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During my first year as a second-grade teacher, I struggled with classroom management. I am a soft-spoken person by nature and habit. I didn’t have the experience to help me set up great rules and procedures for my students. My classroom was noisy and chaotic. I think you could hear us all around the school. […] Read More

Loose Lips

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on September 16, 2012. Psalm 19:7-13; James 3:1-12 There once was a preacher – a pretty famous preacher at that – who did not like the epistle of James. There were a number of things that made him feel that way, […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on July 15, 2012. Psalm 85:8-13; Mark 6:14-29 Envision in your mind the following scene: King Herod is holding court as he sits on his throne. Subjects and minions seek audience with him to mine his wisdom and curry his favor. […] Read More

When I was about 4, my grandfather took me fishing. He had a secret fishing hole that was a backwater off Murder Creek in East Brewton. Remind me to tell you the story sometime of how Murder Creek got its name. The pond was inaccessible by car. We had to park on the main highway […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on November 27, 2011. Isaiah 64:1-9 Today, we begin our journey through Advent, a season of anticipation and preparation for Christmas. I like Dr. Bill Self’s description of Advent. He says it is like the hush in the theater just before the curtain […] 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

One of the most encouraging telephone calls I ever received came one Saturday morning. The woman introduced herself as the wife of a former student. She wanted me to know that her husband had just been chosen as the administrator of a major hospital in Florida. Then her husband came on the line. “I want […] Read More

A document called a certificate of license hangs on my study wall. It reads: “This is to certify Michael Lee Ruffin who has given evidence that God has called him into THE GOSPEL MINISTRY was Licensed to preach the Gospel as he may have opportunity, and to exercise his gifts in the work of ministry” […] Read More

Making Hope Visable

Sermon delivered by Bob Browning, pastor of Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, G.A., on November 1 2009. Revelation 21: 1-6 When you were going through a tough time, whose words encouraged you? Whose presence lifted your spirits? Who is struggling and needs your help now?             These questions flowed out of our text […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on October 11 2009. Acts 4: 36-37 G. K. Chesterton, an English journalist, once wrote, “The really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.”   That’s really true, isn’t it? When two people interact with each other, they are both […] Read More