Video & Audio Message Archives 2018-2020

Here you will find previously recorded audio and video files of Sermons preached at Bible Baptist Church.
  • thy kingdom come

    [The Discourses of Christ series #20]

    Luke 17:20-37

    Through this discourse Christ uses two illustrations to show his second coming: the Days of Noe and the Days of Lot.  The way of salvation was presented by Christ, but none heeded the message.  Jesus IS coming again. . . are you ready? 

  • he is able to succour

    Hebrews 2:9-18

    Listen as the preached Word manifests Jesus Christ as the Captain of our Salvation, and our Merciful and Faithful Hight Priest! 

  • the epiphany of grace

    Titus 2:11

    Pastor Sargent presents the “theological announcement” of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Presented is not WHAT happened or HOW things happened, but most importantly, WHY the birth of Jesus happened.  This message focuses on the certainty and significance of Christ’s birth by presenting the text into its four statements: The Grace of God – that Bringeth Salvation – Hath Appeared – and – to All Men.


  • standing fast is not standing still

    Philippians 1:21-30

    Listen as the preached Word of God makes it clear that our Conversation is not simply Conversing, Standing Fast is not Standing Still, and Striving is not Strife-ing.

  • continuing stedfast, part ii

    Acts 2:41-47

    In this message Pastor Sargent continued presenting the vision for Bible Baptist Church for 2021 by showing how the church in Jerusalem continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in breaking of bread, in prayers, in charity, and in soul winning.  he also challenged all to "win one in  twenty-one!"

  • continuing stedfast, part i

    Acts 2:41-47

    In his "Vision Sunday" message to the church, Pastor Sargent referred to the Jerusalem church that was experiencing great blessings from God while passing through sever difficulties - noting how it "continued stedfastly" in fulfilling God's plan and purpose.  The emphasis for Bible Baptist Church for 2021 was presented: namely, to "Continue Steadfastly" in areas that are enumerated in the text.

  • fear and trust

    [The Discourses of Christ series #19]

    Luke 12:1-12

    Jesus spoke with the disciples, teaching them that crowds are not the important thing, the most important things is to preach the truth.  In this discourse Jesus spoke about fear and trust.  We are to fear the leaven of hypocrisy, God rather than man, and dying without Christ.  Two promises presented about trusting in the Lord is that He cares for us and He enable us to deal with difficult situations.

  • pursuing peace and building the brethren

    Romans 14:16-19

    Although we may not understand everything behind the scenes happening in our lives, omniscient God does.  If we desire to serve Christ acceptably before God and men, it is certainly not by judging or offending weaker brethren in meat or drink.  Rather, it is pursuing thing which make for peace, and build up the brethren.

  • not back to normal

    Philippians 3:7-14

    With everything that is happening in society and our personal lives it is easy to just say, “I want to get back to normal.”  Is that what God wants?  As believers we should not desire to go back to normal, rather we should desire higher ground!  In this message Pastor Geist presents losing & winning, conforming, perfecting, and pressing as the way to higher ground.

  • an evil generation

    Luke 11:29-36

    [The Discourses of Christ series #18]

    What would Jesus say about our generation today?  Would He give commendation or condemnation?  Jesus described the generation of His day as evil – not because of their wicked deeds so much as because of their unbelief.  Jesus presented Jonah (the prophet) and Solomon (the king) – and those that heard and responded to them – as witnesses to truth from the Old Testament.

  • TEACH US TO PRAY

    Luke 11:1-13

    [The Discourses of Christ series #16]

    This is the first of five discourses in what is known as “Luke’s Special Section.”  In this sermon, Christ is instructing His disciples about prayer.  Pastor Sargent highlights five “prayer truths” from the text: (1) the Paragon of Prayer, (2) the Pattern of Prayer, (3) Persistence of Prayer, (4) the Promise of Prayer, and (5) the Profusion of Prayer.

  • Not of men

    Galatians 1:1-24

    If we are not careful we make things in life and ministry man-centered and not 100% completely from God.  Pastor Geist presents areas in Paul’s life that were not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father.  Those areas are: his Apostleship, his Persuading and Pleasing, his Gospel Preaching, and his Training & Instruction. . . all of which were for the Glory of God.

  • the good shepherd

    John 10:7-18

    [The Discourses of Christ series #15]

    In the Bible, Jesus Christ is described as the Good Shepherd, The Great Shepherd, and the Chief Shepherd.  In expounding this discourse of Christ, Pastor Sargent presents the Shepherd and the sheep – the true sheep being those who have trusted the Good Shepherd Who died for all men.


  • abraham rejoiced to see my day

    John 8:20-59

    [The Discourses of Christ series #14]

    This was the fourth discourse spoken by Jesus Christ while in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles and beyond.  As with the other three sermons, the discourse about Abraham was directed to the Jews, who trusted in their relationship to the patriarch.  Although Abraham lived almost two thousand years before Christ, he saw the day of Christ and rejoiced.  Pastor Sargent describes three ways in which Abraham saw Christ: (1) in the Promises of God, (2) in the Person of Melchisedec, and (3) in the Picture of Sacrifice.

  • shew me the money

    Matthew 22:15-22

    The Pharisees and Herodians tried to trap Jesus with a question about paying taxes to Caesar. Jesus turned the question back on them, focusing on rendering unto God the things that are God’s—our all. You may not like a particular Caesar, but Jesus’ teaching goes far deeper than simply paying taxes and tithes. Listen now to the Players Identified, the Penny Superscribed, and the Principle Applied.

  • Jesus Christ: THe light of the world

    John 8:12-20

    [The Discourses of Christ series #13]

    Jesus Christ is the light of the world. Christians are those that have come to the light. In this message Pastor Sargent shares five thoughts about the light of the world: it is a Supernatural Light, it is a Prophesied Light, it is an Exposing Light, it is a Saving Light, and it is to be a Reflected Light.

  • what is the purpose of having a missions conference?

