2019 Sermons

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  • good works in a christian's life

    Titus 3:8, 14

    The key to right living and right faith comes from maintaining good works.  We do these works NOT for salvation, but they are manifestations of working of God through us.

  • i surrender all

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #32]

    Romans 12:1-2

    The Psalmist asked, “What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?” (Psalm 116:12). This question is answered by the text, which begins and qualifies the third and final section of the epistle to the Romans (The Responsibility of the Christian). Using military service as an illustration, Pastor Sargent brings out three points: the APPEAL (“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God…”), the ASK (“…that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice…”), and the ADJUSTMENT (“…be ye transformed…”).

  • the end of the commandment

    1 Timothy 1:5

    Charity is not just a means, it is the very end!

  • god's indictment of the gentiles

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #04]   

    Romans 1:18-32

    The text ushers one into the courtroom of the Judge of all the earth, where one hears a systematic unfolding of the case against humanity. In this message, Pastor Sargent explains how mankind stands condemned because it has rejected the revelation of God, any reverence for God, and the restraints of God.

  • how to deal with troublemakers

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #34]

    Romans 12:17-21

    How does a Christian deal with evil doers and troublemakers in his or her life? The options are to “BLAST them,” to “BURY the grievances,” or, to do what Jesus said and “BLESS them.” In expounding upon the text, Pastor Sargent brings out three actions a believer can and should take: Preëmptive actions (to avoid confrontations); Proactive actions (when troublemakers strike); and Protective Actions (when troublemakers persist).

  • christian citizenship

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #35]

    Romans 13:1-7

    This message presents a study of the Biblical doctrine of human government — considering its provision, its purpose, its province, and the believer’s participation as taught in the Word of God.

  • the divine call

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #01]   

    Romans 1:1-7

    The text is the epistle’s salutation. In this introduction to the book of Romans, Pastor Sargent highlights the three “calls” mentioned in the text: the call to salvation; the call to holiness; and the call to service.

  • answer the question

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #28]

    Romans 10:13-21

    There are two “unanswerable questions” in the New Testament. The first is found in Hebrews 2:3 — “How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?” The second is found in the text: “How shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14). In this message, Pastor Sargent addresses the great responsibility Bible-believing Baptist churches have to preach the Gospel throughout the world — highlighting the great need for preachers, the great rewards that come in the form of the fruits of evangelism, and the great struggle involved in the quest for souls.

  • a CONSCIENCE void of offence

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #36]

    Romans 13:8-14

    The thirteenth chapter of the book of Romans addresses the Christian’s responsibility as a citizen — with respect to the government, to fellow citizens, and to one’s testimony. In this practical message, Pastor Sargent brings out what it means to have a conscience void of offence toward man and a conscience void of offence toward God.

  • experiencing real joy

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #40]

    Romans 15:1-13

    This message brings out the simple yet profound key to experiencing the joy of the Lord in one’s Christian life and service: “J-O-Y,” meaning J-ESUS first, O-THERS next, and Y-OURSELF last. In expounding the passage, Pastor Sargent shows how and why this order is important.

  • hunting for wisdom

    Proverbs 12:27

    Do you “hunt” within the word of God for wisdom?  Are you diligent or slothful in the pursuit of the “game?”  Do you classify your Bible reading as “sport,” or for “sustenance?”

  • the word of faith

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #27]

    Romans 10:1-13

    The Jews, like many church-goers today, sought to establish their own righteousness by means of their religious zeal and observance of the rules. In this message, faith is contrasted with sight. The righteousness of God is imputed by faith, and in this message Pastor Sargent brings out the MEANING of faith, the MEANS of faith, and the MOTION or act of faith.

     

  • the sovereignty of god and unconditional election

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #26]

    Romans 9:1-33

    Bible-believing Baptists are neither Calvinist nor Arminian — they are Bible! In this message, Pastor Sargent affirms that God is indeed “sovereign” … meaning that He is above all and independent of all; that He can do as He pleases and always be right ... and that as Sovereign, God has (unconditionally) elected (chosen) to save anyone and everyone who places their faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. This is contrasted with the beliefs and actions of the Israelites, who expected their connection with the Patriarchs and their “will of the flesh” keeping of the Law was sufficient to attain the righteousness of God.

