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Resurrection

Editor’s note: This column is another of several EthicsDaily.com will carry from an initiative from Great Britain called “Beyond400.net – 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

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on April 15, 2012. John 20: 19-31 Thank goodness for Thomas and his need for experiential proof. Poor guy, he has gotten a bad rap for a long time and really, his demand for proof provides us just what […] Read More

Aftershock

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on April 8, 2012. Matthew 28:1-7 Meditation Text: If faith were merely learning about Jesus as a dead person in the past, there could at some point be an end to it.  But since faith is a response to the living Lord who […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on April 8, 2012. Easter Sunday Mark 16:1-20 “Did the resurrection of Jesus actually happen?”  That was the question that I asked myself as a twenty-year old student at Rice University.  I had been a baptized Christian since I was twelve.  I was […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Keith D. Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on April 8, 2012. Easter Sunday John 20:1-18 It is a day, golden with promise for all people of faith. It’s a day we can only blink our eyes at the beauty and the majesty of it and lift our gratitude […] Read More

Empty

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on April 8, 2012. Easter Sunday            Isaiah 25:6-9; John 20:1-18 The second installment of the Hillcrest Farmers Market, sponsored by the Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, will begin next month. We operate from seven in the morning to noon each Saturday. I […] Read More

The experience of Easter worship in many churches is entirely too predictable. Preachers will take the various resurrection stories and use them as proof of the reality of the risen Christ. We will be assured that the information is trustworthy, and therefore doubt is entirely unacceptable. The resurrection is beyond question because an inerrant and […] Read More

The Easter season is a season of hope. We remember that death does not have the final word and that God has a plan for our future. We can celebrate amid adverse conditions because we know that no matter what the circumstance, God is in control. Hope is rising. My recent surgery and recovery reminded […] Read More