Do You Accept All of Christ or Just Part of Him?

What does it mean to “accept Christ”? What are we asking a person to do? Traditionally, this has involved believing as true certain things about Jesus: that he is the Son of God and, thus, divine himself; that he was born of a virgin; that he died on the...

Conversion: Aligning Our Lives with God’s Kingdom

Conversion is the central ethical message of Jesus and lies at the heart of evangelical faith and experience. For some, conversion is a slow, lifelong movement of the heart and will toward God. For others, it is a single dramatic experience, a sudden realignment of...

Do You Need a Fresh Start or Conversion Experience?

The new year is an opportunity to make resolutions. Perhaps for many of us, however, resolutions may not be enough. We may need an actual conversion experience. There is a fourth-century story told of two monks in the Egyptian desert in which one monk came to the...

The Street Called Straight

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. Psalm 30:1-12; Acts 9:1-20 Let’s start today with a definition. The word we want to define is normal. The word is an adjective and means, “conforming with or constituting a norm or...

Peter’s Second Conversion

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on August 5, 2012. Acts 10:1-23 Morning Prayer: O Lord, through your son, Jesus, you did open your arms to welcome and to bless children.  At the beginning of this school year, we ask a...