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!”

Behind the Scenes

The story of Ezra is the story of a priest called to rebuild Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes on “behind the scenes” in order to finish a project of this magnitude. What may not be readily apparent are the things that God is doing behind the scenes to accomplish his work. Or the people He may be using.

I Am Resolved

As the year comes to an end, resolutions are often on the minds of people. Quite often people are resolved to change things in the coming New Year. How often do those things reflect something in our spiritual lives?

The Camouflaged Enemy

Your “enemy” is crafty. He is the father of lies, Jesus said, so his message is, by definition, deceitful. In other words, there is often just enough truth in the lie to make it sound reasonable. Recognizing your enemy, Satan, and his intentions are important.

Building a Stronghold

You are what you think. As the writer says in Proverbs: “As a man thanks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).” In this lesson, Mike discusses the importance of taking “every thought captive.”

What Is Real Repentance?

In it’s original meaning, the Greek word for repentance (metanoia) means to “change one’s mind.” It is the decision to do differently, not the state of being “sorry,” as is so often the case when someone is caught doing something wrong. In this lesson, Mike explores the truth of repentance, and details the difference between Godly sorrow and worldly sorrow.