    Galatians 2:1-10

    Oftentimes churches get distracted from fulfilling the great commission. Using the Jerusalem "conference" as a platform, Pastor Sargent presents four good reasons for having a missions conference: (1) to Certify the Men, (2) to Clarify the Message, (3) to Coordinate the Mission, and (4) to Celebrate the Miracles.

  • Maybe you're martha

    John 11

    Upon careful examination of the interaction between Jesus and Martha in John Chapter 11, we see the purpose (what God is trying to tell us ) was for the glory of God and for the building up of belief (the enabling and strengthening of our faith).  Pastor Geist presents for us that “Jesus loved Martha”, that Martha saith unto him, “I know”, and that she said “Yea, Lord: I believe.”

  • voting biblically, part iv

    Romans 1:18-25

    [Voting Biblically series]

    Pastor Sargent explains the Biblical worldview (contrasted with a man-centered worldview) regarding the environment and climate.  The six Biblical truths presented are: (1) God created the earth, (2) God owns the earth, (3) God has set man as a steward over the earth, (4)  stewardship means care and proper use of God’s creation, (5) God is active in, and in control of, His creation, (6) God will bring this creation to an end in His time.

  • red letter repentance

    Mark 1:14-15
    Jesus preached a gospel of inseparable repentance and faith. Even though scripture is clear that repentance is a requirement for remission of sins, many today dismiss repentance as not being a part of salvation. Pastor Geist defines belief/faith, repentance, and salvation. Do not present a false gospel by separating repentance and faith.

  • my father's business

    Luke 2:41-52

    We are not always in synchronization with the Heavenly Father’s business. . . but we should be!  In this message, Pastor Geist draws lessons from Joseph and Mary, and from Jesus as He went about His Father’s business at age twelve.

  • voting biblically, part iii

    Genesis 11:1-4
    [Voting Biblically series]

    As citizens we should cast an informed vote, which is made possible by comparing the party "platforms" obligating the candidates. The account of the "Tower of Babel" serves as an illustration of the clash of worldviews, and the need for restraint of human government. The attitude of many people today is that we will not have the Word of God direct our lives, but will put our confidence in man.

  • voting biblically, part ii

    Psalm 118:8,9 As a citizen, we should have a Biblical reason for how we vote. Our faith and trust MUST be in God (Psalm 118:8-9). Our beliefs and actions should be based upon a Biblical worldview. Pastor Sargent presents what the Bible says about the beginning of life, the propagation of life, and the preservation and preparation of life.



  • pregnancy and infant loss

    II Samuel 12:15-23

    Many families have experienced a loss during pregnancy or shortly after birth.  Each can find great comfort through God’s word.  As Pastor Sargent shares scripture to give comfort, he presents the following: understand your loss was the loss of a life and your grief is natural and proper.

  • voting biblically, Part I

    Psalm 118:8

    [Voting Biblically series]

    We have a responsibility as Christians and citizens to vote.  What is the diving purpose of government?  Is your worldview filtered through the Word of God?  In the first of a series of messages Pastor Sargent gives Biblical principles as a guide in voting.  Here he gives three statements regarding government from the Bible: (1) Government was initiated by God, (2) Government is ordained by God, and (3) Government is limited by God.

  • the age of accountability and the salvation of children

    Ecclesiastes 12:1

    In this message Pastor Sargent asks and answers three questions concerning the age of accountability and the salvation of children: (1) When is a child ready to be saved?, (2) What can a parent do to facilitate the salvation of their child?, and (3) How can I lead my child to Christ?

  • from weeping unto joy

    Nehemiah 8:5-8

    As the post-captivity remnant of southern Judah finished rebuilding the wall, we see a stark contrast between the goodness of God with the sinfulness of man. Past sins bring a time of weeping, but joy comes from confessing sins.

  • for he is faithful that promised

    Hebrews 10:23-25

    We are typically drawn to the encouragement to assemble in this passage, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together...” However, the parenthetical statement in verse 23 anchors the entire text. Pastor Geist encourages believers by explaining Who promised, how He promised, and what was promised.

  • the water of life

    John 7:37-39

    [The Discourses of Christ series #12]

    At the beginning of His “Later Judæan Ministry,” Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles. Part of the Jewish celebrations during this week-long feast was the illumination of the temple area with great lights and the water procession from the Pool of Siloam through the Water Gate to the temple, where water was poured out on the great altar. The words of Jesus revealed Him to be the provider of living water that would satisfy the believer in this life and the next.


  • when losing is winning

    Proverbs 20:14

    We are not geared to want to lose at anything in life.  However, sometimes we need to lose to win.  Pastor Geist uses several illustrations to demonstrate Biblical principles about winning and losing.

  • the message of the veil

    Hebrews 9:1-12

    The Book of Hebrews presents a stark contrast between the tabernacle of the Old Testament and the greater tabernacle in heaven.  Pastor Sargent presents three aspects regarding the veil within the tabernacle: (1) the resplendent veil,  (2) the restrictive veil, and the (3) rent veil.

  • Offences

    Matthew 18:1-18

    [The Discourses of Christ series #11]

    Even for believers, offences are a fact of life.  Many times offences can hinder and prevent salvation.  In this message Pastor Sargent presents four aspects of the subject of offences: (1) offensive attitudes, (2) offensive actions, (3) the arena of offences, and (4) offense arbitration.  The answer to getting past offences is forgiveness.

  • lessons from lydia

    Acts 16:11-15,40

    Lydia was a seeking worshipper that needed to be saved.  As we examine Lydia’s testimony, we gain great insight into the life of this new believer.  Through personal examination and application you will find great lessons from Lydia’s life.

  • biblical balance

    Proverbs 11:1

    The book of wisdom states that “a false balance is abomination to the LORD.” A false balance can use the wrong standard, or it can use a just weight and measure (God’s Word), with an improper balance. We need God’s wisdom to balance all biblical principles that apply to areas of life and godliness.   

