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Midway Baptist Church seeks to glorify God by building the church of tomorrow today, through fervent prayer, evangelism, discipleship, and family ministry. In order to do this, Midway is prayerfully focused on three main components as detailed and commanded in Scripture:

Family Ministry
Evangelism
Discipleship

On Family Ministry:
Midway Baptist Church seeks to grow the family unit as originally ordained by God in His providence and wisdom by teaching, equipping, and providing resources that encourage family discipleship in the home.

FM Objective: to train, equip, and encourage parents/guardians/grandparents/spiritual parents to be the intentional primary influence over their child's spiritual growth.
FM Goal: to see the church of tomorrow raised in the fear and admonition of the LORD, today!

On Evangelism:
Midway Baptist Church seeks to obey the "Great Commission" as given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:18-20 through teaching & equipping God's people to evangelize the lost and dying world.

EV Objective: to train, equip, and encourage the body of Christ to execute the will of God by sharing the Gospel with unbelievers
EV Goal: to see disciples made of every nation, tribe, and tongue

On Discipleship:
Midway Baptist Church seeks to help both the new and seasoned believer alike grow in a more robust, deeper, and sanctifying truth, namely God's word. This is in obedience to the Father, to look more like the son by the power of the Holy Spirit.

DS Objective: to train, equip, and encourage the body of Christ; to train, equip, and encourage the body of Christ (Disciples making Disciples) in faithful obedience to God and growth in sanctification
DS Goal: to see the body of Christ look more like their precious savior each day until He returns or calls us home.

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Midway Baptist Church seeks to glorify God by building the church of tomorrow today, through fervent prayer, evangelism, discipleship, and family ministry. In order to do this, Midway is prayerfully focused on three main components as detailed and commanded in Scripture:

Family Ministry
Evangelism
Discipleship

On Family Ministry:
Midway Baptist Church seeks to grow the family unit as originally ordained by God in His providence and wisdom by teaching, equipping, and providing resources that encourage family discipleship in the home.

FM Objective: to train, equip, and encourage parents/guardians/grandparents/spiritual parents to be the intentional primary influence over their child's spiritual growth.
FM Goal: to see the church of tomorrow raised in the fear and admonition of the LORD, today!

On Evangelism:
Midway Baptist Church seeks to obey the "Great Commission" as given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:18-20 through teaching & equipping God's people to evangelize the lost and dying world.

EV Objective: to train, equip, and encourage the body of Christ to execute the will of God by sharing the Gospel with unbelievers
EV Goal: to see disciples made of every nation, tribe, and tongue

On Discipleship:
Midway Baptist Church seeks to help both the new and seasoned believer alike grow in a more robust, deeper, and sanctifying truth, namely God's word. This is in obedience to the Father, to look more like the son by the power of the Holy Spirit.

DS Objective: to train, equip, and encourage the body of Christ; to train, equip, and encourage the body of Christ (Disciples making Disciples) in faithful obedience to God and growth in sanctification
DS Goal: to see the body of Christ look more like their precious savior each day until He returns or calls us home.

    2022.05.08 - The Glory Of God In Motherhood

    2022.05.08 - The Glory Of God In Motherhood

    A Mother / Genesis 3:14–16
    Introduction
    The main point that I want to highlight in all of this is THE GLORY OF GOD IN MOTHERHOOD. With that said, turn in your Bibles to Genesis 3 and we will read verses 14-16. That is Genesis 3:14-16 If you do not have your bible, or are online, it should be on the screen. If you able, please stand as we honor the reading of the word of the Lord.
    Genesis 3:14-16
    The first thing God makes painfully clear is that: Sin has immediate and long-term consequences.
    Pt. I - Sin Has Immediate & Long-Term Consequences
    When you put everything at the feet of Jesus and run the race of motherhood in His power and strength The Glory of God in Motherhood is on display for the world to see and the world desperately needs to see that. Additionally, the second thing that God shows us is sin destroys womanhood, martial & maternal relationships.
    Pt. II - Sin Destroys Womanhood, Martial & Maternal Relationships
    The Glory of God in Motherhood is displayed in its fullest is when you lay at Jesus’ feet your burdens, worries, cares, and exhaustion and find your rest in Him. The Glory of God in Motherhood is displayed in its fullest when women embrace Godly feminism. The last thing verse 15 shows us is Sin destroyed through motherhood.
    Pt. III - Sin Destroyed through Motherhood
    Look with me real quick back to verse 15
    Conclusion
    Motherhood and femininity were created with the Glory of God in full view. Not as an afterthought, not as some unnecessary role without purpose. But with wonder, mystery, and in the image of a thrice Holy and Good God.
    The Glory of God in Motherhood is on full display:
    1. when you lay your burdens, worries, cares, and exhaustion at Jesus’ feet and find your rest in Him
    2. when women embrace Godly feminism
    3. when sin was destroyed through motherhood
    Let’s Pray!

