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What Is God Like?

 This week I am exploring the question:  “What is God like?” or “What do you (I) believe about God?”  This conversation began because of a conversation I have with a young entrepreneurial “mom” who was running her business from the coffee shop of a nearby bookstore.  You can read the introductory blog post by clicking […]

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A Singing And Dancing God

Sermon from October 6, 2013 at The Patterson Avenue Baptist Church. Based on Zephaniah 3:17, which reads: “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” You can watch the sermon […]

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The Incarnation – Words from T.F. Torrance

“With the Incarnation, God the eternal Son became Man, without ceasing to be God and without breaking the communion of the Holy Trinity within which God lives his own divine life.  In the birth and life of Jesus on earth human nature and divine nature were inseparably united in the eternal Person of God the […]

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Papa’s Good Pleasure

  August 11, 2013 sermon preached at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church NOTE: We do not need to earn, achieve, obtain, or warrant the “Kingdom of God.”  It is the pleasure of God (whom Jesus called Papa) to GIVE us the Kingdom.   Fathered by God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You by: John […]

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The Implication of the Doctrine of the Trinity (Part 2) – Video and Manuscript

This is the second in a two-part series of sermons titled:  “The Implications of the Doctrine of the Trinity on the Christian Life” based on Roman 5:1-11.  This sermon was preached on June 2, 2013 at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. _________________ Christian Preaching: A Trinitarian Theology of Proclamation by: Michael Pasquarello […]

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The Implications of the Doctrine of the Trinity on the Christian Life (Part 1) Video and Manuscript Sermon

The Implications of the Doctrine of the Trinity (Part 1) Roman 5:1-5   Prolific children’s book author and illustrator Joan Walsh Anglund once said, “Birds do not sing because they have an answer, They sing because they have a song!” Ever since I first heard that statement, it has remained lodged in my thoughts.  As […]

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Being Trinitarian

Being Trinitarian does not simply mean, “Hey, I believe in the doctrine of the Trinity.”  It is not some sort of mathmatic equation like 1 + 1 + 1 = 1, or anything like that.  There are many people who believe in the “doctrine of the Trinity” and regulate it to some sort of “mystery” […]

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The Coach – Video and Manuscript for Sermon Based on John 5:1-9

Below is the sermon based on John 5:1-9, preached at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church on Sunday, May 5, 2013, but Dr, Bill Nieporte.  I owe appreciation to an article by Len Sweet and a sermon by Dennis Atwood for some of the themes included in the sermon (both are quoted in the sermon).  Additionally, I […]

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The Fear Monster – Monster Be Gone; Video Sermon For 4/28/2013

This is the sermon for April 28, 2013, preached at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church – this sermon is based on John 10:22-30 and John 13:31-35. The text of the sermon follows the video. Monster-Be-Gone John 10:22-30; John 13:31-35 I once had a moment of “parenting brilliance.” It happened when Michelle was about six years old. One of […]

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Dazed and Confused, Sermon Video Reflecting The Boston Terror Attack In Light of the Gospel

Terror Attacks On April 15th, 2013, the unimaginable happened again.  In Boston, Massachusetts, American families gathered to celebrate “Patriots Day” in one of our nations great cities.  It was the end of  Boston Marathon and families and friends were cheering their loved one’s who were finishing the race.  Suddenly, two explosions cut through the sound of the […]

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