  • true defilement

    [The Discourses of Christ series #10]

    Mark 7:14-23

    As Christ spoke to the Pharisees and the scribes, He was criticized concerning the disciples' eating with unwashen (defiled) hands.  Christ used this opportunity to teach about spiritual defilement.  Pastor Sargent presents two points concerning defilement: (1) sin is a heart matter, and (2) sin is an eternal matter.

  • the responsibility of a father

    Ephesians 6:4

    The Bible has a lot to say about the home and family relationships.  It takes effort for a father to influence his children. Pastor Sargent presents help for fathers to fulfill their responsibilities through three actions: (1) connect with your child, (2) correct your child, and (3) direct your child.  It is a great investment and joy to bring up children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord!

  • the bread of life

    [The Discourses of Christ series #9]

    John 6:32-40

    The Jews in Jesus’ day failed to recognize the intent of Christ to point them to the One whom is the Bread of Life.  In this message Pastor Sargent outlines the path to salvation mistaken, the provision of salvation mirrored, the plan of salvation manifested, the presentation of salvation made clear, and the proposition of salvation mutilated.

  • the beginning of missions

    [The Discourses of Christ series #8]

    Matthew 9:36-38

    Many times we place limits on our service for Christ. When considering the beginning of missions, Pastor Sargent presents seven points on preaching the gospel: its prerequisites, provision, plan, problems, promise, the price to be paid, and the payment received.

  • willing and wanting

    Isaiah 6:1-8

    Our wanting can taint our willingness.  Pastor Geist shares points from Scripture concerning how our willing should lead to our wanting and reversing taints the process.  Also, our wanting is not necessarily God’s willing.  We need to have a yielding willingness that leads to His willingness!

  • the blessedness and value of christian fellowship

    Acts 28:14,15

    There is something special about belonging to a church.  The Apostle Paul recognized this and sought out brethren during the last leg of a long journey to Rome.  Pastor Sargent presents what is meant by church fellowship and three important reasons for church fellowship: (1) putting God first, (2) commanded by God, and (3) uniquely sacred.  We NEED church fellowship!  Instruction for each Christian. . . attend and be faithful!

  • O LORD, CORRECT ME

    Jeremiah 10:24

    In this passage the prophet Jeremiah speaks on behalf of Judah.  Three things the prophet asks God to do is to correct, give judgment, and not act in anger.  These are the same things to consider as a child of God and as a parent towards our own children.  Pastor Geist brings out personal and parental applications through the plea of this prophet. 

  • the spirit of antichrist

    1 John 4:1-6
    Believers are engaged in spiritual warfare that rages far beyond the daily frustrations, temptations, afflictions, and disappointments that are part of life in a fallen world. The real battlefield exists in "high places," where the Spirit of truth and the spirits of error battle for mastery over the souls of men and the nations of the world. In this message Pastor Sargent presents the spirit of antichrist - specified, prophesied, and identified.
       

  • when god says no

    2 Samuel 10:18-29

    How do you respond when God says "No?"  King David was told "NO" when he had set his heart to do something for the Lord.  David's reaction gives a great example of how we should respond when God shuts a door in our life.

  • the book of life

    Luke 10:17-20

    "Rejoice, your name is written in Heaven."  In this message about the Book of Life, Pastor Sargent considers when it is that a name is written in the Book, what it means to have one's name removed from the Book of Lifer, and how the Book of Life will be used in the Great White Throne Judgment of God.


  • google god first

    Psalm 46

    There are troubles all around us today, even in our own lives many times.  Noted in Psalm 46 Pastor Geist presents God as our refuge, God’s presence during times of trouble, and reflections upon application of God’s word in our life.

  • i can't breathe

    Acts 17:16-34

    Breath = life!  Here Pastor Geist challenges believers to make every breath count.  He presents the benevolence, brevity and behavior of breath relating to our Christian life.

  • Satan, Speech, Signs & Spirits

    [The Discourses of Christ series #7]

    Matthew 12:22-45

    Pastor Sargent presents the Spirit invincible, sin indefensible, the sign indisputable, and the state insufferable.

  • the way of cain

    Genesis 4:1-8

    Genesis Chapter 4 marks the beginning of crime and religion.  Presented in the message are the only two religions in the world: the way of Cain and the faith of Abel.  Both men knew they had a sin problem, and knew when and where to come, and what to bring.  It is the religion that is based upon faith in Jesus Christ that saves.

  • boldness in our witness for jesus christ

    Acts 17: 15-34

    We find great boldness as Paul preached to the Athenians.  There was a great need for the voice of truth to be heard then and today.  Pastor Sargent discusses how boldness is obtained and the outcomes that are possible.  Are you a willing to speak up about Jesus Christ?

  • do the work of an evangelist

    II Timothy 4:5

    Timothy is charged by Paul to do the work of an evangelist, though not to BE an evangelist. In this message, Pastor Sargent explains the ministry of an evangelist, then shows how all believers — whether an evangelist, a pastor, or a regular church member — are to do the WORK of an evangelist in seeking to win souls to Christ.  

  • what went ye out for to see?

    [The Discourses of Christ series #6]

    Matthew 11:7-19

    In this discourse to the multitudes, Jesus defended John the Baptist as the mighty Gospel preacher he was.  Pastor Sargent expounds upon the man, his mission, and his mark, highlighting the fact that John was the first Gospel preacher, the forerunner of Christ, and the one who prepared a people (baptized believers) with which the Lord Jesus Christ built His church.

  • chaos out of order

    Proverbs 30:21-23

    The four disquieting (intolerable/disruptive) things listed in the text presents areas where not following God creates chaos.  Chaos results when we decide God is not needed.  As Christians, our life must be orderly!

  • the sermon on the plain

    Luke 6:17-49
    This discourse presents the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This Lordship must be affirmed, acknowledged and ultimately applied in each of our lives. Jesus IS Lord, but is He Lord in all areas of your life?

  • how canst thou run with the horses

    Jeremiah 12:1-5
    In these uncertain times we live in, it is increasingly difficult to live for Christ. We need not withdraw; but draw nigh to God. God gives us answers and it is up to us to adjust like Jeremiah the prophet did.

