• Alan Perkins

    Contributing sermons since Mar 27, 2001
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First Baptist Church
Richwood, *Province/Other 43344

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  • Are You Dancing To Their Tune?

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2023
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    Many people want you to dance to their tune, to order your life according to their convictions and demands. Some of them are in the church. But the freedom that we have in Christ releases us from being slaves to the opinions of others, and even requires it.

    This morning, I’d like us to consider a passage of Scripture in which Jesus makes an astute observation about the social and religious culture of his day. It’s a fairly brief remark, but one that is full of significance for us today, because it gives us a perspective on how to react to criticism more

  • Why Do We Sing?

    Contributed on Oct 16, 2022
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    On the occasion of dedicating new hymnals, it is fitting for us to think about why we sing, and how important singing hymns is to our spiritual health and growth.

    This morning we are dedicating new hymnals for use in our worship. Lord willing, these hymnals will bless our congregation for many years to come. We are thankful to have them. We are thankful to the committee which compared and evaluated several hymnals before choosing this one. And we are more

  • Forget It!

    Contributed on Jul 31, 2022
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    In order to press on, to move forward, in the Christian life, we must first "forget" the past. We must forget the sins of others and our own sins and mistakes; we must forget our successes and failures; we must forget our vision of how our life would turn out.

    My text this morning is a familiar one, from Paul’s letter to the Philippian church, chapter three, verses twelve through fourteen. Let me set the context. Paul begins by listing his credentials as an authentic descendant of Abraham, in rebuttal to those who were attacking him and his message. more

  • Your Resources Are Insufficient. That's What God Intends.

    Contributed on Feb 20, 2022
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    It was never God's intention that our resources should be sufficient. He wants to show us what he can do with the little we have.

    As we consider the world that we live in today; as we watch the news on television, as we read the paper, or more likely, read the news online; as we look around us, and consider everything that is happening in our nation and in the world, it’s easy to become discouraged and disillusioned. more

  • God Sees You, Not Only As What You Are, But As What You Are Becoming

    Contributed on Jul 14, 2019
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    When Jesus met Simon, he named him "Peter", or "Rock", even though Peter's character at that time was decidedly un-rocklike. But Jesus saw what he would become, just as he sees as, not only as we are but as what we will become in Him.

    The first thing we notice in these seven verses is the number of references to stones. Living stones. Precious stones. Corner stones. Stones that are chosen by God but rejected by men. A stone that causes people to stumble and fall. Now, think about that for a moment. Why would that be? Why would more

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  • God Hears Our Singing With Ears Of Love

    Contributed on Oct 16, 2022

    Let me give you an illustration. It’s from the movie “The Music Man”. Have you seen that movie? “Ya got trouble, my friend, I say, trouble right here in River City.” In that movie, the con man Harold Hill has been selling band instruments, promising the townspeople that he will teach their children more

  • Sold: Ten Percent Of Apple Computer For $800

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2018
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    I’d like to begin this morning with a story. It involves these men [photo of Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs]. You probably recognize them: Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. The two men who founded Apple Computer. Right? Well, no, actually that’s not completely accurate. Here is a photo of the original more

  • What Comes Out Of Your Mouth

    Contributed on Apr 10, 2011
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    WHAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH How carefully do you monitor what goes into your mouth, compared to what comes out of it? For example, do you follow a low-fat diet? Do you obsessively track the grams of fat going into your body? Do you watch the number of calories that you consume? Do you avoid more

  • Small Words, Profound Effect

    Contributed on Jan 12, 2003
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    SMALL WORDS, PROFOUND EFFECT "The tongue has the power of life and death . . . " That may sound a bit extreme to you; a bit exaggerated. How could mere words kill anyone? But consider this. You’re probably familiar with Karen Carpenter, the popular singer from the seventies who died in 1983 of more

  • Power Of The Tongue

    Contributed on Jan 12, 2003
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    [Power of the tongue] At a birthday party for Strom Thurmond, Senator Trent Lott was paying tribute to the man, and he made this statement, "I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed more