How Your Church May Be Like Comic-Con

Comic-Con International is the annual gathering of all things pop culture held in San Diego. The convention has panels and gatherings on almost anything to do with comics, movies, television and video games. Despite all of these opportunities, I signed up to volunteer...

Think About What You and God Can Do Together

A sermon by Bob Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. June 8, 2014 Acts 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12: 4-13 “If you can do it by yourself, it won’t be very big!” I still the remember the place and time my friend said that to me many years ago. In...

5 Ways to Plug in Church Members for Service

One of the most discouraging things that a pastor or staff minister can hear is this: “I just don’t belong here. I can’t find a place to plug in at this church.” This may be the last conversation that the minister will have with this person and...

Thank God for the Church

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Senior Minister, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va., on October 21, 2012. 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 There once was a church where the pastor and the music minister were not getting along.  As time went by, this began to...

Spiritual Gifts

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on June 13, 2010. 1 Corinthians 12:1-11     Morning Prayer:   Our Father, we confess there are times when our lives seem thwarted at every corner.  Our ambitions have broken down and our...