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Archive for the Sermons Category


Christmas for Grown-ups, preached 12/31/17 at Chamberlyne Baptist

This is the sermon I preached on 12/31/2017 at Chamberlayne Baptist Church where my friend Dave Peppler is pastor.   Christmas for Grown-ups     Luke 2:22-40 22When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is […]

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Final Sermons: What’s Next?

This was the second to last sermon preached to the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.  It explored “What’s Next” for the people and pastor.  The text is Matthew 6:33:  “Seek first the Kingdom of God and the righteousness of God.” “He tells us what to release and what to hold on to.”

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Final Sermons: Journey In Stages

Genesis 12 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) Abram’s Call and Migration. 1 The Lord said to Abram: Go forth[a] from your land, your relatives, and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. 2 [b]I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name […]

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Final Sermons: Some Churches Will Do Anything To Get Attention (Video)

“Some Churches Will Do Anything To Get Attention” This is another of the sermons leading up to the final gathering of Patterson Avenue Baptist.  It explores the things we didn’t do just to stay in existence.  Some churches would do ANYTHING, but not our congregation.

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Final Sermons: Water (Sermon Video and Manuscript)

Water is an important subject in the Bible.  The biblical stories are played out largely against the backdrop of a dry, thirsty land. Patterson Avenue Baptist had a huge mural in its welcome center of a stream of gently flowing waters, inspired by Psalm 23. Baptist think a lot of water.  When we welcome a […]

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Final Sermons: A Message For The Weary (video)

Recent blog posts have been video/manuscripts of the sermons preached leading up to the final worship service of the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.   By this point in the process, people were getting tired.  They were emotionally worn out with the conversation of closure, what would happen to church assets,  who would get that picture […]

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Final Sermons: Fear Free (Video and Manuscript)

Today’s post is another sermon from the series leading up to the final worship gathering of the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church. One of the things my congregation (including myself) was experiencing during this time was the emotion of FEAR.  That’s normal when facing the death of a loved one – including a beloved institution like […]

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Final Sermons: Numbering Our Days

On August 20th, 2017, the Patterson Avenue Baptist congregation conducted its final worship gathering. News about our disbandment is available on this blog.  You can find it when you click here. Beginning in June, when the congregation made this difficult decision, I began a series of messages aiming to prepare us spiritually for that eventuality.  […]

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Final Sermons: Broken Things (Video and Manuscript)

On August 20th, the Patterson Avenue Baptist congregation ceased to exist.  News about our disbandment is available on this blog.  You can find it when you click here. Beginning in June, when the congregation made this difficult decision, I began a series of messages aiming to prepare us spiritually for that eventuality.  These sermons focus […]

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The Gospel Is NOT Fair (Video and Manuscript)

Preached September 21, 2014, at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. , this sermon makes clear the truth that neither God nor grace are fair. In western culture and it’s evangelical religion, a prevailing myth is that God’s aim in redemption is balancing and settling accounts.  The God whom Jesus reveals, however, is not at all concerned […]

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