Thursday, March 28, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Insights: Kindness



Pause with me for a moment and consider kindness as a way to draw closer to God's plan for our lives this Lenten season.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Ruth Week 4



On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, we completed chapter three and moved into chapter four of Ruth. You need to know that we covered a lot of mature material of a serious nature concerning the treatment of women and foreigners, back in Ruth's day and today.. You might want to make sure young children are not in the room as you listen. I had to sort out some technical difficulties to get the live stream back on track (which is why last week there were no episodes of the Bible study or the Lenten Live Stream (Thursday evenings in Lent until Maundy Thursday at 8 p.m. Come and watch.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: What Happens Here?



Here's a brief explanation of what I'm doing with Beyond Loaves and Fishes. This is a live stream Bible study platform, largely, but will probably be recruited for other uses as well. While I'm currently the pastor for Lansdowne Baptist Church, anyone is invited to join this live stream experience and participate.

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Patience



This sermon, based on Luke 13:1-9, was given on Sunday, March 24, 2019. It deals with two ideas Jesus brought up. One is that bad things happen and don't require someone to have sinned to be injured or killed in disasters, natural and human made. The second idea is that we are reminded to turn our lives around and change now, while there is still time. We are offered reassurance in Jesus' parable of the landowner, gardener, and a fruitless fig tree. Come and watch!

Real Life Superheroes Helping Others

With the massive popularity of movies, Superheroes have become a big part of our culture. They were created to inspire us to be greater than we thought possible. But there are special people who actually exist, capable of accomplishing extraordinary feats in real life. Gal Gadot is an actress who portrays one of the most famous superheroes in the world. She happens to be one of those special, real life people, doing incredible things to help those in need. Gal is an Isreali  wonder woman, who has the courage to fight for what's right by challenging leaders of her faith, to show love to those wrongfully persecuted because of their religion. 


~Will Thompson

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Jerusalem Jerusalem



The sermon for Sunday, March 17, 2019, is based on Luke 13:31-35. In this scripture Jesus must leave Jerusalem to its own devices as its people by in large will not accept the word of God Jesus offers. They will not allow themselves to be enveloped by Jesus' protective care. Decisions have consequences. We too must decide for ourselves if we will follow Jesus or be left to our own devices. During the course of the sermon, we explored a response to terrorism Christians should take. Come and watch.

See what our denomination, American Baptist Churches USA has to say in response to the terror attack on the Christchurch Muslim mosques in New Zealand here: https://lansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com/2019/03/important-message-from-american-baptist.html

Call for Flood Buckets From Omaha, Nebraska

Sunset Hills Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, provides guidelines for creating "flood buckets." These are buckets filled with necessary relief products for those suffering from historic flooding in the US Midwest. You can help. See their article here;
https://www.facebook.com/SunsetHillsBaptistChurch/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARD65PAej_ezVRnEL6n5xjjsCE-majb1xbz-WPiShtYXJdox0iSiVs28R0-thT5Pc00yAOmKrY-wOV4q&hc_ref=ARScybsM-3wQSs6ofjO0nqjpd5hpoNSyZ86yEB9BJQuEEL0LNEdt7O0oUgSYNBEW7PQ&fref=nf&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAPMa7RjbrPLB2vTlvMty4_NTJOr8Krl8ojaNMl0cJ4PVeyx37FqliS-xC0jcZFFEjpYTUqiuh3kNrQcrzoneUQCWbSx-R2MTilTMtpxF6mEN2egmJHv47P6a4s2Z7QJhoRHRIYjOQ6DrN6Y-J3-ZrA69NPa57KQCoPq0dqQRwQJawQoIadEUhj-IizaS3HGa80vpYwEAEWYrHxadIZxIuZAgYtv44K5Gq4nNB5vrePwFMtXdj42WZaVbzHQNlPuhjLpYyrowLb7P_0hDL_XDKqLanBoHVfnsg1uiPMMv1DwsclfFlP9nFENFYQ3ZwkxlEEIhkSdB5T_57uj4jL5pvzuA

Important Message From American Baptist Churches USA

Following the terror attack on Muslim mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the General Secretary of our denomination, American Baptist Churches USA, made the following statement. It gives you strong insight on who we are as Baptists and who (and what) we stand for: http://www.abc-usa.org/2019/03/16/abcusa-general-secretary-affirms-american-baptist-solidarity-with-the-muslim-victims-of-the-mosque-attack-in-new-zealand/?fbclid=IwAR0sXcUAj6hfLfko49gDfJyTsFBjM9KwK9Opbd7E9nubilV11ITV-8PRS3k

Please read.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Lenten Live Stream Week 2



Tuesday night, March 14, 2019, we continued our exploration of N.T. Wright's book The Day the Revolution Began. We will be considering a call God has given to us all, a call we have strayed from and Jesus calls us back to. It will be an interesting and possibly challenging evening. Join us. Peace, Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Ruth week 3



We are continuing our study of the book of Ruth. We are well into chapter 3. Ruth is about to get noticed by Boaz and the story is going to take on some serious complexity with significance for life today. This story, from this point forward, is not exactly child friendly. You may want small children out of earshot during the live stream or if you are watching later. Join us. Peace, Rev. Jeff Snyder

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