Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 11



On Tuesday evening, February 18, 2020, we rejoined the book of Mark with the feeding of the 5,000 in Mark 6:30-44. Come and see what this meant to everyone originally and what it means to us today. Join us on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., and enjoy the live experience. Now, we have the recent spate of bugs worked out and are back to technical difficulty free live streaming. Perseverance matters. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 10



On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, we picked up where we left off last week with Mark 5:21-43, the healing of Jairus's daughter interrupted with the healing of the woman with the flow of blood. Come see where that led us, and what is says to us in the present day. Join us live on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., By the way, I was wrong with my prediction at the beginning of the live stream. Ah, the joys of live performance. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 9



When we went live on Tuesday, February 4, we explored Jesus' encounter with the Gerasene demoniac (Mark 5:1-20) to start things off with a splash. Come watch and see where we went from there. Join us on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., and enjoy the live experience! We even had a technical difficulty to spice things up. I may edit that out one of these days. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Do Not Worry



Sermon for February 16, 2020, based on Matthew 6:25-27. Jesus teaches his followers not to worry. Here we explore what kind of worry Jesus' is talking about and how we might actually be able to pull ourselves away from the most destructive forms of anxiety we face. These words of Jesus' put the keys to freeing ourselves from the cage worry forms in our minds directly into our hands. The question is, will we use that key? Come and watch. All are welcome.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

This Little Light of Mine



The sermon for Sunday, February 9, 2020, was based on Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus' referring to his disciples as salt and light. We explored what this means for disciples today ... and what this has to do with a story from the late 1940s that most people know. Come and watch. All are invited.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Discipline Series -- Solitude



This sermon is based on Luke 22:39-46. Prior to every major event in his ministry and often during his work, Jesus would head off for times of solitude. Jesus would go into the wilderness and pray to God. Learn the advantages of solitude in our lives as well. All are welcome and everyone is invited to watch.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Discipline Series--Prayer



Sermon based on Philippians 4:4-7. Here we explore the power of prayer in our lives. We explore a bit of how to pray and why we should. Come along and watch, listen, and learn. All are welcome

The Latest News From American Baptist Churches USA

Find out what is new in our denomination, American Baptist Churches USA. Attached is the link to their most recent newsletter: https://abhms.org/

Enjoy.

National Council of Churches Speaks Out

The National Council of Churches speaks out on the Immigration Ban that is separating families. To read the full statement, follow this link: http://nationalcouncilofchurches.us/the-muslim-ban-separates-families-is-blatantly-racist/

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Politics and Church

Will Thompson has sent us another thoughtful article to consider. Now more than ever, it seems, the everyday problems in our society are directly effected by our National politics. We seek comfort, direction, and understanding from our Church community, but should there be a discussion of politics in our pews and pulpit? What is the difference between discussions of politics and social justice as well? 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 8



Warning: we had technical difficulties during this live stream (I suspect one system needs updated and I have to give in and use YouTube's newest iteration of their live streaming programming ... time to learn new tricks) and the transmission will be spotty here and there, and you'll get to enjoy watching me confused and pondering whether to continue or not. Ah, the joys of working live! Anyway, here's what the eveing was supposed to be about: Tonight we keep on moving through Mark. Completing Mark 4 and moving into chapter 5. Dealing with growth, authority, and healing. Powerful topics with plenty of modern day application. Join us on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 8 p.m., and see! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

This may give me a chance to go back and do some creative editing with a new program I've downloaded. Again, perhaps it's time to learn new tricks?

Discipline Series -- Bible Study



Sermon from January 19, 2020, part of a sermon series on disciplines. Using Romans 15:4-13 as our jumping off point, we explore the distinct advantages of spending time personally reading and studying the library of books and letters that is the Bible. Come and see.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Annual Meeting: January 26, 2020, at Noon

Lansdowne Baptist Church will hold the annual meeting of its members to discuss and discern the future of the church, its direction, its mission together. This will be a potluck meal, so bring your favorite dish. The annual meeting will be held after church on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at noon and will be concluded before 2 p.m.

Come and join us. 

From the East



Here is the sermon from the second week of January, catching up with those wise men from the East, determined to honor Jesus as the king they know him to be and all that gets stirred up because of their faith. See what that means for us.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 7



We pick up where we left off last week, finishing off our discussion of Mark 4:10-20, the Parable of the Sower, before moving on into new material, exploring what that parable means for us. Join us on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and see! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

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