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Archive for the Evangelism Category


Would You Be Mine, Could You Be Mine, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The sermon video below is from the July 14, 2013 worship gathering of the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.  Immediately below the video you’ll find the manuscript of the sermon. Would You Be Mine, Could You Be Mine, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Luke 10:25-37 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to […]

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The Implications of the Ascension on the Christian Life and Mission of the Church – Video Sermon

This sermon was preached on May 12, 2013 at The Patterson Avenue Baptist Church What does Jesus Ascension mean” What are the implications of Jesus Ascension for the Christian’s life? What are the implications of the Ascension of Christ for the mission and witness of the church? That’s what this sermons aims to address! Jesus […]

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Jesus Is My Life

I use to preach Jesus as Savior. While I think that is true, it turns out it is not enough. That makes Christianity little more than fire insurance, and it totally discounts the life of Jesus, because it teaches that Jesus simply came to die. Next I started preaching that Jesus was Lord. That made his […]

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Pastoring Is Rocket Science

Five years ago we began Brand New Church with hope and anticipation. My desire was to be a part of work that changed lives, inspired the seeking, fed the hungry and impacted our community. Needless to say, God has blown our minds with greater vision than we could even see. I am learning that this […]

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Courage For the Small Church Pastor

Here’s the truth – at least as I’m living it right now.  We had 58 people in church last Sunday and we were thrilled!  We had a great worship experience.  God’s Spirit was present in a mighty way.  We announced plans  to give Thanksgiving meals to the hungry.  We reminded everyone about the potluck dinner […]

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Challenging Days

Challenges require faith, hope, commitment, and tremendous levels of courageous faith.  If these qualities are brought to the table, challenges can be met and overcome.  That’s where we are in the Western church right now, and Patterson Avenue Baptist is NO EXCEPTION. Here are the sobering facts: In 2010 – only 16.5% of our nation […]

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Do Something New

This is the final sermon post from the “Rooftop” series, based on Acts 10:1-11-18. The messages aims to inspire the congregation to do the NEW THING All of the sermons in this series are posted on this blog, or may be found at Patterson Avenue Baptist. CLICK HERE NOW TO HEAR TODAY’S POST!

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Rooftop Crisis

The church (especially in the west) is experiencing a major crisis.  This might me the end.  Or it could be an occassion for an awakening – an opportunity unlike anything the Christianity has seen in 1000 years.  Or it might mean both, really.  It really depend on how we respond.  How will you respond? Click this […]

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TranceFormation

The month of October at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church will feature a series of sermons based on Acts 10:1-11:18.  These sermons were inspired by my friend and British Evangelist Dennis Pethers and his “More to Life” training materials. This weeks sermon is titled TranceFormation and can be heard or downloaded when you click this link.

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What’s Happening In The Church

A church in my community recently fired its pastor.  It was a small number of folks who spearheaded the effort.  It’s a big church – or it was.  One hundred families have left that congregation since this action. Another congregation has lost significant numbers because a conflict between a Senior Pastor and his staff resulted […]

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