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    • 47 min
    2022.05.01 - SARAH'S JOURNEY OF FAITH

    2022.05.01 - SARAH'S JOURNEY OF FAITH

    Welcome Sarah Liu

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    2022.04.10 - The Event That Silenced The Crowd

    2022.04.10 - The Event That Silenced The Crowd

    Opening Statement:
    The life of our Lord was marked by contrasts. In the beginning of His ministry, He operated in obscurity. However, as the news of His power and His claims to be the Messiah spread, people began to flock around Him.
    As Jesus reached the last week of His life on earth, the crowds are still there. One thing that strikes me about these crowds that surrounded Jesus during His last week of earthly ministry is the fact that they were engaged in a lot of shouting. All these events lead up to that one event that silenced the crowd. That is what I would like to focus our attention on this morning.
    I) THE CROWDS SHOUTED AT HIS ENTRANCE (Luke 19:29-40)
    Causing us to ask, “Why all the Excitement?”
    A) They had experienced Excitement (V. 37)
    Some people only want the miracles and the excitement Jesus brought.
    B) They had experienced Enlightenment (V. 37)
    Some were there shouting because of the radical teachings they had heard Jesus giving out.
    C) They had experienced Expectation (V. 38)
    They shouted at His Entrance to Jerusalem, but they didn't understand that there was more to His story. Those who know Him know that there is a reason to shout and to praise His name! They know He is worthy of honor and praise. I don't know about you, but I don't want a pile of rocks doing my praise for me!
    II) THE CROWDS SHOUTED AT HIS EXAMINATION (John 19:13-16)
    The words "cried out" mean "to scream for or to demand something be done." That is why we find some of the same people who were calling Him the King when He rode into Jerusalem, now crying out for His blood.
    Making us ask, “Why the sudden change?”
    A) They Considered Him An Imposter (John 19:13-16)
    Because He did not overthrow Rome.
    B) They Considered Him An Instigator (Matt. 23:25-28)
    Because He defied their Rulers.
    C) They Considered Him An Intruder (Matt. 26:63-65)
    Because He spoke against their Religion.
    Jesus is on trial in your heart this morning! What is your verdict concerning Jesus?
    III) THE CROWDS SHOUTED AT HIS EXECUTION (Mark 15:25-37)
    By this time, their tolerance of this strange man with the strange message had turned to pure hatred. They wanted Jesus dead and they wanted His teachings to die with Him!
    Leaving us to ask; “Why all the anger?”
    A) They Misunderstood Christ's Mission
    Again, they were looking for a man that would overthrow Rome. What they missed is that Jesus did not come for revolt, but for redemption!
    Jesus summed up His mission in one clear statement - For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10)
    Has He fulfilled His mission in your life?
    B) They Misapplied Scriptures Message
    When Jesus came as a Servant of the people, as One destined to die on a cross, they stumbled and totally missed what the Word of God had taught them. These people missed the Servant while they looked for the Soldier! When they saw Jesus on that cross, they were finished with Him. The cross became their great stumbling block.
    C) They Missed God's Methods
    They expected a soldier and got a Savior! In those 6 hours on that cross, Jesus accomplished more than any conqueror in history! He defeated the most persistent, and terrible of man's enemies: Death, Sin, Satan, Hell, Eternity, etc.!
    But they didn't get it then, and many do not get it now!
    In Closing:
    Finally, that terrible day ended. The lifeless body of Jesus hung dead on that cross. They aren't shouting now.
    Challenging us to ask, “Why so quiet?”
    The shouting stopped because the object of their anger was dead!
    Come to the foot of the cross by way of the alter this morning and I promise you Jesus will change everything.
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    • 45 min
    2022.04.03 - The Problems With Our Tendencies

