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Restoration

It appears that the U.S. is approaching a national tipping point that will mark a reorientation of our thinking on the matter of leadership. This will be a difficult time for many who have placed confidence in a cadre of political leadership that seems to be crumbling under the weight of the inconsistencies between what […] Read More

Do you think anybody ever really changes? When my wife, Anita, and I were in seminary, we served a small and loving congregation in southern Indiana. One of our next-door neighbors, a generous man in his late 50s and a faithful church member, was crustily cynical about the possibility of change. At some point in […] Read More

Now that we are more than a week removed from the George Zimmerman trial, I am struggling with how believers have responded along racial and socioeconomic lines to the verdict. I have to admit that I am able to see both sides of the argument and understand why people think the way that they do […] Read More

I love a good story. As children, we grow up with stories. We love to tell stories and hear stories. When I was a little girl, I would love to hear stories from adults. It really didn’t matter whether they were telling me a fictional, nonfictional, tall tale, exaggerated or truthful story. I just loved […] 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

The Restorer of Life

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on November 11, 2012. Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Hebrews 9:24-28 Halavie Dale was my English teacher my senior year of high school. She was an engaging person who could be charming one moment and a complete irritant the next. In other words, […] Read More

A Soul Restored

A sermon delivered by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, Nc., on April 29, 2012. Psalm 23 We live in a time when the existence of our souls is anything but obvious.  To speak of the human soul almost seems archaic.  We know we have minds and bodies.  But souls?  Today many are not […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on January 8, 2012. Jeremiah 31:7-14 7 For thus says the Lord: Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob,    and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say,    ‘Save, O Lord, your people,    the remnant of Israel.’ 8 See, […] Read More

How can you talk about restorative justice to people who just want blood? We must value human life as a Christian people. We must value human life without a “but” or an “if.” The minute we start to think people are too far from saving or restoration, this is the moment we renounce our faith. America […] Read More