  • but our eyes are upon thee

    2 Chronicles 20:6-12

    As the prayer of Jehoshaphat is examined closely, we too can see that we need to learn how to pray in a crisis before the crisis.  We are too weak in crisis to not have strength in prayer.  Acknowledgement of God's attributes, prayed promises, and standing before a sovereign God showed Jehoshaphat's attitude towards prayer.


  • go fish

    Matthew 4:19; 28:18-20

    In the sea of humanity our worldview dictates how we react to a crisis.  As fishers of men, we must not lose sight of the great commission.

  • let thy word be verified

    2 Chronicles 6:17

    “Trust, but verify” is a rhyming Russian proverb that was used by President Reagan in Cold War nuclear disarmament talks. Can the phrase be used by man to speak of the completely trustworthy Almighty God? Not in questioning His trustworthiness, but to prove it in our daily lives!

  • how do you see the bible?

    2 Timothy 3:10-11

    Do you view the Bible as descriptive or prescriptive? Do you view the Bible as a narrative or an imperative? The answer molds your Christian character! Listen as the Apostle Paul writes to his son in the faith Timothy of Paul’s instruction, application, and motivation for service unto the Lord.

  • walk at liberty

    Psalms 119:45 Our Country, the world, and even greater Christendom tend to pervert liberty. The biblical understanding of liberty is not the right to do whatever one wants, but the right to seek and do right! The irony of liberty is that the world and false “Christian” teachers promise liberty and deliver bondage, whereas God promises and delivers true liberty from bondage to those who seek and keep His precepts in their daily sanctified walk.


  • the sermon on the mount, part nine

    Matthew 7:13-27
    In the concluding message of the series on Christ's "Sermon on the Mount," Pastor Sargent presents the third main division of the discourse — notably, "The Decisions FOR the Kingdom." The message examines each of the two alternatives from which man must choose: one of two roads; one of two kinds of fruit; one of two professions; and one of two foundations upon which to build.


  • the sermon on the mount, part eight

    Matthew 7:1-12 “Judge not!” is the response from many whenever they are confronted with the Gospel or Biblical truth. In this message, Pastor Sargent addresses exactly what the Bible teaches and does not teach about judging and discerning — pointing out that, in the context of the Sermon on the Mount discourse, Jesus was addressing the hypocritical kind of judgmentalism so typical of the scribes and Pharisees of His day. Pastor Sargent sets forth five key principles on how Christians should exercise righteous judgment.


  • the seed of bitterness

    Genesis 4:1-12

    Pastor Sargent presents the cause, curse, consequences and cure for bitterness.


  • responding to rule

    1 Timothy 1:17-2:6; 6:14-16

    We are to pray for and obey government and church authorities.  However, our ultimate hope, trust, and refuge is the Lord Jesus Christ and His future government.

  • dinosaurs in the bible

    Job 40:15-24

    Dinosaurs and the Bible are completely compatible. Why isn’t the word “dinosaur” in the Bible? What Bible names are given for dinosaurs? Did man ever walk with the dinosaurs? Why is the world so adamant about their false dinosaur narrative, separating dinosaurs from man by 65 million years? As God commanded Job, “Behold now behemoth!”

  • the sermon on the mount, part seven

    Matthew 6:19-34

     While contrasting the practices of the religious Jews with kingdom life, Jesus introduces two key principles to His disciples. The need for an “undivided allegiance” and an “unflappable assurance” are explained and expounded upon by Pastor Sargent.

  • look unto me

    Isaiah 45:14-25

    Pastor Sargent presents a life changing message with a detailed exposition of Verse 22 to show the How, Who and Why of salvation.

  • how leaders inspect

    Nehemiah 13:1-3.
    Leaders must inspect what they expect. When Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem after a time back in Persia, he discovered that many changes for the worse had occurred among the Jews. The actions he took to rectify the serious situations he encountered provide sound principles for fathers, pastors, and those in positions of leadership to employ. Pastor Sargent brings out four steps for inspecting the progress of those we are called upon to lead.

  • god wants to hear you sing

    II Samuel 15:1-30 & Psalm 3

     When enemies pursued David, the historical narrative records his fear. In contrast, parallel Psalms pen the power of music unto David’s praise of the LORD, and his personal peace and joy. We must not underestimate the praise and power of music! David got it; Paul and Silas got it; the Lord Jesus Christ got it. What about you?

  • the sermon on the mount, part six

    Matthew 6:1-18
    Previously, Jesus addressed what the religious leaders preached. In this passage, Jesus addresses how they practiced. The word "hypocrite" comes to the fore, and Jesus taught His disciples that the practice of the true faith must extend from the heart that God sees, rather than for the praise of men.

  • the sermon on the mount, part five

    Matthew 5:21-48

    Jesus Christ not only fulfilled the Law, but He elevated it by contrasting the "letter" of the Law with the "spirit" of the Law. While this teaching exposed the fallacy of Phariseeism, it also raises the bar of impossibility for sinners to be saved by their own righteousness.

  • why then call ye me naomi?

    Ruth 1:21

    Naomi rhetorically asked why her city would call her Naomi--Pleasant, after she suffered afflictions under the hand of the Almighty. The answer is not to get bitter, but better; meditating upon the grace of God in and through the challenging seasons of life.

  • how leaders delegate

    Nehemiah 7:1-4

    Nehemiah was not only a wallbuilder, he was also the appointed governor of Judah -- a position he held for 12 years. In order to be successful in this second role, Nehemiah delegated his leadership responsibilities.

    In this message, Pastor Sargent discusses the two keys of delegation.


  • reformation baptists

    Hebrews 9:1-12

    Baptists are inextricably tied to the Reformation. We follow a priest ordained hundreds and hundreds of years ago. His name is not Martin Luther, but the Lord Jesus Christ. We look not to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century, but the “Time of Reformation” (Hebrews 9:10) of the First Century. We rightfully run from the false history that labels Baptists as Protestants, but we can correctly claim the name, “Reformation Baptists.” Puzzled? Listen now!

