Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Join us Sunday morning at 11 a.m. for the live streamed worship of Lansdowne Baptist Church. You will find us at
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Come worship with us on Sunday morning, October 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. Join us on our LBC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LansdowneBaptistChurch
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
This is the sermon for Sunday, October 11, 2020, based on Matthew 22:1-14. It is a complicated story of an invitation to a wedding feast, refusal, and repercussions. It calls us to live a certain way, strongly. Come and see. All are welcome.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
We began a Bible study of the Beatitudes in Matthew, chapter 5, verses 1-12, part of the Sermon on the Mount on Tuesday evening, October 13, 2020, at 8 p.m. We are exploring what each of Jesus' proclamations mean and how they apply to our daily lives. There is a great deal there. Come and watch. Everyone is invited.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020
This is the sermon from October 4, 2020, based on Matthew 21:33-46. This is Jesus' parable about the landowner who builds a vineyard and the troublesome tenants who will not give the owner the part of the harvest that is due to him. It has a lot to say about us, about our relationship with God, and what God expects from us. Come and watch. All are invited
The non-partisan group, Lansdowne Votes, has put out useful guidelines for voting either by mail or in person. The rules this year are in flux and a little extra information could be the difference from having your voice heard or having your ballot discarded. Follow this link and review the rules. A little extra knowledge goes a long way. As Proverbs 16:16 says: "How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver." Follow this link to solid voting information: lansdownevotes.com.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Sunday morning sermon for September 27, 2020, dealing with hard questions challenging Jesus' authority presented by the Temple leaders in Jerusalem, Jesus' hard question in return, and the parable that broke the impasse. This parable challenged the leadership's perceptions and challenges ours today. Come and watch.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
If you would like to support the ministries of Lansdowne Baptist Church there is now a "fully operational" PayPal Donate button on this blog site. It is located at the top of the left hand column, just below the church's picture. You can click the Donate button, follow a few simple instructions, and make your offering. We at Lansdowne Baptist appreciate all who choose to return a portion of God's blessings to them to LBC for our use in the church and community. We depend upon God to continue our work but also need the offerings of all who participate. In this way we keep our missions alive at home and abroad and continue to provide weekly services via live stream. Thank you and God bless.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Where does hate come from and how can we counter it? Let's explore together.
Please excuse the ringing phone that started right in the middle of this. Such is the nature of the live streamed message.
Friday, September 18, 2020
One of our many talented congregants, Gwen, has provided Lansdowne Baptist Church with a number of masks to protect people against the COVID-19 virus in public. These masks are well made and stylish. We thank Gwen for her efforts on the church's behalf. You can buy them for $7 each (a real deal). Just contact the pastor or the church office. These masks are only being sold locally at this time.
Useful, down right vital information on voting in 2020. As a pastor, I will never tell you WHO to vote for, but I will encourage you to get out there and vote safely. Make sure your voice is heard and you participate in performing a civic duty many gave their lives for. It is up to each and every one of us.
Be a Living Memorial to the Life of Congressman John Lewis
Ways to honor the memory and legacy of Congressman John Lewis in 2020:
• Simply put, everyone vote!
• • Contact your elected officials and urge them to vote for the John Lewis Act (Voting Rights Renewal Act).
• • Register to Vote in 2020 (deadline October 19, 2020 - PA).
• • Vote by mail, asap, deadlines for the November 3 General Election: 5pm October 27 - Applications must be Received by your county election office. 8pm November 3 - VOTED BALLOTS must be RECEIVED by your county election office - postmarks are not enough.
• • Go to the polls with a friend and vote (being mindful of your safety - COVID-19).
• • Host intergenerational conversations among your relatives about the right to vote (include children).
• • Help Seniors to vote by mail, know the process, know the deadlines, and help them navigate the process.
• • Send out information on social media platforms encouraging the younger generations to vote. • Complete the 2020 Census.
• • Encourage peaceful non-violent protest in open spaces (Not Federal Government Property) and be mindful of COVID-19.
• • Encourage the News Media to cover non-violent protests and not escalate existing tensions.
• • Speak with the younger generations and tell them of the life and passion of John Lewis.
• • Talk to one another about the civil rights struggles of the past and the current civil rights struggle. Discuss the similarities and the differences.
• • Host a family virtual gathering the day of the election and pray for the nation.
“The vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.” John Lewis
Please read and/or listen to a few of the last words of John Lewis: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/opinion/john-lewiscivil-rights-america.html
Compiled for circulation by the Philadelphia Baptist Association
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
Just a quick reminder that this Sunday, September 13, 2020, our worship service returns to our fall schedule. The live-stream worship will begin at 11 a.m. instead of our summer 10 a.m. start time. We look forward to seeing you all at www.facebook.com/LansdowneBaptistChurch this Sunday at 11 a.m. See you there!
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Paul is speaking to a divided people when writing to the church in Rome. Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians are divided for many reasons. Paul advises them how best to bridge that divide, and his recommendations still work for us today. Paul also warns the time to act is now. Procrastination will not help. Come and watch. All are welcome.
Some useful information on helping children deal with the stress and uncertainty associated with the current pandemic sweeping the nation. These techniques will work with anxious adults as well. This information came from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/academic-centers/humanitarian-disaster-institute/
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many church pastors and congregants find themselves in need of guidance in thorny matters like church reopening, maintaining health during a pandemic, and helping others during these difficult times. Here's one source we can turn to from Wheaton College, the Humanitarian Disaster Institute. They have a wide range of resources ready to help. You may reach out to the Institute through this link: https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/academic-centers/humanitarian-disaster-institute/
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
I hope you are all having a blessed week. When we started 2020, my wife and I had no idea we'd be learning the ins and outs of producing and delivering a live-stream worship service. The faithful old computer we were working with couldn't handle the strain (it wasn't designed for the job) and we had to pick up a new model that could. Then we received an external camera to improve the visuals. Now we have a new external mic to improve our clarity, especially for those with hearing issues. Who knows where the rest of 2020 will take us. We fervently hope this will help make your worship experience more meaningful. Peace, Pastor Jeff
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Sermon from August 2, 2020, based on 1 Corinthians 13:1-8. We will explore love and our need for it from Paul's perspective and, as this is part of our summer superhero sermon series, from the perspective of the Star Sapphires. There's plenty worth learning here. Come and watch. All are invited.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Here are links to the articles. I pray they will be helpful.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Delaware County COVID-19 Testing Sites:
Chester County COVID-19 Testing Sites:
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Thank you Gwen for your generosity and your God-given talent.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
During the rebuilding phase, all sorts of ideas developed about how
wonderful life would be once the Temple was back in operation and how
much humans would change as well. It didn't happen that way and Malachi
helps his people deal with that, change their expectations, and calls
them to work for the change they want. Looks like we'll have one more
week and then we'll take a summer vacation and return in the fall. Join
us. Or enjoy watching this later. All are welcome.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
this two chapter book. From there we moved on to Malachi and how that prophet dealt with people's disappointment when the rebuilding of the Temple does not live up to expectations. Join us. Or enjoy watching this later. All are welcome.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Thursday, June 4, 2020
A short message concerning what we can do together to assist our African
American brothers and sisters to push back against the sin of racism so
deeply baked into our society. It's a message of encouragement for
everyone and a call to action.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
This week we picked up with Chapter 2. There will be lots of material about human downfall and what we must do to walk with God instead of stumbling along in the dark being miserable. We ended with Chapter 4. It was a wild ride. You are all invited.