Sermons by Mike Baskett (Page 15)

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!”

A Devotion to Fellowship

The early church “devoted themselves…to the fellowship” (Acts 2:42). In this lesson, Mike talks about the value of “small groups” and how they contribute to the idea of devoting ourselves to “fellowship.”   They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Matthew 1:20-24 (NIV) As iron sharpens…

A Heart of Dedication

In the lesson this week, Mike takes a look at God’s wisdom in raising children and dedicating them to Him. Children are God’s gift; they are to be protected. They are to be instructed in God’s wisdom. They are to be disciplined, as God disciplines His sons (Hebrews 12:7). Our vision for our children should be…

I Am the Vine

The grape vine provided Jesus with the perfect analogy to illustrate his relationship to His people. In John 15, Jesus says (perhaps in comparison to a representation of a vine at the temple), “I am the true vine.” He sustains the branches (his people), causing those branches provide much fruit (the good works of our lives).