Category Archives: orthodox icons

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: The Truth Is In The Trinity

We need to be very careful of the ministers and ministries we follow.  Not everything that proclaims Jesus Christ is Christian. THE TRUTH IS IN THE TRINITY Luke 3:21, 22 From the time of the apostles to the foundation of … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Antioch Still Matters

ANTIOCH STILL MATTERS Acts 11:25-26 & 13:1-3 Two thousand years ago, there was a city and a region in eastern modern-day Syria called Antioch. The city, which no longer exist, was on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and the … Continue reading

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Homecoming Sunday Sermon: A Father To Come Home To

But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. Luke 15:20 In a distant country, the prodigal son has fallen to feeding the … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Resistance Is Required

Therefore submit to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7 Today, we welcome six new souls into our church with the Right Hand of Fellowship and their first Communion.  Two more are being prepared for … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Humility to be Carried

  Humility to be Carried Matthew 18:1-5 One of the most interesting things about early Christian history is that you learn the names of people in the New Testament that the writers don’t give. In this story of Jesus explaining … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: The Purpose of Pentecost

And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. Acts 2:4, 5 The Holy … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Go and Die for a New Life

I am sorry I missed the last two Sundays.  I did’t write a manuscript two weeks ago and can’t find last weeks.    Go and die for a new life John 11:5-16 We Catholics and Protestants celebrated Easter a couple … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon (Easter): Seeking A First Hand Encounter

A PRELUDE TO THE ENCOUNTER Luke 23:55-56 Two men walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus were airing out their doubts and fears. When they met up with the resurrected Christ on the road, they didn’t recognize who he was. Behind closed … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Our Prodigal Problem

‘Father, give to me the portion of goods that falls to me’ Luke 15:12   Our Prodigal Problem Luke 15:11-13 As we prepare to observe Holy Week, I bring us to this familiar story of the Prodigal Son. We all … Continue reading

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