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02/11/2018 "Blessed are the Merciful..."
Dr. Travis Laney
Continuing our current series, this message explores the meaning and application behind the command to be merciful. The sermon uses the parable from Matthew 18 as an illustrative example.
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01/07/2018 "Leaving a Legacy"
Dr. Travis Laney
This messages expounds Prov 13:22 and the idea of leaving an inheritance, especially as it relates to leaving a lasting legacy. Three specific areas addressed include financial, martial, and spiritual legacies.
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12/31/2017 "Get Ready"
Brent Myers
In a follow up message to our Christmas Advent series, Pastor Brent leads us through Luke's words about being ready for the Lord's second coming.
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10/29/2017 "The Reformation"
Brent Myers
This message is a study of Ephesians chapter 2 and its foundation for the 5 Solas that form our guiding theology.
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10/22/2017 "Mission Complete?"
Dr. Travis Laney
In this last message from Acts 24-28, listeners are challenged to consider that while the actual book of Acts ends, the mission and purpose of the book has not. Moreover, listeners are challenges to consider that they are living out the 29th chapter of Acts and have a responsibility to carry on the mission, empowered by the Holy Spirit, that was started by Jesus and then the early church.
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10/15/2017 "Unshakeable"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines Paul's unshakable faith in the midst of great suffering and difficulties and then provides ways that we can follow his example today.
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10/08/2017 "Paul's Farewell Message to the Elders at Ephesus and It's Implications for Us"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message walks through the key points of Paul's emotional message to the elders of the Ephesian church as he departs for Jerusalem. It then provides three applications relevant for modern day believers.
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10/01/2017 "The Sons of Sceva and Spiritual Warfare"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shares how the events with the seven sons of Sceva remind us of the seriousness of our supernatural battle against spiritual forces.
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08/27/2017 "When One Door is Closed, Another Door is Opened"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first walks through the physical healing of a girl with a demon that led to Paul's arrest and his subsequent opportunity to share the message of the gospel while imprisoned. The message then challenges listeners to pursue purity while trusting in the Lord's sovereignty in their lives.
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08/13/2017 "Will You Pass the Test?"
Dr. Travis Laney
On this Sunday before the start of school, this message challenges teachers, students, and the congregation at large to pursue godliness and to display it in their speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.
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08/06/2017 "A Constant Witness"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines the events surrounding Paul's first missionary journey. It then identifies 5 traits that seem to enable Paul to be a constant witness for Christ. The message closes by challenging the congregation to implement the same traits so as to be constant witnesses for Christ too.
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07/30/2017 "As Many As Were Appointed to Eternal Life Believed"
Dr. Travis Laney
The beginning of this message explains the theological meaning and implications of "as many as were appointed to eternal life believed." The latter part of the message addresses common objections and questions individuals have regarding the doctrines of grace.
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06/19/2017 "Rise Up O Men of God and Stand in the Gap"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message expounds Ezekiel 22 and then comparisons to the moral and political situation today. The message then challenges men to get serious about their walk with the Lord and stand in the gap for our families, our churches, and our nation.
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05/21/2017 "How is a Person Saved?"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using Acts 10:44-48 as the text, this message answers the question as to how a lost person is saved. The message examines four crucial components: 1. God's Role 2. A Christian's Role 3. The Holy Spirit's Role 4. The Unbeliever's Role
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05/14/2017 "Pray and Don't Lose Hope"
Dr. Travis Laney
On this Mother's Day, Dr. Laney, using Luke 18 and the parable of the Persistent Widow, shares a word of encouragement and hope for moms regarding prayer and the God who hears.
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05/07/2017 "One Gospel for All Nations"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message looks at the implications of God's revelation to Peter that the gospel was not just for the Jewish people but for all nations. The message also reminds listeners that being good and doing good things like Cornelius is not enough for salvation. Instead, faith alone in Christ saves.
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04/09/2017 "The Martyr's Cry"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message begins by reading Stephen's words to the religious leaders in Acts 7. It then expounds the following points: 1. The Gospel Brings Sin to Light which Evil Men Hate 2. The Gospel Will Advance Regardless of the Actions of Evil Men 3. The Gospel Provides Eternal Hope for Believers
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04/02/2017 "Be Fruitful"
Rev. Paul Luis
There is always a direct correlation between fruitfulness and the condition of the soil. In this message Pastor Paul Luis shares how we can cultivate good soil in our lives in order to be fruitful in our Christian walk.
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03/12/2017 "Cutting Out the Secret Sin in Our Lives"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message looks at the tragic events surrounding the deaths of Ananias and Sapphira and explores what we can learn about secret sin from their story.
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03/05/2017 "Prayers that Shook the World"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first looks at the prayerful response given by the early Christians in response to Peter and John's interrogation by the religious leaders. The message then challenges Christians to consider the great power and potential that God provides us through prayer.
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02/19/2017 "What I Have I Give to You"
Dr. Travis Laney
After exploring the healing of a lame man and the subsequent questioning and persecution the disciples experienced as a result, this message asks the listeners these four questions: 1. Are you available to be used by God to meet the needs of others? 2. Will you trust that the power of Christ can heal your lameness? 3. Will you speak for the Lord or submit to the opinion and preference of men? 4. Will you repent of your ignorance or remain hard to the offer of God?
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02/12/2017 "Devoted: Marks of a Biblical Congregation"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message looks at the way the early church devoted themselves to the study of the word, fellowship, the Lord's Supper, and prayer while examining to see if modern day congregations are doing the same.
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02/05/2017 "The First Resurrection Sermon"
Dr. Travis Laney
This second sermon from Acts 2 looks primarily at Peter's response to the Holy Spirit's coming and specifically how Peter explained the prophetic and historical meaning and significance of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.
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01/29/2017 "The Coming of the Holy Spirit"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message is the first part of our 2 part message on Acts 2. In this portion, listeners are encouraged to examine the event and results of the Holy Spirit coming and resting upon the early believers.
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01/22/2017 "Sanctity of Life Sunday 2017"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message begins by examining some of the current arguments surrounding the issue of defining "personhood." The message then has a brief report from Mary Lou Hendry, a representative from the Florida Baptist Convention's Children's Home Department. The message concludes with some ways that we can get involved in fighting for the sanctity of life.
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01/15/2017 "You Will Be My Witnesses"
Dr. Travis Laney
In this opening message on the book of Acts, the listeners are challenged to consider how Christ has given us a command to proclaim the message of redemption to the nations and how we have been equipped with the Holy Spirit to accomplish this mission.
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01/08/2017 "The Importance of Sound Doctrine"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message challenges listeners to consider how important sound doctrine is especially living in today's post modern world. The message explores how some churches have turned aside from biblical truth in order to be relevant and accepted by the world. It also explores how Christians need to be conformed and transformed by the word on a daily basis in order to battle against the various doctrinal fallacies we face today.
