Tempted Like Us

Sermon delivered by Dr. Joel Snider, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rome, Ga., on May 24, 2009. Hebrews 4:14-16; Matthew 16:24-26 When you are a young adult in your 20’s and 30’s, you hear people talk about how you need to take care of yourself—the things you need...

A Short History of Memorial Day

As a child I wasn’t aware that Memorial Day observances were intended for those felled on the battlefield. I thought of it as a day of family remembrance, honoring relatives gone before us–veterans and non-veterans alike–something akin to a...

The Gift Of Memory

We were fortunate some years back to be in Washington D.C. when the United States Holocaust Museum opened. We stood in line for hours to get tickets, and hours more to get in. Hundreds and hundreds of people were there to see and remember. Once inside, we walked in a...