Showing posts with label Jesus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jesus. Show all posts

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Prophets Speak

Prophets Speak is the sermon for Sunday, December 27, 2020, and is based on Luke 2:22-40. It is the story of two prophets of Israel who recognized the infant Jesus and how profoundly Jesus would reshape the world. It also speaks to the changes we are facing in the world today, particularly Lansdowne Baptist Church itself, and how we respond to the challenges those changes involve. All are welcome to watch.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Greetings, Favored One

Merry Christmas! December 20, 2020, sermon based on Luke 1:26-38, in which Mary receives life-changing information from the angel Gabriel. This information will radically change Mary's small-town life and the future she and Joseph have planned together during their engagement. How Mary responds to God's mission for her life tells us much about how we should respond as well. Come and watch. All are welcome.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Beatitudes Week 5

Tuesday night, November 24, 2020, we completed Matthew 5:7, Blessed are the merciful and move forward into Matthew 5:8, Blessed are the pure of heart. We will discuss what these blessings mean and how they pertain to modern life today. Come join us at 8 p.m. Say hi when you arrive. All are welcome.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Inspiration and Advice on Navigating and Surviving the Pandemic Rise.


Here are links to videos and articles appearing on the Lansdowne Baptist Church Facebook page and on this blog site. We hope you find these helpful. We will get through this together. 

Countering Hate: https://fb.watch/1PzN3ZwNYv/

Helping Children Cope with COVID-19 Stress: https://fb.watch/1PzZkOlA1o/

Assumptions We Make: https://fb.watch/1PA6CNTu-0/

Loneliness: https://fb.watch/1PA9J0GAfH/

Dealing with Fear: https://fb.watch/1PAfes7-Sx/

Attitude of Gratitude: https://fb.watch/1PAj7pTfgz/

Slowing Down: https://fb.watch/1PApNMYjbi/

Doing What’s Right: https://fb.watch/1PAyYljRNV/

Who Is Our Refuge: https://fb.watch/1PASVi1MaO/

Mastering Ourselves During the Pandemic: https://fb.watch/1PAX-E6jk0/

How the Virus Stole Easter: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com%2F2020%2F04%2Fhow-virus-stole-easter-by-kristi-bothur.html&h=AT2feQQ8-fEqMvCghctDOrK6geMW6udZrjYy3--qehRVvNYVNeBSKJBpzKPUFFgKLyZwPFkto5Ng7PkyZ0_5wYzUPNXToNK82h68Fil7J7BIuMvNJQkAAa1-mv9IGFZ7KzACAHBVhZIBEa-ey0em&s=1

Generosity: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com%2F2020%2F04%2Freflecting-on-generosity-proverbs-1223.html&h=AT0H5NyRmU6yv7ujzxMhnhUmHXc8OvVEFhOSqu63Gte56sRmz7RODfawt3b17SWF0r6MTMSLApzv2PsNdnBBWq7YNykiwM72wo_1m-D13KbV2YtssrlUaPkGAPAsIWtDxw6kBM_GHeCsRtTIkD4R&s=1

Giving and Receiving: https://www.facebook.com/100005611514981/videos/1359811350882569/

Spring Has a Story to Tell Us: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com%2F2020%2F03%2Fjohn-11-5-in-beginning-was-word-and_27.html&h=AT3GF_VW0nXOPJbK_lrEVdUkj81mlFpL4VYoypboiBkI2q2R0w5y45rU_PbE34gSeayux6z2VO7_Qiy4x3yX11LDbibLcl7lzx603OUpNQMD5g3rOtDNCESBvI_D8RcX4Sd9ehQrip4_6GORyXbm&s=1

Don’t Live in Fear: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com%2F2020%2F03%2Fdont-live-in-fear.html&h=AT0iuih1r1f5xA-u0QkW5vBKfnZFmw4yaGbJCU9a0EDxT7HiBW0b5aQm_ibhafx-hwnY9CefGybKkOCAZHZCx2Z8El563zpFgjpOaE4EkgN7ALK2tE9TbmJ1xGV_PdEsjYfTsDkuCdZDHwGNdrij&s=1

We’ve Been Here Before: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FBveXvC_UVyc&h=AT1CXGKG5auHM1ywc1PXo-KX8VFYQmW3wkt6bwgavC-z_sh2iLKBWBfLNQXify9s_2KXwGOaUchvPljUdPNxrGwJ0wUrMAFUYKa9W3S1BebQKyi2qI8Um-eWW04oZz_16NB5nDf7hDBLH9vt4k9q&s=1

ABCUSA Together: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com%2F2020%2F09%2Fabcusa-together.html&h=AT3zgy1FsI9vgSJskgP1E6AISQxtxnyUd9mwfdjkkRFnR9p9BbJwptrgdJWd9ssuJLOz_z-ltdiF_EDbJIdeF9LYI2wPnXv8Yme4HQtVW6i-VwPotO_R6BlovqFD0Gu6bcUqFV5ao9aMZfcuLK_a&s=1

Seniors Seeking Inexpensive Internet Access: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com%2F2020%2F07%2Fseniors-seeking-internet-access.html&h=AT1x7RfGwcj60t8GvTiuZZrRsx70Zm_HuM-EK7sTaNYvcLdcP77FAL30iU6u0dyxLNJMUOSHJj5i2Ok09CRAIiEYcr3j5ygySlOA5HHd4e1GrrrH9K95J90_YLNBLkpIyKpC0lqXwLChUc2Xu5MJ&s=1

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Forever Students

This is the sermon for Sunday, November 15, 2020, based on Matthew 23:1-12. This sermon speaks to the need to remain humble and ever ready to learn, to remain lifelong students set on following Jesus' example and serving others. Come and watch. Will you accept this challenge?

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Be Prepared

This is the sermon for Sunday, November 8, 2020, based on Matthew 25:1-13, the story of the wise and foolish bridesmaids. This story gives us compelling evidence on why we should choose the path of the wise, and what that means for our walk in faith. Come and watch. All are invited.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Be Fearless, November 3, 2020


Presented for your consideration on a truly  contentious day: 

“F-E-A-R has two meanings: 'Forget Everything And Run' or 'Face Everything And Rise.' The choice is yours.”
― Zig Ziglar
“Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.
― Jesus

We had an entire worship service about being fearless on Sunday, November 1, 2020. If it helps you, here is the link: https://fb.watch/1xhFAj0VUA/

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

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.

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.

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.

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, April 15, 2020

Bible Study: Mark, Week 14



On Tuesday evening, April 14, 2020, we explored Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, what it meant to be the Messiah, and head toward the culmination of Jesus' ministry on earth and all that means for us. Please join us Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. on the J.S. Brooks YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxxX5sENGIcCowZ314locA?view_as=subscriber). 

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.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Do Not Be Afraid




Jesus tells us this about our fear in Luke 12 (NIV): 

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

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. 





Thursday, March 26, 2020

Lenten Live Stream: Week 3, March 24, 2020



We are going to explore Jesus as a miracle worker this week and see what that means for us this Lenten season when so much has been tossed up in the air by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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