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I’d never experienced total darkness before spending a night in a cave. Fifteen of us, three adults and 12 youth, entered Alabama’s Desoto Caverns in the daylight with headlamps and sleeping bags. After viewing stalactites, stalagmites and strange insects, our guide prepped us for the night ahead. “It’s going to be dark,” he said. “Really […] Read More

Follow the Light

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. January 26, 2014. Matthew 4:12-23 In Farmville, Virginia, Tommy Pairet ran a T-Shirt shop right next to Farmville Baptist, the church I pastored for seven years.  In the shop window, there were sample T-shirts on display, and several of them had this question printed […] Read More

A Christian funeral can be an act of beauty or a lesson in bad theology. It seems to be at funerals where we offer some of our cheapest theology in an effort to ease some temporary pain. Yet these words often have long lasting and damaging effects in regard to our understanding of God’s control, […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on December 11, 2011. Third Sunday in Advent Psalm 126:1-6; John 1:19-28 Suppose our church announced that we were going to have a Christmas pageant. If you chose to attend, you would no doubt expect to see our church’s little ones […] Read More

The Shining

A sermon delivered by Dr. David M. Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, Nc., on November 27, 2011. Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 It’s hard to imagine our planet earth without the sun.  We simply take it for granted that the sun will rise and fall every 24 hours, that its rays will warm our planet and […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on August 7, 2011.  Matthew 8:5-13 Meditation Text: The horror of life without God has lost its place in our imagination.                               —William Willimon in Who Will Be Saved? I saw a movie several months ago that gave me a new appreciation for […] Read More

Epiphany of the Lord A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on January 9, 2011. Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthe2 2:1-12 Today is not the actual date for observing Epiphany.  That date was January 6.  However, in light of current events and the entire sweep of human experience, it seems appropriate […] Read More