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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.

Events

Easter Worship – April 4, 2021

Celebrate Easter hope with us at 10am on April 4. After a difficult year, join us in celebrating the mystery of resurrection amidst death, the mystery of hope amidst despair, the mystery of life amidst death. The Easter message invites us to reflect on that hope which defies simple words. Let us hope that life might lift us up together.

In-person worship requires masks and social distancing. The service will also be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube live.

Good Friday Worship – April 2, 2021

Worship with us at FBC JXN at 6:30pm on April 2 for our special Good Friday service. We will worship with music, reflection, and Scripture readings telling of Jesus’ faithfulness in the face of violence. Through the music and reading of Scripture, you’re invited to reflect on your own faithfulness in following Jesus in the world today.
In-person worship requires masks and social distancing. The service will also be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube live.