Sermons by Mike Baskett

Mike was born in Abilene, Texas in 1962 to parents who were serving in the U.S. Air Force. After living in Montana and Florida, his dad retired and moved back to Abilene in 1972. It was in Abilene that their entire family was introduced to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus and all began a new walk with Him! Mike was called into ministry his sophomore year at ACU and answered the call his junior year (he was a bit slow). While working on his degree in Ministry and Evangelism, Mike ministered at two local churches. He also spent a year as a missionary intern in Skelmersdale, England. Karen and Mike have served three congregations in our 21 years together, each one has been a unique and special blessing! They have three incredible children, Hunter (20), Colby (18), and Curry (13). They have a dog named Granger, two cats, and a gold fish. Mike consider myself one of the most blessed individuals in this world! But he will tell you… “I’m REALLY looking forward to the world to come. What a hope we have in Jesus!”

Ransomed

Peter says the death of Jesus “ransomed” mankind from an “empty way of life” (1 Peter 1:18). That ransom was accomplished by the trading of one life for many, the death of the Son of God. Yes, the blood of Christ was given to “ransom” us from certain death, but do we see it for the GIFT that it is?

Seasoned with salt

This lesson continues Mike’s series from the book of Colossians. Our words, our conversations, have the power to encourage, to build up, and to leave a good impression on others. On the other hand, those same words and conversations can leave others discouraged, disgruntled, and upset. In our journey towards personal transformation (Colossians 3:1-10), Paul…

A Mystery revealed

There are many places in the Scripture where Paul talks about the “mystery of the gospel.” So, what exactly is that “mystery?” In this lesson, based on Colossians 1:24-27, Mike outlines the mystery of the gospel revealed by Paul.

Jesus as creator

Jesus is the CREATOR of the universe. “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made (John 1:3 NIV).” In this lesson, Mike looks at the majesty of the creation and the Creator.