Why Too Little is Almost Always Better Than Too Much

Why Too Little is Almost Always Better Than Too Much

Too little is almost always better than too much. My children probably didn’t appreciate me mentioning it so much, but from time to time I would remind them of this. That saying was not in harmony with the “Zeitgeist,” the spirit of the age, in which we were living...

Game Show Reflects Society’s Worship of Money

NBC’s new game show “The Wall” is troubling. I’ve only seen one episode, but from the very beginning there was something off-putting about the show. I have to admit, though, that it hooked me. I watched until the end, I couldn’t look...

Greed: The Sin You Think Doesn’t Affect You

Few people think they are prone to greed. That was the result of an anecdotal I conducted recently as I was preparing a sermon on this topic. Folks admitted to anger, envy and gluttony, but no one confessed a problem with greed. A few attributed greed to others, but...

On the Road with Jesus: Have No Fear, Little Flock!

A sermon by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. August 11, 2013 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 12:32-40  “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give...