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Bearing God’s Image (with Guest Speaker Jamin Bradley)

This week’s sermon comes from our special guest, Jamin Bradley.

Jamin is the pastor at 1208 Greenwood, which hosts a dinner church, nerd church, and more. Pastor Jamin uses Genesis 1:26-27 as a launching point to talk about what it means to bear the image of God in the world as opposed to the images of idols.

This message appears in our series, “In God’s Name,” where we examine the ways we describe God and God’s actions in the world. By Good Friday, Jesus will be charged with blasphemy for announcing and living out God’s liberation for the world. As we faithfully follow God, we should not be surprised that others, particularly other Christians, might consider our devotion to be blasphemy too. This Lent, join us in committing to more faithfully following our liberating God.

Listen to this sermon’s from our audio podcast page.

The Blasphemy of Denied Forgiveness

In a world tempted to hate and ostracize, forgiveness can be scandalous. Jesus forgave a man’s sins and what was the response? Some in the room thought forgiveness was blasphemy. This week, we are exploring the radical forgiveness.

This Lenten season, our sermon series, “In God’s Name,” examines the ways we describe God and God’s actions in the world. By Good Friday, Jesus will be charged with blasphemy for announcing and living out God’s liberation for the world. As we faithfully follow God, we should not be surprised that others, particularly other Christians, might consider our devotion to be blasphemy too. This Lent, join us in committing to more faithfully following our liberating God.

Sermon preached by Pastor Dallas Flippin on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MI.

Listen to this sermon’s from our audio podcast page.

Calling out Blasphemy


In a world where people invoke God’s name for all sorts of causes, inevitably God’s name is invoked on the side of injustice, violence, and lies. Have you witnessed the disrespect of God’s name? How do you talk about it? This week, we read from 1 Samuel 3 and the story of Samuel and Eli. Christians throughout history have longed to follow Jesus more faithfully and not settle for a popular, cultural Christianity.

This Lenten season, our sermon series, “In God’s Name,” examines the ways we describe God and God’s actions in the world. By Good Friday, Jesus will be charged with blasphemy for announcing and living out God’s liberation for the world. As we faithfully follow God, we should not be surprised that others, particularly other Christians, might consider our devotion to be blasphemy too. This Lent, join us in committing to more faithfully following our liberating God.

Sermon preached by Pastor Dallas Flippin on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MI.

Listen to this sermon’s from our audio podcast page.

Blasphemy in the Wilderness

Blasphemy isn’t just a kind of profanity. We’re accustomed to people cursing God’s name, but this week we reflect on the times we blaspheme God in times of blessing. As we read Nehemiah’s summary of the liberated Hebrew people wandering in the wilderness, we’ll reflect on how quickly people people turn to blaspheme God in unexpected ways.

In the series: Christians throughout history have longed to follow Jesus more faithfully and not settle for a popular, cultural Christianity. This Lenten season, our sermon series, “In God’s Name,” examines the ways we describe God and God’s actions in the world. By Good Friday, Jesus will be charged with blasphemy for announcing and living out God’s liberation for the world. As we faithfully follow God, we should not be surprised that others, particularly other Christians, might consider our devotion to be blasphemy too. This Lent, join us in committing to more faithfully following our liberating God.

Sermon preached by Pastor Dallas Flippin on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MI.

Listen to this sermon’s from our audio podcast page.

The Commandment about God’s Holy Name

Christians throughout history have longed to follow Jesus more faithfully and not settle for a popular, cultural Christianity. This Lenten season, our sermon series, “In God’s Name,” examines the ways we describe God and God’s actions in the world. By Good Friday, Jesus will be charged with blasphemy for announcing and living out God’s liberation for the world. As we faithfully follow God, we should not be surprised that others, particularly other Christians, might consider our devotion to be blasphemy too. This Lent, join us in committing to more faithfully following our liberating God.

Sermon preached by Pastor Dallas Flippin on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MI.

Listen to this sermon’s from our audio podcast page.

The Divine Embrace

We’re often afraid to try and restore broken relationships with our coworkers, neighbors, friends, and family. When we avoid our broken relationships, we also avoid glimpses at the divine embrace, where God brings healing and hope. This week, we read about the moment Esau and Jacob meet each other 20 years after their relationship was broken by deception. Join us as we listen for how God calls us to the transformative work of reconciliation.

In the series, “Sibling Rivalry,” we are studying the stories of Esau and Jacob to understand both the challenges and hope for dysfunctional relationships. In so doing, we hope to highlight what real reconciliation looks like, not a cheap artificial unity that makes reconciliation sound easy, but a reconciliation that is a part of the transformative journey with God.

Sermon preached by Pastor Dallas Flippin on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MI.

Listen to this sermon’s from our audio podcast page.