Thursday, January 30, 2020
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
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?
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
Come and join us.
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
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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