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Accept No Substitutes

This week Reverend Brown teaches from the text of John 1:1-18 In the month of December when the hours of daylight are the fewest it is the words of John that reminds us that Jesus is our guiding light. Can we be the type of Christian that will let Jesus’ light shine though us a light the world? When there is so much darkness around we all need to reflect some of Jesus light to the rest of the world.

We at First Baptist would like to thank everyone that has listened in this year to this ministry. A special Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our subscribers. Please drop us a Note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: December_24_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Only God Is The Light

This week Reverend Brown teaches from the text of 1 John 1:1-10; 2:1-5.When times are tough and we seem to be in total darkness we need to remember that God is the light though which we can pierce the darkness. .If we are sensitive to God then his light will show us the way. Do we have the sensitivity to listen and look for where God is guiding us?

Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a Note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: December_17_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:34pm EST

You Have Got My Word On It You Just Need To Sing Anyhow

This week Reverend Brown teaches from the text of 1 Hebrews1:1-9.Working from this text Reverend Brown reminds us there is nothing more binding then the work of god. While many of gods profits and emissaries in the forms of Angles may say great things, it’s only when it’s the word of the Lord being spoken is it binding and everlasting. .

Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a Note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: December_10_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

You Just Need To Sing Anyhow

This week Reverend Brown teaches from the text of 2 chronicles 36:15-21; Psalm 137:1-6.Reverend Brown reminds us that no matter where we are or our situation our God expects us to sing his praise.

Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a Note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: November_19_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

Where Are Our Leaders Today

This week we have the introductory sermon of our new intern Mr. Wesley Sun. Wesley comes to us though the Masters in Divinity program at the University of Chicago. In this weeks sermon Mr. Sun teaches from 2 Kings 22:8-10,23:1-3,21-23 and asks the question "Where are our leaders today." Wesley makes us all think about leadership and we are all leaders. We can no longer abdicate all responsibility to our elected and chosen leaders. We are all responsible for leading in our circles and leading when selecting our leaders.

Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a Note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: November_12_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35am EST

Gods Got Every Thing I Need.

This week Reverend Brown teaches from the text of 1 Kings 18:20-24,30-35,38-39. Rev. Brown reminds us that when we are in need “Gods got everything I need?. Often when things seem the most dire is when we forget it’s God who is providing for us and will see that we have what it takes to get though our present difficulty.

Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a Note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: November_05_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15am EST

First Baptist Youth Day October 29th 2006

With October 29th being the fifth Sunday in the month it was time for the adult choir to step aside and the youth choir to come to the front. So our musical selection this is from the younger members of First Baptist. Our sermon this week was preached by our own Reverend Alex Brown. Reverend Brown in keeping with the youth day theme used as his text Ephesians 6. Reverend Brown dedicated this reading and his sermon to all the youth members of First Baptist and those that hear his words on this podcast.


Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a Note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: October_29_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

I Think I Need To Do Something Else

This week Reverend Brown teaches from the text of 2 Samuel 7:8-17. In making the statement "I Think I Need To Do Something Else" Rev. Brown asks us to remember the big picture items when we feel our lives need a change. We always need to be mindful when planning for changes in our lives, are these changes my will or are these changes the will of God.


Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: October_22_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Church Under Construction. For our 173 Anniversary service we have the Reverend Taurus Scurlock from the Mount Zion Baptist Church from the West side of Chicago. This is Reverend Scurlock's second appearance in the pulpit of First Baptist Church. For our Men's Day he shook up First Baptist with his plea that we not become "Church Daddies". This time Reverend Scurlock touches a nerve while teaching from Acts 10:28-35 he reminds us that the church just is not for those that are saved. It's for everyone that can be saved. We have to accept all with out question. There can be not if ands or buts. As Reverend Scurlock reminds us when faced with a expanding ministry there is not buts. We hope that Reverends sermon this week touches you as much as it touched us on our 173 Anniversay.

 


Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a Note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: Anniversary173_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

Through The Eye of a Needle. p> This week as part of our anniversary calibrations we have Reverend Larry L. Greenfield (IM) executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago speaking to us. Reverend Greenfield uses as the bases of his text Mark 10:17-24. Reverend Greenfield reminds us that as humans we can not alone enter the dominion of God, it is only though God can this be possible. In this reading Mark relates how Jesus showed his disciples the difficulty a man would have trying to enter the dominion of God, and what a man should do to see that God would make this possible.


Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a Note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: October_15_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:25pm EST

Who Can You Count On.

This week we have as one of the musical numbers Reverend Jim Harris singing. Many of the First Baptist members fondly remember Reverend Harris from his time spent at First Baptist. We truly appreciated his impromptu singing this Sunday. We were blessed to have Reverend Jesse M. Brown back in the pulpit this week, recovered from his illness. Reverend Brown working with the text Judges 4:4-10,12-16 he asks “Who can you count on?. Can we as Christians be friends that can be counted on? Not to shield and hide or friends from the world but be the type of friends that encourage the people we are with to grow and mature in the world and the lord.


Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a Note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: Sunday_October_8th_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51am EST

What's Love Got To Do With It.

While we were saddened to hear of the illness of Reverend Jesse this week, his sermon was capably filled in by his brother Reverend Alex Brown. While Alex himself wasn’t 100% he gave us a lot to think about with his Sermon entitled “What’s Love Got To Do With It?. Again thanks to Alex this week for filling in, and please pray for All our pastoral staff, with special concideration for Reverend Alex and Reverend Jesse. Our bible reading this week was from Judges 2:16-23 for those following the Sunday school lesson. Our podcast was a little late up this week due to the work and planning for our Praise Dance Recital. If your in the area of First Baptist this Friday evening October 6 at 7:00p or Saturday October 7 at 2:00pm please come and share what is sure to be an uplifting time of praise, dance and worship.


Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: October_1_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Covenant Renewed

This week we have Reverend Kirstin Boswell-Ford preach to us. She uses as the bases of her sermon the text of Joshua 24:1,14-24. Just as Joshua asks the tribes of Israel she asks us, to choose for ourselves this day whom we will serve. Are we ready to make that commitment or reaffirm our commitment to our Lord?


Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: September_24_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

Who were we before all this happened to us

This week Reverend Brown teaches from the text of Exodus 19:1-6,24:3-8. Rev Brown asks the question "Who were we before all this happened to us". Reverend Brown reminds us to reflect on where we came from and not always accept what we are today. Just as the slaves of Egypt needed to be reminded of where they came from, often today we and our young people have forgotten where we have come from. It's time to look back at where we have come from and decide where we are to take ourselfs in the future.


Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: September_17_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:20am EST

Accept No Subsitutes

This week Rev. Brown teaches from the text of Genesis 17:1-8,15-22. In this text we see Abraham as he hears of Gods plan for him. Believing himself to be too old for Gods challenge Abraham doubts Gods word and tries to have God accpet his son Ishmael for the work ahead. But God wants Abraham and his wife Sarai for this work. God won't accept Ishmael as the subsitute. And, so Rev Brown this week reminds us not to accept any subsitutes either.


Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: Sunday_September_10th_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15pm EST

Changes, Are you prepared? This week we have Rev. Dr. Mayme George preaching, along with a special musical solo from Delois Daniels. Rev. George shows us again how the only constant in life is change. Whether it is the changes we create or the changes which are created for us. By keeping the teachings of Jesus close to our hearts we can have both the strength and flexibility to cope with the changes in our lives. .

Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.
Direct download: Sept_3rd_Morning_Worship_Sermon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:34am EST

When Are You Going To Look For The Prize

This week we have Rev. Brown back and refreshed from a weeks fishing in Wisconsin. The Text of Rev Brown's sermon is from Second Corinthians 2:7-10. In these passages Paul reminds us that when we use our challenges to avoid doing Gods work we miss many opportunities to grow. Showing us how Paul used his infirmities to become stronger Rev. Brown encourages us to take our life with all its aches and pains and rededicate our lives to living in the spirit of Jesus Christ. By overcoming these trials we too will become stronger and further magnify the lord when we over come the challenges he has given us in this life.


Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.

Direct download: Aug_27th_Morning_Worship_Sermon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48am EST

Giving Is A Witness This week We have a double blessing. First our music portion is our own Rev. Alex Brown, highlighting again his powerful tenor voice. Secondly we have Rev. William Goss in the pulpet this week. The Text of Rev Goss's sermon is from Second Corinthians 9:3-15. Rev. Goss reminds us this week that it is not just the act of giving but the motivation behind it. As we are so often remided "God Loves A Cheerful Giver". Does your giving reflect your attitude or is it the other way around. Are you giving as a witness to Christ or are you just giving as you have always done. Take a few moments to listen to Rev. Goss and reflect on your reasons for giving.

Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might hear in this ministry. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.
Direct download: Aug_20th_Morning_Worship_Sermon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55am EST

Are You Ready For A New Attitude This week Reverend Brown teaches from the text of Second Corinthians 8:1-15. Reverend Brown shows us this week how even when living in poverty and oppression by living in the grace of Jesus we can develop and support a growing Christian community. By giving of our own rich generosity, our own Christian communities can be enriched with the grace of God.

Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. This week we have again included some music from our morning service. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might here in this program. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.
Direct download: Aug_13th_Morning_Worship_Sermon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm EST

Stuck on Stupid
Many people want joy, they desperately need it, but as Pastor says in this message from Second Corinthians 2:5-11;7:2-15, they are "Stuck on Stupid." They live daily in an emotional uproar of anger, resentment, and hate. They don't realize that you cannot get to joy from there unless you are willing to forgive the person who has offended you. Paul makes it clear in this letter, if you cannot forgive those who have offended you, pain and sorrow will build up within us and our community. So after justice has been given out can you truly forgive those who have wronged you, or are you "Stuck on Stupid"

Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. This week we have included some music from our morning service. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might here in this program. We enjoy hearing your comments about our ministry or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.
Direct download: Aug_6th_Morning_Worship_Sermon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13am EST

What is Real love? As this week was the final week of Vacation Bible School, Reverend Brown took a much needed rest and had one of the other Pastoral staff preach this sundays sermon. So this week we were blessed to have Reverend Alice Brown come and speak with us on this fifth Sunday. Keeping with the Sunday school studies she continued working with Paul's first letter to the Corinthians with text being 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. In these verses Reverend Alice Brown shows us how Paul defines what real love is. So when presented with something purporting to be love we can distinguish between the real lasting love of God and the often short lived and shallow counterfeit love of the world we live in.

Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments here on the web page about anything you might here in this program. We enjoy hearing your comments about our show or anything you might think of to improve this ministry. Again thank you all for listening and have a blessed week from the pastoral and technical staff at First Baptist Church of Chicago.
Direct download: July_30th_Morning_Worship_Sermon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Called to the Common Good Continuing with our study of First Corinthians, Reverend Brown takes a look at First Corinthians 12:1-13. Here John in his letters asks of the members of the church in Corinth, are you using your gifts for yourself and your needs or are you using them for the "Common Good" in your church. When our gifts seem to go unnoticed do, we find ways to grow them within our church or do we become frustrated and just move along to another church?

If we treat our spiritual life as a shopping trip are we just mixing and matching what ever we might find for our good, rather then listening to the call for the common good.

Todays sermon asks of us can we strive for developing and expanding the body of Christ and the common good of the church, rather then looking for personal satisfaction and reward.

Thanks to everyone listening to our podcast. Please drop us a note at fbcpreacher@fbcpreacher.com or submit your comments about anything you might hear in this program or how we can better serve you!

Direct download: July_23th_Morning_Worship_Sermon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06am EST

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Church Daddy? With this Sunday being First Baptists Men's Day, the tradition is to have a Guest Speaker come and address the men. This year we were honored to have Rev. Taurus King Scurlock from Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Evanston Illinois. Using Acts 10:1-3 as the bases of his sermon, Rev. Scurlock asks, "In a world full of Baby Daddies, Pimp Daddies, and Sugar Daddies do you have what it takes to be a Church Daddy". Rather than taking what seems to have become the socially acceptable behavior can you be a God fearing, regular praying Church Daddy.

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Direct download: Sunday_July_16th_Morning_Worship_Sermon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:58pm EST

How Can I Still Be An Individual while Participating In The Body Of Christ. Reverend Brown continues with his discussion of Paul's First letter to the church in Corinth. Here in
First Corinthians 8:1-13
Paul addresses the issue of how christians can deal with their individuality while still participating in the body of Christ. In a conflict between Christians involving personal freedom, the Christian is obligated in the Lord to surrender his freedom for the sake of his Christian brother or sister.
Direct download: SermonJuly9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09am EST

I Just Can't Help Myself Rev. Brown asks us if we have the courage for the challenge that God has given us. Based on the text of Corinthians he asks if we have what it takes to be Christians rather then just giving in to the old adage, "I just Can't Help Myself".

Direct download: July2Sermon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35pm EST