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11/27/2016 "The Origins of the Incarnation"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message traces the origins of the incarnation of Jesus Christ through the pages of the Old and New Testaments and shows that it has its divine decree even before the foundation of the world.
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11/20/2016 "Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving"
Dr. Travis Laney
In an effort to prepare our hearts for Thanksgiving week, this message reminds Christians of the joy of our salvation and a few of the reasons we should give thanks to our great and awesome Savior.
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11/13/2016 Post Election 2016: A Message of Hope, Healing, and Direction"
Dr. Travis Laney
In response to the Presidential election on Tuesday, and the surrounding issues that resulted in President Trump's election, this message shares 2 biblical principles for the people of God to remember and then 4 ways we should pray moving forward.
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10/23/2016 "Secret Sin"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message explores David's moral failure with Bathsheba and challenges listeners with these 4 points: 1. The Personal Temptation to Sin (1-3) 2. The Deadly Snare of Secret Sin (4-13) 3. The Devastation that Secret Sin Produces (14-26) 4. The Freedom that Godly Repentance Grants (2 Sam 12)
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09/25/2016 "Fighting for Unity"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message addresses the importance of unity among the members of a local congregation. It then provides four questions each individual can ask themselves when they start to feel disenchanted or frustrated either at church leadership or other members of the body.
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08/21/2016 "Give Us A King!"
Dr. Travis Laney
This first message in the series looks at Israel's rejection of God in their demanding an earthly king and then examines how we, as Christians in the USA, are following their bad example.
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07/10/2016 "The Ministry of First Priority South Florida"
Jeff Stanford
Jeff uses Matthew 28:19-20 to share with us the ministry focus and mission of First Priority.
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07/03/2016 "Stressed Over Money: You Cannot Serve Two Masters"
Dr. Travis Laney
This 2nd message in our series looks first at how money, and especially debt, has caused many individuals to experience great stress and anxiety. The message then shares biblical wisdom regarding the use of our financial resources for the kingdom and warnings to guard one's heart from becoming enslaved to monetary things.
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06/26/2016 "Tired and Weary"
Dr. Travis Laney
In this first week of the series, this message first looks at reasons individuals are stressed and anxious. Then, the message shares the invitation of Jesus to come and find rest for their souls.
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06/19/2016 "5 Responsibilities of Christian Fathers"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message looks at 5 biblical responsibilities fathers have in leading and shepherding their families.
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06/12/2016 "Baptism: Buried with Him in Death, Raised to Walk in Newness of Life"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message explains what FGBC believes about baptism including the biblical meaning, our motive, and our specific mode for baptism.
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06/05/2016 "Ekklesia: To Exalt, Encourage, Edify, Equip, and Empower"
Dr. Travis Laney
This messages uses Eph 4 to share the 5 goals FGBC has regarding its worship and ministry
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05/22/2016 "And the Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail"
Dr. Travis Laney
Responding to Peter's confession about Jesus, this message reminds listeners that Jesus has all authority over all creation. Therefore, the church should not stay in a "prevent defense" mode but rather should be storming the gates of hell believing that nothing can stop the gospel from advancing and from setting people free.
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05/15/2016 "What We Believe about Salvation"
Dr. Travis Laney
This first message in the series explains what FGBC believes regarding salvation both in terms of how an individual is saved as well as the spiritual and eternal implications that await those who do trust in Christ.
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05/08/2016 "6 Ways to Bless Moms"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message sharing 6 ways we can bless, honor, and respect our mothers.
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05/01/2016 "Keys to Practicing Fervent Prayer"
Dr. Travis Laney
This sermon examines the power of prayer as practiced by the early church and then challenges listeners to examine and focus on enhancing their own prayer lives
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04/24/2016 "...Yet I Will Rejoice"
Dr. Travis Laney
In the last sermon in this series, we look at Habakkuk's words of worship and praise as he considers that God is the ultimate source of his joy and contentment.
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04/17/2016 "In Wrath Remember Mercy"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines how Habakkuk's prayer and act of worship regarding the Lord's past examples of power during times of discipline and tribulation provide a template for the church today when we are experiencing God's discipline
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04/10/2016 "The Righteous Shall Live By Faith"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message looks at God's response to Habakkuk regarding how He will not let the ungodly and unrighteous go unpunished.
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04/03/2016 "Habakkuk: How Long, O Lord?"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first examines the question and answer dialogue between Habakkuk and the Lord. The message then asks the question if God is acting in the same way as in the days of Habakkuk by raising up godless individuals/nations to bring judgment on "Christian America". The message closes with a challenge of how to respond to the current situation in our land.
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03/27/2016 "He is Risen: 5 Truths Regarding the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus Christ"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message offers 5 truths regarding the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ and then shows how these issues have significant impact for our lives today.
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03/25/2016 "Christ in the Passover"
Jews For Jesus
This message shares how the symbols of the Jewish Passover meal point to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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03/20/2016 "Passion Week: Hosanna..."
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shows the connections in Jesus' actions on Palm Sunday as He entered Jerusalem and the Temple area to the prophecies God revealed in Malachi 1-3.
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03/13/2016 "Doxology: Paul's Last Words in Romans"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message ends the series on Romans by exalting and praising the wisdom of God as we look at the origins and revealing of our salvation in Christ Jesus.
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03/06/2016 "Last Words"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines 3 last words of encouragement and instruction from Paul to the Romans: 1) Word of Caution (Be Alert); 2) Word of Instruction (Be Wise); and 3) Word of Hope (Be Clothed).
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02/28/2016 "We All Have A Part in Advancing the Kingdom"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message walks through the list of names Paul shares at the end of Romans explaining how each believer in Jesus has a unique testimony and an important role in advancing the gospel.
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02/21/2016 "Our Goal: Those Who Have Never Heard Will Hear"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines the 4 ways that Paul shows how Christians can be involved in fulfilling the great commission: 1) by the study of the word (apologetics), 2) through evangelism and missions, 3) through financially supporting ministries, and 4) through intercessory prayer.
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02/14/2016 "How Christian Unity Advances the Gospel of Christ"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines how vital Christian unity is in our efforts to glorify God and in proclaiming a message of hope and mercy to the lost.
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02/07/2016 "Faith, Fellowship, and Flexibility"
Dr. Travis Laney
This messages seeks to offer a balance between a local congregation's biblical accountability toward one another on the imperatives from the text while allowing for Christian freedom in the areas that are opinions of how Christians apply the text to their specific lives and situations as they strive for sanctification.
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01/31/2016 "Make No Provision for the Flesh"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message looks at Paul's command to put off the flesh, making no provisions to fulfill passionate, sinful desires. Instead, we should strive for holiness because we have been bought with a price and are called to honor the Lord with our bodies as an act of worship.
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01/24/2016 "Submit to God's Appointed Authorities"
Dr. Travis Laney
This challenging message encourages Christians to consider the authorities God has placed in their lives (the government, at work, in school, at home) and then how and why we are called to submit to these individuals in authority and in positions of leadership as long as what they command does not oppose the Bible.
