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Archive for the Who Is Jesus? Category


Does Jesus Belong To Me?

In his book The Call to Conversion, Jim Wallis points out that the most commonly asked question in evangelism today is, “What can Jesus do for me?”Potential converts are told that Jesus can make them happier, more self-satisfied, better adjusted, and more prosperous.  Jesus quickly becomes the supreme product, attractively packaged and aggressively sold to […]

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Surprising Places To See Jesus

Doug Marlette (1949-2007) was a gifted political cartoonist who worked for the Atlanta Constitution for many years.  At one point in his career, he ran a powerful cartoon that has stuck with me for almost two decades.  The image in the cartoon was one of a soup kitchen for the homeless during a  holiday season.  […]

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A Motor Home and the Advent of God

This post include the sermon  video for the message I preached on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 21, 2014, at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. You can watch the video below. A podcast can be downloaded at the church website:  Patterson Avenue Baptist Church The sermon is titled:  “A Motor Home and the Advent of God.” Whenever you […]

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A Time of Transition

The sermon below was preached on June 1, 2014, by Dr. Bill Nieporte, at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.  You can watch the video and/or read the manuscript below. Whenever you visit a blog, be kind to the blog publisher.  If you find a post helpful, inspirational, or even a bit controversial, PLEASE SHARE […]

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Heaven Can Wait

The sermon below was preached on May 25, 2014, by Dr. Bill Nieporte, at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.  You can watch the video and/or read the manuscript below. Whenever you visit a blog, be kind to the blog publisher.  If you find a post helpful, inspirational, or even a bit controversial, PLEASE SHARE […]

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Jesus’ Mission Statement

The sermon below was preached on May 11, 2014, by Dr. Bill Nieporte, at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.  You can watch the video and/or read the manuscript below. Whenever you visit a blog, be kind to the blog publisher.  If you find a post helpful, inspirational, or even a bit controversial, PLEASE SHARE […]

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Find Peace

When I began preparing this sermon, I gave it the titled:  FINDING PEACE.   The thought was that the text (John 20:19-31) offered clues for our fearful and distraught people could find peace in Jesus Christ.  The problem was that this approach to the text made peace a commodity of sorts – something that we had […]

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No Dead End Road – Easter 2014

The sermon below was preached on April 20, 2014, by Dr. Bill Nieporte, at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.  You can watch the video  below.  You may also visit the church website at http://www.pattersonavenuebaptist.com to watch this video, listen to the MP3, and  subscribe to our weekly podcast. Whenever you visit a blog, be […]

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Strayed Dog

Stray Dog  John 4:5-42 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, […]

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T’was Two Weeks Before Christmas (Video and Text)

Included in this blog is a link to watch the video promo for worship at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church a couple years ago.  It’s one of the most talked about sermons I have preached…one of the most enjoyable to declare, for that matter. I first prepared it back in 2005.  I seldom preach the same sermon […]

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