  • the sermon on the mount, part four

    Matthew 5:17-20

    From this text, Pastor Sargent brings out three great statements made by the Lord Jesus Christ concerning the Law — the FULFILLMENT of the Law; the FINALITY of the Law; and the FAILURE of the Law.

  • the sermon on the mount, part three

    Matthew 5:1-16

    Pastor Sargent concludes his exposition of the first part of the Sermon on
    the Mount (dealing with the "Denizens of the Kingdom") by looking at the two
    metaphors our Lord uses to describe the believer's calling - both Salt and
    Light.

  • let us run

    Hebrews 12:1-4

    Good, better, best; never let it rest; until your good is better and your better is best!

  • how leaders deal with discouragement

    Nehemiah 5:1-5

    Satan often utilizes a two-pronged attack against Christian homes and the Lord’s churches. Nehemiah and the Jews faced severe opposition from the enemies of God without (externally). When this failed, the attack came from within(internally), resulting in a great discouragement. In this message, Pastor Sargent identifies six steps undertaken by Nehemiah to deal with the serious problem that had arisen among the Jewish builders, and the discouragement that ensued.

  • forced foolishness

    I Samuel 13:1-14

    Why did the LORD seek David to be king, as a man after God’s own heart? Because of King Saul’s “Forced Foolishness.” Have you ever convinced yourself that you were forced by circumstances to violate God’s Word, because you were weary of waiting for the Lord? The only one who forces you into foolish sin is yourself. Learn the lesson from King Saul, and make application to your own life.

  • the sermon on the mount, part two

    Matthew 5:1-16

    In this message, Pastor Sargent concludes his explanation and application of the Beatitudes.

  • how leaders deal with opposition

    Nehemiah 4:1-6

    Opposition to leadership "goes with the territory." It is the price leaders must pay. The question is, How should leaders handle the opposition that inevitably comes? The example set by Nehemiah is invaluable, and Pastor Sargent brings out some practical steps for those in any place of leadership to follow.

  • The sermon on the mount, part one

    Matthew 5:1-16
    The third recorded discourse of Jesus is His longest, His greatest, and, in
    many ways most controversial. Pastor Sargent brings out the context and the
    theme of this discourse before considering the first four of "The
    Beatitudes."

  • Children of the resurrection

    Luke 20:27-40

    Be encouraged by this Resurrection Day message, as Jesus contrasts the "children of this world" with the CHILDREN OF THE RESURRECTION. The Sadducees tried to trap Jesus, and fell into their own hole! They were sad, you see, because they said that there is no resurrection.

  • O YE PRIESTS

    Malachi 2:1

    While one cannot escape the “dark side” of the indictments of the book of Malachi; you can neither ignore the Light of encouragement that shines through the pen of the prophet. Applied to the priesthood of believers, “O ye priests, this commandment is for you.”

  • never thirst again

    John 4:1-30
    The second recorded discourse of Christ was His interview with the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. In this message, Pastor Sargent compares and contrasts the Lord's discourse with this woman and that with Nicodemus, pointing out that all people, regardless of their station in life, need to be saved. As water is essential to life on earth, so the Water of Life is essential to life eternal.

  • how leaders organize

    Nehemiah 3
    The monumental task of rebuilding the walls of a ruined city required organization. This study in Nehemiah chapter three looks at the way in which the people were organized by their leader, Nehemiah. Application is made to the organization of the Lord's churches and the Christian family.

  • Ye must be born again

    John 3:1-21

    Pastor Sargent commences a series of messages on "The Discourses of Christ."

    Our Lord's private discourse with Nicodemus in John chapter three is His first recorded in the Word of God (chronologically).

    In this message, two questions are asked and answered: What does it mean to be born again? and, "How can I be born again?"

  • SON OF CONSOLATION

    Philippians 2:4

    The apostles aptly surnamed Joses of Cyprus, “Barnabas”—The son of consolation. As recorded in the book of Acts, Barnabas’ life and ministry embodied the principle taught in Philippians 2:4, “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”

  • HOW LEADERS MOTIVATE

    Nehemiah 2:9-20

    Motivation involves the leader, the followers, and the Lord!

  • important message for members

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2018 Sermons

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  • Resorting ofttimes with jesus

    John 18:1-2

    An exhortation to Christians to oft times resort with Jesus in Gethsemane.

  • the worms of hell

    Mark 9:43-48

    Jesus clearly taught the reality of hell.

  • For We walk by faith

    2 Corinthians 5:6-9

    The foundational truth of walking by faith is often missed by Christians walking by sight.

  • It's Not An Isolated Case

    Ecclesiastes 1:9-11

    Don’t get shocked, sidetracked, or swindled – trials grow us!

  • The Aaronic Priesthood

    Exodus 27:21-28:1

    Our God is a God of details. In the description of the garments of the Old Testament priesthood we see God’s glory and beauty.

  • Saving relationships

    2 Corinthians 2:1-11

    Relationships can be very fragile. God’s Word gives us great insight with building, cultivating, and repairing relationships.  

  • the unpardonable sin

    Matthew 12:31,32   

    Many people down through the years have been troubled with thinking about the unpardonable sin.  Concerned whether you have committed the unpardonable sin?  This IS hope!

  • Come Thou and all thy house into the ark

    Genesis 7:1

    Through this example of Noah we see how God communicates with man, God invites man, God provides for man, and God judges man. Listen now to this example of God’s love for Noah, and all his house, and you, and all your house.

  • alas, my brother

    1 Kings 13:11-32

    If sinners entice thee consent thou not, but if men of God who are speaking lies entice you, you have to have the discernment that God provides.

  • Little Is much when god is in it

    Micah 5:2

    Though Micah is categorized as a minor prophet, God would use him to prophecy about the wonderful event of Christ’ birth. Though Bethlehem is a minor city, God sent His Son to be born in it.