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01/17/2016 "Let Love Be Genuine"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message walks listeners through the practical applications of Paul's imperative to show evidence of one's salvation by the way you love and treat other people.
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01/10/2016 "Gifts for the Common Good"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first challenges Christians to find against the prideful attitude that church is for "me" and my wants and desires. The message then examines how Christians should see themselves as part of the larger body and should use his or her spiritual gift in a way that honors the Lord, advances His kingdom, and blesses other believers.
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01/03/2016 "Be Transformed: Growing in Spiritual Maturity in 2016"
Dr. Travis Laney
As we start a new year, this message challenges listeners to daily offer themselves to the Lord as an act of joyful worship. The message explores how to do this, mainly by being transformed by the renewing of one's mind through Bible study and prayer.
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12/20/2015 "...And the Government Will Be Upon His Shoulders"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message concludes our study on Isaiah 9:1-7 and examines how Jesus fulfilled God's promise to David about a coming king. The message then looks at the characteristics of the kingdom, the length of the kingdom, and how individuals obtain citizenship of this glorious kingdom.
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12/13/2015 "...And His Name Shall Be Called"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message continues the study of the prophecy in Isaiah 9 by looking at the various names mentioned for Jesus and how each were manifested in His actions and ministry.
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12/06/2015 "The Gift of Joy"
Dr. Travis Laney
Continuing our series on the Christmas prophecy of Isa 9, this message shows how Jesus' incarnation set us free from the evil one and our bondage to sin and how this freedom brings great joy to our soul.
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11/29/2015 "...A Great Light"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first examines Isa 9:1-2 in its historical setting. It then provides 5 ways, via Christ's incarnation, revealing how God fulfilled this promise in Isa 9 that those who were in gloom and darkness would "see a great light"
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11/22/2015 "Overwhelmed and Grateful"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message uses the story in Luke 7 about an encounter between a Pharisee, a prostitute woman, and Jesus to challenge believers to examine their hearts before the Lord and to remind them "the one who has been forgiven much, loves much..."
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11/15/2015 "All Israel Will Be Saved"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message ties Paul's thoughts together from the whole of Romans 9-11 to explain the mystery of the partial hardening upon the Jewish people and the promise of a future outpouring of God's Spirit whereby many Jewish people will turn to Jesus as Messiah and be saved.
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11/08/2015 "Grafted In"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines Paul's statement that the partial hardening that has come upon the Jewish people is for the benefit of allowing Gentiles to be grafted into the people of God through faith in the Jewish Messiah
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11/01/2015 "A Remnant in Israel"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines Paul's argument refuting the idea that God has replaced or rejected the Jewish people. The message first defines what a remnant is. It then explores Paul's evidences regarding the remnant. Last, it offers four applications for the listener based on Paul's theology from the text.
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10/25/2015 "Do This In Remembrance of Me"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines what we believe at FGBC when when we say "do this in remembrance of me" during the Lord's Supper
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10/18/2015 "The Gospel of Jesus Christ"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message looks at Paul's words regarding the need for people to first hear the gospel in order to be able to respond in genuine faith and repentance. The message addresses this issue in 3 ways: 1) the essential elements of the gospel; 2) the great promise of the gospel; and 3) the stewardship a Christian has with the gospel.
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10/11/2015 "Caution: Stumbling Stone"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first defines the righteousness of God. Then, it expounds Paul's thought that for many, faith in Jesus Christ and His righteous work on our behalf, is a stumbling stone on our journey to obtaining God's righteousness in our lives. Instead, many people attempt to earn God's righteousness by works or "doing the law" but that this strategy only leads to failure and continued separation from God.
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10/04/2015 "The Implications of Divine Mercy and Hardening"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message addresses the meaning and implications of Paul's statement in Rom 9:18 regarding God's interaction with His creation where the Lord said, "I will have mercy on whom I'll have mercy and I'll harden whom I will harden."
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09/27/2015 "Jacob I Loved But Esau I Hated"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message explores the difficult topic of hate, specifically as to how it is used in associated with God in the Bible.
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09/20/2015 "Not All Israel is Israel"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message develops the implications for both Jewish and Gentile persons of Paul's statement that neither Abrahamic ancestry nor works is sufficient for salvation.
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09/13/2015 "Great Sorrow and Unceasing Anguish"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first examines Paul's sorrow and subsequent actions regarding the lostness of the Jewish people. The message then challenges listeners to develop hearts of great sorrow and anguish over the lostness of those they know and then to act on this emotion.
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09/06/2015 "God's Master Plan"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message provides an overview of Romans 9-11 by addressing the question in the reader's mind regarding the Jewish people, mainly why do they generally not believe in the gospel. The message then examines Paul's 5 responses to this significant question.
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08/30/2015 "Do This In Rememberance of Me: Part 1"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message begins a series looking at the meaning and practice of the Lord's Supper in the context of our Baptist church. This first message explains the theology behind the event.
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08/23/2015 "Be Bold: Trust in the Lord with Your Money"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message takes the familiar passage of Prov 3:5-10 and expounds how trusting in the Lord with all our heart includes trusting and honoring Him with our money.
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08/16/2015 "Back to School: A Message for Students and Teachers"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message encouraged and challenged both students and teachers to be on mission this school year as they head back to school
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08/02/2015 "No Guilt in Life; No Fear in Death"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shares 5 reasons why Christians should not fear death while also admonishing those who have not trusted Christ to seek Him while there is still time
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07/26/2015 "Here I Am, Send Me"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message focuses on Isaiah's experience in chapter 6 to remind Christians of their commission to share the gospel, especially during this trying times
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07/19/2015 "Facing Goliaths"
Dr. Travis Laney
The story of David and Goliath provide 5 applications for the believer regarding battling against the things in our lives and in our society that dishonor the Lord.
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07/12/2015 "Rebuke: How to Give and Receive It, Biblically"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using the story of Nathan's rebuke with David, this message shares both the necessity and method for Christian accountability and rebuke regarding sin
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07/05/2015 "Be Brave: Rescuing the Perishing"
Dr. Travis Laney
On this 4th of July weekend, this message challenges listeners to fulfill their calling as citizens of Heaven by sharing the good news of the gospel to those who are not free spiritually.
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06/28/2015 "God Commands Us to Be Reconciled"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message uses the reconciliation between Jacob and Esau as a reminder of how we are called by Christ to be reconciled with one another.
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06/21/2015 "Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using Joshua's charge about choosing to serve the Lord, this message challenges men to rise up and be the spiritual leaders of their homes that God desires them to be.
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06/14/2015 "Be Brave: God's Command to His People"
Dr. Travis Laney
The first message in a new series, hearers are called to live a bold and courageous life as they obey the word of the Lord in a day when many are turning away.
