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  • Duane Smith

    Contributing sermons since Jul 18, 2005
Duane's church

First Baptist Church
Mascoutah, Illinois 62258
618-566-2195

About Duane
  • Education: Bachelor of Applied Science in Bible - Bethany Bilbe College Master of Ministry - Bethany Theological Seminary Doctorate of Practical Theology in Biblical Counseling - Master’s Divinity School
  • Experience: I have been in the ministry since 1984 pastoring churches in Arkansas, Montana, and Illinois. I was blessed to plant a new church in Great Falls Montana. I have been at FBC of Mascoutah for 9 years.
  • Family: My wife, of 25 years, is Denise and I have one daughter, Stephanie, who is a graduate of Southwest University and married to Philip.
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  • Church Maintenance

    Contributed on Jun 29, 2011
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    This message is designed to help us understand how God expects us to maintain relationships within the family of God.

    CHURCH MAINTENANCE 1 Tim 5:1-21 INTRODUCTION: A. Maintenance can be a hard thing to do. 1. It is easier to buy something new, but eventually you have to do maintenance on it. 2. There are basically two types of maintenance: a. Preventive – this maintenance is do to ...read more

  • Fight The Good Fight Of Faith

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2011
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    This message is designed to encourage us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives and do so in such a way as to bring glory to God.

    Fight The Good Fight Of Faith, 1 Timothy 6:11-16 & 20-21 INTRODUCTION: A. The apostle Paul writes For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph ...read more

  • Subduing The Materialist Monster Inside Us

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2011
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    This message is intended to help us get a grip on our materialistic tendencies and live for the glory of God.

    SUBDUING THE MATERIALIST MONSTER INSIDE US 1 Timothy 6:6-11 & 17-19 INTRODUCTION: A. Oh how we love things! 1. The newest and brightest – I can’t wait! a. The I-phone I got to have it. b. The new I-pad coming out, it is a must. c. Nintendo 3DS, Oh ya! 2. ...read more

  • Serving For The Lord's Sake

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2011
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    This message is intended to help us have a biblical outlook concerning our place of employment and know how to serve the Lord in our work place.

    SERVING FOR THE LORD’S SAKE 1 Timothy 6:1-2 INTRODUCTION: A. 97,760 1. 97,760 – that’s a big number 2. Many would like to see that on their year’s end W-2 3. Many would like to see that in their pockets right now 4. 97,760….that’s an ...read more

  • A Word Or Two For Believers

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2011
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    This message is intended to help us realize that a lot is expected of God’s children and we need to know and work on those expectations to please our Lord.

    A WORD OR TWO FOR BELIEVERS 1 Timothy 4:12-16 INTRODUCTION: A. God’s timing is always so good. 1. Take for instance our current passage from the book of 1 Timothy. 2. 1 Tim. 4:12-16 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in ...read more

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  • A. How Many Of You Have Ever Built A ...

    Contributed on Sep 29, 2008
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    A. How many of you have ever built a model? 1. There are all kinds: a. Cars & Trucks b. Military vehicles & Trains c. Planes & boats 2. At present I am working on a ship, the HMS Bounty. a. There are many reasons a ship can become famous, usually because of a great ...read more

  • J. B. Phillips Writes In The Preface To The ...

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2005
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    J. B. Phillips writes in the preface to The Young Church in Action, that one cannot spend several months in close study of this book, “without being profoundly stirred and, to be honest, disturbed. The reader is stirred,” he says, “because he is seeing Christianity, the real thing, in action for ...read more