  • i kissed joshua harris goodbye

    1 Corinthians 2:13

    Author Joshua Harris has recently denounced Christianity (and his marriage) and the world has since denounced his book “I Kissed Dating Goodbye”.  This message challenges Christians to evaluate any book, and source outside the Bible by the ultimate Truth-filter, the Word of God!

  • sustainable or unbearable?

    Proverbs 18:14

    Through ongoing infirmities Christians can be sustained spiritually.

  • The gospel of christ

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #03]   

    Romans 1:16-17

    The text is the key verse of the book of Romans. In his exposition of this passage, Pastor Sargent notes the prominence of the Gospel of Christ in the book of Romans and brings out three considerations (based on the word “for”).

  • spiritual life

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #21]

    Romans 8:1-13

    Chapter eight is the “Holy Spirit chapter” of the book of Romans, Him being mentioned 19 times (as opposed to just once in the previous chapters). From this text, Pastor Sargent identifies the essential difference between the saved and the lost — that being the indwelling Holy Spirit. Two keys truths concerning the Holy Spirit are considered in the message: the indwelling and the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

  • five spiritual laws

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #20]

    Romans 7:7–8:2

    Returning to Romans chapter seven, Pastor Sargent identifies five laws that are important for the believer to understand – the Law of God, the Law of Sin, the Law of Conflict, the Law of the Mind, and the Law of the Spirit. This message focuses on the struggle between the flesh and the Spirit that is experienced by believers and looks to the higher Law of the Spirit of Life that makes the believer free from the Law of Sin and Death.

  • the holy spirit and the believer

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #22]

    Romans 8:14-27

    Building upon the great truths expounded upon in the previous message, Pastor Sargent enumerates three works of the Spirit of God with respect to the believer — notably: the relationship into which He brings us; the reassurance He gives to us; and the representation He makes for us.

  • true liberty

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #17]

    Romans 6:15-23

    This message addresses the second question posed in Romans chapter 6: “Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace?” Many Christians do not seem to understand what it means to be under grace and not under the law, oftentimes adopting an antinomian attitude expressed by statements such as “I can live my life, and worship and serve God as I please.” Pastor Sargent explains that true liberty in Christ is the freedom to do what is right, which, for the believer, is to live for Christ under the royal law of liberty (the Law of Love). Romans 6:17-18 provide a template for every believer’s testimony: “Ye WERE;” “Ye HAVE;” and “Ye BECAME.”

  • unlimited atonement

    1 John 2:2

    The Scripture clearly teaches Christ’s light, forgiveness, cleansing, and love is unlimited and unbounded.

  • the strength of faith

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #37]

    Romans 14:1-9

    This message looks the matter of FAITH as it applies in the life of a believer. It considers the MEASURE of one’s Faith; the MEANING of Faith, and its need for a foundation of knowledge; and the MAGNIFICATION of one’s Faith by growing in grace.

  • from an unclean spirit to a sound mind

    Mark 5:1-20

    The scripture passage presents details about the man, the Messiah, and the masses.  The power of the solution to a situation is oftentimes more fearful than the problem itself.

  • god is not sadistic

    Proverbs 16:4

    Proper hermeneutics does not allow the text to be rendered in a manner aligning with reform theology.

  • the parable of the fig tree

    Luke 13:6-9

    If there are no figs on the tree, why cumbereth it the ground?  God plants, He expects fruit!

  • the great pre-commission

    Matthew 28:16,17

    The actions of the disciples prior to receipt of the Great Commission is very instructive to us today.  Faithful assembly and worshipping in spirit and in truth are prerequisites to the Great Commission direction we receive.

  • christ is above all in his works

    John 5:31-47

    Jesus’ works were certainly unique.  His works pointed to the fact He was equal to God and showed His oneness with the Father.

  • i am

    Exodus 3:13-15

    God has a name that is forever and has given us a memorial unto all generations.  Just as God’s actions reveal to us his attributes, the name of THE one true God is to be remembered as a revealing of God’s nature.

  • gentile response to israel's blindness

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #30]

    Romans 11:13-32

    This section of the chapter is addressed specifically to Gentile believers and their relationship to Israel and the Jews under the present economy. Pastor Sargent points out the great debt Gentile Christians owe to God’s chosen people, and also expounds upon the warnings of apostasy among the Lord’s churches presented in the text.

  • was Bathsheba evil?