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05/24/2015 "Lord, Heal Our Land"
Dr. Travis Laney
Remembering the men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms, this message challenges believers to consider the current state of the USA and in response to humble themselves and begin really pursuing lives of holiness all while crying out to God in fervent prayer to bring repentance and revival across the land.
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05/17/2015 "More than Conquerors"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message concludes the section on God's grace and power demonstrated toward the believer through Jesus Christ. The purpose of this message is to reminder believers that regardless of the foe or obstacle, nothing is able to separate us from the love of God He has toward us in Christ Jesus.
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05/10/2015 "Even the Dogs Eat the Crumbs: The Faith of the Canaanite Mother"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message uses the story of the Canaanite woman to offer hope and encouragement to mothers regarding praying for their families and personal needs.
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05/03/2015 "God's Glory Displayed in Our Salvation"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first addresses the challenging theological words like predestination and foreknowledge found in this passage. It then shows how these terms used by Paul work together in our glorious salvation.
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04/26/2015 "Do All Things Really Work for Good?"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message explores Paul's meaning when he said that all things working together for God for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.
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04/19/2015 "The Holy Spirit's Ministry of Intercession"
Dr. Travis Laney
Do you struggle with prayer? Do you ever wonder what to pray for in certain difficult situations? This message answers such questions as it shows how the Holy Spirit intercedes in us and for us regarding our prayer life.
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04/12/2015 "Hope: Awaiting our Recreation"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines the essence of hope and how it relates to the future glory that awaits both creation and those who are trusting in Christ.
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04/05/2015 "Come and See...Go and Tell!"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first asks listeners to "come and see" the 4 pieces of evidence supporting the historical resurrection of Jesus Christ. The message then challenges listeners to "go and tell" that good news of salvation that is found in Jesus Christ: crucified and risen!
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04/03/2015 "Jesus: The Perfect Sacrifice"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shows how Jesus' sacrifice was superior to those of the Old Testament in 1) the location, 2) the one making the offering, and 3) the offering itself.
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03/22/2015 "Heirs with Christ"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message encourages listeners, who are heirs of Christ and who will gain a glorious inheritance, to be willingly to fight and suffer in this life in their battle against personal sin.
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03/15/2015 "Are You Walking in the Spirit?"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message challenges listeners to consider if their claim to be "Christian" is supported by the way they walk: either by fulfilling the desires of their flesh or in obedience to the Word of God
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03/08/2015 "No Condemnation"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines the basis for and meaning of Paul's words regarding condemnation as it relates to the believer in Christ Jesus
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03/01/2015 "The Internal Battle"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines Paul's lament about his own internal battle regarding his desire to do what God wants vs falling into personal sin.
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02/22/2015 "Released: The End of an Era"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines how the Law, albeit perfect and holy, acted as a master over us of whose demands we could never fulfill. But thanks be to Christ that He has delivered us from the legal demands of the law through His own life, death, and resurrection.
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02/15/2015 "To Whom Are You a Slave?"
Dr. Travis Laney
After examining Paul's terminology in Romans 6, this message challenges listeners to answer the question with one of the only two biblical answers available: "are they a slave to sin or a slave to Christ?"
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02/08/2015 "Sin Leads to Death But Obedience Leads to Life"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message comparing the difference between the impact that sin has in an individual's life with the impact obedience to the Word of God has both in this life and the life to come.
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02/01/2015 "Dead to Sin, Alive to God"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shows how our union with Christ should dramatically impact the way we deal with sin in our lives.
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01/25/2015 "Federal Headship: Adam's Sin vs Christ's Righteousness"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message expounds Paul's comparison of how Adam's sin brings God's condemnation to all men while Christ's work of perfect obedience provides justification to all who believe.
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01/18/2015 "Sanctity of Life Sunday: For I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shares 5 truths from the Bible regarding the sanctity of life and the call for the church to be engaged standing up for those who have no voice.
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01/11/2015 "While We Were Still Sinners, Christ Died for Us"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using the powerful verse in Romans 5:8, this message shares how God's extravagant love for us has implications for both now and eternity.
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01/04/2015 "How Shall We Worship?"
Dr. Travis Laney
As 2015 begins, this message, using a passage from Job 42:5, asked and then answered the question "What can we do as a people to grow deeper in our walk with the Lord in 2015?".
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12/21/2014 "It's A Wonderful Life: What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using the premise from the classic movie "It's A Wonderful Year", this message seeks to show how different life would be if Jesus had never been born.
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12/14/2014 "The Original Grinch"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using the movie theme of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," this message explores the original Grinch of the Bible and how he tried in the birth narrative of Matthew 2, and continues to try to this day, to rob Jesus of worship and Christians of joy.
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12/07/2014 "The Divine Conception"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message examining the theological implications of the birth announcement by the angel to Mary
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11/30/2014 "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
Dr. Travis Laney
As we turn our attention to the Christmas season, this message reminds listeners as to how Jesus' incarnation makes this time of year so wonderful.
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11/23/2014 "Thankfulness, Not Grumbling"
Dr. Travis Laney
As we prepare for Thanksgiving holiday, this message challenges listeners to consider the attitudes of their own hearts to determine if they are living out Phil 2:14 which commands that we "Do all things without grumbling or questioning..."
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11/23/2014 "Service of Giving Thanks"
FGBC Members
This recording shares our annual service of giving thanks with testimonies by George K and Yaneth G, special songs of worship, and times of thanksgiving being offered by the members of FGBC.
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11/16/2014 "Faith Promises"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shows that the essence of Abraham's (and our) being counted righteous by God is not due to outward works of the law but rather by faith and trust in God's promises.
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11/09/2014 "A Sinner's Justification: The Single Greatest Act By Our Great God"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines how God displays both His holiness and mercy in the process of justifying sinners.
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11/02/2014 "The Perils of Religious Hypocrisy"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message addresses the sinful practice of religious hypocrisy and judgmental attitudes on the part of some Christians.
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10/26/2014 "How Did the World Get So Messed Up? Part 2"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message continued looking at Romans 1:18-32 and specifically addressed the issue of God's judgment for sin being displayed particularly by "giving men over to their sins". The message closed by challenging listeners to consider whether they too have hardened hearts towards Jesus and the gospel.
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10/19/2014 "How Did the World Get So Messed Up?"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shows that even though men should know about God, they have rejected Him and have suppressed His truth. Therefore, God has begun revealing His wrath against this unrighteousness by darkening hearts and allowing men to become futile in their thinking. The message closes with some of the impacts of this darkening and how Christians should respond living in such times.
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10/12/2014 "The Righteousness of God Revealed"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message addresses how God is a righteous God but also interacts with sinful people.
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10/05/2014 "To the Jew First"
Dr. Travis Laney
After addressing two misconceptions about Jewish individuals and their relationship to God, this message shows how the gospel is first and foremost a message of hope to the Jewish people
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09/28/2014 "For I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message demonstrates how the gospel is the power of God in bringing people from death to life and that believers should not be ashamed to communicate it with others.
