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  • Vernon Risner

    Contributing sermons since Mar 5, 2021
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First Baptist Church - Pekin, IL
Pekin, Illinois 61554
309-347-5965

About Vernon
  • Education: MA Ministry - Moody Bible Institute BA Arts - Miami University Ohio
  • Experience: 2017 to present - First Baptist Church - Pekin, IL 1999 to 2017 - First Baptist Church - Franklin, OH
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  • To Judge Or Not To Judge - James 4:11,12

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2022
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    Jesus says in Matthew 7:1 that we aren't to judge. Then in John 7:24 Jesus says to "judge correctly". So which is it? Are we to judge or not to judge? Today we look at this topic and it's far-reaching implications on the Christian life.

    To Judge or Not to Judge - James 4:11,12 When I was in high school, there was this guy in my class that was on the rough side. He smoked, cussed, had long hair. Later we became good friends but before that – I remember a day a Christian student approached him sharing a judgmental comment. This ...read more

  • The Church Of Laodicea

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2021
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    Lessons learned from the church of Laodicea. Sermon notes, powerpoint, video clips available upon request.

    Several years ago I went White Water Rafting with some friends. It was October, early in the morning, the sun wasn’t up yet. We were in wet suits preparing to face serious class 4 and 5 rapids down the Gauley River. Before leaving camp all 75 to 80 in the group were called together for important ...read more

  • The Church Of Philadelphia

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2021
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     | 2,881 views

    Lessons learned from the Church of Philadelphia. Sermon notes, power point, and video clips available upon request.

    (TAB) Have you ever been betrayed by someone you love? When I think of betrayal I think of a scene in one of my favorite movies – (TAB) Braveheart. William Wallace (played by Mel Gibson) is fighting for Scotland to be free from the tyranny of England. Their only hope is if all the Scottish ...read more

  • The Church Of Sardis

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2021
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    Lessons learned from the church of Sardis. Sermon Notes, Power Point, and video clips available upon request.

    The Bible says that God (TAB) “is patient… not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 (TAB) God is holy –if sin is in His presence it’s consumed. (TAB) God is perfectly just… He can’t forgive sin; it must be properly punished. He’s not a just God if He ...read more

  • The Church Of Thyatira

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2021
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    Lessons learned from the church of Thyatira. Powerpoints, sermon notes and video clips are available upon request.

    (TAB-Video Intro) The book of Revelation is a written record of (TAB -Video) a vision that the apostle John receives from Jesus. John is old and has been exiled to the Island of Patoms for his belief & worship of the ONE TRUE GOD. In the vision John sees 7 candles stands. Jesus is in the ...read more

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