Christmas Banner Causes Big Spat in Small N.J. Town

PITMAN, N.J. (RNS) Located just 17 miles southeast of Philadelphia, Pitman, N.J., has the rural feel of fictional Bedford Falls in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Life, however, became a lot less wonderful for Pitman’s mayor, Mike Batten, a week ago when he received an email...

What is church?

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., shared at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Ok., on November 20, 2011. Matthew 18: 20, Matthew 25: 35-40, Matthew 22: 36-40 Today is Christ the...

The Setup

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on August 21, 2011. Isaiah 51:1-6; Matthew 16:13-20 I would never presume to tell you what Jesus was thinking at any particular time or place. Who am I to know what was on the...

The Fullness of Christ

Sermon delivered by Joel Snider, pastor of FirstBaptistChurch in Rome, Ga., on January 3, 2010. Colossians 1:15-29   Meditation Text: If, as in children’s stories, you were promised the fulfillment of one wish, just one, the          most intense, most ardent, the one...

Off the Beaten Path

Sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, pastor of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock, A.R., on September 13 2009.           Psalm 19:1-14; Mark 8:27-38                       How many of you have ever visited a cattle farm? Any kind of farm at all? When I was a boy...