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09/21/2014 "Patience: When Your Desires and God's Will Do Not Line Up"
Dr. Travis Laney
Focusing on Paul's desire to go to Rome, this message examines how to wait patiently while you wait for God to move or open a door of opportunity.
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09/14/2014 "Jesus is the Gospel"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shows how God both foretold of the gospel through the prophets in the Old Testament and how He used the Spirit's power at work in Jesus' earthly ministry to reveal Jesus' deity.
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09/07/2014 "Romans: Paul's Magnum Opus"
Dr. Travis Laney
Serving as an introductory message to the book as a whole, this sermon shows in four different ways how Romans 1:16-17 is the foundational passage upon which the whole book stands.
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08/31/2014 "Christ's Atonement: Steadfast Love and Faithfulness"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using Proverbs 16.6 as the foundation, this message reminds us of how Christ's death did for us with regard to our sin what we could never do for ourselves.
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08/24/2014 "The Perfect Marriage: Instructions from Proverbs"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first shared 4 insights from Proverbs on how to strengthen Christian marriages. The message then closed with a few words of encouragement to those who are single.
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08/17/2014 "Faith Check List: A Message for Students and Teachers Headed Back to School"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shares 7 principles primarily from Proverbs that, if applied, will allow students and teachers headed back to school to honor the Lord with both their words and actions.
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08/10/2014 "The Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53"
Dr. Rich Freeman
In today's message, Dr. Rich Freeman of Chosen People Ministry shared a strong word from Isaiah 53.
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08/03/2014 "Iron Men: The Vulnerability of Accountability"
Dr. Travis Laney
Based on the image of iron sharpening iron (Prov 27:17), this message challenges Christians to consider how personal and vulnerable accountability with another trusted believer will help empower each person to put off sin and to grow in his or her personal holiness and maturity.
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07/27/2014 "Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart"
Dr. Travis Laney
After defining the word "trust" and how it connects to faith, this message answers 5 questions as to why and how Christians should trust in the Lord with all their heart.
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07/20/2014 "God's Wisdom Regarding Money"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message challenges modern day "wisdom of the world" ideas about money and debt and compares it to God's word on how we ought to rightly think about and use our financial resources for the gospel's advancement.
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07/13/2014 "Get Wise: How to Live in These Foolish Days"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message lays out the comparison between the wisdom of the world with the wisdom of God's word. After first defining biblical wisdom, the message turns its attention to explaining the challenges we face in gaining biblical knowledge along with the dangers of neglecting God's wisdom for our lives.
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07/06/2014 "In God We Trust?"
Dr. Travis Laney
Focusing on Prov 29.25, this message first challenges listeners to consider if they truly trust the Lord or if they are fearful of men and are thus hindered in their Christian mission to advance the gospel. Then, the message offers both reasons to reject the fear of man and reasons to trust in the Lord.
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06/29/2014 "Ten Lamps: How VBS Reminded ME of the Imminent Return of Christ"
Dr. Travis Laney
In light of events surrounding VBS, this message focused on the parable of the 10 virgins to explain the vital importance of being ready for Christ's return.
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06/22/2014 "Always Be Prepared"
Dr. Travis Laney
As FGBC prepares for VBS, this message examines the theme verse for the week and how believers in the Lord Jesus can fulfill the charge to "always be prepared" to share a reason for our hope in the gospel.
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06/15/2014 "The Challenge of Fatherhood"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message uses the prodigal father's experience in Luke 15 to offer four challenges fathers face as they try to shepherd their families.
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06/08/2014 "In This You Rejoice..."
Dr. Travis Laney
This powerful message shares 5 reasons Christians should rejoice in the glorious salvation we have because of the substitutionary work of Jesus Christ. The message closes by challenging believers to consider that if we do not have real and meaningful joy in our salvation then why would a lost world want to know about Jesus from us.
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06/01/2014 "7 Common Questions About Hell"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message is the third sermon in our series on "The Biblical Doctrine of Hell." This message seeks to answer 7 common questions about the origin, nature, and purpose of Hell.
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05/25/2014 "The Narrow Gate"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message focuses on Jesus' command to enter the kingdom of God through the narrow gate. After looking at some of today's popular roads that lead to destruction, this message narrows in on the importance of a personal and explicit faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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05/18/2014 "Hell is For Real...The Bible Tells Me So"
Dr. Travis Laney
After looking at Jesus' parable of the rich man and Lazarus, this message offers a passionate plea for believers to recommit to sharing the gospel with the lost while also exhorting unbelievers to turn to Christ and find eternal life.
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05/11/2014 "Good News for Moms"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using Solomon's experience with 2 mothers and a dead baby, this message offers Mothers hope and encouragement to seek the great giver of wisdom, Jesus Christ, as they raise their families.
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05/04/2014 "Heaven is For Real...The Bible Tells Me So, part 2"
Dr. Travis Laney
In part 2 of "Heaven is For Real", this message looks more specifically at the makeup of the New Jerusalem, the eternal dwelling place for believers.
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04/27/2014 "Heaven is For Real...The Bible Tells Me So"
Dr. Travis Laney
In light of recent movies and literature surrounding the topic of Heaven, this messages takes a biblical approach to addressing some common questions and errors regarding the issue of Heaven and Earth upon Christ's return.
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04/20/2014 "The Gift of Easter"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using the central message of the gospel found in John 3.16, this sermon reminds listeners that Easter occurred because God desires His creation to experience redemption and life not judgement and death.
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04/18/2014 "The Message of the Cross"
Dr. Travis Laney
This powerful message examines 5 aspects of the message of the cross.
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04/06/2014 "The Power of Prayer"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message challenges listeners to take seriously the privilege of prayer recognizing that it is powerful and advances the Kingdom of God.
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03/30/2014 "The Challenge of Patience"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shares James admonition to hearers about waiting patiently for the Lord's return, at which time He will bless our steadfast faith and service to Him which we displayed in the midst of earthly suffering and hardships.
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03/23/2014 "How to Make Plans, Biblically"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message reminds us that while we may make plans for our lives and future, ultimately it is the Lord who establishes our steps. Therefore, instead of assuming we are in control of our lives, we should make plans with the attitude of "if the Lord wills"...
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03/16/2014 "The Word or the World?"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shares the subtle ways that we desire the "things of the world" and how longing and pursuing after these "passions" are acts of spiritual adultery against our Savior and result in both internal and external conflicts.
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03/09/2014 "A Wise and Understanding Heart"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message compares earthly wisdom with wisdom from above. It then provides three steps to aid the believer in applying this godly wisdom to daily life.
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03/02/2014 "Only You Can Prevent Fires"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines James' words on the power and potential danger of the tongue. It then challenges listeners to examine the way they speak and to use their words in ways that honor the Lord and blesses others.
