Our mission leads us to be and to share the good news of Jesus Christ!

Sermon Archives

Welcome to the sermons podcast from First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Keokuk, Iowa. These are live recordings from recent worship services.

Thriving in Babylon – Daniel’s Prayer

Daniel 9:1-6  Daniel’s Prayer “In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom— in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem…

Thriving in Babylon – The Lion’s Den

Daniel 6:7-16  The royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions’ den. Now, Your Majesty, issue…

Thriving In Babylon – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

Daniel 3:26-30  “Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!”  So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not…

Thriving in Babylon – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

Daniel 3:26-30  “Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!”  So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not…

Thriving in Babylon – The Daniel Diet

Daniel 1:11-21 – Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat…

Building Community – Week 6

Galatians 6:1-5 – Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each…

Building Community – Wk 6

Galatians 6:1-10 – Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they…

Building Community – Wk 5

1 Corinthians 12:12-31 –  Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.…

Building Community – Wk 4

Romans 15:4-13 –   For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.  May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with…

Building Community – Sharing of Gifts

Exodus 35:4-5 – Moses said to the whole Israelite community, “This is what the Lord has commanded: From what you have, take an offering for the Lord. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the Lord an offering of gold, silver and bronze; 20-21  Then the whole Israelite community withdrew from Moses’ presence, and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved…