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  • But God Meant It For Good Series

    Contributed by Doug Fannon on Jan 14, 2020
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     | 5,867 views

    New Sermon Series, "But God ..." on how God intervenes in human history. Today's message is how God uses adversity and suffering for our good and His glory.

    Ever since the Garden of Eden, there have been those that question the existence of God. Many who acknowledge that God exist, will say that God is distant. He set the universe in motion and then stepped back to see what happens. A few years ago (1990) there was a popular song sung by Bette Midler ...read more

  • The Irreducible Gospel

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Apr 15, 2014
     | 1,854 views

    What are the basic elements of the Gospel? What truths are required to be Proclaimed, Understood, and Believed in order to be saved?

    The Irreducible Gospel (Thanks to David James from the Alliance for Biblical Integrity for his research on this subject and his Powerpoint backgrounds.) Professor Michael Bebe to illustrates the intricacies of Intelligent Design by demonstrating all of the simultaneous things that had to take ...read more

  • How Shoud We Handle Theological Differences? Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on May 26, 2015
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     | 4,100 views

    This sermon teaches why theology is important and how we should treat those who disagree with our understanding of the Truth.

    There was once a man in San Francisco walking along the Golden Gate Bridge, and he saw a second man about to jump over the edge. He stopped him and said, "Surely it can't be that bad. You know God loves you." The man about to jump got a tear in his eye. He said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew or a ...read more

  • Christmas 1914- Peace In No-Man's Land Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Dec 8, 2013
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     | 3,432 views

    “Peace on earth” is a familiar Christmas greeting. However, it is as elusive today as it was 2,000 years ago. Did Christ then fail in his mission in coming to earth?

    Today is the second message in our series, “Christmas Through the Ages.” Today, we travel back 99 years to 1914. I chose 1914 instead of 1913 because 1914 was a monumental year. APRIL 15, 1914 marked the sinking of the Titanic. In July and August the nations of Europe declared ...read more

  • Keep The Faith Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jan 11, 2014
     | 3,745 views

    The theme of James is more than patience through trials. James is exhorting us to stay FAITHFUL in the face of PERSECUTION. He is exhorting us to KEEP the FAITH.

    There’s a familiar story about the new bride who is cooking a big family dinner. As the ladies are gathered in the kitchen, the bride puts the roast in the pan and asks her mother why we always cut the end of the roast and put it in another pan? They ask grandma who says, “well honey, ...read more

  • James - Servant Of God Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jan 7, 2014
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     | 2,875 views

    The way that JAMES introduces himself tells us that he possesses the character trait of HUMILITY. Today we want to learn about that character trait so that we can apply it to the way that we relate to others.

    James, Servant of God James 1:1 How do you introduce yourself? The way you introduce yourself says a lot about you. SOME.... Tell you their life story. SOME.... Ask questions about the other person. SOME.... Wait to be introduced. Whether it is on a RESUME, or at a PARTY, or your FIRST ...read more

  • Christmas - A Hijacked Holiday Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Dec 3, 2013
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     | 3,209 views

    CHRISTMAS has been hijacked in America. And unlike the latest Tim Allen movie, it’s not Santa who needs to be rescued. It’s the very meaning of Christmas itself.

    This week, we begin a new series titled, "Christmas Through the Ages." Beginning with the current celebration of Christmas, we will travel back in time, looking at Christmas celebrations, until we arrive at the very first Christmas. Today we begin with Christmas 2013 - A Hijacked ...read more

  • What Can We Do About Abortion?

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jan 21, 2014
     | 2,503 views

    Christians respond to help the helpless because God rescued us. There is no one more helpless than a child whose mother has been told that the best thing that she can do is to have an abortion. What can we do to save those unborn children?

    Today is Sanctity of Life Sunday. It has been 41 years since 1973 Since then, 57 million Abortions in the US It’s hard to talk about abortion and not get emotional. Our daughter and her husband are expecting a new baby. Their friends have a tiny newborn. We can’t imagine an ...read more

  • Out Of The Ark And Into A New World - Noah As A Type Of The Christian Life

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Oct 30, 2011
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     | 4,109 views

    The steps that Noah took at the end of the flood teach us about our new beginning in the Christian life.

    Illustrations explain complex things in simple ways. Like putting together a bicycle or piece of unassembled furniture. Or setting up a computer or electronics. If you want to learn how to tie a knot, or learn a new crochet stitch, the best way is to look at a picture. The Old Testament is ...read more

  • The Days Of Noah

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Sep 17, 2011
     | 3,330 views

    Characteristics of our day are compared to Noah, providing evidence that God's judgment is near. Now is the time to seek the ark safety and salvation in Jesus Christ.

    Sermon Notes September 18, 2011 FBCam The Days of Noah - Why God’s Judgment Was So Severe In Grant County, Kentucky, 40 miles from Cincinnati, ANSWERS in GENESIS is building THE ARK ENCOUNTER. This real life replica of NOAH’S ARK is scheduled to open up to guests in 2014. GREAT ...read more

  • Everyon Needs An Ark Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Oct 22, 2011
     | 3,530 views

    There is much that we can say about the importance of the flood, but we should not miss the lesson about salvation that we see in the story of Noah.

    Disaster movies ominously predict the end of the world. Whether it be asteroids or aliens, nuclear war or epidemic, our poor old planet is constantly being wiped out by some larger than life disaster. These movies sell because we seem to thrive on FEAR. One of the biggest disaster movies ...read more

  • Essential Church – Building Mature Disciples By Teaching God’s Word Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Sep 29, 2013
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     | 3,160 views

    The only way to produce a mature disciple is by teaching the Word of God.

    Today’s Main Idea: The only way to produce a mature disciple is by teaching the Word of God. One of the strongest characteristics of FBC is our commitment to Biblical teaching. We began last week by looking at the Essentials of the church, looking to the things that the first Christians ...read more

  • The Blessings Of A Selfless Saint

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Mar 14, 2013
     | 2,460 views

    Do your fellow saints know you for your kindness? Today we will study a friend that was remembered by the Apostle Paul as a great encourager and examine the characteristics that enable us to bless one another.

    There was a time in our lives when our daughter was hospitalized for extended periods of time. We learned how friends can provide much needed encouragement during such times. One such friend was Dan Bubar. At the time, Dan was single and considering serving the Lord as a missionary to Hungary. ...read more

  • The Hope Of The Resurrection Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Mar 31, 2013
     | 2,796 views

    We all need hope. But hope alone is not enough - it must be based on a solid foundation. This sermon reminds believers that our Hope is based on the resurrection of Christ.

    In the late night hours of July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was struck by multiple torpedoes fired by a Japanese submarine. 500 miles west of the Philippine Islands, far from any port and under orders of secrecy, tt was the last US Navy ship sunk by enemy fire in WW2. The real story of the ...read more

  • Keep The Faith When Trials Come Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Feb 17, 2014
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     | 5,111 views

    These principles from James 1 will help us keep the faith when trials come.

    Recently, Addie Zierman wrote an article on“Five Churchy Phrases that are Scaring Off Millenials.” This age group currently in their 20's objects to statements that appear insincere or dishonest. One of the statements that doesn’t pass the “sniff test” with them is ...read more