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Courage

Sen. John McCain, who died Aug. 25, modeled extraordinary courage as a prisoner of war, a presidential candidate and in the face of his own death, which should inspire the admiration and respect of all Americans. […] Read More

Do you have the courage to show up to hard conversations? It’s no secret that courage is in high demand in these times we’re living in. In our polarized-everything culture right now, it’s so easy to unfollow our social media “friends” who don’t believe as we do. It’s easy to worship, work and play only […] Read More

Nobody wants to be a quitter. But Bob Goff, author of “Love Does,” says everyone should quit something every Thursday. He argues that quitting has taken on such a negative connotation in our culture that we’re terrified to let go of things even after they’ve long since stopped being helpful or healthy. So we start […] Read More

Leadership, as I’ve come to understand it, is a balancing act. When you’re the person in charge, every day there could be 100 forces pulling you in different directions. And this is not to mention all the things that are important to you outside of work – family, friends and civic obligations. All of these […] Read More

Investment Strategy

A sermon by Bob Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. June 15, 2014 Matthew 28:16-20 This morning our attention is focused upon the final words of Matthew’s gospel. Jesus spoke these words to his disciples somewhere on a mountain in Galilee. If you grew up in the Baptist tradition, you know this passage as […] Read More

The story of the Israelites’ thwarted entry into the Promised Land has always made me curious. The 12 spies cross the Jordan and reconnoiter the land before them, returning with a mixed message. Ten of the spies are convinced the giants in the land will devour those who challenge them. Caleb and Joshua, however, are […] Read More

The Voice of Truth

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. January 12, 2014. Psalm 29; Matthew 3:13-17 When you were growing up, have you ever noticed how you can tell you were in trouble by the sound of your mom or dad’s voice?  There’s just something about that change in tone or inflection that […] Read More

A sermon by Bob Browning, pastor of First Baptist Church, Frankfurt, Ky. John 12:20-33 October 6, 2013 “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” Jesus spoke these words somewhere around the Temple in Jerusalem as pilgrims were gathering to observe Passover. This was not the first […] Read More

When was the last time you astonished someone with your courage? Or astonished anyone with anything, for that matter? When was the last time you let yourself be astonished by someone else? People these days can be tough to impress, much less astonish. We like to think of ourselves as nearly unflappable. It’s fashionable to […] Read More

Courage Under Fire

Preached by Dr. Robert F. Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. John 18:1-11 “The last miracle Jesus performed healed a wound caused by one of his own disciples.” Over twenty years ago, I heard Dr. Timothy George, Dean of the Beeson Divinity School at Samford, make that statement, and I have never forgotten it. […] Read More