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 15:3-4

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July 26, 2021 36 min

Pastor Josh Hall continues his sermon series in the Gospel of John. Today we will look at the feeding of the 5,000 in John 6:1-15. Pastor Josh notes 3 aspects of God's provision:

1. Planned Provision - vv. 1 - 6

2. Powerful Provision - vv. 7 - 11

3. Plentiful Provision - vv. 12 - 15

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Pastor Josh Hall continues this Wednesday evening study on "The Attributes of God" based on a curriculum from Dr. Steven J. Lawson. This episode examines "The Grace of God." 

1. The Sovereignty of God in His Grace

2. The Season of God's Grace

    1) Eternal

    2) Far-Reaching

    3) Abundant

3. The Salvation of God's Grace

    1) Free

    2) The Only Means of Salvation

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Pastor Josh Hall continues his sermon series in the Gospel of John. "Three Witnesses" (along with an honorable mention) are identified in John 5:30-47:

1. ?The Father - vv. 30 -32, 37 - 38

?????- Honorable Mention: John the Baptist - vv. 33 - 35

2. ?The Works of Jesus - v. 36

3. ?The Words of Scripture - vv. 39 - 47

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Pastor Josh Hall continues this Wednesday evening study on "The Attributes of God" based on a curriculum from Dr. Steven J. Lawson. This episode examines "The Goodness of God." In this study we will see:

1. ?God is Good to All Creatures

2. ?God is Good to Unbelievers

3. ?God is Good to His Children

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In today's service, we baptized a number of new believers. In a departure from his regular series in John, Pastor Josh Hall shares this message on "Believer's Baptism." He explains the importance of this ordinance by pointing out:

1.  The Method

2.  The Meaning

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July 8, 2021 36 min

Pastor Josh Hall continues this Wednesday evening study on "The Attributes of God" based on a curriculum from Dr. Steven J. Lawson. This episode examines "The Wisdom of God." In this study, we will see:

1.  Definition of God's Wisdom

2.  God's Wisdom in Creation

3.  God's Wisdom in Providence

4.  God's Wisdom in Salvation

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Dr. Jimmy Millikin continues this Wednesday evening study on "The Attributes of God" based on a curriculum from Dr. Steven J. Lawson. This episode examines "The Truthfulness of God." This attribute of God can be characterized as:

1.  Divine Truth

2.  Absolute Truth

3.  Objective Truth

4.  Singular Truth

5.  Immutable Truth

6.  Universal Truth

7.  Illuminating Truth

8. Trustworthy Truth

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

1.  The Hour Now Here - vv. 25 - 27

     1) The Plight of This Hour

     2) The Hope of This Hour

     3) The Power of This Hour

2.  The Hour That Is to Come - vv. 28 - 29

     1) The Power of That Hour

     2) The Finality of That Hour

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Pastor Josh Hall continues this Wednesday evening study on "The Attributes of God" based on a curriculum from Dr. Steven J. Lawson. This episode examines "The Immutability of God," the attribute of God that He never changes and that He is "...the same yesterday and today and forever." (Hebrews 13:8)

1.  Unchangeable in Character

2.  Unchangeable in Word

3.  Unchangeable in Plans

4.  Unchangeable in Salvation

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Pastor Josh Hall takes a break from his series from the Gospel of John to present a special Father's Day message, "How to Be a Man."

From this passage in Joshua 24, he draws four characteristics of Joshua that we as Christian men should emulate:

1.  Bend Low

2.  Stand Tall

3.  Bow Down

4.  Man Up

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Pastor Josh Hall continues his sermon series in the Gospel of John. Today's message examines "The Father and the Son." Pastor Josh draws 4 important points from this passage in John 5:

1.  The Submission of the Son to the Father - v. 19

2.  The Love of the Father for the Son - v. 20

3.  The Power of the Father and the Son - vv. 21 - 23

4.  The Salvation from the Father and the Son - v. 24

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Pastor Josh Hall continues his sermon series in the Gospel of John. Today's message examines Jesus' healing of the man paralyzed for 38 years. In John 5:1-17, he examines:

1.  The Meeting - v. 1 - 6

2.  The Miracle - v. 6 - 9

3.  The Maligning - v. 10 - 13

4.  The Message - v. 14 - 17

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June 7, 2021 32 min

Pastor Josh Hall continues this Wednesday evening study on "The Attributes of God" based on a curriculum from Dr. Steven J. Lawson. This episode examines "The Omnipotence of God." Omnipotence means that "God is able to do all that He wills." In this study we see 5 aspects of God's power:

1.  Infinite Power

2.  Irresistible Power

3.  Inexhaustible Power

4.  Incomprehensible Power

5.  Self-Consistent Power

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Pastor Josh Hall continues his sermon series in the Gospel of John.

1.  The Searching Savior - vv 43 - 44

2.  The Curious Crowd - vv 45 - 46

3.  The Desperate Father - vv 46 - 49

4.  The Miracle - vv 50 - 54

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May 30, 2021 35 min

Pastor Josh Hall leads this Wednesday evening study on "The Attributes of God" based on a curriculum from Dr. Steven J. Lawson. This episode examines "The Omniscience of God." Omniscience means that God is all-knowing. At least 8 things may be said of His knowledge:

1.  Perfect Self-Knowledge

2.  Perfect Knowledge

3.  Eternal Knowledge

4.  Immediate Knowledge

5.  Exhaustive Knowledge

6.  Penetrating Knowledge

7.  Fu...

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John Blackford, Associate Pastor for Students, shares this message from Ephesians 4:7-16 entitled "Community Matters." From this passage, John points out that:

I. When we’re joined together, we’re built up. 

II. When we’re joined together, we’re grounded. 

III. When we’re joined together, we grow. 

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Pastor Josh Hall leads this Wednesday evening study on "The Attributes of God" based on a curriculum from Dr. Steven J. Lawson. This episode examines "The Omnipresence of God.

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Pastor Josh Hall takes a break from the series in the Gospel of John for this timely message entitled "Where Is Your Heart?" From our passage in 1 John, we learn that we should not love the world because:

1.  It Is Incompatible - v. 15

2.  It Is Unrelated - v. 16

3.  It Is Short-Lived - v. 17

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Pastor Josh Hall leads this Wednesday evening study on "The Attributes of God" based on a curriculum from Dr. Steven J. Lawson. This episode examines "The Holiness of God" from (among others) Exodus 15:11 and Isaiah 6:1-7.

1.  God's Surpassing Holiness

2.  God's Exalted Status

3.  God's Moral Perfection

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Pastor Josh Hall takes a break from the series in the Gospel of John for this special Mother's Day Message. God places a very high value on women because they are:

1.  Created with Care - Genesis 1 - 2

2.  Designed to Display - Genesis 1:26 - 27

3.  Planned with Purpose - Genesis 2:18

4.  Purposed to Preserve - Romans 1:26

5.  Made for Worship - Ecclesiastes 3:11

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