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  • Mike Fogerson

    Contributing sermons since May 22, 2001
Mike's church

First Baptist Church of Chester
Chester, Illinois 62233
618-826-3918

About Mike
  • Education: 2005 Doctor of Ministry, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY 1996 Masters of Divinity, New Orleasn Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA 1991 B.A., Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
  • Experience: I have been in the ministry since 1987. In that year, my senior year of high school, I began pastoring a small Baptist church in Sandoval, Illinois. I have served in the pastoral ministry since that time. During my college and seminary years, I pastored small churches. In 2000, I was called to pastor FBC Chester, Illinois. We have grown from 52 in Sunday school to 125, and from 130 in worship to 200+. God has blessed this church and we have experienced revival. Sweet!
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Nothing in my pages is original. Its all been said before and better. I need no credit, do not cite me because I probably didn’t cite who I got the idea from:) Use this material to grow the Kingdom and when we get to glory, there we’ll be given our reward.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I found the series, "You Might Be A Healthy Christian If . . ." to be good.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The one where the scientists challenge God to a man-making contest & God accepts the challenge. The scientist bends down to pick up some dirt and God says, "You’ve got to use your own dirt."
  • Family: My wife, Pam, and I have two small boys under the age of seven. Pray for us! We also have two girls in heaven; Kaylea and Madalyn. Pam and I have been married for 15 years in December 2006. We were high school sweethearts and are still very deeply in love with one another.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mother thought I was the best preacher since Spurgeon and my dad seems to think I am best pulpiteer in the land and way above the average. After all, he’s my daddy!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks some are better than others. So do I!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach two points, keep it simple, keep it short, and take your text and run as quick as you can to the Cross of Christ.
  • Books that have had an impact: Fire Fall (McDow & Reid) The Works of Jonathan Edwards (Vol. 1 & 2) Effective Evangelistic Churches (Rainer) Membership Matters (Lawless) Failing Forward (Maxwell) Purpose Driven Church (Warren) Soul Winner (Spurgeon) Experiencing Revival (Finney)
  • Hobbies: I bowhunt whitetail deer, fish (bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish), and hunt. If God didn’t want us to shoot animals, He wouldn’t have made them out of meat.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: The only thing that matters the second after you die is what you did for God’s Kingdom while you were alive.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: One word: unzipped.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Fear God and you need not fear anything else.
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  • 40

    Contributed on Jan 3, 2017
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    Jesus had to spend 40 days in the wilderness before He got His break through. I want you to commit this morning to giving God your next 40 days in order to receive your own break through.

    Give God a Chance Series (1 of 6) 40 1/1/17 CFBC Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker A There are certain things you want to accomplish this year I want to help you get there. 1 Today is the day many of us have made promises to ourselves to be healthier, happier, better people. a So ...read more

  • Come To The Table (Thanksgiving Communion Message)

    Contributed on Dec 13, 2016
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    Thanksgiving, for many of us, is both a memory in our past and a moment we look forward to. This morning, Jesus has set a table himself and has said to us, “Come to the table!”

    Come To The Table (Thanksgiving Communion Message) 1 Cor. 11.23-29 11/20/16 CFBC Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker A Thanksgiving, for many of us, is both a memory in our past and a moment we look forward to. 1 I can remember all the smells of stuffing, pumpkin pie, sweet ...read more

  • The Self Inflicted Wounds Of Christians

    Contributed on Dec 13, 2016
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    We are very familiar with the saying, “Same old problems, Different day.” We’ve prayed/fasted about it ...had the preacher/other Christians pray for us and we just on going back to the same sin that has tripped us up for years. (The usual defiance.)

    The Self Inflicted Wounds of Christians October 30, 2016 CFBC, Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson A We are very familiar with the saying, “Same old problems, Different day.” 1 The calendar may change but we keep facing the same opposition, defiance, sin, hang ups, habits, behavior, ...read more

  • Don’t Try To Save What God Is Trying To Drown

    Contributed on Dec 13, 2016
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    There was about 2,000 years of time that had passed since God created Adam & Eve and the first drops of rain falling of the Flood. The world was full of sin. God had to destroy/get rid of the old in order to establish the new.

    “I Am Bringing the Flood” Series Part 1 10/02/2016 Don’t Try to Save What God is Trying to Drown A There was about 2,000 years of time that had passed since God created Adam & Eve and the first drops of rain falling of the Flood. 1 In this dispensation of time we are still talking about world ...read more

  • Are You Listening To God Or Goliath?

    Contributed on Dec 13, 2016
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    I wish that once I became a Christian my struggle with sin, depression, discouragement, bad habits would be overcome with just a prayer. If we want freedom/victory it means we have to square off with our devils . . . just like Jesus did in the wilderness.

    Are You Listening to God or Goliath? (Inspired by article in Charisma August 2016 by Larry Dugger) 8/10/16 CFBC Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction: A I wish that once I became a Christian my struggle with sin, depression, discouragement, bad habits would be overcome with ...read more

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