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Day of the Lord

Churches following the lectionary – a group of Scripture lessons determined by the Christian calendar – might find the Advent Scriptures this year to be odd. The selected texts focus not on the birth narratives of Jesus but on his second coming – what Jeremiah calls the coming “day of the Lord” (Jeremiah 33:14). On […] Read More

What If this Is It?

A sermon delivered by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., on December 16, 2012. The Third Sunday of Advent Luke 3:7-18 On a day like this one, it’s not so hard to believe the world is coming to an end.  The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, has left […] Read More

This is Our God

Sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, pastor of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock, A.R., on Apr. 12 2009. Isaiah 25:6-9; John 20:1-18.                    You are sitting in a movie theater. You’ve got your overpriced popcorn and your large soft drink, and you’ve settled in to watch the show. The previews of upcoming features are […] Read More