What Kind of Church Are We Going to be?

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. March 9, 2014. Matthew 4:1-11 Whew!  What an amazing couple of Sundays we’ve had!  We dedicated eight babies and children, ordained Joseph Johnson, welcomed the Watsons into membership,...

Should We Blame God for Tragedies, Deaths?

All have faced, or will face, tragedy, misery, illness and death. Events will occur that appear unfair, leading most of us to question if any sense of cosmic justice and mercy truly exists. Natural disasters will claim thousands of lives, and the victims will include...

Catholic Official Resigns over Column

(RNS) A policy adviser to the U.S. Catholic bishops’ anti-gay-marriage office resigned on Friday (Nov. 4), a week after writing a column that blamed Satan for homosexuality. Daniel Avila had been an on-staff adviser to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’...

Away From Me, Satan

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on February 27, 2011. Matthew 4:1-11 Morning Prayer: On this day, our Father, we confess how very much we need you.  We have told others this before.  We confessed our need of you as a part of...

God Stories: Free Fall

A sermon delivered by Howard Batson, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx., on May 30, 2010. Genesis 3 This story really begins in chapter 2, verse 25: And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. (3:1) Now the serpent was more crafty than...