  • killing our eglon

    Judges 3: 12-30

    Why is it today that Christians are more interested in serving sin than serving Jesus?  God paints a very clear picture of how to get some victory in our life and how to see God really work and move.  Getting the joy that is so often robbed from us.  

  • if god wills it, we must expect it

    I Timothy 2:1-6
    If it is God’s will for all to be saved, which it is, then we can expect Him to do great things to make it a reality. Listen now to this challenge to ask the Lord to put someone in your path that you could witness to.

  • Life is good

    Philippians 4:10-13

    Can you declare with honesty and sincerity that life truly is good for a child of God?  We must recognize and understand that in Christ we have the good life.

  • is there not a cause?

    1 Samuel 17: 28-29

    Is there not a cause in your life; do you have a cause?

  • titus, a good name

    Proverbs 22:1

    We should seek to balance a good name with no reputation.    Do you have a good name declared among Christians?  Among churches?


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  • no reputation

    Philippians 2:1-11

    Many today are counting on their reputation with man to get them to Heaven.  Christ made Himself of no reputation. . . so should we.  We are challenged as a Christian and a church to have the right kind of reputation before God and man.

  • Lord, is it i?

    Matthew 26:20-30

    Christ made this statement to his disciples: “One of you shall betray me”. The responding attitude of the disciples was to be sorrowful and led to a profitable self-examination when they responded with, “Lord, is it I?” Listen now to hear this challenge that will point you to this same positive self-examination.

  • satan hath desired to have you

    Luke 22:31-33

    After warning Peter of Satan's desire to sift him, Christ told Peter that he would pray for him. Listen now to hear about both this warning and encouragement.

  • there is a samson in all our children

    Judges 14

    Samson stands out as someone who could have done great things for God, but he struggled through life and barely managed to accomplish what God had for him to do. Listen now to hear this challenge to live a consistent, Christian life.

  • memories of baptism

    John 10:22-42

    In the midst of all of the storms that were swirling around Him, The Lord went back to a place that reminded Him of His mission here on this earth: the place of His baptism. Listen now to hear this challenge to remember your baptism and what is represents.

  • Charity challenge

    I Corinthians 13

    Paul told the Corinthians that he would willingly spend and be spent for them, thus exemplifying charity. Listen now to hear this challenge to invest yourself into others with charity.

  • The Castaway king

    2 Chronicles 26:16-21

    King Uzziah was one who initially served God and was blessed for his faithfulness. However, being strong, he was lifted up in pride and paid a dear price. Listen now to hear this warning on pride.

  • worthy is the lamb

    Revelation 5:1-14

    What is it that motivates you to serve in a ministry? Exploring the motivation that we really need in our lives for the cause that we have.

  • Consent thou not

    Proverbs 1:10-19

    God’s Word commands us to not consent when we are enticed. Listen now to hear this message concerning the enemies of our spiritual life and our defenses against those enemies.

  • thirsty souls

    John 4:4-29

    Thirsty souls will find something to drink and if we don’t offer them living water, we should ask ourselves: What will they drink? 

  • After the crisis

    Psalms 56

    When the eyes of a person who experiences pain fixate on the Lord, that person tastes the Word of God. What will you do after experiencing crisis? What will you do after God helps you?

  • how good must i be?

    Acts 10:1

    If you, like Cornelius, have the question, “How good must I be to get into heaven?”, then you need to know that it doesn’t matter what you do or have done, but what Christ did for you on the cross. Listen now to hear this clear call to salvation.

  • The gift of a godly legacy

    2 Kings 2:1-18
    If we have generation of children who don’t have a close relationship with God, then how will they raise up children themselves who have a close relationship with God? Listen now to about the importance of a close relationship with God.

  • Amnesia

    2018 BBC Men's Rally

    Deuteronomy 6:1

    If there is a God, then you better start living like He exists. In the words of Elijah, "How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God: follow Him"

  • ye did run well

    Galatians 5:1-18

    How can you run the race of your Christian race well? You have to run with purpose, with preparation, and with patience and perseverance. Listen now to hear this challenge to stay focused on the Christian race.

  • savor the resurrection

    Matthew 16:21

    Though Easter be a pagan concept, the resurrection of our Savior is a day to remember. Listen now to hear the resurrection prophesied, protested, paired, previewed, perfected, and proffered.

  • unto thee any graven image

    Judges 17

    It is easy to justify idolatry as unto the Lord, but God’s desire is that we would kneel at the cross and give our idols up. Listen now to hear this challenge to keep God first in your life.

  • In me is thine help

    Hosea 13:1-14:2

    Don’t let Satan convince you that you can’t bring your problems to God. Listen now to hear this challenge to find grace at the throne.

  • Generational sin

    2 Chronicles 15:1-8

    Asa was a man who had everything going against him. He had a, mostly, ungodly heritage, but Asa rose to the occasion and broke the generational sins that ran in his family. Listen now to hear this message on generational sin.

  • It Will be worth it all

    I Thessalonians 2:14-20

    It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,

    Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ;

    One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,

    So bravely run the race will we see Christ.

    Listen now to hear this challenge to serve Him here on earth for heaven will be worth it all.

  • selective surrender

    Romans 12:1,2

    Are there still points in your life that bring worries and fears? Give those areas over to God and allow Him to take care of it. Listen now to hear this challenge to give yourself completely over to the Lord.

  • Settling Of Hearts

    Luke 21:12-24

    The greatest unsettling in someone’s heart is not knowing where they will spend eternity. Listen now to hear this message on the settling of your heart.

  • forgetting to pray

    Philippians 4:8

    God is constantly blessing you and sometimes you just need a reminder. Listen now to hear this message on this thought: Prayer brings peace and pondering brings praise. 

  • God's will for you

    I Timothy 2:1-6
    God’s will is that all will be saved. Salvation is unlimited in its invitation meaning there is no one who is excluded. Listen now to hear this challenge to call upon the Name of the Lord.

  • think about what you're thinking about

    Colossians 3:1-2
    Our speech reveals that which we are thinking about, whether its wholesome or perverse. Listen now to hear how our speech should reveal thoughts that are obedient to Christ. 

