Rev. Mark Bjornbak, Pastor of First Baptist Church

Pastor Mark

In-Church Service on

Sunday, May 30, 2021

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November 3, 2019

Sermon Scripture and Topic

John 3:16

You and I are the Church. The Church is the Body of Christ.

We are the ones to take Christ into the world.

Let us build bridges to Christ.

November 10, 2019

Sermon Scripture and Topic

John 1

All creation points to God's Love for you.

Then Jesus nailed this love to the cross.

God loves the people in Sullivan, IL and beyond.

Believers who love one another CAN share their love with others.

Believe that everything God is calling you to do will be successful.

November 17, 2019

Sermon Scriptures and Topic

Who Are You?

John 1:15, John 1:26, and Luke 3:15

John, The Baptist prepares the way of the Messiah.

Our relationship with God needs to be our first expectation.

November 24, 2019

Sermon Scriptures and Topic

Behold The Lamb of God

John 1:29-31, Exodus 29, Hebrews 9:13-14

If we have one thing to be thankful for it is this:

God gave us His Son.

December 1, 2019

Sermon Scriptures and Topic

First Sunday of Advent. We light the candle of Hope

Jeremiah 14:8-22

Our Hope is in you.

Psalm 25

Thessalonians 13

Everyone needs hope.

Put your trust and hope in the Lord - whom we celebrate in birth, in life, in death, and in the resurrection.

December 8, 2019

Sermon Scriptures and Topic

Second Sunday of Advent. We light the candle of Peace.

God prepared the hearts of the people. Be prepared.

December 15, 2019

Sermon Scriptures and Topic

Third Sunday of Advent. We light the candle of Joy.

Joy to the World! The Lord is come!

Matthew 13:20; 28:8

Luke 1:44; 1:58; 2:10; 6:23; 10:17; 10:21

Acts 2:25-28

December 22, 2019

Sermon Scriptures and Topic

Fourth Sunday of Advent. We light the candle of Love.

Joy, Peace, Love, and Hope

And the greatest of these is Love.

Isaiah 7:10-16

Matthew 1:18-25

December 29, 2019

Sermon Scriptures and Topic

Hebrews 2:10-18

Freed from the Slavery of Fear

January 5, 2020

Sermon Scripture and Topic

Look The Lamb of God

John 3:16

January 12, 2020

John 1:43-51

"Can anything good come from there? Come and See.

January 19, 2020

John 2:1-12

"...You Saved the Best until Now!"

January 26, 2020

John 2:13-25

"Zeal for your house will consume me."

February 2, 2020

John 3:1-21

"The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound..."

February 9, 2020

John 3:22-36

"...look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him."

February 16, 2020

John 4:1-26

"Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst."

February 23, 2020

John 4:27-28

"...Could this be the Messiah?"

March 1, 2020

John 4:39-42

"Many Believers"

March 8, 2020

John 4:43-54

"Go" Jesus replied. "Your Son will live."

March 15, 2020

John 5:1-15

"It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat." "You can't do that..."

March 22, 2020

John 17:20

"We may not be together today......"

March 29, 2020

Hebrews 11:1 and I Corinthians 13

"Let God's Love Flow."

April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday

John 12:12-19

"Blessed Be the King Who Comes in the Name of the Lord."

"At First His Disciples Did Not Understand."

April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday

Matthew 28:1-10

"Resurrection Sunday"

April 19, 2020

Luke 20

"The Empty Tomb"

April 26, 2020

John 5

"Do we want God's Healing Power?

May 3, 2020

Pictures of Church Damage with Message from our Pastor

May 10, 2020

John 5:16

"Jesus preaches on Sunday"

May 17, 2020

John 5:31-47

"Testimonies About Jesus"

May 24, 2020

John 6:1-71

"Jesus is The Living Bread."

May 31, 2020

John 6:7

"Don't Be Afraid."

June 7, 2020

John 6:15

Jesus answered. "I am the Bread from Heaven."

June 14, 2020

John 6:50-51

"Feast on His Word."

Believe and Pray for Each Other.

June 21, 2020

John 7:16 and Zechariah 14

"God is in Control!"

God sends His Son so that we can believe.

June 28, 2020 (Services Held)

John 7:16

"My teaching comes from the One who sent me."

Whoever speaks on his own seeks his own glory. Jesus said. "I have been taught by God."

July 5, 2020 (Services Held)

John 7:53, John 8:1-11, and Romans 3:23 & 24

Jesus is teaching with compassion.

July 12, 2020 (Services Held)

John 7:25-45

Division Over Who Jesus Is

July 19, 2020 (Services Held)

John 8:12-20

Jesus is the Light

July 20, 2020 (Services Held)

John 8:21-30

Who Is Jesus?

August 2, 2020 (Services Held)

John 8:31-32

"Revive Us Again, Lord."

August 9, 2020 (Services Held)

John 8

"Revive Us O Lord"

Jesus is the Son of God Almighty

August 16, 2020 (Services Held)

John 9

"Why is there suffering?"

August 23, 2020 (Services Held)

John 10:14 & 18 and Psalm 23

Jesus said. "I am the gate for the sheep."

