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The Excelsior Springs Church

The Excelsior Springs Church is a Historic, Independent, Unincorporated, Non-501c3, KJV-only, Sovereign Grace Baptist Church which meets in Excelsior Springs, Missouri near Kansas City. We believe in the divine inspiration and preservation of the Bible in the King James Version (Authorized Version of 1611), which is the only basis of our faith and practice. We believe in the sovereign electing grace of God which alone saves sinners eternally and that a man's faith in Jesus Christ is the evidence, not the cause, of eternal life. We believe that once a man believes the gospel and repents of his sins, he ought to be baptized by immersion in water which adds him to the local church. We believe that the local church was instituted by God for the edifying and improvement of the faith of God's children and is where they should worship Him in spirit and in truth and fellowship with Christians of like-faith.

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Do you know for whom Christ died? Take a few minutes and go through a series of questions to see if you know.

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For a tutorial of The King's Highway, click here: For Whom Did Christ Die?

The Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace outline has been published as a paperback book on Amazon. For the book description, go here.

To download the outline for free and to listen to the entire series, click here: Problem Texts.

Pastor Wagner is writing a commentary series and preaching a sermon series on the book of Proverbs, and as the books are being written, and the sermons preached, a commentary and a mini sermon on each verse will be posted below for your edification. The first two books in the series have been published on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions. Keep checking back to see what has been added. If you would like to receive an email each time a new blog is posted, you can subscribe here.

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Bitterness and Resentment

80:12 minutes (40.76 MB)

Outline is attached below.

Proverbs (Part 031) - Pro 3:11-12

55:12 minutes (49.64 MB)

Churches Are Not Businesses and Preachers Are Not Salesmen


Proverbs (Part 030) - Pro 3:10

65:54 minutes (59.79 MB)

What it Would Have Been Like to Be Jesus (Part 3)

100:25 minutes (51 MB)

Proverbs (Part 029) - Pro 3:8-9

74:40 minutes (37.9 MB)

What it Would Have Been Like to Be Jesus (Part 2)

68:07 minutes (61.97 MB)

Proverbs (Part 028) - Pro 3:6-7

61:21 minutes (55.25 MB)

What it Would Have Been Like to Be Jesus (Part 1)

64:41 minutes (58.88 MB)

Blog - The Parable of the Wine Bottles


The following blog is over 14 years old at the time of this post. I wrote it on September 23, 2005 in Mosul, Iraq five months after I was baptized. I have left it unchanged. I hope you enjoy it. - Pastor Wagner

The Parable of the Wine Bottles

"37) And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. 38) But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. 39) No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better." Luke 5:37-39

Proverbs (Part 027) - Pro 3:4-5

59:57 minutes (54.3 MB)

His Needs, Her Needs (Part 4) - Recreational Companionship, An Attractive Wife, Domestic Support, Admiration

79:12 minutes (40.39 MB)

Proverbs (Part 026) - Pro 3:1-3

63:45 minutes (57.81 MB)

His Needs, Her Needs (Part 3) - Family Commitment, Sexual Fulfillment

74:47 minutes (38.03 MB)

Proverbs (Part 025) - Pro 2:20-22

58:49 minutes (53.16 MB)

His Needs, Her Needs (Part 2) - Honesty & Openness, Financial Support

64:02 minutes (58.43 MB)

Proverbs (Part 024) - Pro 2:17-19

53:38 minutes (48.47 MB)

His Needs, Her Needs (Part 1) - Affection, Conversation

61:29 minutes (56.13 MB)

Proverbs (Part 023) - Pro 2:15-16

61:51 minutes (55.81 MB)

One Thing (Part 3) - Christ's Doctrine, Salvation, and Return

77:02 minutes (39.06 MB)

Should Christians Support Donald Trump? (Part 3) - Huge Deficits, Low Interest Rates, Blatant Hypocrisy

68:43 minutes (62.25 MB)

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One Thing (Part 2) - Jesus Christ and His Church

79:23 minutes (40.34 MB)

Should Christians Support Donald Trump? (Part 2) - Unrepentant, Filthy Mouth, Proud, Liar, Debt, Abortion, LGBT, Gun Control

65:53 minutes (60.04 MB)

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One Thing (Part 1) - Devotion to God

69:08 minutes (62.84 MB)

One Thing

I. There are many things that we have to devote our time, thoughts, and energies to.
1. Husbands have to spend much of their time and energy working to provide for their families (2Th 3:10-12; 1Ti 5:8).
2. Women have to spend much of their time and energy taking care of the house, cooking, cleaning, doing dishes and laundry, and caring for children (1Ti 5:14; Tit 2:3-5).

Should Christians Support Donald Trump? (Part 1) - Adultery, Murder, Blasphemy

78:24 minutes (39.87 MB)

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Preterism Refutation (Part 11) - Doctrinal Implications of Full Preterism

61:29 minutes (55.91 MB)