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Blessing

I am an evangelical Palestinian born and raised in Jerusalem. This influences how I see the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, which President Trump announced on Dec. 6. I appreciate the president asking God to bless both Israelis and Palestinians. I have been asking God to do the same for decades and […] Read More

Blessing of the Children

A sermon by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. August 11, 2013 Luke 18:15-17 Recently, the Pope met with a large group of Italian and Albanian schoolchildren. After mingling with them for a few minutes, he set aside his prepared speech and invited the children to ask him questions. For thirty minutes the […] Read More

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. June 9, 2013                                                                                                 Psalm 26:8-12; Mark 10:13-16 Before I began my preparation for this sermon I was already familiar with the story we read a few moments ago from Mark’s gospel, the one about the children and the disciples. My guess is […] Read More

“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” — Matthew 5:4 Lately, this verse has taken hold of me for reasons I don’t fully understand. Maybe it’s because I’ve participated in two funerals recently, and at both we celebrated and mourned simultaneously.  I am part of a community that shows up at funerals.  We […] Read More

God with Us: Blessing

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on December 16, 2012. Third Sunday in Advent Note: At the beginning of worship, following the greeting, I made some personal remarks about Friday’s tragic killing of twenty-six people – twenty children, ages six and seven, and six adults – at […] Read More

What’s Your Sign?

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Senior Minister, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va., on September 16, 2012. Romans 12:9-18 A lot of churches post signs in front of their property, on which they post the week’s sermon title or a “thought for the day.” Over the years, I’ve seen or read the signs of various […] Read More

Chosen People, Chosen Ways

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on October 2, 2011. Exodus 20:1-21; Philippians 3:4b-14 They’ve been at this for about three months now. Actually, the word “about” doesn’t apply. It’s been exactly three months – from “that very day,” we are told – since the Israelites fled […] Read More

Church Signs

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on August 28, 2011. Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Romans 12:9-21; Deuteronomy 6:1-9 A lot of churches have signs that they put out in front of their property, on which they post the week’s sermon title or a “thought for the day.”  As I […] Read More

Honk If You Love Jesus

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on June 19, 2011. 1 Thessalonians 5:11-24 Morning Prayer: Lord, we commit to your special care those families where there is only one parent.  Help the mother or father who is bringing up children to find in you the resources and wisdom that […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Heather Entrekin, pastor of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, K.S., on Mar. 15 2009. John 2: 13-22 You don’t often see Jesus throwing furniture, tipping over tables. The Prince of Peace is usually calmer than that, more patient and gentle. Something very important and serious must be going on.    The Gospel of […] Read More