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In Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church, He says, “Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your Father and mother (this is the first commandment with a promise), that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land” (Eph 6:1-2), which means that churches are responsible to teach children to obey their parents and honor them. And how is it possible to teach children and youth to obey and honor their parents in the Lord?

The only way to teach children to obey and honor their parents in the Lord is to teach them the whole counsel of God. Paul’s command to children only comes at the end of the letter, after he has taught them a summary of biblical theology. Youth need to be taught the theology of the Bible in church along with practical application so that they can live lives that are honoring to Christ so that they can honor their parents.

In our youth ministry at First Baptist, we seek to emphasize:

  • The whole counsel of God revealed in the Bible
  • The centrality of Christ
  • The need for personal conversion to Christ
  • The reasons to believe in Christ
  • The necessity of holiness of life for all believers
  • The importance of the local church
  • The requirement of honoring their parents in the Lord
  • The mission of the church


Activities specifically geared for youth include:

  • Youth Sunday School at 9:30am
  • Wednesday night youth Bible study and prayer at 6:00pm
  • Occasional Youth Fellowships after morning worship on Sundays
  • Annual high school and young adult Winter Retreat
  • Annual Summer Youth Camp
  • Annual “Building Tomorrow’s Missions” trip


Youth Camp 2017
June 5, 2017 Unhealthy Relationships
Tom Hicks
June 6, 2017 Loving Your Enemies
Luke 6:27-36
Tom Hicks
June 6, 2017 You Make Me Mad
Matthew 5:17-22
Fred Malone
June 6, 2017 Being a Servant
Matthew 20:20-28
Mitch Axsom
June 7, 2017 Relationships With the Lost
Matthew 9:9-12, 11:18-19
Mitch Axsom
June 7, 2017 A Godly Relationship
Tom Hicks
June 7, 2017 True Love Waits
Tom & Joy Hicks
June 8, 2017 Proverbs and Friendships
Fred Malone
Young Adult Conference With Baruch Maoz 2017
May 19, 2017 Living as Christians in Today's World:
The Church Has Been Silent

Baruch Maoz
May 20, 2017 Living as Christians in Today's World:
Self Sacrifice

Baruch Maoz
May 20, 2017 Living as Christians in Today's World:
Self-Denial

Baruch Maoz
Youth Camp 2014
June 2014 Run the Race With Endurance
Tom Hicks
June 2014 The Christian at Work
not recorded
Allen Beardmore
June 2014 The Discipline of the Lord
Tom Hicks
June 2014 Personal and Corporate Discipline
Tom Hicks
June 2014 The Christian at Prayer
Allen Beardmore
June 2014 True Love Waits #1
Tom & Joy Hicks, Allen Beardmore
June 2014 True Love Waits #2
Tom & Joy Hicks, Allen Beardmore
June 2014 Mount Sinai and Mount Zion
Tom Hicks
June 2014 A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken
Tom Hicks
Youth Camp 2013
June 2013 Full Assurance of Faith
Tom Hicks
June 2013 The Big Picture
Fred Malone
June 2013 A Strong Warning Against Falling Away
Tom Hicks
June 2013 You Have Need of Endurance
Tom Hicks
June 2013 True Love Waits
Tom & Joy Hicks
June 2013 The Meaning of True Faith
Tom Hicks
June 2013 An Example of Faith
Tom Hicks
Youth Camp 2012
June 2012 Don't Drift Away
Tom Hicks
June 2012 Consider Him
Tom Hicks
June 2012 Hold Fast to the Great High Priest
Tom Hicks
June 2012 Tempted As We Are
Tom Hicks
June 2012 The Throne of Grace
N/A
Tom Hicks
June 2012 The Harmony of the Gospel
Mitch Axsom
Youth Camp 2011
June 2011 The Covenant of Works
Tom Hicks
June 2011 The Covenant of Redemption
Tom Hicks
June 2011 Am I in God's Covenant?
Fred Malone
June 2011 The Old Testament Covenants
Tom Hicks
June 2011 The New Covenant
Tom Hicks
June 2011 The Church Covenant
Tom Hicks
June 2011 True Love Waits #1
Tom & Joy Hicks
June 2011 True Love Waits #2
Tom & Joy Hicks
Youth Camp 2010
June 2010 The Fear of God
Tom Hicks
June 2010 The God We Love and Fear
Tom Hicks
June 2010 Perfect Love Casts Out Fear
Tom Hicks
June 2010 Fear God, Love God, and Keep His Commandments
Tom Hicks
June 2010 The Love of God
Tom Hicks
June 2010 How to Study the Bible
Mitch Axsom
June 2010 I Think I Am Confuseed
Fred Malone
June 2010 Panel Discussion
Youth Camp 2009
June 2009 The Holy Spirit in Salvation
Tom Hicks
June 2009 Creation and Evolution
Mitch Axsom
June 2009 Revelation and the Second Coming of Christ
Fred Malone
June 2009 The Holy Spirit and Holiness
Tom Hicks
June 2009 The Holy Spirit and His Grace
Fred Malone
June 2009 Why Worry?
Tom & Joy Hicks
June 2009 The Holy Spirit and Assurance
Tom Hicks
June 2009 The Holy Spirit and Perseverance
Tom Hicks
Southern Baptist Founders Youth Conference 1993
June 21, 1993 People Who Met Jesus:
The Man Who "Came To" In Time (The Prodigal Son)

Luke 15:11-32
R. F. Gates
June 22, 1993 Seminar #1 Eternal Implications of Repentence and Faith
Matthew 4:17, Isaiah 59:2, Mark 9:43, Hebrews 10:11-18
Fred Malone
June 22, 1993 People Who Met Jesus:
The Man Who Lived for This World Only (The Rich Fool)

Luke 12:13-21
R. F. Gates
June 22, 1993 Heaven and Hell: The Reality of Hell
2 Thesselonians 1:8-10, Psalm 9:17, Matthew 10:28, Revelations 21:8
Cary Kimbrell
June 23, 1993 Seminar #2 Eternal Implications of Submission to Authority
Romans 13:1-2, Luke 2:41-52, 1 Samuel 15:23, Romans 14:23, Matthew 8:5-10 (partial recording)
Hal Wynn
June 23, 1993 People Who Met Jesus:
The Man Who Changed His Mind-The Theif on the Cross

Luke 23:27-43, Mark 15:22-32
R. F. Gates
June 23, 1993 Heaven and Hell: The Reality of Heaven
2 Thesselonians 1:8-10
Cary Kimbrell
June 24, 1993 Seminar #3 Eternal Implications of Promiscuity
Proverbs 5
Tim Seal
June 24, 1993 People Who Met Jesus:
The Man Who Knew What He Needed

Luke 18:9-14
R. F. Gates
June 24, 1993 Heaven and Hell: The Essence of Hell
2 Thesselonians 1:8-10, Matthew 8:11-12, 22:13, 25:30; Revelations 14:10, Luke 13:24-30
Cary Kimbrell
June 25, 1993 People Who Met Jesus:
The Man Who Perished Without Trying-The Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 16:19-31
R. F. Gates
June 25, 1993 Heaven and Hell: The Essence of Heaven
2 Thesselonians 1:8-10, Revelations 21:1-4, Revelations 19:1-4, Revelations 21:23-24
Cary Kimbrell