On the Road with Jesus: Not Peace but a Sword

A sermon by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., August 18, 2013 The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 12:49-56  “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and...

7 Ways Your Church Can Respond to Tragedy

A gunman slaughters innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Bombs rip through the crowd at the Boston Marathon. A chemical plant explosion destroys homes and lives in West, Texas. Every day seems to bring news of a devastating disruption in some...

Gospel For The Overwhelmed

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on June 24, 2012. Mark 4:35-41 35On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them...

Water Proof Faith

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on June 24, 2012. Mark 4: 35-41 What is the relationship between fear and faith? How does faith help us get through a crisis? These questions emerged as I pondered our text for today....