3 Hard Realities about Your Church’s Future

The missional church movement is about refocusing us on God’s mission to reconcile and heal the world. As Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, explained, “It is not the church of God that has a mission, it is the God of mission that has a...

Extravagant Investments, Extraordinary Returns

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. July 13, 2014. Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 This morning’s Gospel lesson is called the Parable of the Sower.  Since I’m basically a city boy, born in Hong Kong, grew up in Shreveport, lived in...

Should Your Church Focus Inward or Outward?

We recently had a brilliant weekend in our local community. On a Saturday, nine different congregations worked together to put on a Family Fun Day on Streatham Common in South London. More than 2,000 people came. Then, the next day, a joint “Messy Church”...

The Way of Grace

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on March 18, 2012. Fourth Sunday in Lent Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-17 Look out in the world today and you will see the signs of spring in full bloom.  From the yellow branches of...

Infinite Possibilities

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City Mo., on November 14, 2010. Isaiah 65:17-25 Six centuries before Jesus was born, the great Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed and the Babylonians carted off many of the upper classes in a...