  • spiritual reproduction in proverbs

    Proverbs 1
    The goal of every Christian parent should be to spiritual reproduce a relationship with God in their children. Listen now to hear three simple steps towards that end.

  • the reality of rejection

    Genesis 37:1-4
    When others turn their back on you, you still have a Father in heaven that cares for you, loves you, and will help you during times of rejection. Listen now to hear this message on the subject of rejection.

  • get out of the way and speak

    I Corinthians 2:1-5
    Listen now to this challenge to get self out of the way and speak, not with excellency or enticement, but with utterance enriched by God’s Grace and the indwelling power of the Spirit.

  • How should we deal with offences

    Matthew 18:15-22

    The forgiveness that we exercise towards one another is the same kind of forgiveness that we receive from our Savior who forgave us when we committed terrible sin. With the power of Christ, and His forgiveness, we can forgive others. Listen now to hear this challenge to deal with offences one towards another.

  • when policy weakens purpose

    Luke 13:10-17

    The Pharisees failed to see the needs of people because of their religious policies that put the people into bondage. Listen now to hear this challenge to have a burden for people’s souls.

  • the queen's condemnation

    Matthew 12:42

    The queen came to try, test, and prove the wisdom of Solomon. God’s Word shows us the great wisdom of the One who gave Solomon his wisdom. Listen now to hear this challenge to try, test, and prove God and, thus, see His great wisdom.

  • the parable of the rich fool

    Luke 12:15

    There are many fools who believe in God, even those who trust in Jesus Christ, but they are foolish because they don't pursue Him. Instead, they pursue the things they want to pursue. Listen now to hear this challenge to pursue Christ and all His righteousness.

  • is it really worth while?

    I Peter 4:12-19

    Once found, no one can deny or renounce Jesus Christ. To know one’s sins are forgiven, to know salvation, and to know that the Lord Jesus is the one who plucked us out of this sinful world is to know a life that is abundant and worthwhile.

  • For His Mercy Endureth Forever

    Psalm 136

    A simple message: Give thanks, God loves you, For His mercy endureth forever. Listen now to hear why this chapter in Psalms says twenty-six times: For His mercy endureth forever.

  • The fruit matches the tree

    Matthew 12:33-37

    If the fruit in your life does not match the tree, then examine yourself and your relationship with Christ. Listen now to hear this challenge to yield yourself to the master gardener.

  • are we pure from the blood of all men?

    Acts 20:25

    Paul and Ezekiel had this testimony that they were pure from the blood of all men. Listen now to this challenge to endeavor to obtain the help of God to continue until the day of the Lord’s return.

  • Precepts, Principles, and preferences

    I Corinthians 8:1-13

    When dealing with God’s Word, there are precepts, principles, and preferences involved. Listen now to hear the difference between these three and why the differences matter.

  • the son to the father

    John 17

    One of the most tender and beloved names of God is that which Christ used to refer to God: Father. Is God your father? If you are outside the family of God, make God your Father today!

  • settle out of court

    Matthew 5:21-32

    One day, you will stand in judgment. Agree with your adversary now and see your sinful nature, before it is too late.

  • The providence of god

    Genesis 27:30-40

    This message uses a Bible example to demonstrate how the Providence of God works in a believer’s life, often in spite of our failures and disobedience, to accomplish the Lord’s good purpose. It explains what is meant by the Providence of God, and why we can, as Christians, can trust Him to do all things well.

  • Now Faith

    2018 BBC Men's Rally

    Hebrews 10:32

    We can assuredly gather that suffering will follow salvation, reward will follow the race, and that faith must follow frenzy. You can't afford to be distracted from God's work. Listen now to hear this challenge of your faith.

  • Preparing for the lord's table

    I Corinthians 11

    Don’t feel like you can’t profit from the Lord’s Table due to an unavoidable absence. Prepare yourself in unity, sanctity, and memory. Determine to achieve much of the purpose that is centered in the Lord’s table.

  • kingdom wedding

    Matthew 22:1-14

    You might not care much for weddings, but there is a wedding that is different and very important. Listen to hear this message concerning those who are without garment, without speech, and without light and to the challenge to invite others to the wedding.

  • david's psalm of praise

    Psalm 145

    We should praise God because the Scriptures tell us that “the Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him”. Listen now to hear this challenge to praise God from this Psalm of David.

  • keep eternity in view

    Isaiah 57:15

    Keeping eternity in view is not only an encouraging prospect for ourselves, but should motivate us to tell others about eternal life. Listen now to hear this challenge to keep eternity in view.

  • children have great potential

    Judges 13

    Leading your children to find God’s purpose and fulfill God’s purpose is going to require a spiritual commitment on the part of every parent. Listen now to hear this message on the subject of children from the example of Samson.

  • 1 corinthians 12:13

    1 Corinthians 12:13

    This passage is a “proof text” used by those who believe that the in a universal, mystical Body of Christ “Church”. Listen now to hear why this is not so and to get a better understanding of Ecclesiology. 

  • falling unto furtherance

    Philippians 1:12

    Things which happen to us can fall out unto the furtherance of the Gospel. Why Listen? Because things happen to us. 

  • assuredly Gathering

    Acts 16:6-12

    Over the last year, God has made it clear to this church that God would have us do something in the South Pacific. This next year will see that plan realized. Listen now to hear this message containing the theme of our church in 2018: "Assuredly Gathering".

  • a trophy of grace: Part 2

    Colossians 4:7-9

    God was able to use these men in spite of them. God’s grace can save and equip anyone. Listen now to the first part of this message on God’s Grace.

  • A Trophy Of Grace: Part 1

    Colossians 4:7-9

    God was able to use these men in spite of them. God’s grace can save and equip anyone. Listen now to the first part of this message on God’s Grace.

  • Two Answers For Discouragement

    2 Corinthians 4:1-18

    Paul’s refusal to resign challenges us to carry on for Christ. Make a declaration not to faint.

