Jesus and Corporate Prayer – Sermon Application #2

Jan 16, 2022, Sermon Applications

No man is an island, and no Christian who willfully neglects corporate prayer can thrive as God intends.  God has made the people of His church mutually dependent─ and this in such a way that unity among God’s people in corporate prayer opens the door to fresh spiritual blessing.  This is God’s intention for His […]

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Jesus and Corporate Prayer – Sermon Application #1

Jan 16, 2022, Sermon Applications

This Sunday, we examined a theme of prayer which is easily overlooked: Jesus and corporate prayer.  If Jesus is our teacher and example in prayer, certainly there are truths which we can glean by carefully observing His prayers with His disciples.  As Pastor Vradenburgh opened up several texts in this light, our eyes were opened […]

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Names for the Baby in the Manger – Sermon Application #2

Jan 01, 2022, Sermon Applications

One of the divine titles ascribed to Jesus is “Wonderful” (Isa. 9:6).  The Hebrew word translated to wonderful means miraculous.  Men speak of many man-made wonders which may inspire some sense of awe, but what are these compared with the wonders of creation?  Moreover, what are the wonders of creation compared with the wonders of […]

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Names for the Baby in the Manger – Sermon Application #1

Dec 30, 2021, Sermon Applications

When king Ahaz refused to ask for a sign from God which would indicate God’s coming deliverance from the Assyrians, Isaiah responded by saying, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14).  The name “Immanuel” means “God […]

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Why Jesus Came – Sermon Application #2

Dec 16, 2021, Sermon Applications

As we have been learning, studying Jesus’ purposes for coming into the world lead us to meditate on many wonderful truths about our salvation!  We know that Jesus came to save us, but the glory of this salvation unfolds before us only as we continue searching the Scriptures.  In Sunday’s sermon, we examined several marvelous […]

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Why Jesus Came – Sermon Application #1

Dec 13, 2021, Sermon Applications

Sunday, December 5, we were blessed to focus on the reasons for why Jesus came into the world. If we were asked why He came, we would probably reply with something similar to Paul’s words: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15).  And while this is certainly true, there are […]

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Thanksgiving Obtains the Spirit’s Blessing – Sermon Application Part One

Dec 03, 2021, Sermon Applications

A thankful heart is a humble heart.  As Pastor Vradenburgh noted, a proud heart is what makes us unthankful toward men and God.  When we are proud and unthankful, God resists us and we forfeit many blessings of the indwelling Spirit.  The Bible says, “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” (James […]

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“Healed by His Stripes” – Sermon Application Part Two

Nov 18, 2021, Sermon Applications

The doctrine of substitutionary atonement through Jesus Christ makes manifest the immeasurable love of God.  In 1 Peter 2:24, Peter says that “[Christ] his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree.”  Even without the familiar quotation “by whose stripes ye were healed” the connection to Isaiah’s prophetic crowning jewel is […]

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“Healed by His Stripes” – Sermon Application Part One

Nov 15, 2021, Sermon Applications

It was a great privilege to spend Sunday morning meditating upon those marvelous words in Peter’s first epistle, “by [Christ’s] stripes ye were healed (1 Pet. 2:24).”  Pastor Vradenburgh pointed out that the Greek word translated to “stripes” is not plural, but rather singular; literally “by whose stripe ─or wound─ ye were healed.”  Since the […]

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The High Cost of Discipleship – Sermon Application #2

Sep 30, 2021, Sermon Applications

Jesus gave the connected parables of deliberating over potential construction and potential battle to make us pause and contemplate the cost of living a genuine Christian life (Luke 14:25-33).  Our fleshly inclination is to make our own costless form of Christianity, but this compromise only leaves us with a form of godliness void of spiritual […]

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Our purpose is to make much of our Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel through the preaching of His Word and the making of disciples. At Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) we teach the Bible in order to facilitate spiritual growth in all of God’s people and to provide opportunities for Christian fellowship. God has graciously used Friendship to further His work both locally and across the globe since 1965.