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We seem to be in a metaphorical exile. Forces inconsistent with values we claim as a foundation for our society appear to have taken control of our identity. Don’t give in to helplessness. Here’s what to do until the ‘empire’ falls. […] Read More

The prophet Jeremiah urged King Zedekiah to seek a solution to the Babylonian threat short of open conflict. The king chose the counsel of his hard-line advisers to pursue militant resistance. The similarities to today are striking. […] Read More

From a Nobody to a Somebody

A sermon, by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. August 25, 2013 Jeremiah 1:4-10 I don’t know the plans Jeremiah had for his future, but I am confident they did not include a forty year career as a prophet. So startled was he when he received this call from God, he immediately offered […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on December 2, 2012. Jeremiah 33:14-16 If you are a serious Christmas shopper, you are a list maker. If you are really serious, you have finished shopping. Even if you have purchased everything on your list, let me encourage you to add one […] Read More

Return to Chaos

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on September 16, 2012. The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 4:23-28 In an ancient age of wisdom, the preacher of Ecclesiastes wrote, “For everything there is a season, a time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant, […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga., on October 10, 2010. Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7 Did you read the best selling book, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert? It chronicles Gilbert’s trip around the world after her divorce and what she discovered about life. Atlanta native, Julia Roberts, […] Read More

Living in Exile

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, October 10, 2010. Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 As Samuel Proctor mentioned in My Moral Odyssey, the Bible is not one book.  Its sixty-six separate documents were not compiled into a single volume until three hundred years after Jesus died.  Preachers must translate what was written, spoken, […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on September 19, 2010. Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Some may question or even object to a sermon about heartsick faith.  We prefer upbeat worship services, upbeat messages, and upbeat everything.  People who endure heartaches, tragedies, disappointments, and other injuries all week don’t want to […] Read More

The Time is Now

Sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, pastor of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock, A.R., on January 3 2010.             Jeremiah 31:7-14; Ephesians 1:3-14                 Jeremiah’s ministry took place seven hundred years before Jesus was born. His declaration, which Carolyn read earlier, is thought to have occurred in 722 B. C., and it […] Read More

The New Deal

Sermon delivered by David Hughes, pastor of First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Mar. 22 2009. Jeremiah 31: 31-34 Thanks to an economy in a deep nosedive, we are hearing a lot of comparisons these days between our current economic woes and the Great Depression of the 1930s. And we’re also hearing inevitable comparisons between […] Read More