March 31, 2019 – Not the Long Walk Home, but the Welcome

Dec 22, 2022
Adult Ministry


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Okemos's sermon archive! We strive to provide our community with meaningful and inspiring sermons that address various aspects of faith and beliefs. In this particular sermon, titled "Not the Long Walk Home, but the Welcome," our aim is to explore the concept of homecoming and the welcoming embrace of our congregation.

Embracing Homecoming

Homecoming holds a special place in our hearts as it symbolizes reunion and togetherness. It is more than just a long walk back to our physical homes; it is about finding solace and acceptance in the arms of our church family. At First Baptist Church of Okemos, we believe that everyone is deserving of a warm welcome, regardless of their backgrounds or life journeys.

Fostering a Welcoming Environment

Creating an atmosphere of inclusivity and acceptance is essential to our mission. Our church actively promotes a welcoming environment where individuals can feel safe to explore their beliefs and find support within our community. We understand that each person's faith journey is unique, and we strive to meet them where they are.

The Power of Acceptance

Through this sermon, we delve into the transformative power of acceptance and the impact it can have on our lives. By truly embracing one another, we can build strong connections and foster a sense of belonging that enriches our spiritual growth.

Exploring Faith and Beliefs

Within First Baptist Church of Okemos, we encourage open dialogue and exploration of faith and beliefs. Our sermons cover a wide range of topics, delving into Biblical teachings, spiritual guidance, and personal testimonies. We believe that by openly discussing and questioning our beliefs, we can strengthen our faith and deepen our understanding of God's love.

Cultivating a Sense of Community

Community is at the heart of our church. We offer various programs and events designed to bring individuals together, fostering connections and forming lasting friendships. Whether it's through our Sunday worship services, small group gatherings, or community outreach initiatives, we aim to create an environment where everyone feels valued and supported.


As you explore the sermon "Not the Long Walk Home, but the Welcome" at First Baptist Church of Okemos, we hope you find inspiration, encouragement, and a sense of homecoming. Our dedicated pastors and staff are committed to guiding you on your spiritual journey, providing you with a warm welcome every step of the way.

Join us for an Uplifting Experience

If you are seeking a community that embraces inclusiveness, encourages exploration, and fosters spiritual growth, we invite you to join us at First Baptist Church of Okemos. Come experience the transformative power of acceptance and find a welcoming home for your faith.

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Robert Hein
The topic of welcome in the context of faith is very important. Well done!
Nov 16, 2023
A Kossoff
Thank you for sharing this amazing sermon! 🙏❤️ It's so comforting to feel welcomed and embraced by our church family.
Nov 11, 2023
Molly Giambra
The title of the sermon itself is welcoming. Can't wait for the next one!
Nov 3, 2023
Dine Albrecht
I found the sermon to be deeply moving. Thank you for your dedication to delivering meaningful sermons!
Oct 29, 2023
James Liu
This sermon gave me a lot to reflect on. Thank you for sharing this message with us.
Oct 10, 2023
Dina Demarco
I appreciated the exploration of faith in this sermon.
Sep 12, 2023
Nelis Stoop
The sermon spoke to me on a personal level. Thank you for the uplifting message!
Aug 5, 2023
Andria Provided
The sermon was a great source of spiritual guidance for me. Thank you for sharing these messages!
Aug 2, 2023
Stuart Cox
I found the sermon to be both comforting and enlightening. Thank you!
Jul 28, 2023
Holland Engineering
Thank you for the insightful sermon. It was thought-provoking.
Jul 26, 2023
Timothy Zelins
I found the sermon to be very reassuring. Thank you for your dedication to providing meaningful sermons!
Jul 22, 2023
Brenda Shi
I felt a great sense of peace and comfort from this sermon. Thank you for sharing this message.
Jul 21, 2023
Jim Elias
The topic of welcome is incredibly relevant, and this sermon addressed it beautifully. Thank you!
Jul 16, 2023
Nina Cross
Looking forward to more uplifting sermons from your church.
Jul 14, 2023
Maryann Vigliotta
This sermon was a breath of fresh air. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring message!
Jun 12, 2023
Jennifer Burrus
This sermon was a powerful reminder of the warmth and acceptance within the church. Thank you for the message!
Jun 1, 2023
Crescencio Castillo
The sermon was truly uplifting. Thank you for the powerful message of welcome!
May 28, 2023
Patricia Cantu
The message of welcome is such a vital one, and this sermon captured it perfectly. Thank you!
May 18, 2023
Mike Lavigne
The message of welcome in this sermon is something we all need to embrace. Thank you for the reminder.
May 8, 2023
May Miller-Ricci
🙏 Welcome is a universal message that we all need to hear more about. Thank you for the sermon!
Apr 27, 2023
Amy McClure
I'm genuinely grateful for the wisdom and inspiration in this sermon. Thank you for sharing your message with us!
Apr 7, 2023
Jessica Hasenplaugh
The sermon struck a chord with me. Looking forward to future sermons from your church!
Mar 17, 2023
Rob Daihl
As a member of the community, I found this sermon to be very inspiring!
Feb 28, 2023
Kellita Graves
This sermon was a ray of hope and positivity. I appreciate it greatly.
Feb 13, 2023
Robert Takakjy
Truly a heartwarming sermon. I feel so uplifted after listening to it!
Feb 11, 2023
Matthew Casey
I'm so grateful for the insightful message in this sermon. Thank you!
Feb 1, 2023
Doug Bukantis
The sermon resonated deeply with me. Thank you for sharing!
Jan 30, 2023
Sean Wright
Great sermon, I really enjoyed the message!
Jan 28, 2023
Andrew McLean
The concept of welcome in the church community is crucial. This sermon truly highlights its significance.
Jan 24, 2023
Sebastian Thomas
This sermon really made me rethink the importance of welcome in our lives. Thank you for sharing this perspective.
Jan 12, 2023