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Posts Tagged advent


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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The People Mover

This post contains the sermon preaching on December 20, 2015, at The Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.  The sermon is titled:  “The People Mover” and is based on Mary’s song found in Luke 1:46-57. You can see the video read the manuscript below. There are several links on this page to make such SHARING much easier. If the […]

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Promised Hope

This post contains the sermon preaching on November 29, 2015, at The Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.  The sermon is titled:  “Promised Hope” and is based on Jesus words recorded in Jeremiah 33:14-16. This is the sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, focused on the HOPE.  You can see the video read the manuscript below. There […]

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Who Are You? – Third Sunday of Advent

Here’s the sermon  video for the sermon preached on the Third Sunday of Advent (Joy) on December 14, 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:  “Who Are You?”  In addition to the video, the […]

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Surviving Unhappiness – Second Sunday in Advent

Here’s the sermon  video for the sermon preached on the Second Sunday of Advent (Peace) on December 7, 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:  “Surviving Unhappiness.”  In addition to the video, the manuscript […]

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Two Minute Warning – Advent 1, 2014 Sermon Video

Here’s the sermon  video for the sermon preached on the First Sunday of Advent (Hope) on November 30, 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:  “The Secret to Thanksgiving” and is based on Philippians […]

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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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HOME (for Christmas) Video Sermon

Home – Matthew 1:18-25 The sermon was preached on December 22, 2013, by Dr. Bill Nieporte, at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.  You can read the manuscript below, or watch the video (the link comes up after this little note.   You may also visit the church website at http://www.pattersonavenuebaptist.com and listen to the […]

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The Baptizer – Video

On Sunday, 12/16/2013, at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, we celebrated the ordinance of baptism, dedicated a young baby to the Lord’s care and grace, and heard the choral anthem celebrations prepared by our adult choir. After all that inspirational fun and festivity, I cast aside my prepared notes and spoke about John the Baptizer for […]

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Advent Reflection: Purveyors of Hope

Thomas Long tells a story about a man who was speaking to some friends in his church, punching the air with his finger, pronouncing every word with force, while a dozen of or so other people in the room turned to listen. “I’ll tell you what keeps me coming to this church.” The man was […]

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