Dan Griffin: The Remnant and The Return

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Dan Griffin: The Remnant & The Return

Dan Griffin, retired pastor of First Baptist Church in Lancaster, reflected on 75 years of observing America, noting how things have changed especially in relation to Christianity and the culture. His sermon focused on the remnant, or the people left “after the slow attrition of unbelief” has swept everyone else away.

Griffin pointed to Jesus’ words about the last days (Matthew 24) and Paul’s description of Jesus’ return (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). In preparation for these, Griffin exhorts his congregation to go to church, to read their Bible and study it, and to witness.



This sermon was delivered on Nov. 1, 2020, for the morning worship service of First Baptist Church in Lancaster.


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