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A sermon by Bob Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. April 20, 2014 John 20:1-18 Do you think Mary went to bed that Saturday night? If she did, I am confident she slept little, if any. It is hard to rest when your heart is broken. It is obvious she was anxious to return […] Read More

Rising Sign of Hope

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. April 6, 2014. John 11:1-45 This episode from the Gospel of John has often been called “The Raising of Lazarus.”  And yet, it is interesting that in the forty-five verses it takes to tell this story, only two verses are devoted to the actual […] Read More

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. April 6, 2014 Fifth Sunday in Lent Ezekiel 37:1-10; John 11:1-45 Our story begins in a hospital sick-room. There are IV’s everywhere, nurses hovering, concerned voices speaking earnestly. “If we don’t get to the bottom of this soon, he’s not going to […] Read More

Coming Attractions

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Fifth Sunday of Lent John 11:1-45 April 6, 2014 Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11 Two weeks ago today, I unknowingly stepped onto the movie set where Cowboys and Aliens was filmed about an hour north of Santa Fe. Ghost Ranch may […] Read More

ABC has been promoting its new drama “Resurrection” for months with the tag, “What if someone you lost … returned?” The premise of the series is that at least two people who had died in the small town of Arcadia, Mo., have returned to life and have come home to those they had left behind. […] Read More

The Church Council that met in A.D. 325 in Nicaea, a city in northwest Asia Minor, determined that Easter Sunday would be observed on the first Sunday after the full moon that falls on or after March 21. That means that Easter cannot occur before March 22 or after April 25. Thankfully, calendar makers keep […] Read More

There are costs in being brought back from the dead to life. Just ask Lazarus. Not that he had much to say, at least from what we can gather in Scripture. He was evidently the silent type. Lazarus is known primarily by his relationships – as the brother of Bethany-based Mary and Martha and as […] Read More

Editor’s note: This column is another of several will carry from an initiative from Great Britain called “ – Baptists Imagining Life After 400 Years.” “Que Sera, Sera.” This is a popular and attractive philosophy. It demands nothing, expects nothing and changes nothing. It is a sentiment detached from our involvement and influence. It […] 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

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on April 15, 2012. Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 Have you ever played a practical joke on someone?  I’m sure we all have at some point in our lives.  In fact, I think that from a young age, we learn the delights […] Read More