Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 6



We are picking up with Mark 2:23-28, in which Jesus gets in hot water with the Pharisees for the behavior of his disciples. It has to do with work on the Sabbath and Jesus' reminder of who the Sabbath was made for. From there we'll jump to Mark 4 and things will take an agricultural bent. Join us on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and see! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

New Year's Vision



Sermon beginning 2020, based on John 1:10-18. Showing us a productive way of heading into the new year on a solid footing, understanding the role Jesus plays in our lives. Come and watch. All are welcome. Have a blessed 2020.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Praying for Suffering People


We at Lansdowne Baptist Church stand with and pray for all those who suffer in this world from disasters, whether they be natural or humanity-made. As prayer includes action on the part of those who pray to be complete, we are doing what we can to help alleviate suffering, working with our denomination and with others to offer up assistance in the wake of tragedy. 

We also offer a little comfort from the Psalms: 

Psalm 27:13-14: 13I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Monday, January 15, 2020, LBC Will Hold Practical Fitness Class at Church

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On Monday, January 20, 2020, Lansdowne Baptist Church will have a day on in the office wing by the parking lot at 1:30 p.m. We will hold a workshop on physical fitness for everyone on a budget. We will discuss and try methods of maintaining health through physical fitness with simple exercises and practical equipment close at hand. The goal is not to look like a top model, but to be able to carry your grandchild up the stairs with the same ease you carried your own children. It's about staying independent and at home. Come and see. Take away some skill sets that become the practices of a lifetime. All are welcome. Bring a friend! 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Birth of Jesus



The sermon on the Sunday before Christmas, December 22, 2019, exploring the significance of the Christmas story for us today. This is the story of the challenge Joseph has when discovers the circumstances of her pregnancy and how he intends to deal with that situation as a righteous man. There is a lot worth reviewing there, a great deal about God changing human expectations. Come and see.

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 5



We are returning from Christmas and New Year's Day renewed and refreshed. We are picking up where we left off, with friends of the paralytic having raised to roof to reach Jesus. What would YOU do to help a friend get to the doctor today? This is momentous as this is the beginning of chapter 2, a new chapter for a new year and a new decade. Who knows how far we'll get? Of course, this will all depend on whether or not I get home in a timely manner as they are predicting snow at 5 p.m., just in time for me to hit the roads. Let that add some excitement to the evening's wait! Join us! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 4



This week we continue our study of Mark, chapter 1, and perhaps venture into chapter 2. Last week we explored Jesus calling his first disciples and the significance of that event, among other things. Looking forward to continuing our study this Tuesday, December 17, 2019. After today, we'll pick up our studies of Mark again in January, in a new year and new decade. We'll all take off Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve so we can enjoy those events with family and friends and return refreshed. Join us! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The One



Here is the sermon for Sunday, December 15, 2019, the third Sunday in Advent. The sermon is based on Matthew 11:2-11 and deals with our expectations ... and how disappointed we are when expectations remain unmet. Jesus wasn't interested in meeting human expectations for the Messiah, a kingdom bringer, a royal Messiah of might. Jesus had other ideas. Now we are challenged by the reality of Jesus verses our expectations. Do we accept Jesus as "the one" on his own terms?

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 3





Digging deeper into Chapter 1 of Mark, finding out who Jesus is and what the scripture writer wanted us to know about Jesus as he calls his disciples to him. It was a lively class, despite my voice being gravelly as a result of bronchitis. If you like what you hear after the live stream ended, consider joining us next week live on Tuesday night, December 17, 2019, at 8 p.m. by going to the J.S. Brooks channel on YouTube, subscribing and hitting the bell. Do that and you'll be able to participate directly in the classes and receive notification prior to the next meeting (which will be in the new year, 2020, as the next two Tuesdays are Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve).

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

No One Knows



Here is the sermon for Sunday, December 1, 2019, the first Sunday of Advent. Based on Matthew 24:36-44, we take a look forward to Jesus' Second Advent, Jesus' return to this world. When should we expect this? How should we prepare? What should we do? So many questions. Come and watch. See what Jesus has to tell us in answer to our questions.