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John Claypool

The Path

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 August 12, 2013 Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23; Luke 12:32-40 John Claypool preached this text forty-four years ago and I still occasionally hear someone refer to it when they make a reference to the […] Read More

Stewards of the Story

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Fourth Sunday of Lent Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 In John Steinbeck’s wonderful book, Travels with Charley, he tells about attending an old country church where the preacher told him he was a sinner and that he […] Read More

The Secret of Life

A sermon delivered by Keith D. Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on July 22, 2012 II Samuel 7:1-14a Here’s the context for today’s reading:  King David has succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest imagination proving he was the right man at the right time as Israel’s powerful and beloved leader. Their enemies (the Philistines […] Read More

Least Likely

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on June 17, 2012. The Third Sunday after Pentecost I Samuel 15:34-16:13 David is the single person the Bible devotes more space than to any other character … more than Paul, more than Jesus, more than Moses. It’s not so much due […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City Mo., on October 30, 2011. Joshua 3:7-17 Joachim Jeremias once observed about our journey through life, “We come from God and we go to God, and in between we live in tents.” Over the last few months, we’ve been living in that saying […] Read More