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February 22, 2021 39 min

Pastor Josh Hall continues our sermon series from the Gospel of John. This week's message, "The Call," explores the question: "What does it mean to follow Jesus?"

1.  A Call to Behold - v. 35

2.  A Call to Submit - v. 38

3.  A Call to Bring - v. 40-42

4.  A Call to Abandon - v. 42

5.  A Call to Follow - v. 43

6.  A Call to Be in Awe - v. 50-51

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John Blackford, Associate Pastor for Students, continues our BELIEVE series from the Gospel of John with this message, "Behold the Lamb of God." Pastor John springboards from the words of 18th-19th century poet William Blake who wrote, “We become what we behold.” He identifies 2 implications from John the Baptist's statement:

1.  The Lamb Provides the Sacrifice

2.  The Lamb Provides Satisfaction

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February 15, 2021 35 min

Pastor Josh Hall and Dr. Jimmy Millikin share teaching responsibilities in this series on Eschatology: The Study of End Times. In this session, Pastor Josh looks at "The Rapture."

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Pastor Josh Hall continues his sermon series in the Gospel of John. Today, he examines John the Baptist and 2 statements that sum up his ministry.

1.  Take Your Eyes Off of Me - v. 19-23

     5 questions asked by the Pharisees:

     1) Who are you?

     2) Are you Elijah?

     3) Are you THE prophet?

     4) Who are you that we may tell those who sent us?

     5) What do you say about yourself?

2.  Set Your Eyes on Him - v. 23-28

 ...

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Pastor Josh Hall and Dr. Jimmy Millikin share teaching responsibilities in this series on Eschatology: The Study of End Times. In this session, Dr. Millikin gives an overview of the next few weeks as he shares "An Introduction to Eschatology."

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Pastor Josh Hall continues his sermon series in the Gospel of John. In today's message, we will see that:

1. He Came - v. 14 - He came for us

    1) He came in the flesh (Phil. 2:5-8)

    2) He came to stay

2. We Saw - v. 14

    1) The only Son (1 John 1:1-3)

    2) Grace and Truth

3. He Conquered - v. 16-18

    1) In place of condemnation, grace (v. 16; Eph 1:7-8)

    2) In place of distance, His nearness (17-18)

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Pastor Josh Hall continues his sermon series in the Gospel of John. Today he examines two facets of John the Baptist's testimony:

1.  The Testimony: Jesus is the TRUE Light! - v. 6-9

    2 Properties of Light:

        1) Light gives sight - John 8:12

        2) Light exposes darkness - John 3:19-21

2. The Response - v. 10-13

    2 Options

        1) Unbelief (rejection) - v. 10-11

        2) Belief (repentance) - v. 12-13

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January 19, 2021 42 min

Special guest, Debra Burchfield, Director of Hope of the Delta, shares about their crisis pregnancy ministry as we observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.

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Pastor Josh Hall begins a new sermon series in the Gospel of John. In this introductory message, he examines John's introduction of Jesus where we see:

1.  His Title - v. 1

2. His Eternal Nature - v. 1 - 2

3. His Power - v. 3 - 4

4. His Victory - v. 5

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Pastor Josh Hall begins the new year with a look at the 2021 theme for First Baptist West Memphis: BELIEVE. From our Scripture, John 20:31, he challenges us to believe that...

1.  He Is Who He Says He Is

    1) Jesus is the Christ

    2) Jesus is the Son of Gos

2.  He Can Do What He Says He Can Do


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Pastor Josh Hall concludes his series in Ephesians on this, the last Sunday of 2020. In this message, he examines Ephesians 6:10-20 and looks at "The Battle."

1.  The Strength - v. 10

2.  The Scale - v. 11-12

3.  The Stance - v. 13

4.  The Security - v. 14-17

5.  The Strategy - v. 18-20

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December 29, 2020 23 min

Pastor Josh Hall continues his sermon series from Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians.

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December 29, 2020 27 min

Pastor Josh Hall continues his sermon series from Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians.

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Pastor Josh Hall concludes his "A Quarantined Christmas" series with this message on "HOPE!" Today he reminds is that the the birth of Jesus...

1.  Gives Hope From Yesterday

2.  Gives Hope For Today

3.  Gives Hope for Tomorrow

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Pastor Josh Hall continues this Christmas series as he examines "JOY!" from a biblical perspective. "Peace is foundation of Joy; Joy is the product of Peace!"

1. JESUS CARES DEEPLY ABOUT YOUR JOY (Matthew 11-:28-30; John 15:11; 1 Peter 5:7)

2. JESUS HAS MADE PROVISION FOR YOUR JOY (John 16:16-20, 22; Psalm 16:11; Acts 5:40-41)

     "Our Joy is only as reliable as the object in which we place it."

3. JESUS CO...

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Pastor Josh Hall, fresh off his own Covid-19 quarantine, begins a series entitled "A Quarantined Christmas." In this episode of FIRST IMPORTANCE, he examines PEACE:

1.  PEACE Is His Kingdom - Isaiah 9:6-7

2. PEACE Is Under His Authority - Luke 2:14

3.  PEACE Is His Promise - John 14:27

Practical suggestions for experiencing His PEACE:

・Repent

・Let (Colossians 3:15)

・Look (Philippians 4:4-7)

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Student Pastor John Blackford shares a message from Mark 2 about Jesus' invitation.

1. Jesus Extends the Invitation

2. We Don't Deserve the Invitation

3. Jesus' Love Transforms

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November 23, 2020 39 min

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

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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

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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

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