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The Characters of Christmas: Advent Resource

Advent begins December 3, 2017. “Advent” derived from Latin word adventus, which is a translation of the Greek word Parousia, which means “coming.” The idea of Advent celebrations is that the church is preparing to celebrate the “coming” of Jesus the Christ, as he was born as the incarnate Son of God.  Advent also looks […]

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NEW Youtube: Reading Between The Lines

Recently I began working part-time as the “subscription sales representative” for Reading Between The Lines / TeenText, publication for The Educational Center in Charlotte, NC. Reading Between The Lines / TeenText is a lectionary based resource perfect for individual study and group discussion.  Additionally, other thematic resources are produce on occasion, most recently Reading Between […]

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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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