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02/23/2014 "Faith in Action: Balancing Paul with James"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message explains that while salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, genuine biblical saving faith should cause the individual to act differently--not to earn salvation but to demonstrate that his or her faith is real.
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02/16/2014 "Equal In His Eyes"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message demonstrating how of showing favoritism towards certain persons is a sin and is contrary to the way the Lord works in His kingdom.
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02/09/2014 "Doers of the Word"
Dr. Travis Laney
After sharing how just hearing or reading the word of God is not enough but that we must instead submit or obey what it says, the message then turns to a practical example of this "doing the word" when dealing with the sin of anger.
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02/02/2014 "Testing Your Faith"
Dr. Travis Laney
After a brief into to the epistle, this message reminders listeners that trials in our lives allow us to display the depth and genuineness of our faith in the Lord.
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01/19/2014 "Walking in the Spirit"
Dr. Travis Laney
After reemphasizing the importance of understanding our salvation is by faith alone, this message turns to the dangers of allowing our justification to lead to sinful actions caused by living in the flesh. The message then shows how the best way to live a Christian life is to be led by the Spirit whereby one produces the "fruit of the Spirit."
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01/12/2014 "For Freedom Christ Has Set You Free"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shares the balance between 1) having freedom from the demands of the Law due to Christ's death and 2) choosing to "play" with sin because we are not saved by works and thus cheapen the gospel of grace.
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01/05/2014 "It's A New Year--Will It Be A New Year?"
Dr. Travis Laney
As we begin a new year, this message reminds individuals that Jesus requires more from us than just asking him into our heart--he demands lordship. This message then shares how we can walk and grow as true disciples of Jesus in 2014.
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11/17/2013 "Sons of Redemption"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message shares how at the right time, God provided redemption for us through Christ and the subsequent blessings that come as a result of this act, including our adoption as heirs.
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11/10/2013 "Why Then the Law?"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message answers the question: if salvation is not by works (or keeping the law) then what purpose did/does the Old Testament Law have?
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11/03/2013 "Faith Promises: Abraham, the Jewish People, and Gentiles"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines Paul's words about how Abraham was justified by faith and how this truth impacts the salvation for both Jewish and Gentile individuals.
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10/27/2013 "The Beautiful Curse"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message contrasts how attempting to earn salvation by keeping the Law is futile proposition with how Jesus, the only one who was able to fulfill demands of the Law, became a curse for us so that we could escape the punishment that is due for our breaking the Law.
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10/20/2013 "The Crucified Life: The Life of a Disciple"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message discusses two vital actions every follower of Jesus should do daily in order to grow as a disciple of His.
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10/13/2013 "Justification: The Foundation of the Gospel"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message expounds Paul's statement about the meaning and application of justification by faith alone in Christ alone.
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10/13/2013 "Justification: The Foundation of the Gospel"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message expounds Paul's statement about the meaning and application of justification by faith alone in Christ alone.
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09/29/2013 "Entrusted with the Gospel"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using Paul's personal testimony as a background, this message challenges listeners to identify the specific mission field where God has placed them and to be at work in this field sharing the gospel with which they have been entrusted.
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09/22/2013 "The Essentials of the Gospel"
Dr. Travis Laney
In this first message in the series, Dr. Laney shares how vital it is to understand the essential elements of the gospel; mainly that our justification is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Any other gospel message, regardless of the speaker, is a gospel that leads people down the road of destruction and unto spiritual death.
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09/15/2013 "What Are You Doing Here, FGBC?"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using the story of Elijah's encounter with the Lord in the cave, this message challenges the members of FGBC to refocus on God's mission and to recommit to fulfilling His purpose for His church in our community.
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09/08/2013 "Holiness is What I Long For"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message calling believers to see the blessings and benefits of pursuing personal holiness daily.
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09/01/2013 "Rest: God's Gift to Us"
Dr. Travis Laney
As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day, this message reminds us of God's gift to us in calling us to take a weekly day of rest.
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08/25/2013 "Grace Greater Than All Our Sin"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message reminding hearers that regardless of what they have done, or of how great they think their sins are, or how much they feel that God cannot or will not use them becaue of their sins; that God's grace as demonstrated in Christ's death and resurrection is greater than them all and He is able and willing to forgive, restore, and use us for His glory.
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08/04/2013 "A Glimpse of the End"
Dr. Travis Laney
This sermon looks at the last "king" mentioned in Daniel 11 and traces how his actions are similar to the antichrist and what that means for both believers and unbelievers.
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07/28/2013 "Have Mercy on Me, O God"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message challenges hearers to deal seriously with sin by seeking God in repentance and confession as they prepare to take the Lord's Supper.
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07/21/2013 "A Veiled Glimpse of Spiritual Warfare in the Heavens"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message examines the nature of spiritual warfare as it is revealed in the message to Daniel in chapter 10.
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07/14/2013 "A Veiled Glimpse of Things to Come"
Dr. Travis Laney
Tackling one of the most complex texts in the Bible, this message tries to identify what is meant by the "70 weeks" and other apocalyptic images described in Gabriel's message to Daniel.
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07/07/2013 "Humbly Approaching the Throne of Grace"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message uses Daniel's prayer in chapter 9 to show an example of what humble intercessory prayer in the form of 2 Chronicles 7:14 looks like. This message also challenges listeners to use this model to begin praying for our nation.
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06/30/2013 "DOMA, the Supreme Court, and FGBC"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first recounts the importance theological ramifications of the Supreme Court's decision on the Defense of Marriage Act. Then the message turns its attention to discussing 5 reasons the members of FGBC should be praying, but not fearful, regarding the future of marriage and the Kingdom of God.
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06/16/2013 "Lessons Fathers Should Teach Their Children"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message encourages dads to teach their children the five truths King Solomon shared with his sons in Prov 3.
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06/02/2013 "It's The End of the World as We Know It--and I Feel Fine!"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message explores the visions from Daniel 7 and offers hope for the future despite current circumstances based on the knowledge that God is on the throne and in control and has given an everlasting kingdom to His son, Jesus, and those who are His followers.
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05/26/2013 "All Gave Some, Some Gave All"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using Memorial weekend as a backdrop, this message looks at the lives of Christian martyrs and how their seeing Jesus as their greatest treasure enables them to lay down their lives for the gospel.
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04/21/2013 "Furnace Faith"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message uses the story of the 3 Jewish boys thrown into the fire for failing to worship a man to illustrate what genuine faith and trust in the Lord looks like.
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04/14/2013 "Living a Life that Counts"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message explains how the trials that we go through as Christians are often times when our faith grows most deeply as we trust in God and worship Him as the sovereign King who rules over all things.
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04/07/2013 "The Challenges of Living Counter Cultural"
Dr. Travis Laney
This introductory message on the Book of Daniel looks at the similarities between Daniel's challenge to fight cultural indoctrination and the struggles Christians face today living in a Post Christian society.
