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A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. August 10, 2014 Psalm 85:8-13; Matthew 14:22-33 Let’s talk about something that has happened to just about every one of us, a common experience to which we all should be able to relate. You may take the same route to work or […] Read More

God in Empty Places

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. August 10, 2014 Genesis 37:1-11 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Psalms 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b; Matt. 14:22-33; Romans 10:5-15 It would not be unusual for anyone to ask, “Why are we spending the summer exploring these ancient stories? What could these old geezers possibly […] Read More

Good Try, Peter!

A sermon by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. August 10, 2014 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 14:22-33 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain […] Read More

Last Man Standing

A sermon by Bob Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. August 3, 2014 Communion Devotion Mark 14:17-31 This morning, our attention is drawn to a scene in the Upper Room the night before Jesus was crucified. Jesus gathered with the disciples in Jerusalem to commemorate the Israelites’ release from bondage in Egypt by eating […] Read More

Let Them Grow Together

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. August 3, 2014 Psalm 139:1-12; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 We don’t live in the fanciest neighborhood in Little Rock, Janet and I. It’s very nice and well-kept. We like our neighbors, most of whom are retired, and they seem to like us. Judy […] Read More

The Bone Crusher

 A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 32:22-31 August 3, 2014 Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Matthew 14:13-21; Romans 9:1-5 Jacob’s wrestling with the angel on the bank of the Jabbok River is a bone-crushing story that resonates in the experience of our own souls where […] Read More

Just Like Jesus

A sermon by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 14:13-21 At one point in my sabbatical I went to see my daughter Ellie in Charleston.  Ellie has spent the last few years working for some very glamorous magazines in New York, but Nick, her Australian husband, was […] Read More

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 29:15-28 July 27, 2014 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52; Romans 8:26-39 History credits P.T. Barnum for the line, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” but most of his friends denied he ever said it. Here’s something […] Read More

All in the Family

A sermon by Bob Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. July 27, 2014 Genesis 29:15-28 This morning our attention is drawn to one of the most intriguing characters in the Bible. His name was Jacob, the third patriarch of Israel. His grandfather father was Abraham, and his father was Isaac. Jacob, in turn, had […] Read More

Heart Surgery

A sermon by Bob Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. July 20, 2014 Psalm 139:1-12; 23-24 Our attention this morning is drawn to a passage which is difficult to classify. Is it a prayer, a poem or a song? The ancient Jews would probably tell us it was all of these, which they used […] Read More