  • Help & Hope After Sowing & Reaping

    Hosea 13:9

    God’s Law of Sowing & Reaping certainly holds true scripturally (Galatians 6:7); but a merciful God offers Help and Hope beyond the reaping that we’ve sown.

  • Abridging the generational gap

    Judges 2:6-10
    It only took three generations after Egypt for Israel to forget the Lord. Listen now to hear about not just the cause of generational decline, but also the cure.

  • singleness

    2018 BBC Men's Rally

    Revelations 1:13-17

    Regardless of where you find yourself as a single person and regardless of when God would have you marry, are you willing to step out and serve Him while you have your eyes fixed on Him? Listen now to hear this challenge to serve God while you remain single.

  • Don't be a won't

    Hebrews 6:1-10

    Saying no to God working in your life makes it impossible for you to be saved in any other way. Don’t reject the conviction from God and don’t be a won’t.

  • poured out prayer

    1 Samuel 1:9-18

    When we are feeling overwhelmed like Hannah we need to be encouraged to pour ourselves out before the Lord in prayer.

  • what your heart desires

    Mark 11:24

    God wants to give you the desires of your heart, but are your desires Godly? Or are they carnal? Listen now to this message on the subject of prayer and the desires of the heart.

  • Out of the depths to higher ground

    Psalm 130

    God’s desire is that you would be accepting of His forgiveness, not to continue in the depths, but take the next step to higher ground. Have you cried a prayer from the depths? Listen now to hear this message on this Psalm of Degrees.

  • are you thriving or surviving?

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    I Peter 1

    "Holiness requires suffering. There are no lessons so useful as those learned in the school of affliction"

    Did you know you can thrive through affliction? Are you thriving in your Christian walk? Or are you surviving and just barely making it?

  • Worthless Religion

    2018 BBC Men's Rally

    James 1:19

    Vain religion is religion that has no worth or value. It's completely self-serving and there's nothing pure and pleasing to God about it. Listen now to hear this challenge to change the religion you practice.

  • qualities of service

    Acts 15:13-34

    Silas was a man called of God and consecrated to a work.  He exhibits characteristics that are very instructive for us today in our service to the Lord.

  • judge Not

    Matthew 7:1-5

    Bible Christianity is an absolute faith.  Those that hold a Biblical world view are often accused of being judgmental.  People do not want to be judged today.  Is it right to judge?  If it is right for us to judge, then how should we go about judging?

  • Giving To The Work Of The Lord

    Ezra 2:64-70

    People in Ezra’s day gave to the work of the Lord; today we should be willing to give to the work of the Lord!

  • bless the lord; the lord bless thee

    Psalm 134

    This last of the Songs of degrees represents a climactic response in seeking to bless the Lord and for the Lord to bless thee.

  • this is the word of god

    Ephesians 3:1-7

    The Bible IS the Word of God!  The Bible is inerrant and in its teaching it is infallible.  The Bible is the basis for all we believe and all that we do.

  • Bind The Sacrifice With Cords

    Psalm 118:27

    Too many Christians today have withdrawn themselves from the altar of sacrifice.

  • are you willing to bear the mark?

    Galatians 6:17

    Are you willing to bear the marks of the Lord Jesus Christ in your body?  How well do you carry the stigma of being a Christian?

  • rich man; poor man

    2 Corinthians 8:9

    Rich man or poor man, which one are you?  In the context of giving, are you rich or poor?  Jesus Christ himself is the ultimate example of giving!

  • even to your old age i will carry you

    Isaiah 46:4

    We grow old, we grow weary, we grow gray and we go home to glory, and God carries us all the way.  Who do you look to, to carry you and to deliver you?

  • arrayed, but not fighting

    1 Samuel 17:1-3

    Many Christians today are arrayed for the battle, but never get engaged in the battle.  They are prepared, but have no intention in fighting!

  • the glories of heaven

    2 Corinthians 12:1-7

    Paul’s description of the third heaven in incomprehensible to us.  Heaven IS a reality!

  • is there a chink in your armor?

    2 Chronicles 18:1-34

    Vulnerabilities in our armor can be very dangerous and deadly.  As a Christian, iIs there a chink in your armor today?

  • that they may know that this is thy hand

    Psalm 109

    A Psalm penned by David where all his passion and pent up frustration about situations in his life are shared. The aim of his prayer was for God’s will for God’s glory.

  • the holiness of god and missions

    Isaiah 6:1-13

    As we get our eyes off men and fix them upon God, He transforms us to be great servants for Him.  We need to get our eyes more upon the Lord for our motivation to serve Him.

  • present with the lord

    2 Corinthians 5:1-8

    The reality of death really does not trouble the true born again believer.  The Bible also speaks of those who have a fear of death.  For a child of God, death can be talked about openly because of the promises God gives the believer.

  • with a straight course

    Acts 16:11

    Sharing the vision for Bible Baptist Church through 2019.  With a Straight Course emphasizes the steadfastness of the church as we chart and maintain the course with NCWBO, PBO, and the SPBO ministries as well as the ministries local to the church.

  • a gift that prospereth

    Proverbs 17:8

    The greatest of all gifts is that of Salvation.  How do you view the gift of Salvation? It is the gift that warrants our full attention during the Holiday Season and all throughout the year.

  • in fasting often

    2 Corinthians 6:3-5; 11:22-30

    Denying the physical to accentuate the spiritual will enable a more fruitful prayerlife. We can learn from those we read about in the Bible that fasted.

  • seasons shall not cease

    Jeremiah 33:19-21

    As you enter different seasons of your life, God has a specific plan and purpose for you.

  • in christ

    2 Timothy

    Are you thankful for being IN Christ?  Being IN Christ should encourage us to press forward for Christ.

  • love labors

    1 Thessalonians 1

    Faith, love and hope should be evident within all areas of our lives. 

  • follow thou me

    John 21:1-22

    Jesus speaks to us personally, we are not to be distracted by what others are doing.

  • the christian life

    Hebrews 11:8-16

    The promises of God were, and are, seen through faith.