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03/31/2013 "Open Your Eyes This Easter"
Dr. Travis Laney
This last message in our series from Luke's gospel focuses on the eyewitness accounts of the resurrection as recorded in Luke 24. The message then shares 5 crucial ways that the resurrection has meaning and value for individuals today.
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03/29/2013 "It Is Finished: A Good Friday Message"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first looked at Jesus' last moments on the cross as He gave up the Spirit. The message then looked specifically at meaning of the responses by God in turning the sky dark and ripping the temple curtain, the centurion and his confession of Jesus' innocence, and the crowds as they beat their breast.
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03/24/2013 "The Lamb of God; The King of the Jews"
Dr. Travis Laney
The message examines the actual crucifixion of Jesus as revealed in Luke by exploring the implications of both his prayer for those mocking him and his conversation with another individual being crucified that day.
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03/17/2013 "God's Easter Gift: One Son Exchanged for Another"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message first examines the story where Pilate offers the Jewish leaders either Jesus or Barabbas to be set free. Afterward, the message shows how the release of Barabbas is a picture of the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement whereby Christ's death allows us to go free and become adopted sons and daughters of God.
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03/10/2013 "God in the Hands of Angry Sinners"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message explores how 4 times various individuals interrogated Jesus and decided that he was unworthy of worship. Moreover, the message looks specifically at why the Jewish leaders wanted to put Jesus to death and how they expressed this desire to Pilate.
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03/03/2013 "The Cold Hard Facts: Peter's Story"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message looks at the events that surrounded Peter's rejection of Jesus focusing specifically on both the spiritual battle believers find themselves engaged in as well as the great ministry of intercession that our Lord performs for His followers.
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02/17/2013 "The Challenge and Blessing of Following Jesus"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using Jesus' encounter with the rich young ruler, this message challenges listeners to consider if there is anything in one's life that is hindering him or her from truly following after Christ
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02/10/2013 "Guarding Against Developing A Pharisee's Heart"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, this message challenges the congregation to examine their own hearts to see if they have developed a "self righteous" or "holier than thou" attitude regarding their own spiritual walk. The message also challenges the congregation to consider if they are entrusting their salvation to their own good works or if they have truly trusted by faith in Christ's work and righteousness alone.
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02/03/2013 "Neighbors Who Never Met: The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus"
Dr. Travis Laney
The message expounds the parable emphasizing the reality of life after physical death and the vital importance for believers to be engaged in sharing the gospel of Jesus with those who are not in Christ.
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01/27/2013 "One out of Ten: Lessons Learned from Jesus' Encounter with the Ten Lepers"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message reminding hearers of the importance of giving thanks to God for his gracious work of redemption in our lives as well as his steadfast love and Fatherly care towards us as his children.
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01/20/2013 "Is Divorce Biblical?"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message gently but biblically examines the New Testament's instructions about divorce and remarriage.
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01/13/2013 "A Message in Light of Recent Developments with Louie Giglio, the Homosexual Agenda, and President Obama's Inauguration"
Dr. Travis Laney
In light of the controversy surrounding Pastor Louie Giglio and President Obama's Inauguration prayer, this powerful message challenges listeners to consider if they are ready and brave enough to take a stand for Christ in the difficult days ahead.
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01/06/2013 "A Different Year but the Same Goal"
Dr. Travis Laney
As individuals consider what resolutions and goals to set for the New Year, this message, using the three parables in Luke 15, reminds believers that their primary goal is the still the same because God's primary goal is still the same--to seek and save the lost.
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12/23/2012 "We Three Kings of Orient Are"
Dr. Travis Laney
Continuing our Christmas sermon theme, this message looks at the theology found in the hymn, "We Three Kings of Orient Are"
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11/25/2012 "Christmas Hymn: O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message exploring the major themes and theological implications of the hymn "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
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11/18/2012 "Giving Thanks In Every Circumstance: FGBC Annual Celebration of Thanksgiving Testimonies"
FGBC Members
Listen to the testimonies of three members of FGBC as they share their stories of God's faithfulness in their lives
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11/18/2012 "Be Alert, Be Ready"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message challenging individuals to consider whether they are eternally ready for the return of Christ
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11/11/2012 "Seek His Kingdom"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message encouraging Christians to be use their money and other resources to "store treasures in heaven"
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11/04/2012 "Be Careful Little Eyes What You See"
Dr. Travis Laney
A strong message warning individuals to be careful as to what they look up because our eyes are the pathway to our hearts, and consequently, will impact our actions.
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10/28/2012 "The Sign of Jonah"
Dr. Travis Laney
God has given many signs to help His children trust in His word. No sign is more vivid than the connection between the sign of Jonah and the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. This message examines the glory of the sign of Jonah as displayed in the Son of Man.
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10/21/2012 "The Power of Prevailing Prayer"
Dr. Travis Laney
After examining reasons Christians struggle with being consistent in prayer, this message walks through the Lord's Prayer and offers practical applications and encouragement for the believer to not grow weary in petitioning the throne of grace
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10/14/2012 "The Great Commission in Action"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using Jesus' words about the harvest being great but the workers being few, this message offers seven actions in which believers should engage in order to penetrate this lostness and see a spiritual harvest
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10/07/2012 "Who Do You Say that I Am?
Dr. Travis Laney
Using Jesus' question to the disciples, this message challenges listeners to consider seriously who Jesus was/is and what significance it has on their lives today
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09/30/2012 "God Provides: Learning to Trust in God's Faithfulness"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using the story of Jesus using the loaves of bread to feed 5000 persons, this message encourages listeners to trust that God will provide for the things we need knowing that He already has provided what we need most--mainly Jesus Christ
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09/23/2012 "Why Godly Forgiveness Drives Genuine Worship"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message reminding listeners that the more they see their own sinfulness in light of God's holiness, the more they will truly worship Jesus and the price He paid to redeem them from the punishment that these sins deserve
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09/16/2012 "If We Do Not Sow, We Will Not Reap"
Dr. Travis Laney
After examining new research by the Pew Forum about the increasing lostness of citizens in the USA, this message used the parable of the sower to challenge listeners to become serious about engaging the lost with the gospel on a consistent basis
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09/09/2012 "The Dangers of an Unexamined Life"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message warns listeners of the dangers of assuming they are Christians because of non-biblical beliefs and then challenges them to examine their hearts and "fruit" to see if they truly are changed by the power of the gospel.
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09/02/2012 "Blind Spots"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message confronts an incorrect understanding about Christian accountability while at the same time encourages individuals to examine themselves before trying to "change" or "correct" other believers
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08/26/2012 "Conquering Our Enemy with Love"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message challenging believers to love those who are outside of Christ and seek for ways to engage them with the glorious news about Jesus
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08/19/2012 "Christians Walking in Joy for the Glory of Christ"
Jack Levine
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08/12/2012 "The Blessings of Holiness"
Dr. Travis Laney
Continuing in the series of personal and congregational holiness, this message looks at 7 blessing that arise when a child of God pursues holiness.
