The Sunday service held on Facebook Live on March 22, 2020, based on Ephesians 5:8-14. What are we as children of light supposed to do in the world, particularly in a time of crisis? Come and watch. All are welcome.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020
Sermon for Sunday, March 15, 2020, based on John 4:7-14, the most complex story in the book of John, in which Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well. Life application connections made to the current coronavirus pandemic facing us all. This was an experiment (as so many pastors were making that Sunday) using Facebook Live for the first time. The recording you see here was made in parallel with that recording. That's why the angle and you see me looking between my computer screen (with camera and microphone) and my iPad with my sermon notes.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
We will not be meeting in the sanctuary tomorrow to keep safe during the pandemic and give the medical community a chance to get ahead of the virus. I will preach the sermon tomorrow on Facebook Live at 11 a.m. for anyone who wishes to worship with us from their homes. God bless you all and stay safe. You can view the live stream on the Lansdowne Baptist Church Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LansdowneBaptistChurch/?notif_id=1584314652248250¬if_t=page_fan
If you want to see the actual live stream from Facebook, follow this massive link: https://www.facebook.com/LansdowneBaptistChurch/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARD2KJ-hSavSf9BZguqWEl4-WvNnGv9qTIRJ-KmnEwRP_20Gtgi1zcy6v3rSguSffRJ6dZFTgSLt0fBx&hc_ref=ARTm4WzxFy3PLHIR180Uwpr6V9_1EzR0uX_qJfJMTDlyw8iFtRCyucjToizKV3J2p_c&__xts__=68.ARDSLGhV68B8FVnh0cSJY5-4zH08GUi3mfZXjGdkMoOgAy6wGyNLN72qg4TnIqZCeNYyjZXjQbUWWQN1NWDCbJxOUrIT1gbweQv2jsSb9-9Qlk-fJUec2wQCFtcJ--Vp3gxCsBQeACX0dUnslPmm2k4yG0FyA0GKThs8ia4kCnIPDc7mhk1pSLDAhd2LwEmeGTd-3qlWltR6aQzWGtA1k4oNt6jSEZaY97BcJQhiaZKJEXNdWatjrlelHCWxU7B9iZANRUY7VXO5XwtdBAedcHxmAuAqLmGzWBMwmJy2I95UmTixQJIUmJp2oGhzh_G5q7azpgGIJlk94FxzXwtsGeUyJph0KjWH5f0CwA
Friday, March 13, 2020
This is the sermon from Sunday, March 8, 2020, based on Matthew 4:1-11. This is the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness and how that experience applies in our lives today. Really, the title says it all. Everyone is invited to watch.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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
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
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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
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.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Here is the sermon for Sunday, December 15, 2019, the third Sunday in Advent. The sermon is based on Matthew 11:2-11 and deals with our expectations ... and how disappointed we are when expectations remain unmet. Jesus wasn't interested in meeting human expectations for the Messiah, a kingdom bringer, a royal Messiah of might. Jesus had other ideas. Now we are challenged by the reality of Jesus versus our expectations. Do we accept Jesus as "the one" on his own terms?
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Here is the sermon for Sunday, December 1, 2019, the first Sunday of Advent. Based on Matthew 24:36-44, we take a look forward to Jesus' Second Advent, Jesus' return to this world. When should we expect this? How should we prepare? What should we do? So many questions. Come and watch. See what Jesus has to tell us in answer to our questions.
This is the sermon for Sunday, November 24, 2019, the Sunday before Thanksgiving. It is based on Colossians 1:11-20. Paul reminds the church of his day and us today what we have to be thankful for and how that should impact our perspective. Come watch and see.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
This sermon, given on November 17, 2019, is based on Isaiah 65:17-25. Here we consider God's great generosity to humanity and our response toward God's church, our community, and creation. This is a stewardship sermon dealing with the establishment of a new Jerusalem in people's hearts, where it spreads from person to person, and generosity along with it, right around the globe. Come and watch. If you find yourself near Lansdowne Baptist Church on a Sunday morning, drop in at 11 a.m. to worship with us (10 a.m. in the summer).
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Sermon for Sunday, November 3, 2019, based on Luke 19:1-10, the compelling tale of Jericho's despised chief tax collector and his encounter with Jesus, via a sycamore tree. It is a story filled with good news and life application lessons for each and every one of us today. If you find yourself in the neighborhood, come and worship with us at Lansdowne Baptist Church any Sunday. We will welcome you!
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The sermon for Sunday, October 20, 2019, based on Luke 17:11-19. Exploring the parable of the grateful leper, one of ten healed, who returned to Jesus with praises of thanksgiving, an overwhelming sense of gratitude for his healing. The life application for this parable explores how we too can live in a state of gratitude for what we have been given. Come and visit us in Lansdowne, PA, when you are close by. You will be most welcome.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Sermon for Sunday, October 6, 2019, based on Luke 17:5-10. Both the disciples and we tend to believe we do not have enough faith to get the job done. We believe Jesus calls us to things far mightier than our puny human faith is capable of. Come and watch and discover the truth of the matter. You might be surprised.