Joy and Sorrow Intertwine During Holiday Season

I got off the plane in Tokyo looking for a quiet place. I had been in the air for seven hours, and I knew that the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians had played the seventh game of the World Series during my flight. I did not know if this was going to be good news or...

All Things

  A sermon by Howard Batson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx. Romans 8:28-39 It’s an age-old question that no one has ever adequately answered.  So I don’t suppose that I’ll be able to answer it either.  But, sometimes it does make me feel better to wrestle...

Surprise

A sermon delivered by Jennifer Harris Dault at First Baptist Church, Belleville, IL, on January 1, 2012. Luke 2:22-40 “O Hearken Ye Who Would Believe.” It’s a wonderful song, isn’t it? It’s joyful and encouraging and reminds us what this Christmas season is all about....

Tears of Sorrow; Seeds of Hope

A sermon delivered by, Robert Browning, Pastor, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga., on September 11, 2011. Isaiah 1:16-20 Where were you when you heard the news of the Attack on America? I was away from Atlanta preaching a revival and had gone for a...

Easter: When Grief Meets Hope

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga., on April 24, 2011. John 20:1-18 What does the Easter story have to say to broken hearts? We must remember the first Easter did not begin with a celebration, but in sorrow...