What Does the Future Hold for Small Churches?

Gil Rendle’s book, “Journey in the Wilderness: New Life for Mainline Churches,” compares where the church is today with the wilderness journey Moses and the Israelites were on for 40 years.  Near the end of the book, Rendle specifically addresses the...

The Test

A sermon by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston Salem, N.C. Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13 A woman brought home a very expensive dress.  Her husband asked, “Why did you buy that dress, dear?  You know we can’t afford it.”  She responded, “Well honey,...

Following Jesus in the Wilderness

A Sermon by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock , Ar. Luke 4:1-13 4Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all...

Lifted Up

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on March 18, 2012. Fourth Sunday in Lent Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21 I have a feeling that had Jesus not referred to the “snake story” from the Book of Numbers we read...

The Way of the Desert

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on February 26, 2012. First Sunday in Lent Mark 1:9-13 I. Hate. Camping.  OK, that might be too strong of a statement.  I dislike camping.  If given the choice between camping and...