    2022.04.03 - The Problems With Our Tendencies

    Opening Statement:
    A paradox can be defined as two seemingly contradictory statements where both happen to be true. Nowhere does that seem to cause so much confusion than with statements that show up in the Bible.
    We all have certain tendencies that get in the way of humility and obedience; so as we go through this text, I hope to put into words what Paul is kindly and affectionately, yet carefully pointing out – and what Paul points out effectively provides solutions to our sanctification process as we grow in humility and obedience.
    I) We Have a Tendency to Stray (12)
    Stop there for a moment – can you hear what Paul is graciously suggesting – you have obeyed my authority when I was with you – now be very careful and even more diligent to be obedient while I’m away.
    Paul effectively says to the Philippians, you’ve been obedient in my presence, but now I want you to obey even more so when the pressure of my presence isn’t there in Philippi.
    • A growing reputation is based on how you act when people are watching
    • Growing in sanctification is how you act when people are not watching
    As we mature in our sanctification, the pressure of presence moves from an external authority to an internal Authority who happens to be the Spirit of God.
    II) We Have a Tendency to Stall (12b)
    By the way, make sure you understand that Paul is writing to Christians. He isn’t defining how you get salvation; he’s referring to how you demonstrate salvation.
    Paul specifically tells the growing believer to work out their salvation.
    Keep in mind that throughout the New Testament, we are given three dimensions of salvation.
    1) The past dimension
    Our past salvation saved us forever from the penalty of sin – He bore our penalty on the tree. That is past tense and forever settled and secure.
    2) There is a future dimension
    Our future salvation will save us forever from the presence of sin – that’ll be gone forever
    3) The present dimension
    Our present salvation is saving us from the power of sin; one temptation at a time. We can call this present dimension of salvation – sanctification. This is the process of spiritual growth Paul is referring to here in Philippians 2:12.
    III) We Have a Tendency to Strut (12c)
    So, Paul adds here a perspective that will help us from getting too caught up with our progress in sanctification; verse 12 – work out your salvation with fear and trembling. He didn’t write, with gloating and self- congratulation, but with fear and trembling.
    Work out your salvation with humble respect and awe and no one struts in the presence of the glory of God.
    IV) We Have a Tendency to Steal (13)
    In other words, we have a tendency to take the credit for our accomplishments.
    Here’s the paradox – we are commanded to work outwardly – but now we’re told that what we work outwardly is a result of God working inwardly.
    Which, in the context of humility, is Paul’s way of reminding us that God alone deserves the credit because ultimately He was at work in us – both to will (to want) and to do (to act). I mean how humbling is that?
    It happens to be some of the most telling evidence of your growth in sanctification. Anything good that I desired was a desire He put in me. Anything good that I did was something He did through me. Ultimately, it is God who is at work.
    In Closing:
    Stay alert! Stay the course! Stay fearfully respectful! Stay grateful!

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    • 39 min
    2022.03.27 - The Highs And Lows Of Humility

