Showing posts with label God. Show all posts
Showing posts with label God. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Come to the Party



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.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Ownership



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

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Morning Has Broken

 


Just wanted to take a moment and share the glories of the morning when God was painting in broad brush strokes. Have a blessed day! 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Hard Questions



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

Electronic Tithes and Offerings Possible Here


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

Countering Hate



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.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

No Grudges Sermon 9 13 2020



This is the sermon from September 13, 2020, based on Genesis 45:3-11, 15. It is the story of Joseph as the second most powerful official in Egypt encountering his brothers, who had sold him into slavery as a child, who had come to him hat in hand seeking food for their families during a famine. They don't know who Joseph is but Joseph recognizes them. Will Joseph hold a grudge? Will he seek revenge? What does that matter to us? Come, watch, and find out. All are welcome.



Sunday, August 30, 2020

What Do We Do Now Sermon 08 30 2020

The sermon for Sunday, August 30, 2020, is based on Romans 12:9-21. Learn to love, rejoice, and overcome in an age of division. Paul lets us all in on the secret. Let that secret change your life. Come and watch. All are welcome.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Wings Like Eagles, Sermon 08 23 2020

In the last of the sermons in the Superheroes Sermon Series, we explore where we get our strength and stamina from and how we may soar with wings like eagles. We'll look to Isaiah 40:27-31 and Hawkman for our inspiration. Come and see. Come and soar!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

People Set Apart and Busy Sermon 08 16 2020

Sermon based on John 15:18-25 and the X-Men, exploring what it means to be a people set apart, a peculiar people, and how powerful we can be. Come and see. All are invited.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Love Sermon 8 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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Malachi Week 2





We nearly finished the last of our three minor prophets tonight, the
prophet Malachi. He lived when the Temple in Jerusalem was rebuilt.
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, June 4, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Justice & Nonviolence



 

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, May 27, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Micah Week 2






After last week's introduction to the Old Testament prophets and how
their jobs changed over 1000+ years, we now turn to the prophet Micah
and what he had to say about Israel, power, corruption, downfall, and
hope. It will be a wild ride. You are invited.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Bible Study: Mark, Week 13



Tuesday, April 7, at 8 p.m., we picked up where we left off before Lent. We will be wrapping up our discussion of material leading up to the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus over the next few weeks.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Spring Has a Story to Tell Us

John 1:1-5: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.
5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

The world all around us, even in the midst of crisis, awakens and speaks to us these truths. 





Sunday, March 22, 2020

Don't Live in Fear

Romans 8:15-16 reads: 15For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God...

I want to add an observation to this from scholar Eileen R. Campbell-Reed from an article she wrote in Christian Century. "The Gospel of John tells us Jesus inspired a crowd of 5,000 to pull bread and fish from their cloaks and baskets and share food with everyone. People called it a miracle." God provides us with a sacred abundance that will see us through even this pandemic. What do you suppose we as individuals and as a congregation have up our collective sleeves? Remember too, when God provided manna to the his children in the wilderness, it would only last a day (it also came every day) and anyone panicky enough to hoard manna found it rotting the next morning. If we don't succumb to panic and don't hoard, there will be enough for everyone. 

Thanks for Prof. Campbell-Reed for the good thought! Thanks to Paul for the ever relevant letters! 

Have a blessed day.
God has placed sources of joy all around us

Please share this message with your friends!
~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Rest Assured: God Has Plans for Us

Jeremiah 29 reminds us God has big plans for us: 11For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 12Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. 13When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, 14I will let you find me, says the Lord ...


God has not abandoned us. God is not smiting us. this isn't caused by some tv preacher's hot button issue of the day that god's heated up about. god didn't send us jesus out of anger, but out of love for all humanity. spend some time in prayer today, walk with god, and be assured. i'm praying for you too. 

~Rev. jeff snyder 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Lenten Live Stream 2



On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we continued our study of Jesus, using the book Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name by Max Lucado. We explored Jesus as friend. He was a friend to his disciples, to the outcasts, to the overlooked, the powerless, and the lost. He is our friend as well. See what that means for us. If you like what you see and want to join in on Tuesday evenings, connecting with others interested in seeing how our faith is applicable to our daily lives and making a personal connection in the age of "social distancing," go to YouTube and subscribe at my J.S. Brooks channel and become part of the conversation. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxxX5sENGIcCowZ314locA?view_as=subscriber. . ~Rev. Jeff Snyder