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Matt Snowden: The Ox Principle (Proverbs 14:4)
Matt Snowden, pastor of First Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, digs into the meaning of a proverb easily overlooked by rich in content and applies principles of caretaking to being a flourishing church in the midst of a messy world.
Kathy Hillman—president of the BGCT from 2014-15, current associate professor and director of the Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society at Baylor, and vice president of public relations for Paisano Baptist Encampment—recommended this sermon for Baptists Preaching, writing, “Throughout my many years at Paisano, Matt Snowden’s “The Ox Principle” is one of the three most memorable and applicable sermons I have heard there.” This sermon was delivered during the morning service at Paisano Baptist Encampment on July 27, 2017, as part of a series titled “What a Mess: God’s Grace in the Real World.” To listen to the audio of this sermon, use the player below or click here to open in a new window. Click here for other sermons in this series.