Baptists Preaching

  • Jeff Gravens: Fast in the Wrong Direction

    Jeff Gravens, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, relays an experience prior to his call to ministry of trying to get home from a business trip. (Jonah 1:1-3)

  • Larry Parsley: The Promise of God’s Presence

    Larry Parsley, senior pastor of Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell, examines how the Israelite people hungered for God’s presence … sometimes. (Exodus 33:12-23)

  • Tony Watson: Beyond What You Are Able

    Tony Watson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Palestine, examines a well-known and frequently misunderstood Bible verse—1 Corinthians 10:13—explaining what Paul means by stating that God “will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.”

  • Rusty Gilliam: The Spirit Without Measure

    Rusty Gilliam, pastor of Cross Timber Baptist Church in Burleson, Texas, considers what it means that God gives the Spirit without measure. (John 3:30-36)

  • Ronny Marriott: The Meaning of Hesed

    Ronny Marriott, pastor of First Baptist Church in Burleson, explains the Hebrew word hesed—God’s faithful, covenantal love—which factors so significantly in the story of Ruth.

  • Scott Sharman: But Be Transformed

    Scott Sharman, senior pastor of Alsbury Baptist Church in Burleson, explains what it means to be a living sacrifice and Paul’s challenge to surrender daily to God’s transforming work. (Romans 12:1-2)

  • Jason Burden: Wrestling With God

    Jason Burden, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Nederland, and first vice president of the BGCT, uses professional wrestling as an illustration for the historic Baptist principle called soul freedom, the blessing that each person can relate directly to God. (Genesis 32:22-32)

  • Jason Atchley: Hope for the Home

    Jason Atchley, lead pastor of Bacon Heights Baptist Church in Lubbock, reminds his hearers that spiritual parenting is not perfect parenting. (Judges 13-14)

  • Amos Humphries: A Lament for American Slavery

    This week’s Baptists Preaching features Amos Humphries, pastor of Park Lake Drive Baptist Church in Waco. The first half of the sermon is a personal account providing an example of lament, which is the subject of the second half of the sermon as Humphries examines Daniel 9. One of the most significant aspects of Daniel’s lament is his taking on himself personal responsibility for sins he didn’t commit. (Daniel 9)

  • Mark Rotramel: Pain Management

    Mark Rotramel, pastor of First Baptist Church in El Paso, Texas, responded to the mass shooting that took place in El Paso on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Psalm 46)

  • Brooks Kimmey: God is Willing … Are We?

    Brooks Kimmey, pastor of First Baptist Church in Robinson, describes the Ninevites to whom God sent Jonah. Just as Jonah had a choice to go when God sent him to Nineveh, we have a choice to go when God sends us into the world. (Jonah 1:1-4)

  • Kevin Mitchell: On Mission: Here and Now

    Kevin Mitchell, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pecos, preached on the resurrection narrative, focusing on the word “believe,” which he says is central to the Gospel of John. (John 20:27-31)