Why God Doesn’t Care If You Buy a Red Car

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series on discerning God’s will. Guidance concerning God’s will pervades organizational life at BMS World Mission. Those who inquire about mission service with us speak readily of their conviction...

Seeking God’s Will? Try Finding God’s Dream

I’ve made a transition in recent years in the way I think and talk about God’s will. For many people, the will of God is a mysterious, elusive and frustrating concept. Too often, we have made it into a game that borders on God playing “keep...

The Power of God’s Weak Love

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on May 1, 2011. Romans 8:18-23 Meditation Text: When good things happen, that is not a sign that human nature is good.  It is a sign that God is good and that he uses us to be his agents in...

How Do We Live Out God’s Will on Earth?

Just about every Sunday in our church, we lift our voices together and say the Lord’s Prayer. This is the prayer Jesus gave to his disciples in response to their request for him to “teach us how to pray.” Part of the prayer includes these words:...

Echo Chamber

A sermon delivered by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, Nc., on July 11, 2010. Colossians 1:3-14; 3:23-24 The Academy Award winning movie, Gladiator, features a character named Maximus played by Russell Crowe, who was a general in the Roman...