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.

Check out Pastor Wagner's new personal website: Pastor Wagner's Corner.

Do You Know For Whom Christ Died?

Answer a Few Questions to Find Out 


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?

Pastor Wagner's new book The True Grace of God is finally published! In this book, Pastor Wagner expounds the doctrine of sovereign grace and refutes the errors of Arminianism and Calvinism.

Check it out here.

Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace
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.

Sermons, Blogs, and Books on Proverbs
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 three books in the series have been published on Amazon in hardback, 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.

Read reviews of the books here.

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God is in Control - Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled (Trump Assassination Attempt)

In this sermon, Pastor Wagner reminds the church that God is sovereign, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and is in control of all things; and therefore we must let not our hearts be troubled, trust in Him to protect us, and stop fretting, worrying, and being angry about the evil around us. This sermon was spurred by the attempted assassination of Donald Trump the night before. There is no outline.

Prayer (Austin Hatcher)

Austin Hatcher preached a sermon on prayer....

Meteorology in the Bible (Wayne Hatcher)

Wayne Hatcher preached a sermon on meteorology in the Bible.

Are the Bible Stories to be Taken Literally? (Part 2)

Are the Bible Stories to be Taken Literally? (Part 1)

Approval, Commendation, and Praise of Men (Part 2)

Approval, Commendation, and Praise of Men (Part 1)

Isaiah 53 (Part 10) - Isa 53:12

Isaiah 53 (Part 09) - Isa 53:11

Isaiah 53 (Part 08) - Isa 53:10

Isaiah 53 (Part 07) - Isa 53:8-9

Isaiah 53 (Part 06) - Isa 53:7-8

Isaiah 53 (Part 05) - Isa 53:6

Isaiah 53 (Part 04) - Isa 53:5

Isaiah 53 (Part 03) - Isa 53:4

Isaiah 53 (Part 02) - Isa 53:3

Isaiah 53 (Part 01) - Isa 53:1-2

Counting All Things But Loss for Christ (Php 3:7-15)

In this sermon, Pastor Wagner exhorts the brethren to count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus Christ and gives a personal life story of how he did just that. There is no outline for this sermon.

Wokism (Part 9) - DEI and ESG