    2 Samuel 11:1-5

    There are many contrasts between the descriptions of the strange woman and specific women with which men have fallen.  In looking at the life of Bathsheba we see a glimpse of the world today.  Satan is subtle, man is deceived, and God is just in dealing with us when we are deceived.  That which is strange often appears much more beautiful than evil.

  • the bible and replacement theology

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #29]

    Romans 11:1-5

    This key chapter answers the question of whether God is finished Israel and the Jews as a nation, or whether they are included in His future plans. Pastor Sargent unfolds, from the chapter and other scriptures, Israel’s PAST, Israel’s PRESENT, and Israel’s FUTURE — addressing the pernicious and false doctrine of “Replacement Theology” (the belief that the prophecies and promises concerning God’s chosen people have been transferred to the “Church” and to Christians) from its past and present impact.

  • the struggle of carnality

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #19]

    Romans 7:7-25

    Having declared the Jewish believer to be dead to the Law, this passage develops the ramifications of that great truth relative to the “life I now live in the flesh.” Pastor Sargent identifies three “testimonies” from the text: that of the natural man (Saul of Tarsus) and the purpose of the Law; that of the carnal believer (who seeks to conform the flesh to the Law of God); and that of the spiritual man, who looks outside of himself and to Jesus Christ for the life of victory.

  • married to another

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #18]

    Romans 7:1-6

    The text continues to emphasize the doctrine of the believer’s identification with Jesus Christ that began with chapter six. Specifically, in this passage, the Jewish believer’s standing in Christ with respect to the Law is considered. Pastor Sargent examines the analogy of marriage and the application of remarriage that is used to illustrate the new relationship a believer has in Christ. He also highlights some of the salient Biblical teaching concerning marriage and divorce.

  • the will of god

    1 Corinthians 16:1-12

    What is it that God allows or permits us to do?  How does His will for our lives play out in our day to day life?  Are your plans pursuant to God’s will?

  • longsuffering

    2 Peter 3

    One of God’s attributes is His longsuffering, however, the message of urgency is mentioned throughout scripture.

  • two men: Two Legacies

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #15]

    Romans 5:12-21

    This passage compares and contrasts two men (Adam and Jesus Christ) and their legacies that have impacted all mankind – two acts that produced two results, two reigns, and two standings. Pastor Sargent expounds upon the nature and consequences of Adam’s disobedience and Christ’s obedience unto death, even the death of the cross.

  • Shall we Continue in sin?

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #16]

    Romans 6:1-14

    Romans chapter six shifts the emphasis from the sinner to the saint, and asks two questions relating to the Christian life (verses 1 and 15). This message addresses the first of these questions: “Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?” Pastor Sargent brings our three key words from the passage – “KNOW,” “RECKON,” and “YIELD” – showing how they are vital to Christ living His life victoriously through the believer.

  • proper perspective prevents perversity

    Ecclesiastes 2:12-15

    Without proper perspective, our attitudes and actions can become perverted away from the straight path of God’s Word. Proper perspective prevents perversity.  Pastor Geist presents the lives of five men in the Bible who, at times, had contradictory and harmful perspectives.

  • labor not

    John 6:24-40

    We can seek Jesus with the wrong motive labour for the wrong manna, and will for the wrong master.  This passage in John provides help for us to seek right, labour right, and will right.

  • all that thou requirest

    Ruth 3; Hebrews 4:11

    A virtuous woman prepares for redemption in pursuit of rest.

  • four roman "none's"

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #09]

    Romans 3:9-20

    The text gives the “prosecutor’s summary” of the case against mankind and the divine verdict — delivered by One Who speaks as a Judge, a Physician, and an Historian.

  • the believer's standing and state

     [Exposition of the book of Romans #13]

    Romans 5:1-5

    Romans chapter five transitions from the considerations of man’s lack of righteousness and the righteousness of God in Christ to the Christian life itself. In this message, Pastor Sargent explains the difference between a believer’s standing in Christ (his “position”) and the state of his Christian life (his “performance”).

  • kindness spoken here

    Ephesians 4:29-5:4

    We are to speak kindness, not corrupt communication.

  • the proof of god's love

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #14]

    Romans 5:6-11

    Focusing on Romans 5:8, Pastor Sargent seeks to magnify the love of God by expounding upon man’s condition, and the Saviour’s cross and its consequence for the believer.

