• John Hamby

    Contributing sermons since Nov 6, 2000
John's church

First Baptist Church
Vilonia, Arkansas 72173

About John
  • Education: PhD - Louisiana Baptist University MA - Central Baptist College
  • Experience: 30 plus years. Been on staff here at FBC since 1983.
  • Family: Married to Debbie since June, 1974. One daughter, Nikki. Three grandchildren, Ollie, Monica and Gavin.
  • Hobbies: Motorcycle.
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  • How Does One Get To Heaven

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2018

    A contrast, between a child who received Jesus just the way He offers and a wealthy adult who wanted to come to Jesus on his own terms.

    “How Does One Get To Heaven?” Luke 18:15-27 So how does one get right with God? How does one get to Heaven? Previously in Luke chapter eighteen, Jesus has just told the Parable of the more

  • The Great Reversal

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2018

    Esther 9:1 is a portrait of the reversal in the lives of God's people in Persia under King Xerxes.

    “The Great Reversal” Esther 9:1-10:3 Tonight we finish the great story of Esther. It a rich book and I wish I could have done it justice. Esther was the young orphan girl; we grew up to be more

  • How To Be Right With God

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2018

    Two men went to the Temple to pray. One is a religious leader. The other is a dishonest, man who has no qualms about ripping people off for his one advantage. Which of these two do you think is going to leave in a right relationship with God!

    “How To Be Right With God.” The Parable of The Pharisee and the Publican” Luke 18:9-14 Two men went to the Temple to pray. One is a more

  • "What Goes Around Comes Around.”

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2018

    Haman received the punishment he planned for Mordecai.

    “What Goes Around Comes Around.” Esther 7:1-8:17 Haman, second in authority only to the Xerxes in the kingdom of Persia, is angry that Mordecai, a Jew will not show him proper respect and so he more

  • "Esther’s Finest Hour”

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2018

    Esther is called upon to stand for the people of God.

    A Study of the Book of Esther “Esther’s Finest Hour” Esther 5:1-6:14 In the last chapter a previously unknown man named Haman was more

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  • High On Their Huddles

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    HIGH ON THEIR HUDDLES One of my favorite preachers is Dr. Tony Evans in Dallas. Some years ago I heard him give the following description of the purpose of the church service. He said, "In football they have a huddle, the goal of the huddle is to give you thirty seconds to call the play; that is more

  • How Do I Know He Lives?

    Contributed on Aug 11, 2003
    based on 5 ratings

    How Do I Know He Lives? How do I know that Christ has risen? What proof have I to give? He touched my life one blessed day, And I began to live. How do I know he left the tomb That morning long ago? I met Him just this morning, And my heart is still aglow. How do I know the endless more

  • Patsy Clairmont In Her Book "Under His Wings" ...

    Contributed on Aug 11, 2003
    based on 6 ratings

    Patsy Clairmont in her book “Under His Wings” tells a moving story of the reality of dealing with grief. “We buried my friend’s 26 year old son last week. An accidental gunshot took Jeff’s life. We have more questions than answers. We are offended at people who have all the answers and no more

  • One Of The Most Frequently Used Phrases In ...

    Contributed on Jun 17, 2003
    based on 1 rating

    “One of the most frequently used phrases in Christian circles is "the gospel." Amazingly few adults know what this term means. It could either refer to its literal translation, "good news;" or to the perspective that salvation is available only through the sacrificial death and subsequent more

  • Thom S. Rainer In His Book "The Bridger ...

    Contributed on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 8 ratings

    Thom S. Rainer in his book “The Bridger Generation” notes the “81% of those surveyed became Christians before the age of nineteen. Before the age of 6 6% Ages 6-9 24% Ages 10-12 26% Ages 13-15 15% Ages 16-19 10% Over the age more