Baptists Preaching

  • Benjamin Karner: Comfort the Discouraged

    Benjamin Karner, pastor of First Baptist Church in Laredo, considers ways we become discouraged and the need to be mindful that the people around us may be in a time of discouragement. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)

  • Joe Loughlin: Real and Lasting Forgiveness

    Joe Loughlin, pastor of First Baptist Church in Temple, marvels at the forgiveness shown by the members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., after a white supremacist joined a prayer group and shot and killed nine church members. (Matthew 18:19-35)

  • David Ritsema: Don’t Let Depression Destroy You | Baptists Preaching

    David Ritsema, pastor of First Baptist Church in Waxahachie, Texas, speaks of what some in the church think is impossible—that a Christian can be depressed. Since the Bible tells of depression and depressed people, the church can, too. (1 Kings 19:1-18)

  • Ryan Vanderland: The Struggle of Prayer | Baptists Preaching

    Ryan Vanderland, pastor of First Baptist Church in Electra, Texas, teaches about the nature and purpose of prayer, calling it communication and communion with God. (Matthew 26:36-44)

  • Rev. Jeremiah Parks: You Can’t Quit | Baptists Preaching

    Rev. Jeremiah Parks, a student at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, addresses the frustration of being faithful without seeing the fruit of our labors and the feeling of chasing something that seems unreal. (Jeremiah 20:1-9)

  • Eric Howell: Answering the Call | Baptists Preaching

    In this week’s Baptists Preaching, Eric Howell, pastor of DaySpring Baptist Church in Waco, explains how Jesus’ call is a holy call to be witnesses in the everyday work of the world. (Luke 5:1-11)

  • Rev. Henry H. Batson III: The Power of a Level Up Testimony | Baptists Preaching

    In this week’s Baptists Preaching, Rev. Henry H. Batson III, pastor of Red Oak Faith Fellowship in Red Oak, asks his hearers to consider Paul’s testimony to King Agrippa, and what about their own testimony could persuade others to become Christians. (Acts 26:1-6, 12-18, 24-29)

  • John Hall: The Goal of Every Pastor | Baptists Preaching

    In this week’s Baptists Preaching, John Hall, pastor of Field Street Baptist Church in Cleburne, illustrates how difficult a pastor’s job is because of the many expectations placed on a pastor. However, a pastor’s job is not to meet all of those expectations but is to focus on the goal of people being formed in Christ. (Galatians 4:8-20)

  • Dr. Nora Lozano: Thankful for Praying Communities | Baptists Preaching

    In this week’s Baptists Preaching, Dr. Nora Lozano, professor of theological studies at Baptist University of the Américas and executive director and co-founder of the Christian Latina Leadership Institute, recalls the significance of prayers from her community as an example of how the Holy Spirit prays for us when we don’t know what to pray. (Romans 8:26-27)

  • Alicia Zorzoli: Let’s Get Up and Build | Baptists Preaching

    This week’s Baptists Preaching features Alicia Zorzoli, a member of the faculty and executive board of the Christian Latina Leadership Institute housed at Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio. She called her listeners to consider how they are builders in a similar way to the many people who worked together to build the wall around Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 3, Ephesians 4:11-16)

  • Brian Hill: Just You and Me | Baptists Preaching

    In this week’s Baptists Preaching, Brian Hill, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, examines how Lent is less about giving something up than it is about making space in our lives for God. (Psalm 46:10)

  • Randy Bradley: Shaped by Where We Come From | Baptists Preaching

    In this week’s Baptists Preaching, Randy Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Mullin, discusses the influence of our family of origin and how it does not determine what God does with us nor how we serve God. (Genesis 11:27-32)