wins Pt. 14
    Pt. 14 of the Series No Compromise Why Christianity Wins. This message is all about winning the world to Christ Through Servant Ministry and Love. What would it take to crack the hardness of Pagan hearts? **A casual perusal of the growth of the church in Christian History will reveal that there were a lot of issues the church fathers had to deal with—most of them theological—and some were tackled to avoid the spring up of cult-like groups. **For the church, it was these labors that won the day. Like, Paul in his defense of Grace, their labors kept the church on track and were often finalized in Church Creeds. **To the Pagan populations however, it wasn’t doctrine that mattered so much, as action. If the church was going to make any inroads into their lives they must see endurance, integrity, honesty, and LOVE What they needed to see was genuineness of character and deed.
  • Sep 28, 2014Why Walking in the Spirit is The Christians Best Defense Pt. 13
    Sep 28, 2014
    Why Walking in the Spirit is The Christians Best Defense Pt. 13
    Galatians 5:13-26

    Our text today takes us to a point of application for the CHURCH!

     
    We will learn that it is not law keeping that gives us power to overcome sinful inclinations, outbursts of frustration, or habitual actions – But it is the Spirit of God. –True Blessing/church
    Walking in the Spirit is how believers will gain the strength to overcome sin. Trying to live by law, in the flesh, will not result in victory over the sins of the flesh.
    **The Mark of a True Believer is their desire to live pleasing to God  
  • Sep 7, 2014Why God Chose Grace Pt. 11
    Sep 7, 2014
    Why God Chose Grace Pt. 11
    In Galatians 4 we were introduced to the bondage of error and the freedom of Grace and Paul’s bewilderment that some would rather go back to the bondage of trying to appease God when God was already satisfied with the solution to mankind’s sinfulness through the sacrifice of Christ. The law was meant to reveal sin not meant to teach good – As if we needed to do good to appease God. Yet that’s what the Second Law the Pharisees promoted was all about The Pharisees particularly taught a man-made version of law that they expected all Good Jewish people to follow – it was really Law Keeping 101 and tantamount to living in a struggle Yet instead of bringing an abundant life it led to bondage and restrictions that no one was able to keep. John 1:17 - For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:17 NKJV) Freedom and liberty is the message of Grace – Not freedom and liberty to sin but freedom to serve the Lord despite the sin that plagues us – Jesus set us free to serve the Lord without hindrance Gal. 5:1 opens with: Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1 NKJV)
  • Aug 31, 2014Why Turning From Christ is Futile Pt. 10
    Aug 31, 2014
    Why Turning From Christ is Futile Pt. 10
    This is part 10 of the series "No Compromise" - Paul had established earlier that we are all Heirs of God through faith to the Promise that God had made to Abraham. This was fulfilled in Christ. But a heavy handed seduction was going on by a group trying to get the New Believers to turn rom grace to the law. The Apostle clearly lets them know that it is not wise to return to the weak beggarly elements of the Law-It is not wise to turn from the freedom in Christ to the bondage they were delivered from. The message teaches us that Christ has fully set us free and that we are heirs to an inheritance that is incorruptible!!
    God Bless
  • Aug 17, 2014Why the Promise Trumps the Law Pt. 8
    Aug 17, 2014
    Why the Promise Trumps the Law Pt. 8
    The sound is fuzzy - sorry! The foundation of the Book of Galatians is that Salvation is by Faith alone in Christ Jesus. Christians are to rely on the Goodness of God – The Righteousness of Christ— and the Faithfulness of God to fulfill His Promises for our Salvation In the beginnings of the early church that didn’t set well to a Jewish population who was used to doing and keeping laws to inherit eternal life. They could not get beyond having to keep the Mosaic law. What they did not see was that this Mosaic Law was only temporary until something better—something more liberating came – That was Jesus.
  • Jul 27, 2014Why the Christ Life Matters Pt. 5
    Jul 27, 2014
    Why the Christ Life Matters Pt. 5
    Pt. 5 of the series, "No Compromise"  - Why the Christ Life Matters Gal. 2:11-21
    In this message we explore the Hypocrisy that Peter displayed as he publicly separated himself from the Gentiles when the Jewish leaders from Jerusalem came to Antioch.
    The Apostle Paul as a Guardian of the truth exposed Peter's Hypocrisy and how it went against the biblical doctrine of Salvation by Faith.
    Key verses are Galatians 2:14, 16, 18, 20
    Galatians 2:20-21 NKJV (20)  I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (21)  I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain."
 
 

Dr. Paige Patterson on the Inerrancy of Scripture

 

The Inerrancy of Scripture from Southern Seminary on Vimeo

.

Lee Strobel: Testimony of an Atheist

 

Lee Strobel – The Reality of the Resurrection: Do You Know Why You Believe in Jesus?

 

 

 

 

 

 First Baptist Church Audio Sermon Archive

We hope that you will enjoy the revelation of God’s word as it has been delivered from the pulpit of the Historic
First Baptist Church Springfield IL

 First Baptist Church Audio Sermon Archive

We hope that you will enjoy the revelation of God’s word as it has been delivered from the pulpit of the Historic
First Baptist Church Springfield IL

7 Responses to “Sermons”

  1. Gracey.Henderson says:

    Dad this place is awesome I love it! How did you get so far in such little time. I love being a PD (pastors daughter).

  2. Mika henderson says:

    Yeah it is! I really like this Web site. although I really like ours too. It is also cool. I love my Mom and Dad. Reply?

  3. Wendy Link says:

    Is this page new? This is the first time that I have come accross it. I like it. I like that I can re-listen to sermons. Additionally, this Lee Strobel….his book The Case for Christ. We have that book…my sons had it and I saw my oldest son take it home with him recently. I didn’t know that Strobel was an antheist.
    Hi Gracy and Mika 🙂

  4. Grace Henderson says:

    Love the website! Dad you did really well. If we weren’t going here I would totally be called and tempted to come.

  5. Sam Whisenhunt says:

    I agree, this website is fantastically put together. I am currently listing to Why the Crucified Life is Important Pt. 15.

    I have long had a respect for Paul and his journey from the first mention to his death. I look forward to this Sunday, I need my kids to get back in church. Haven’t been for a few years since we moved here from Arkansas.

    Keep up the good work!
    Sam W.

Leave a Reply