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PITMAN, N.J. (RNS) Located just 17 miles southeast of Philadelphia, Pitman, N.J., has the rural feel of fictional Bedford Falls in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Life, however, became a lot less wonderful for Pitman’s mayor, Mike Batten, a week ago when he received an email from Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion […] Read More

What is church?

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., shared at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Ok., on November 20, 2011. Matthew 18: 20, Matthew 25: 35-40, Matthew 22: 36-40 Today is Christ the King Sunday originally known as, the Feast of Christ. The celebration was put […] Read More

The Setup

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on August 21, 2011. Isaiah 51:1-6; Matthew 16:13-20 I would never presume to tell you what Jesus was thinking at any particular time or place. Who am I to know what was on the mind of Christ? So, it would be a […] Read More

The Fullness of Christ

Sermon delivered by Joel Snider, pastor of FirstBaptistChurch in Rome, Ga., on January 3, 2010. Colossians 1:15-29   Meditation Text: If, as in children’s stories, you were promised the fulfillment of one wish, just one, the          most intense, most ardent, the one on which your life and death depended.  Do you             know what […] Read More

Off the Beaten Path

Sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, pastor of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock, A.R., on September 13 2009.           Psalm 19:1-14; Mark 8:27-38                       How many of you have ever visited a cattle farm? Any kind of farm at all? When I was a boy we raised a few pigs and chickens, kept […] Read More

This sermon was delivered by Wendell Griffen, pastor of the New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Ark., on October 25, 2009. Acts 2: 37-47. Permit me to remind you why I am preaching this series of sermons from the book of Acts.  As I mentioned at the start of the series several weeks ago, Acts […] Read More

Set Free by Teaching?

Sermon delivered by Joel Snider, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rome, Ga., on August 16, 2009. Mark 1:21-28   Meditation Text:        Learning may reduce the prejudices of ignorance, set our bones, build our cities. In           itself, it will never make us ethical.                                                                      —Loren Eiseley in The Firmament of Time      […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Joel Snider, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rome, G.A., on Apr. 12 2009. John 11: 17-27. The most observant of you will notice that when we read the scripture from John 11 that it is not an Easter story. It is not about the resurrection of Jesus. It is about Christ raising Lazarus. Those of […] Read More