August 30, 2020 (Services Held)

John 10:22-42

September 6, 2020 (Services Held)

John 11:1 & 2

September 13, 2020 (Services Held)

John 11:14-37 and Matthew 7:7-12

Jesus was and is God's Love for us.

September 20, 2020 (Services Held)

John 11:38-44

Believe! God feels our pain and God cares about His people.

September 27, 2020 (Services Held)

John 11:45-57

Jesus said, "I am the Light."

October 4, 2020 (Services Held)

John 12:1-11

The beginning of Passover Festival

October 11, 2020

Genesis 3:1-24

God knew and had a plan to Redeem Creation.

October 18, 2020 (Services Held)

Jeremiah 31:31 and Hebrews 8:3-31

A New Covenant

October 25, 2020 (Services Held)

Psalm 110:1-4

Messiah Would Be Greater than David.

November 1, 2020 (Services Held) John Plummer, guest speaker

Romans 8:28

All things work together for good to those who love the Lord.

November 8, 2020 (Services Held) John Plummer, guest speaker

Romans 8:37-39

Put scriptures into actions! We cannot be separated from the Love of God!

November 15, 2020 (Services Held)

Psalm 2:1-12, Daniel 7:13-14, Daniel 7:24-25

We need to love everyone just like Jesus did.

November 22, 2020 (Services Not Held)

Thanksgiving Message

November 29, 2020 (Services Not Held)

It's All About Our Hope-Our Hope in the Living God!

Isaiah 8:8-20, 9:1-7

December 6, 2020 (Services Not Held)

Trust in the Lord!

Genesis 12-20

December 13, 2020 (Services Not Held)

God is in our midst! "The Joy of the Lord is our strength."

Isaiah 35:1-6; 55:12

December 20, 2020 (Services Held)

Let the Peace of Christ rule in your hearts.

Matthew 10:34-36; Micah 7:1-7; Colossians 3:15

December 27, 2020 (Services Held)

God Loves Everyone.

Luke 2:21-40

January 3, 2021 (Services Held)


Matthew 2:1-18

January 10, 2021 (Services Held)

Herod and Political Issues

Matthew 2:13-23; Hosea 11:1-12; Jeremiah 31:15

January 17, 2021 (Services Held)

Angels Heavenly Bliss

Genesis 16:7-12; Luke 1:11-38

January 24, 2021 (Services Held)

"Shepherds Lowly Joy"

Luke 2:8-20; Psalm 1:1-6; Psalm 23:1-6

January 31, 2021 (Services Held)

"God continues to provide for us!"

Luke 2:19

February 7, 2021 (Services Held)

"How Does God Love Us?"

1 John 4:1-12

February 14, 2021 (Services Not Held due to bad weather)

September 13, 2020

 "Jesus was and is God's Love for us." John 11:14-37, Matthew 7:7-12  Rev. Mark Bjornbak

February 21, 2021 (Services Held)


John 12:23-33

February 28, 2021 (Services Held)

"Let Your Light Shine!"

John 12:34-36

March 7, 2021 (Services Held)

Jesus, the Son of Man #1

John 13:31-36

 March 14, 2021 (Services Held)

Where Is Our Heart? When We Pray. Ask In Jesus Name.

John 14:13-21

March 21, 2021 (Services Held)

"We are in eternal life when we know God."

John 7:1-5

March 28, 2021 (Services Held) Palm Sunday

"Jesus The Son of Man"

April 4, 2021 (Services Held) Easter Sunday

"Your sins are forgiven!"

John 20:1-31

April 11, 2021 (Services Held)

John 4:19-25

"True worship is not where and what we do, but the Spirit in which we do it."

April 18, 2021

Psalm 118:1-19

"His love endures forever."

April 25, 2021

Hebrews 10:25

"Encourage One Another."

May 2, 2021

Acts 7:26-40

Phillip and the Ethiopian

May 9, 2021

1 John 5:1-6

More Than Conquers Not Held By the World

May 16, 2021

American Baptist Women Ministries Service

Larry and Becky Stanton, International Global Servants for Hungary

May 23, 2021

Guest Speaker - John Plummer

Joshua 1:9

Be Strong! Be Bold!

May 30, 2021

Romans 8:12-18

Not By Fear, But Live By Adoption. "Abba, Father"

June 6, 2021

2 Corinthians 4:13 - 5:1

Fix Your Eyes on the Unseen.

June 13, 2021

2 Corinthians 5:6-17

"Fix Your Eyes on Jesus."


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Remembering our Loved Ones and Faithful Members at First Baptist

Tables in Fellowship Hall in memory of Junior Elzy

Chairs in Fellowship Hall in memory of Clovis Franklin, Pearl Miller, and Carl Coventry

Chair rack in Fellowship Hall in honor of Virginia Butler

Serving Tables in Fellowship Hall in memory of Joyce Hower

Handicap Accessible Restroom & New Restrooms on first level in memory of Wilma Fishel

Refrigerator for Parsonage in memory of Lillian Schmidt
Front doors (East Doors) of the Church in memory of Nancy Miller
Roof replacement in memory of Marvin Mode