    2022.03.27 - The Highs And Lows Of Humility

    I) Possess the Same Humility as Jesus (5)
    That phrase “your attitude should be the same” means “to think or direct your mind” in a certain direction.
    II) The Humble Journey of Jesus (6-8)
    The humble journey of our Lord Jesus’ descent from Heaven to earth.
    A) Jesus started out at the highest place (“equality with God”)
    Long before Jesus was born at Bethlehem, long before he created the world, from all of eternity Jesus shared eternal glory with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.
    B) Jesus traveled to the lowest place (“made himself nothing”)
    The phrase literally means that he emptied himself. He poured himself out in love for you and for me in humble obedience to the Father. He gave up those rights and privileges in coming to earth as our Savior. Exactly, what rights and privileges did He give up?
    1) He took on the life of a servant
    The word servant can also be translated “slave.” And what is a slave? A slave is someone who has no rights. One of the early Greek writers wrote that whoever is permitted to do whatever he wishes is a free man and whoever is not is a slave. Jesus took the attitude of a servant or a slave, and he said to the Father: “Not my will but yours.”
    The first step downward for Jesus was becoming a servant, submitting himself to the Father’s will and willingly giving himself in humble service to others.
    2) He took on the form of a human
    He became a human being. In Genesis 1 man was created in the likeness of God. Here we find God being made in the likeness of man.
    The invisible God became visible. He took on flesh in full view of all. He laid aside his glory as God to become human. He was truly God and truly man.
    3) He was obedient even to death
    This verse shows us how low Jesus was willing to go. He became obedient unto death.
    This doesn’t mean Jesus was just obedient up until the time he died, but that his death was part of his obedience. He was obedient even to God’s command to die, to willingly give up his life for others. (Matthew 26:42)
    4) He endured the humiliation of the cross
    Notice the cross was Jesus’ destination all along. All the other steps down the ladder were simply necessary steps to get him there. The cross was the heart of Jesus’ mission, and it is the heart of the gospel. Apart from Jesus’ death for us on the cross, there would be no salvation.
    III) The Glorious Exaltation of Jesus (9-11)
    The gospel is the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection. God did not leave Jesus in the grave but raised him from the dead and exalted him to the highest place.
    A) God exalted Jesus to the highest place
    Notice the change in direction. God exalted him to the highest place. Jesus humbled himself, but God exalted him. The journey down was all the things that Jesus did. But the journey back up is all the things that God the Father did. Jesus humbled himself; God exalted him.
    B) God exalted the name of Jesus above every other name
    “God gave him the name that is above every name.” (Philippians 2:9b) Although we often think of “Jesus” as being the name above all names. We see that Jesus was named “Jesus” at his birth. But at his exaltation he was given the name “Lord”.
    C) God exalted the worship of Jesus
    Every knee will bow.
    In short, you can bow before Jesus now, or you can bow later. But one day everyone will bow before him and confess him as Lord.
    In Closing:
    Let me leave you with three application points.
    1) There is no task too small to do for Jesus.
    2) There is no obedience too difficult for you through Christ.
    3) There is no reward so sweet as that which God gives.
    God calls you to have the same attitude as Jesus. God calls you to step out of your comfort zone, let go of your rights, and humbly serve each other out of obedience to God.

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    • 43 min
    2022.03.20 - The Noble Call Of The Christian

    2022.03.20 - The Noble Call Of The Christian

    John 4: 1-42
    Though Jesus engaged in a public ministry by preaching and teaching, He also took part in personal evangelism, our subject for today, is found in Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well.

    I. Contact (John 4:1-9)
    A. Contact and connection are a must if we are to be fruitful in our attempts to share the gospel of Jesus.

    B. Create contact and connection opportunities:
    C. Jesus contends that the seed has been sown and the fields are “white already to harvest” (John 4:34-38)

    II. Challenge (John 4:10-19)
    A. A difficult step and stumbling block for most Christians.
    B. The turning point could be a current news event, a difficulty they are facing, the death of a friend or family member, facing their own death, or it may simply be a question someone asked them or that they have.

    III. Confirmation (John 4:20-26)
    A. This is where the Christian’s talk turns to walk.
    B. Confirmation comes by in the form of BE, KNOW, and DO

    IV. Call (John 4:20-26)
    A. After every sales pitch, Bible study, or sermon, there is a call to action. A call to do something with the information they’ve just received.
    B. In the case of personal evangelism, the call may be making another appointment for the next Bible study, or the next church service.

    V. Conversion (John 4:20-26)
    A. At some point, there is no set time because people move, think, and decide on differing timelines, the person needs to decide to follow or not follow Christ.

    B. How do we know when they are ready? Ask.

    1. We must ask, not force or pressure but ask.

    2. If they’re not ready, continue to treat them with Christian charity, continue to call them to action, continue to witness to them, and continue to ask for a commitment at varying times.

    VI. Sanctification
    A. Sanctification is a matter for a team of people – the church and its leaders. It involves training up the new Christian, making them a disciple of Christ.

    VII. Multiplication (John 4: 28-30; 39-42)
    A. This last step takes excitement and zeal on our part. It requires commitment, passion, and, importantly, a strong walk with Christ. A solid foundation in Scripture and a fervent prayer life.

    Conclusion
    To recap, we must contact and connect with people to move them toward Christ at the Cross. Next, we must challenge their thinking and former beliefs. We confirm what we are saying through our own actions and deeds. Then we call them to action, maybe just small actions at first. After a time, we ask for them to decide to convert, to make a commitment to Christ. After their conversion, the church body is involved in their sanctification – becoming a disciple of Christ. With and through them, we reach others and multiply our increase.

    • 57 min

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