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Posts Tagged grace


Am I Accepted? Lent 3 Video and Manuscript

We all hunger for inclusion, belonging, that feeling that comes when we know we have a place and are accepted. But our foibles, flaws, and failures often leave us believing that we are unacceptable and excluded from the life and love of God.)

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The Problem With Moralism – Sermon Video and Manuscript

This post includes the sermon  text for the message I preached on March 8, 2015 at a meeting of the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.  The sermon is based on the story of Jonah and is titled:  “The Problem of Moralism.” Thanks for visiting this blog. Whenever you visit a blog, please be kind to the […]

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Scandalous Grace – The Story of Esther

This post include the sermon  text for the message I preached on March 1, 2015 at a meeting of the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. Due to damage related to frozen pipes, we meet in the fellowship hall of the Monument Heights Baptist Church.  For that reason, there is no video or audio of this sermon. […]

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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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A Love Worth Giving

This post include the sermon  text for the message I, Bill Nieporte, preached on the first Sunday of February, 2015 at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.  The video will be added soon. Whenever you visit a blog, be kind to the blog publisher. If you find a post helpful, inspirational, or even a bit controversial, […]

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A “Blankety Blank” Driver

 There has never been a time in my life when I could have competed in any sort of “extreme sporting” event.  I am not much of a Daredevil!  Forget skydiving, rock climbing, hang gliding, and bungee jumping, I don’t even like the Ferris wheel or merry-go-round.   I have no need for an adrenaline rush.  I […]

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It’s Not About Heaven Or Hell

Christianity is not ALL about avoiding hell or having a happy afterlife in heaven. In fact, it’s not even MOSTLY about those things. I do not think it is about these things much at all. The schema (organizing principle) of the Christianity is focused on the life we live here and now. It is focused […]

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The Gospel Is NOT Fair

Preached September 21, 2014, at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. , this sermon makes clear the truth that neither God nor grace are fair.   In western culture and it’s evangelical religion, a prevailing myth is that God’s aim in redemption is balancing and settling accounts.  The God whom Jesus reveals, however, is not at all concerned about […]

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Does A Person Need To Turn To God To Be Forgiven?

I noticed something in a review of Luke 15 that got me thinking.  Especially in light of a Facebook comment I read which said:  “Forgiveness doesn’t start until we do turn back.” The thought behind that comment, if I am not mistaken, is that grace – mercy, God’s love, forgiveness, the whole package – is […]

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Accepted

This sermon, preached August 10, 2014, at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. , celebrates the all inclusive nature of God’s love and grace.  Preached by Dr. Bill Nieporte, the sermon is based on Matthew 14:33-44  and is titled, simply:  Accepted What is our greatest fear? I saw that bumper sticker again recently.  Perhaps you’ve seen it […]

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