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Encouragement

We’re building a tree at our church. It’s not a big tree. It’s actually pretty small, but it’s the perfect size to serve as the centerpiece of our communion table. In fact, you can’t even quite call it a tree yet. It’s really just a collection of bare branches carefully pieced together by one of […] Read More

More and more cards and notes appeared in my inbox, in my mailbox and on my desk recently, all thanking me for serving as their minister. I began to wonder if someone had announced my retirement without my knowledge, or if I looked a little discouraged and folks were just trying to lift my spirits. […] Read More

I opened a note card from a favorite young cousin and was startled and pleased by what she had written: “I love you.” She brought joy to my heart. I didn’t expect it, and there was no apparent reason for her gesture. What a delightful surprise! So often those of us who are older worry […] Read More

A sermon by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. March 23, 2014 John 4:5-42 Our attention this morning is drawn to a well in the Holy Land between Judea and Galilee. This was the site of one of Jesus’ most interesting conversations. I suppose you could say it was the equivalent of unscheduled […] Read More

Releasing Angels

A sermon by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. January 19, 2014 John 1:29-42 Our attention today is drawn to the first chapter of John where Jesus has begun his public ministry and is in the process of calling his disciples. John the Baptist plays a key role in this drama because the […] Read More

What is your latest accomplishment? Who helped you achieve it? Who recommended you? Who taught you the skills? Who encouraged you? Who opened your eyes to the possibilities? Who opposed you and caused you to work harder? Who told you that you couldn’t do it? Who was your competition? Choose one of these to whom […] Read More

A sermon by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. John 12:1-8 I wonder what Mary had in mind for this expensive perfume. Was she keeping it for an emergency or to take care of her in her old age? It was, after all, worth over a year’s wages, and could be sold for […] Read More

Hope and Help

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on January 20, 2013. Isaiah 62:1-5 Once again, our attention is drawn to the words recorded in Isaiah. This time the prophet from Third Isaiah speaks from his heart to the people he dearly loves. Let me remind you the book of Isaiah […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on December 23, 2012. Luke 1:39-45 This morning, our attention is drawn to Mary’s visit to Elizabeth soon after Mary discovered she was going to have a baby. Only Luke writes about it, which does not surprise me. He was a physician and […] Read More

During my first year as a second-grade teacher, I struggled with classroom management. I am a soft-spoken person by nature and habit. I didn’t have the experience to help me set up great rules and procedures for my students. My classroom was noisy and chaotic. I think you could hear us all around the school. […] Read More