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08/05/2012 "The Already-Not Yet Reality of Our Sanctification"
Dr. Travis Laney
Focusing on the doctrine of sanctification, this message explores the nature, stages, and byproducts of pursuing holiness.
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07/29/2012 "Our God is THE Holy God"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using Isa 6 as a background, this message challenged hearers to consider the holiness of God and that His holiness was the basis for both their condemnation and their redemption
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07/22/2012 "A Pastoral Plea for Pursuing Personal Holiness"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using recent events as the background, this message argues that Christians and churches are ineffective in reaching the nations because we have 1) rejected the authority and sufficiency of Scripture and 2) are not living lives of personal holiness. Listeners are challenged to examine their lives and begin earnestly and consistently pursuing personal holiness for the sake of the gospel.
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07/15/2012 "Now is the Time to Fast and Pray"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message showing how Jesus rejected man made religious acts and instead called individuals to pursue after God with a repentant and genuine heart
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07/08/2012 "Jesus: A Friend of Sinners and Tax Collectors"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message challenges listeners to do two things: 1) to consider how they view lost persons in their heart and 2) to consider whether they are using their lives to be on mission--and more specifically Jesus' mission to seek and save those who are spiritually sick.
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07/01/2012 "Healing on the Outside and Within"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message calling hearers to become both desperate in their walk with Christ AND in their efforts to bring others to Christ
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06/24/2012 "7 Reasons We Partake of the Lord's Supper"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message sharing with listeners 7 doctrinal and practical reasons a church takes the Lord's Supper together.
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06/17/2012 "The 10 Commandments: A Father's Day Edition"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message that walks through the 10 commandments offering challenging applications to dads.
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06/10/2012 "I Am Willing--Be Clean"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message looking at the destructive nature of sin and the power and willingness of Jesus to make us spiritually whole
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06/03/2012 "Three Actions to Destroy the Average Christian Lifestyle"
Dr. Travis Laney
After describing how no parent wants his or her child to be "average", this message challenges listeners that our Heavenly father desires us to put off the mundane American Christian lifestyle and pursue a faith driven life where obedience to the Bible leads to a deeper commitment and love for Jesus which is reflected in our actions.
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05/27/2012 The Ministry of the Gideons
Gideon Ministry
A special message describing the purpose and ministry of the Gideons International.
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05/20/2012 "Hoarding Jesus"
Dr. Travis Laney
A very personal message from Pastor Travis challenging listeners to consider if FGBC's failure to share the gospel could be classified as a type of personal hoarding of Jesus. Messages challenges listeners to commit to sharing the gospel during the next month.
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05/13/2012 "Honoring Our Mothers"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message sharing 6 ways we are called to honor our mothers.
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05/06/2012 "Jesus: The Man Who Has All Authority"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message looking at the authority of Jesus' word and how this impacted his authority over the demonic realm and over physical health.
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04/29/2012 "Spiritual Purging"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message challenging the church body to do a spiritual purge--where individuals were called to examine their own lives for personal and private sins and then to examine their lives to see if they are committing sins against others.
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04/22/2012 "The Message of Truth to the Postmodern World"
Dr. Travis Laney
A message reminding listeners that while it might not be accepted, the world needs to hear from the church a clear and pointed proclamation of the true biblical gospel
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04/15/2012 "We All Should Be Preachers"
Dr. Travis Laney
Looking at Jesus' sermon regarding "setting the captives free", this message reminds us all that we have been entrusted with the ministry of proclaiming the hope and redemption that comes only through Christ
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04/08/2012 "The Simplicity of the Easter Message"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message reminds listeners of the simplicity and power of the gospel message by looking at Christ's life, death, and resurrection for sinners.
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04/01/2012 "The End of the World is Coming"
Dr. Travis Laney
With Jesus' first triumphal entry into Jerusalem in the background, this message reminds listeners that Jesus is coming again and that, although the exact date is not know, the results of His coming will bring both extreme joy for some and unceasing anguish for others.
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03/25/2012 "What the Wilderness Event Teaches Us about Ourselves"
Dr. Travis Laney
Continuing with the temptation theme from Luke 4, this message has two parts. First, it examines what James 1 said regarding the origin, reason, and dangers of temptations. Second, it provides a warning that if these temptations are acted upon, they will lead to personal sin, brokenness, and even death.
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03/18/2012 "What the Wilderness Temptations Teach Us About Satan"
Dr. Travis Laney
Using the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness as a foundation, this message examines the reality of Satan as well as how to identify and respond to his tactics and temptations.
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03/11/2012 "What the Wilderness Temptations Teach Us About Jesus"
Dr. Travis Laney
This message looks at the temptation of Jesus and how he, as both God and man, refused to sin by following after Satan's temptations
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02/05/2012 "Four Imporant Truths From Jesus' Childhood"
Dr. Travis Laney
While the 4 Gospels do not give us a great deal of information about Jesus' childhood, Luke does reveal four important aspects of Jesus' life before his public ministry. Each trait displays the purpose and nature of Jesus' mission.
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11/15/2009 In the Last Days: The Coming of the Man of Lawlessness
Dr. Travis Laney
The third message in the series "In the Last Days". this specific message examines the coming, activity, and defeat of the antichrist.
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11/08/2009 In the Last Days:Don-t be Led Astray by Signs and Wonders
Dr. Travis Laney
The second message in the series "In the Last Days." This message first acknowledges that godly Christians express different opinions regarding the timing of Christ's return, which in turn leads to either the pre or post tribulation interpretations.
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11/01/2009 God's Promise of Christ's Return Has Not Failed
Dr. Travis Laney
The first message in a series on "the last days", this sermon explores the seeming delay in Christ's return and the promise from God and His word that He will indeed come again.
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10/18/2009 The Central Theme of the Book of Revelation: Worship!
Dr. Travis Laney
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10/11/2009 Exalting Christ with Our Congregational Worship on Earth
Dr. Travis Laney
A sermon examining the responsibilities of both the preacher and the congregation in corporate worship.
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10/04/2009 Discovering The True Meaning of Worship
Dr. Travis Laney
A message showing that God is worthy and fully deserving of our worship and that this worship involves ascribing praise to Him by being living sacrifices unto Him.
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09/27/2009 Displaying the Glory of Christ by Loving Those Who Cause Us Suffering
Dr. Travis Laney
A message calling us, as believers, to display love both towards other Christians as well as those who cause us suffering, in order to demonstrate, visibly and powerfully, the mercy and grace of Christ in redeeming sinners.
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09/20/2009 Rejoicing When We are Counted Worthy To Suffer Dishonor as Christians
Dr. Travis Laney
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09/13/2009 Finding Meaning In Our Suffering
Dr. Travis Laney
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08/30/2009 Christ for Sinners: The Great Exchange
Dr. Travis Laney
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"The Narrow Gate
Dr. Travis Laney
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