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Posts Tagged death


Good Friday – The End of the Road

The End of the Road – John 18:1-19:42   So, here we are, at “the end of road.” Our Lenten journey began on Ash Wednesday. On that day many of you knelt before a parish minister who placed the sign of the cross on your forehead with ashes, saying: Remember that you are dust, and […]

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Passion Sunday: The Disillusionment of Self

This post includes the video and manuscript for the Passion/Palm Sunday worship gathering in 2017 at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church. The Grace of Disillusionment Matthew 27:27-31 (NIV) Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on […]

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Lenten Intentions: Life After Life After Death

Life After Life After Death In this post you can watch the video and/or read the sermon notes for the sermon titled: “Life After Life After Death” preached at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.  This is a part of the “Lenten Intentions” sermon series. Text:  John 11:1-45 (NIV) 17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus […]

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Lessons From A Cemetery

Thanks for visiting this blog. Below you will find the manuscript for the sermon preached at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 29, 2015.  The sermon is based on John 11 which is the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. We FINALLY fixed the audio bugs preventing us from […]

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Touring The Cemetery (Video Sermon)

The sermon below was preached on April 6, 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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When Your Life Passes Before Your Eyes

When Your Life Passes Before Your Eyes “Have you ever been in one of those situations where it seemed like your life has passed before your eyes?”  That FEELING is one of doom and dread, darkness and despair – the fear that the end is near.  We explored this idea on the First Sunday of […]

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You are dead…

We are dead and our lives are hid with Christ in God. Dead. Out of the causal nexus for good. Dead. Not on trial. Dead. Out of the judicial process altogether. Not indicted, not prosecuted, not bound over, not found guilty. Just dead. And the lovely thing of it is that we were dead even […]

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The Process of Living

Remember my friend Argy?  (I referenced him a couple of posts ago – you can find that blog post here.) Upon finding her was terminally ill with cancer, he said:   “I am not afraid of being dead–but I am afraid of the process of dying.” I thought for a moment, then said:  “Argy, instead of […]

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Good Friday Dialouge Sermon w/ Dr. Betty Pugh Mills

My remarks are in BOLD print, while Dr. Mills comments are italicized Epic Fail – John 18:25-40 Dr. Bill Nieporte   When my 21 year old daughter comes home from college, she and our 16 year old son have some very interesting conversations.  Frankly, most of the time, neither my wife nor I have any […]

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TIME

 The sermon text for April 10 at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church was John 11.  It’s the famous story about the death of Lazarus, and Jesus’ act to bring Lazarus back to life. You can listed to the sermon right now by clicking the sermon titled, which is linked here:  TIME!

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