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Good Try, Peter!

A sermon by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. August 10, 2014 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 14:22-33 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain […] Read More

A sermon by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. March 2, 2014 Transfiguration Sunday Matthew 17:1-9 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and […] Read More

Healer of My Soul

A sermon by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. Psalm 23; Acts 9:36-43 I remember a time when I often grew impatient listening to older people discuss their bodily ailments. During visits to my grandparents it seemed like we spent 60% of the visit reviewing their various and sundry aches and pains. Of […] Read More

A sermon by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. The Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 9:36-43 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and […] Read More

Love Will Find a Way

A sermon by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. John 21:1-19 I wonder what Peter thought when Jesus singled him out from the other disciples and started asking him questions. How do you feel when someone you disappointed wants to talk to you? I think you know how Peter felt. What did Peter […] Read More

A sermon by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. The Second Sunday of Easter Acts 5:27-32 When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on August 5, 2012. Acts 10:1-23 Morning Prayer: O Lord, through your son, Jesus, you did open your arms to welcome and to bless children.  At the beginning of this school year, we ask a blessing again for each child in the community […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Howard Batson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx., on May 13, 2012. Acts 4:31 The Apostle Paul writes in Romans: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first but also to the Greek” (Romans […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Howard Batson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx., on April 29, 2012. Acts 2:14-41 We find ourselves in our sermon series in the Acts of the Apostles.  Last week, we saw the Day of Pentecost.  The disciples heard the sound of a violent rushing wind.  Fiery tongues rested upon them.  And […] Read More

During his inaugural address, President Barack Obama quoted the Apostle Paul, but it was really a Peter moment. Obama looked out over the most diverse crowd ever assembled for a presidential inauguration from all walks of life from every section of the country. And he gave them the basics and core values of the American […] Read More