What is the Most Shocking Thing Jesus Said?

A sermon by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. September 8, 2013 Luke 14:25-33 If the words in today’s text don’t disturb you, I’m not sure you have read them carefully or taken them seriously. I am confident they turned a lot of heads when...

What the Church Can Learn from Scientology

The latest book “exposing” Scientology is “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief” by Lawrence Wright. The author mixes journalistic methods with something of a sociology of religion study to demonstrate just how powerful...

4 Ways Your Church Can Become Whole-Hearted

Recently, our staff was talking about things our parents would tell us that we find ourselves repeating to our children or ourselves. We had to admit that we increasingly sound like those voices we vowed never to imitate. Here are a few of our “favorites:”...

Great Themes of the Bible: Covenant

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on September 16, 2012. Jeremiah 31:31-34 Meditation Text: But through all the troubles which beat against and broke the marriage covenant between Jehovah and Israel, there was one factor which...