The Pastor's Desk

Sunday morning I continued my series on the Ten Commandments with a sermon entitled, "Honor Your Father and Mother (Exodus 20:12)." Main Idea of the Text:  God instructed Israel, through Moses that they were to honor their parents. Main Idea of the Sermon:  We are to give our parents recognition because of their God-given authority. I.... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for June 29, 2014

June 30, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 1 Comments

Sunday morning's message, "Work, Rest, and Worship" (Exodus 20:8-11) was the fourth in the my series on the Ten Commandments.Main Idea of the Text: God commanded Israel to observe the Sabbath to commemorate His work of creation.Main Idea of the Sermon: We should see the Sabbath as a day of rest and ultimately resting in Christ for our complete salv... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for May 25, 2014

June 23, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

On Sunday morning I finished my five week series on worship with a sermon on Romans 12:1-2 entitled, "Worship as Life."   Main Idea of the Biblical Text:  Paul told the Romans that a life of worship should be their response to God's grace to them through Jesus Christ. Main Idea of the Sermon:  We should live a life of worship to G... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for June 22, 2014

June 23, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

This morning I continued my sermon series on the Ten Commandments with a sermon the third commandment entitled, "Name Above Names" (Exodus 20:7). Textual Idea:  God instructed Israel by way of the third commandment to treat His name with honor. Sermon Idea:  The third commandment teaches us that we are to use the Lord’s name with ... Keep Reading

Preachers are not unlike other Christians in that they have favorite topics that are addressed in God’s Word. Whether it be God’s love, His grace, the Holy Spirit, evangelism, or the family. Our human constitution tempts us to approach God’s Word like we approach food; favorites and not so favorites. However, any e... Keep Reading

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Sunday Recap for June 8, 2014

June 9, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

On Sunday morning I began a summer series on the Ten Commandments.  We looked at the first commandment in Exodus 20:1-3. Main Idea of the Text:  God’s first command to Israel was a call to monotheism and faithfulness to the Lord. Main Idea of the sermon:  We should be committed to God as the only true and living God ove... Keep Reading

A post in a series on the benefits of expository preaching.... Keep Reading

Part one of a series on why I preach expository sermons.... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap: May 18, 2014

May 22, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

Sunday Recap for May 18 We had a great Sunday at Winterville First Baptist Church. I’m currently preaching a series of messages entitled, “Sing to the Lord a New Song” regarding what the Bible says about worship. This past Sunday morning I preached John 4:19-24, “What is Real Worship?” Main Idea of the Text: Jesus to... Keep Reading

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