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Author Howard Baston

The Power of God

Sermon delivered by Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on January 17 2010. 1 Corinthians 1: 18-27   Now, just answer these silently in your mind.  Please don’t raise you hand.   How many of you were Phi Beta Kappa?  Maybe you graduated cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on October 11 2009. Acts 4: 36-37 G. K. Chesterton, an English journalist, once wrote, “The really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.”   That’s really true, isn’t it? When two people interact with each other, they are both […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on October 4 2009. Acts 2: 14-41 Whenever we experience a cataclysmic event, we want someone, somehow, to put context to what we’ve experienced.  We want the person with the most information and the most hope to tell us everything is okay […] Read More

When God Breathes

Sermon delivered by Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on September 27 2009. Acts 2: 1-13 The Bible in the form of mass printing hasn’t been around all that long.  Of course, the Word of God has been around, but the accessibility of every home having a copy is really a […] Read More

Tag- You’re It

Sermon delivered by Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on September 20 2009. Acts 1: 1-8 Luke is our writer.  The first volume is his gospel.  The second volume is the Acts of the Apostles.  It’s a book about the beginning of the church.  About the empowerment of the Spirit.  It’s […] Read More

No Margin for Error

Sermon delivered by Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on September 13 2009. 1 John 5: 6-12. Traveling via the airlines has probably been never more difficult than it is today.  All the amenities have been stripped away.  The airlines seemingly – for whatever reason – cannot turn a profit, so […] Read More

Confession

Sermon delivered by Howard Baston, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on August 9 2009.  1 John 1: 9-10 Let’s play “Name That Staff Member.”   One of your staff members was sitting in the bathtub as a little boy. His mom entered the bathroom and asked him, “Have you washed up?” She meant, “Have you washed […] Read More

The Inevitable Gate

Sermon delivered by Howard Baston, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on July 26 2009. Luke 23: 39-43 Death is something we all try to deny, something we try to put out of our mind – and yet it occupies it all the time. In Scottsdale, Arizona, 800 or so folks attend the People Forever International Conference. They […] Read More

Passing The Buck

Sermon delivered by Howard Baston, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on July 19 2009. Luke 23:7 It sat on the president’s desk in the White House office. It was made in the Federal Reformatory at El Reno, Oklahoma. Fred M. Canfil, then United States Marshal for the Western District of Missouri and a friend of the […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Howard Baston, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on June 14 2009. Luke 18: 9-17. It was the 1980s, and Mike and Marilyn Standefer were directors in the College Department. Sue and Carter Kelly were teachers in there. The lesson was on our very text today – Luke 18:9-17. Mike did the opening assembly and […] Read More