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!”

Compelled to Reconcile

In 2 Corinthians 5, Paul says that Christ’s love compels us – because we are convinced that Jesus is who he says he is. We become, Paul says, a new creation, transformed in our thinking and our perspective. That said, the real question is, what does that the love of Christ compel us to DO?

The Purpose of the Holy Spirit

In this lesson, Mike looks at three very specific purposes of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit marks you as a child of God. The Spirit gives life and set you free. The Spirit helps you to pray. The critical question is whether or not our minds are set on earthly things or on “Spirit-ual” things?

Where is Your Treasure?

Question: “Does the red tape mean more to you than the rest of the rope?” To show what this question means, Mike uses a vivid illustration offered by Francis Chan. Chan puts red tape on about six inches of a very, very long rope to show how much time is spent here on earth relative…