Author Archives: jaygresh

My Final Sunday Sermon: Salvation Born in Humble Simplicity

I thank the Trinity Baptist Church, all of the churches of the Pamunkey Baptist Association, the Baptist General Convention of Virginia for giving me the chance to serve as a pastor for over 16 years and for introducing me to … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: A Just Man

A Just Man Matthew 1:18-25 In our modern times, we think of being just as a legal term. Someone who is just practices justice. That reward is given to those who have earned or done well and punishment to those who … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Stepping Out of the Boat

I knew that, sooner or later, I would preach this sermon. STEPPING OUT OF THE BOAT Matthew 14:25-33 A headwind appears on the sea of Galilee as the disciples are crossing to the other side. The seas start to get … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Wear The Right Garment

WEAR THE RIGHT GARMENT Matthew 22:11-14 In the last of 3 parables where Jesus rebukes the challenge of the Pharisees and scribes as to the source of His authority, there is the story of a king who has invited people … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Thank God, Not Sales

THANK GOD, NOT SALES Matthew 6:19-24 The Thanksgiving Holiday has at least 3 possible origins. We are all familiar with the story of the pilgrims and Native Americans sharing a feast during the harvest before winter in the Massachusetts Colony. … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: From Snakes to Humans

From Snakes To Humans Luke 3:7 Along the Jordan River, John was baptizing a multitude of people who came to him for repentance and the remission of their sins. We would think that any minister with a multitude of people … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Commitment for a Full Blessing

Thanking God for my first sermon since my hospitalization.  Memory Eternal to Freddie Fowlkes whom I eulogized yesterday.  Praying for a wonderful service this afternoon in honor of our Deacons, Deaconesses, and Trustees.   Commitment for a Full Blessing Luke … Continue reading

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