Pain, Grief Remind Us We Need One Another

The juxtaposition of my life recently has been interesting – from attending a Christian conference discussing orphan ministries and global poverty in a well-to-do suburb of Nashville, Tenn., to being among kids in poverty in rural villages in Guatemala assisting with...

Ever Had a Crisis of Faith?

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on January 27, 2013. Nehemiah 8:1-12 Our attention this morning is drawn to the Old Testament book of Nehemiah. It was named for one of Israel’s most outstanding citizens, a civil...

Up Close and Personal

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on July 22, 2012. Mark 5:21-43 She looked to be about eight years old and was playing on the beach with her family. She was having a wonderful time doing what children do on a beach,...

Living with Suffering, Pain, and Hope

A sermon delivered byWendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on September 26, 2010.  Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26; 2 Timothy 2:1-14 There is no quick or easy way to discuss the problem of suffering, pain, and hope.  None of us needs to be...

Five Ministry Lessons After a Table-Saw Accident

The table saw and I had a disagreement. I lost! I was working on this great furniture project in my garage and was not being as careful as I should have been. I now have three healing fingers, but thanks be to God, I still have 10 fingers. As the ER doctor put it,...