Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Cradle Holds a Savior

Monday, December 9, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Cradle of Faith

This year's Christmas Series starts Sunday, December 1:

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

For the next two weeks we will be finding reasons to

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

New Series Start October 13, 2013

This Sunday we will begin two new sermon series.

In our morning worship we will be taking a look at the book of 1 Corinthians to discover aspects of Spiritual Life that effect Christians and the church:

Our evening services will be the follow-up to our original study of the book of Acts. This second series from Acts will focus on the missionary journeys of Saul/Paul:

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Observe the Lord's Supper

Baptists observe two ordinances--Baptism and the Lord's Supper. This week at FBC Mulberry Grove, we celebrated the second of these two ordinances. Rather than tack the observance onto one end of our service or the other (as we often do, making it seem like an afterthought), we centered our entire worship around the Lord's Table. You may join us if you like:

Take just a few moments to examine your own life before continuing.

It is at this moment that (if you are observing the ordinance with us) you will want to receive the bread which represents the Body of Christ.

Now is the time to take the cup. And what follows is a call for response to any who have joined in this worship experience--because whenever we come into God's presence for worship, He speaks to us. Will you respond?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Be a Mountain-Top Believer

Matthew records a collection of Jesus' teachings in chapters 5-7 of his Gospel record. These teachings are known as "The Sermon on the Mount." Our new series will take portions of these chapters to see what it takes to Be a Mountain-Top Believer.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vacation Bible School

Our church will be conducting our annual VBS next week: Monday (15)-Friday (19) from nine a.m. to noon. In preparation for that I will be preaching a theme-interpretation sermon on Sunday morning (14):

Colossaal Coaster World

[As is our practice, we will be using the LifeWay themed curriculum for our VBS.]

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Things That Last

For the next three weeks we will be looking at the three things Paul tells us will last in 1 Corinthians 13:13

"So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love." (ESV)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Powerful Prayer

On June 2, 2013, in morning worship, we looked again at the topic of prayer. (Sorry for the delay in posting, but when the computer kept me from uploading right away, I opted to wait until I returned from family vacation to post.)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Worth Fighting For: The Book of Jude

During May we will take an in depth look at the New Testament book of Jude. (For an excellent commentary on the book see Kept by W. David Phillips, 2007, Missional Press)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Present Needs

A - Adoration

C - Confession

T - Thanksgiving

S - Supplication

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Give Thanks

A - Adoration

C - Confession

T - Thanksgiving

S - Supplication

Monday, April 15, 2013

Confess Sin

A - Adoration
C - Confession

T - Thanksgiving
S - Supplication

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Adore God

A - Adoration

C - Confession
T - Thanksgiving
S - Supplication

Pray Like You Mean It

With the record of the Model Prayer (aka The Lord's Prayer) found in Matthew (6:5-15) as our inspiration, during the month of April we will take a close look at prayer. In order to make personal prayer more meaningful we will use the acronym ACTS as our pattern studying one point of the outline each week.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Light of the Cross

The Light of Easter

For Easter season in 2013, we will be studying the Light of Easter.

Week 1: The Light of the Cross
Week 2: The Light of the Tomb
Week 3: The Light of the Resurrection (this sermon will be delivered at our community's annual Easter Sunrise Service and may not be available in a recording)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Take a Stand! Spring Revival with Scott Pack

Scott Pack is a seminary student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. Below are his five sermons in order of delivery.

Sunday, March 10 (10:45 AM)

Sunday, March 10 (6:00 PM)

Monday, March 11 (6:30 PM)

Tuesday, March 12 (6:30 PM)

Wednesday, March 13 (6:30 PM)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Take a Stand! (Theme Interpretation)

Sunday's morning sermon was a theme interpretation for our up-coming Spring Revival. Our visiting evangelist will be Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary student Scott Pack. Teaming up to lead music for our revival effort will be Tony Munoz, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Latina, Effingham, IL.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Spring Revival 2013 - Take a Stand!

In anticipation of our annual Spring Revival I preached a theme interpretation sermon in the morning worship March 3.

Our revival this year is again a cooperative effort with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth. The dates and times are as follows:

March 10-13, 2013. Sunday services 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. with potluck dinner at noon. Monday through Thursday services will be held at 6:30 p.m.

We welcome student preacher, Scott Pack from the seminary and Tony Munoz, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Latina in Effingham who will lead our music.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

God's Love Is Expressive

[Please note that I make some pointed statements about Calvinism in this sermon. I do not intend by the statements to vilify the theology itself nor anyone who is part of the movement. I find some of the teachings in the "Reformed" strain of Christian thought to be very compelling. At the same time, I am reticent to jump into the Calvinist pool on the deep end. I'd just as soon wade in the shallows as I learn more from the Master.]

Sunday, February 3, 2013

God's Love Is . . .

In honor of the month of February, we will be studying the Love of God on Sunday mornings.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Back to Basics (Church Life)

Quiz about LDS Church History  Kirtland and Missouri

January 2013: This month we will study the fundamentals of church life. Stories abound about coaches from high school to the professionals who work their athletes on the simple basics of the game. Dribbling, passing and shooting for basketball; catching and carrying a football; simply running and staying upright in any sport. The idea is that if we concentrate on the basics rather than the spectacular plays, we will be successful in our sport.

With this in mind I have identified four basics for church life that we should remind ourselves and begin to apply to our Christian walk. This way we can grow in our walk during 2013 and our church can be more Christlike along the way.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


After trying for several days, I was finally able to get my last sermon in the Naming Christmas series (and as a matter of information, my last sermon from 2012) to upload. Here it is: