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Globally, there is more uncertainty and anxiety. Old alliances – political and economic – seem to be in flux. Yet, as we enter into Advent, we are encouraged to embrace hope. […] Read More

Churches following the lectionary – a group of Scripture lessons determined by the Christian calendar – might find the Advent Scriptures this year to be odd. The selected texts focus not on the birth narratives of Jesus but on his second coming – what Jeremiah calls the coming “day of the Lord” (Jeremiah 33:14). On […] Read More

The lectionary readings for this coming Sunday are bracing. They speak of destroyed cities, exilic experience and leadership failure. They sound much like the America many are enduring. Lamentations begins with this poignant description: “How lonely sits the city that once was full of people! How like a widow she has become, she that was great among the […] Read More

The Example

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on May 15, 2011.                        Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25 Most of you are aware that I preach from the lectionary. For those of you who did not know this, and are not aware of what the lectionary is, I will […] Read More