  • god's purpose for israel

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #06]

    Romans 2:17-20

    In this portion of the text, the spotlight falls upon the nation of Israel and God’s purpose in choosing them as a special people. Pastor Sargent points out that Israel was chosen to be a testimony of God’s grace to the nations, and a channel for delivering and preserving the written Word of God (the Old Testament).

  • before i die

    Proverbs 30:7-9

    The removal of vanity and lies and the receipt of neither poverty nor riches are worthy life goals.  How would you finish the sentence: “Before I die. . .”

  • i have a dream

    1 Kings 3:5-15; Proverbs 18:1

    What is your dream?  What is your desire?  The historical interpretation in the text leads to a personal application which will cause us to examine our desires.

  • resurrection hope

    1 Peter 1:1-5

    Real hope is not found in this world, it is found in a full salvation.  As Christians, we have a sure hope of a better future.

  • it doesn't matter what you think

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #08]

    Romans 3:1-8

    The text contains nine question marks. In bringing home the reality of their spiritual standing before God, the apostle poses a series of rhetorical questions to the Jews. Pastor Sargent brings out three conclusions from the passage: one, what one believes doesn’t change God’s truth; two, how one reasons or thinks doesn’t change God’s truth; and, three, what one does doesn’t change God’s truth.

  • praying with purpose

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #02]   

    Romans 1:8-15

    The text declares the epistle’s purpose. Pastor Sargent emphasizes the apostle’s delight, desire, and indebtedness, while including some of the history of the churches in Rome. The message considers the relationship between the will of God, the desire of the heart, and the place of prayer for the servant of God.

  • in what do you rest?

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #07]

    Romans 2:21-29

    The Jews rested and boasted in the Law (not in doing it, but in having it) and in their circumcision. Pastor Sargent expounds this passage to show how the Jews, by breaking God’s commandments, have impaired their mission and invalidated their mark.

  • what the bible says about socialism

    Psalm 14

    The world view you hold to will determine the actions and beliefs that you have.  Socialism chooses to remove God out of the equation; out of consideration.  

  • more than conquerors

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #24]

    Romans 8:31-39

    Romans chapter eight begins with the words “NO CONDEMNATION” and ends with NO SEPARATION, and this text represents the pinnacle of the Christian’s position in Christ this side of Heaven. Building this message around three questions posed in the text, Pastor Sargent shows that every child of God is completely saved (verse 33), completely unshackled (verse 34), and completely secure (verse 35) in Jesus Christ.

  • in God's Hands

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #23]

    Romans 8:28-31

    Romans 8:28 is one of the most quoted verses in the Bible. It is indeed a “pillow for the head of a weary pilgrim” — although it is sometimes misquoted and misapplied. Pastor Sargent explains the “good” for which all things work together in the lives of those who love God and who are the called according to His purpose. Life’s circumstances and experiences are designed by a loving, providential God to bring about that for which every believer is predestined.

  • christ is above all in his witnesses

    John 20:19-29

    The cornerstone of Bible-based Christianity and the central message of the Gospel is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The testimony of many witnesses speak to the infallible proof of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  • prayer that shakes heaven

    Acts 4:13-33

    As a result of a prayer meeting, multitudes were saved and when this first church prayed there was an earthquake. Today, we pray when there is an earthquake. Listen now to hear this example of prayer and the work God did through their prayer.

  • a call for all

    2 Timothy 2:2

    Are you called to preach?  We are all to be faithful servants and able to teach others also.

  • christian cannibals

    Galatians 5:13-16

    Many Christians today bite and devour one another and are consumed one of another.  The liberty that we have was never meant that we have the right to do whatever we please.  Liberty is the freedom that we have to do what God wants.

  • the gracious woman and merciful man

    Proverbs 11:16,17

    Our old nature is against grace and mercy.  We need to express grace and mercy at all times.  Self is merciless; mercy is selfless!

  • overcoming Fear

    1 Kings 18:1-16

    Elijah was a man of faith, whereas Obadiah was a man of fear. The fear of man bringeth a snare.  Too many Christians today are snared with fear.  Through a careful study of Elijah and Obadiah we can see how to overcome fear with God’s help.

  • instruction in righteousness

    Luke 23:47

    The Centurion’s report was a declaration of Christ’s righteousness delivering from death and directing in life.

  • seven reasons to bless the lord

    Psalm 103:1-5

    The Psalmist  [David] gives us seven reasons to Bless the Lord.  We do not need to pay the Lord lip service, but express a heartfelt expression of gratitude for all He has done for us.

