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Paul

Female undergraduates have expressed frustration to me over and over again about how Paul’s writings about women have been used against them. “I hate Paul” is what many have said. Ideas about women really do matter, as I discussed previously. What about female pastors? This is the most shocking statistic (at least for me) in […] Read More

“I hate Paul.” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that from female undergraduates. Young women scarred by how many times passages from the Pauline epistles have been used against them: women be silent (1 Corinthians 14), wives submit to your husbands (Ephesians 5), women cannot teach or exercise authority over men […] Read More

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. July 13, 2014. Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 This morning’s Gospel lesson is called the Parable of the Sower.  Since I’m basically a city boy, born in Hong Kong, grew up in Shreveport, lived in Houston and Dallas/Forth Worth area, I don’t know much about farming.  […] Read More

The United Way

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. January 26, 2014 Psalm 27:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 As I have mentioned before, after living on the east side of the big river for more than two decades we returned home to our native state in 1993. I had accepted the call […] Read More

A sermon by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. November 24, 2013 Philippians 1:3-8 This morning our attention is drawn to the most personal letter Paul wrote. It was written to his friends at Philippi with whom Paul had a long and happy relationship. Perhaps there is no more appropriate book to turn […] Read More

A sermon by Howard Batson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx. Philippians 3:1-21 October 27, 2013 Who is the most famous person in your heritage, your lineage, your ancestry?  That question was posed at a recent Sunday School party here at First Baptist Church, and lo and behold, the class discovered that one of their […] Read More

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. September 29, 2013 Psalm 91:9-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19                           Some of you, at least, are aware that I am an avid amateur photographer. I am of the school that believes a picture doesn’t convey a thousand words but tens of thousands. A really […] Read More

Our Story

A sermon by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. August 18, 2013 Psalm 105:1-17; Philippians 1:3-6, 9-11 Yesterday Joani and I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary. And when Randall Lolley, a former pastor of this church, called last week to congratulate me on my retirement, I reminded him that he tied a pretty […] Read More

Fulfilled in Christ

A sermon by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. July 28, 2013 Colossians 2:6-15 The story appears in many versions, but it usually goes something like this—a policeman sees a drunk man searching for something on his hands and knees under a street light and the policeman asks the man what he has […] Read More

A sermon by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. July 21, 2013 Colossians 1:15-28 While growing up in Kentucky I remember the mixture of pride and embarrassment I felt in the 1960s when that brash boxing sensation from Louisville named Cassius Clay (aka Mohammed Ali) bragged to Howard Cosell or anybody who would […] Read More