Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The One



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?

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 3





Digging deeper into Chapter 1 of Mark, finding out who Jesus is and what the scripture writer wanted us to know about Jesus as he calls his disciples to him. It was a lively class, despite my voice being gravelly as a result of bronchitis. If you like what you hear after the live stream ended, consider joining us next week live on Tuesday night, December 17, 2019, at 8 p.m. by going to the J.S. Brooks channel on YouTube, subscribing and hitting the bell. Do that and you'll be able to participate directly in the classes and receive notification prior to the next meeting (which will be in the new year, 2020, as the next two Tuesdays are Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve).

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

No One Knows



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.

Giving Thanks



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

God's Generosity



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).

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Joshua Week 6 & Mark Week 1



On Tuesday night, November 12, 2019, we wrapped up our study of Joshua with the Promised Land belonging to Israel and sanctuary cities established. Then we moved on to a study of the Gospel According to Mark, which was the first of the four gospels written. We had an introduction that night, and we'll plunge into Mark in detail in the next session. It was an interesting evening. Join us! And, should you be near Lansdowne Baptist in Lansdowne, PA, some fine Sunday morning, drop in and join us for worship. We'll be glad to have you. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Joshua Week 5



Tuesday night, November 5, 2019, after we voted, we saw what happens when greed overrides God's rules as the people move toward Ai. We explored what this and much else means for us. Tonight's live stream marked a personal milestone. Something will never be the same again. Also, there's a gaff at the very end if you stick around. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Two Christmas Events Coming in December 2019


Lansdowne Baptist Church will be offering two special Christmas services in our sanctuary this December.  The first, the annual Christmas Candlelight Service, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, December 22nd.  The second is our annual Christmas Eve Service, held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24th.  Both services provide favorite scriptures and carols. All are invited and welcome to share our joy in this season.



Decorating the LBC Sanctuary for Christmas


Mark your calendars! We are seeking volunteers to decorate our sanctuary on Saturday, December 7, 2019. We will be decorating from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the latest. The more volunteers that join us, the faster and more festive the decorating will be! See you there. 


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Climb Down



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!