  • the espalier principle

    Proverbs 22:6

    It takes a lot of patience and work for a horticulturist with trimming and pruning a tree to produce fabulous looking shrubbery and trees.  It also requires patience and care.  This is much the same as raising children.

  • the faith of abraham

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #12]   

    Romans 4:1-25

    The Jews believed they were right with God on two main grounds: their possession of God’s Law (which they failed to keep), and their connection with Abraham and the sign of the covenant (circumcision). In this message, Pastor Sargent explains how the example of Abraham clearly demonstrates and defends the doctrine of justification by faith.

  • boasting excluded

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #11]

    Romans 3:27-31

    Faith and works are mutually exclusive, and faith has always been the way to receive God’s grace, most notably the blessing of justification — for Old Testament saints and New Testament believers; both Jew and Gentile.

  • great words of the gospel

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #10]

    Romans 3:21-26

    From this passage, Pastor Sargent explains some of the great words associated with the Gospel and God’s plan of salvation — notably, “righteousness,” “faith,” “justification,” “redemption, “propitiation,” and “grace.”

  • convenient food isn't

    Proverbs 30:8

    In this fast-paced world we live in, we are all prone to seeking convenient foods at times.  Are we that way with spiritual food as well?

  • christ is above all in his wounding

    John 10:11-8

    Other men die because they have to die, no man can escape death.  Jesus’ death was voluntary.

  • the model servant

    Philippians 2:19-23

    Paul and Timothy were of like mind in ministering to others and endeavoring to be Christ-like.  Many that had been with Paul moved on.  Many in our churches today have chosen to move on.

  • spiritual battle

    Daniel 10

    Spiritual battles are all around.  Principalities and powers are at work against Christians.

  • doest thou well to be angry?

    Jonah 3:5-4:11

    Love and anger are powerful emotions. Jonah demonstrates for us causes and consequences of anger. God’s Word shows us how to deal with anger.

  • take no thought, but seek ye first

    Matthew 6:19-34

    Prioritizing and dealing with our thoughts and emotions is a battle within our mind.  Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ and having a ready mind.  Are you anxious over temporal things?

  • the virtuous husband

    Proverbs 31:10-31

    Just as God describes the Virtuous Woman, He also provides great insight into the Virtuous Husband.  The husband, and future husbands, are provided with instruction in this passage so that they may be the protector and provider God would have them to be.

  • baptism

    1 Corinthians 1:10-18

    God’s Word is very clear in presenting who should be baptized, what baptism does, and who is responsible to baptize.

  • the message of christmas

    Micah 5:1-5

    Is this Christmas season just a time of holidays, giving gifts, nostalgia or a precious reminder of God’s love and grace to us?

  • the offering up of the gentiles

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #41]

    Romans 15:13-17

    As the epistle moves into its concluding salutations and remarks, the Apostle Paul rehearses his ministry whereby one may observe some interesting examples concerning the conduct of church-planting evangelism. In this message, Pastor Sargent takes one phrase from verse 16 — “the offering up of the Gentiles” — and explains what it means in relation to salvation, service, sacrificial giving, and ministry.

  • a peek into paul's world

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #42]

    Romans 16:1-16

    This salutary passage yields some interesting insights into the first-century Christian world, shedding additional light on Paul’s conversion to Christ, the commitment of the believers in that day, the work of women, and the relationships that existed between churches of like faith and order.

  • christ is above all in his words

    John 3:29-34

    Jesus’ words are different from anyone else.  Never a man spake like this man!

  • christ is above all in his wellspring

    John 3:25-36

    How are we made right with God?  Regarding purifying, how do we have our sins washed away?  The focus is upon Jesus Christ!

  • wisdom

    Proverbs 4:5-9

    Wisdom is the principal thing; we are to love, embrace, exalt and praise her.

  • the dangers of shipwreck

    1 Timothy 1:18-20

    There is a need for you to live for Christ with a straight course.  Do not let your life as a Christian result in shipwreck.  

  • three corporate relationships

    Three Corporate Relationships

    Ephesians 2:14-22

    As a Christian, each of us should have an individual relationship with God; however, we have a corporate relationship with God as well.  The text describes we as a church body as fellowcitizens, of the household of God, and a holy temple.

  • commission commencement

    Titus 1:1-5

    Our recent Missions Conference is somewhat like a commencement; now that things that are wanting have been set in order we are to continue to build and maintain good works.

