First Importance

First Importance

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... Show More

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October 19, 2020 35 min

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

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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

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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

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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 ar...

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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!

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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

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July 14, 2020 31 min

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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