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Sermons from First Baptist Church, Madison, WI, a Christian church that celebrates a progressive faith.

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Sermons from First Baptist Church, Madison, WI, a Christian church that celebrates a progressive faith.

    "As You Did it to One of the Least of These"

    "As You Did it to One of the Least of These"

    In his final sermon, our transitional pastor, the Rev. Dr. Michael Newheart preaches on the famous passage in the 25th chapter of Matthew. Michael asserts that this passage illustrates that love wins, laughter wins, and letting go wins. What does this passage have to do with laughter? Listen to find out. The sermon text is Matthew 25:31-36; the reading of the scripture is included in the podcast. 

    • 26 min
    "Enter into the Joy of Your Master"

    "Enter into the Joy of Your Master"

    In the parable of the talents, the faithful slaves were told to "Enter into the Joy of Your Master". Pastor Michael invites us to enter into the joy of our master and identifies recent national events and developments in our church as blessings for which we can rejoice. The sermon text is Matthew 25:14-30; the reading of the scripture is included in the podcast. The Rev. Dr. Michael Newheart, transitional minister, preaching.

    • 36 min
    "Keep Awake"

    "Keep Awake"

    Pastor Michael provides a biblical analysis of the religious references in Joe Biden’s first speech to the nation as the President-Elect.  The sermon text is Matthew 25:1-13; the reading of the scripture is included in the podcast. The Rev. Dr. Michael Newheart, transitional minister, preaching.

    • 14 min
    “So Great a Cloud of Witnesses”

    “So Great a Cloud of Witnesses”

    On this Remembrance Sunday, Pastor Michael talks about remembering a great cloud of witnesses, namely parents, grandparents, other loved ones, close friends who have died. The sermon text is Hebrews 12:1-2; the reading of the scripture is included in the podcast. The Rev. Dr. Michael Newheart, transitional minister, preaching.

    • 9 min
    "The Greatest Commandment"

    "The Greatest Commandment"

    When Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment, He responded in essence with the familiar, "Love God and love your neighbor". Pastor Michael elaborates primarily on what it means to love your neighbor. The sermon text is Matthew 22:34-40; the reading of the scripture is included in the podcast. The Rev. Dr. Michael Newheart, transitional minister, preaching.

    • 15 min
    "Render unto Caesar"

    "Render unto Caesar"

    Pastor Michael asserts that we belong to God, and all that we do flows from that sense of divine belonging. We also belong to the state, and our relationship to the state is grounded in our relationship to God. The sermon text is Matthew 22:15-22; the reading of the scripture is included in the podcast. The Rev. Dr. Michael Newheart, transitional minister, preaching.

    • 19 min

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