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Holy Spirit

With Pentecost celebrated this Sunday, may we remember God gave us breath to live, move and have our being in the world and gave us breath to cry out against injustices afflicted on our sisters and brothers of color. […] Read More

As Christians celebrate Pentecost on Sunday – the coming of the Spirit to the body of Christ – all of us should reflect on the significance of the paraclete, the one sent by God to come alongside us, as we climb the right mountains. […] Read More

It was an unforgettable week filled with prophetic preaching, informative panel discussions, interactive small groups and powerful praise and worship. As the geese honked during my meditations, the Spirit gave me 4 lessons. […] Read More

Like a wind powering a sailboat on the ocean, the Holy Spirit steers us toward a lifestyle of service and simplicity, keeps us grounded in grace and helps us navigate the diminishing and emerging expressions of church. […] Read More

We have a clear understanding about God and Jesus, but the Holy Spirit has often been the third wheel of the Trinity. I’ve been inspired by a new way to think about the Trinity, which puts more responsibility on us as believers. […] Read More

Baptists – and other ecclesial kin – have been a bit suspicious of the Spirit. In a conference in a church in Missouri a few years ago, I asked persons to write down their questions about the Holy Spirit. One honest soul wrote, “Can the Holy Spirit make you do weird things?” It depends upon […] Read More

Symphonic Spirit

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. Pentecost Sunday I Corinthians 12:3b-13 June 8, 2014 Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, John 20:19-23 It is 50 days past the Jewish holiday Passover and Jerusalem is once again full of visitors from all over the world. It’s “the 50-day festival” known as […] Read More

A sermon by Bob Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. June 8, 2014 Acts 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12: 4-13 “If you can do it by yourself, it won’t be very big!” I still the remember the place and time my friend said that to me many years ago. In some ways it was my […] Read More

A sermon by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. May 25, 2014 The Sixth Sunday of Easter John 14:15-21 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom […] Read More

A sermon by L. Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. May 18, 2014 Sixth Sunday of Easter Psalm 66:8-20; John 14:15-21 John writes his gospel for the second generation of Jesus followers. Do you know what that means? It means the apostles are now gone. Those who walked the dusty trails of […] Read More