Seasons of Life


A message from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.

1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to gain, and a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to throw away;

7 A time to tear, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war, and a time of peace.

Four truths about seasons;

  1. Seasons bring changes.
  2. It is not possible to remain in the same season (indefinitely).
  3. When to let go is as important as when to hold on.
  4. All seasons begin when another season ends.

 

Rev. Burt Schwab

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Don’t be a hypocrite


First Baptist Church of Sigourney, Iowa. Sermon on August 11, 2019.

 

Rev. Burt Schwab

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Don’t Judge!


Continuing the journey through the book of Romans. This sermon is based in Romans 2:1-16. It was preached on August 4, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Sigourney, Iowa.

 

Rev. Burt Schwab

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What is wrong with people today?


Sermon preached at First Baptist Church of Sigourney, Iowa on July 28, 2019. A continuation of a series through Romans.

 

Rev. Burt Schwab

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Not Ashamed


Sermon based on Romans 1:14-17. Preached at First Baptist Church of Sigourney, Iowa on July 21, 2019.

 

Rev. Burt Schwab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Best News Ever!


Sermon from Romans 1:1-13. Preached on July 14, 2019 at Sigourney First Baptist Church.

Rev. Burt Schwab

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2019 Ecumenical Service- Sigourney, Iowa


This is the audio from the 2019 Independence Sunday Worship  Service from Sigourney, Iowa.

Rev. Burt Schwab

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Repentance Sermon Series Part 3


This is the third and final message in the series on repentance. The simple definition of repentance is a change of mind, but when the Bible calls for repentance, it calls for more than that. True repentance involves a change in the whole person-mind (intellect), emotions (affections), and will (purpose).

 

This is part 2 of  ‘7 Myths of Repentance.’ A myth is a widely held but false belief or idea. A lie is an intentionally false statement. In this sermon series we looked at what repentance is as well as myths of repentance that are commonly accepted as truth. The seven myths we looked at are;

  1. Sorrow Equals Repentance
  2. Self-Preservation is Repentance (Fox hole religion)
  3. Penance and Repentance are Equal
  4. Reformation is Repentance (Turning over a new leaf)
  5. Repentance and Self-Defense can exist Together (Not my fault I sinned mentality)
  6. Repentance Can Be Selective (Cherry picking sins)
  7. Repentance Eliminates the Consequence of Sin

If we are to be clear about godly repentance we need to understand why these commonly held beliefs are invalid.

Faith is the vehicle that takes us to salvation and beyond. Repentance builds the road.

Rev. Burt Schwab

 

 

 

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Repentance sermon series Part 2


Audio from June 16, 2019 of sermon preached at First Baptist Church of Sigourney, Iowa.

Rev. Burt Schwab

 

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Repent- first word of the gospel


June 9, 2019 sermon from First Baptist Church of Sigourney, Iowa.

 

Rev. Burt Schwab

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