  • god hath spoken

    Hebrews 1:1-4

    God hath spoken. . . have you heard.  Does the Spirit bear witness with your spirit that you are a child of God?  If a child, then an heir.  Are you in the family?  

  • qualities of the kingdom

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #39]

    Romans 14:17-18

    Pastor Sargent defines the Kingdom of God and its relationship to the Lord’s churches, and then expounds upon the spiritual qualities of kingdom life and service.

  • the ultimate judgment

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #38]

    Romans 14:10-16

    This message considers the matter of judging others in light of the coming Judgment Seat of Christ.

  • I shall not slide

    Psalm 26:1

    David makes an emphatic, declaration that he shall not slide.  Regarding judging yourself, your daily walk, and trusting God, can you state emphatically “I shall not slide?”

  • don't follow your heart

    Proverbs 19:21

    One of the biggest lies of Satan and this world is to follow your heart.  God’s Word makes it abundantly clear that we are to follow His Word instead of our own deceitful heart!

  • friend of the king

    Proverbs 22:11

    In a general sense, God is a friend to man.  He that loveth pureness of heart for having graceful lips “the” King shall be his friend.  

  • dealing with danger

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #43]

    Romans 16:17-27

    In this final message of the series, Pastor Sargent focuses on the warning that was given to the churches in Rome (and thus to all Bible-believing Baptist churches). The message looks at the nature of error, a brief overview of the history of error, and the scriptural way for Christians and churches to both avoid and deal with error

  • christ is above all in his welcome

    John 14:1-3

    Not only do we long to see Jesus Christ and to be present with Him, but He desires us to be present with Him.

  • the judgment of god

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #05]   

    Romans 2:1-16

    This passage outlines the principles and processes of by which God will judge man.  Pastor Sargent brings out six facts concerning the judgment of God — that it is based upon the truth of God’s Word; that it is just; that it is universal; that it is impartial; that it will be according to light given; and that it will be searching.

  • the heart of an evangelist

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #25]

    Romans 9:1-5

    Departing from the usual expository form, Pastor Sargent delivers a topical/textual message that challenges the sincerity and convictions of any soul winner. Three essentials for all who would endeavor to lead sinners to Christ are brought out: one, a conviction concerning the true condition of the unsaved that is based on scripture; two, a burden for lost souls that remains unabated; and, three, a love for souls that is Christ-like.

  • without repentance

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #31]

    Romans 11:29

    In this topical message, Pastor Sargent examines three areas where the “gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” Beginning with the contextual meaning of the text (as it relates to God’s promises to Israel), the immutability of God is presented in its relationship to the gift and calling of salvation, the gifts of the Spirit, and the call to preach.

  • contrasting commissions

    Acts 26:1-23

    This message contrasts Paul’s commission before and after his conversion, demonstrating how power, purpose, and particulars changed.

  • fiery trials

    Revelation 3:14-18

    Previous trials in our lives help us endure future trials.  God has designed trials to purify our faith and to strengthen our faith.  Be thankful looking back and take courage and comfort that God is in control.

  • is faith a gift?

    James 1:17-22

    The grace of God offers the gift of salvation, the faith of man receives it.

  • the other side of team ministry

    Acts 16:1-5

    Team ministry is the Biblical model for the work of the Lord — especially so in the field of church-planting evangelism. Paul was sent out by his church in the company of at least one other man from that church — with Barnabas on his first mission, and with Silas on his second.

    This message highlights the fact that, while Paul almost always worked with other men in ministry, he often included men from churches other than his home/sending church at Antioch. Pastor Sargent highlights Paul’s purpose in associating with these fellow laborers, and also his place as the “team leader” — paying particular attention to the dynamic of authority.


  • serving with an Acts 20:20 vision

    Acts 20:17-27

    Pastor Sargent presents the vision for Bible Baptist Church for the year 2020.  Paul served with an intensity that purposed to serve others.  His pursuit in serving the Lord should be no different than our own.

  • true value

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #33]

    Romans 12:3-16

    The twelfth chapter of the book of Romans dovetails with the twelfth chapter of First Corinthians in that they both deal with the subject of spiritual gifts and the proper attitude required in the exercise thereof. In this message, Pastor Sargent gives an overview of the doctrine of spiritual gifts and their relationship to the worth of every church member.

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?

    2018 BBC Men's Rally

    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.