Sermons

Sermons from Bay Vista Baptist Church

Prologue

This morning, Brother Bill began a series with the church through the Gospel of John, starting with the prologue in verses 1 through 18. In these verses John the Apostle lays out the introduction to his Gospel, and sets forth for his reader the truth of who Jesus is. This Jesus, the Word of God, offers mankind the opportunity to become the children of God, if they believe in him.

John 1:1-18     Bro. Bill Collum     January 23rd, 2022

How Does It Go Wrong So Fast?

This week, as Brother Danny continues to share from the Book of Galatians, we look at chapter 1, verses 6 through 10. In this passage, Paul cuts right to the heart of the matter with the churches in Galatia; and the lesson is one we ought to pay attention to as well. Some people will try to throw the church into confusion. False teachers are not just a warning from the past, they can be found throughout the church today as well. With that idea we must not lose sight of God’s Word, if we are to avoid being easy prey. Finally, we must never forget that a desire to chase the spectacular or new teaching will lead to spiritual disaster.

Galatians 1:6-10     Bro. Danny Nance     January 16th, 2022

A Different Kind of Greeting

This monring, Brothr Danny begins a new series for us, going through the book of Galatians. In the first five verses of this book, Paul paints a picture that there is something dreadfully wrong with the churches in Galatia that needs to be addressed. First, Paul answers what was most likely a challenge to his authority as an Apostle of Jesus Christ. Second, Paul spells out the heart of the gospel to his readers. Finally, Pauls introduction to this letter is a clear call to give glory to God alone.

Galatians 1:1-5     Bro. Danny Nance     January 9th, 2022

Past Present and Future

This Sunday, as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, Brothr Danny reminds us of three important facts about this celebration. First, the Lord’s Supper points to a real past event. In this ceremony, Jesus used the elements of the supper to point to his coming act of atonement. When we come to this table, we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made. Secondly, the Lord’s Supper suggests a present reality: We are in communion with the rest of the body of Christ, RIGHT NOW. And finally, The Lord’s Supper promises a future hope that will be realized when we partake of the marriage feast of the Lamb, and this ordinance will no longer be necessary.

Matthew 26:26-30     Bro. Danny Nance     January 2nd, 2022

The Kindness and Love of God Our Savior Appeared

The First Advent of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, The Christ. When the kindness and love of God appeared to mankind. On this day, we celebrate the birth of Christ, we light the Christ candle. And Brother Danny Shares from the book of Titus, chapter 3, that God’s kindness and love were not because of righteous things that we had done, but because of God’s mercy alone. In Christ, that mercy was made manifest. And in Christ, our hope for eternal life has been revealed.

Titus 3:4-7     Bro. Danny Nance     December 26th, 2021

O Little Town of Bethlehem

On this, the fourth Sunday of Advent, we celebrate the Love of God for His people, and the love that we are commanded to share with others. Brother Danny shares from Malachi chapter 5 this morning, showing how the love of God was shown to man in the act of sending His son to be born in the mosy humble of circumstances, in the tiny, little town of Bethlehem.

Malachi 5:2-5a     Bro. Danny Nance     December 19th, 2021

Be Glad and Rejoice!

This morning, the third Sunday of Advent, we celebrate JOY! As we look forward to the full realization of out faith, we need to remember that God will quiet our fears. No matter what we face, fear does not have to reign in our hearts. God will also join in our celebration; He takes great joy in moving us closer to His side! God will wecome us home to the new Jerusalem. And finally, God will restore our fortunes. Though that may not be in the way that we expect, all of the pain caused by sin will be removed from our existence and we will finally be made whole.

Zephaniah 3:14-20     Bro. Danny Nance     December 12th, 2021

The Righteous Branch

This morning we celebrated the second week of advent with the lighting of the candle of peace. Brother Danny shared with us from the book of Jeremiah that we have a promise to cherish. We need to remember that God keeps His word and will send a deliverer. And that one day the peace that He will shower upon us will be fully known.

Jeremiah 33:14-16     Bro. Danny Nance     December 5th, 2021

The King Is Coming

This morning, we celebrated the first week of Advent, with our scripture and message being focused on Hope. Brother Danny shared from Malachi chapter 3, which shows us that the foundation of our hope is in the promise found in this passage. We need to remember that God works to bring His plans and purposes to reality. No matter our perspective of timing, God’s plans will always come to fruition. When the time is right, the Lord will come. We need to be prepared for whenever that time may come. And, ultimately, He will bring cleansing to His people. He will not leave us in our sin.

Malachi 3:1-3     Bro. Danny Nance     November 28th, 2021

Shining on for Jesus

Thank you for bearing with our technical difficulties. This morning, Brother Danny shared the final message in the “Why Are We Here” series, with a look at Matthew 5:14-16. In this very familiar passage, Christians are reminded that we are a light that can make a difference in this world. We are a light, because of Christ in us. Thus, that light should never be hidden. We cannot be effective as gospel light-bearers if we withdraw from the world. And finally, letting our light shine in this world will bring glory to God, by letting the world see what a difference christ makes in our lives.

Matthew 5:14-16     Bro. Danny Nance     November 21st, 2021
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