Baptists Preaching

  • Dr. Ira Antoine Jr.: Praying Through a Pandemic of Prejudice

    Dr. Ira Antoine Jr., the pastor of Minnehulla Baptist Church in Goliad, Texas, and the director of bivocational pastors ministry for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, draws his congregation to a part of the Old Testament infrequently visited. (Habakkuk 3)

  • Dan Wooldridge: Six Life-Changing Promises

    Dan Wooldridge, the senior pastor of Crestview Baptist Church in Georgetown, Texas, was drawn to reconsider John 10 after hearing Sanj Kalra, Ravi Zacharias’ “walking stick,” testify to how that passage changed his life. (John 10:1-10)

  • David Lowrie: The Potter’s House

    David Lowrie, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, Texas, asks how his listeners would describe God. What do descriptors these mean during a time of pandemic and crisis? He explains their contemporary significance using a story from the book of Jeremiah. (Jeremiah 18:1-6)

  • John Crowder: Under a Broom Tree

    John Crowder, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in West, Texas, asks his congregation if the old church song about being “happy all the time” is true. Despite the wonders God worked through Elijah, he came to the end of himself after Jezebel threatened to kill him. He ended up depressed and sitting under a broom tree, talking “straight” with God. (1 Kings 19:1-8)

  • Brent McDougal: When You Don’t Know What to Do

    Brent McDougal, the senior pastor of Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, refers to three current “enemies:” a global health pandemic, the national threat to the economy and the personal battle against fear and anxiety. (2 Chronicles 20)

  • David Mahfouz: Making Sense Out of Suffering

    David Mahfouz, pastor of First Baptist Church in Warren, Texas, examines Paul’s teaching on how to deal with suffering. Paul groups suffering with glory and hurts with hallelujah. (Romans 8:18-19, 38-39)

  • Ed Seay: Trust

    Ed Seay, senior pastor of Magnolia’s First Baptist Church in Magnolia, Texas, begins with the big idea he wants hearers to take from his sermon: “We can’t grab God’s hand if we’re holding on to an idol.” Sometimes, a person doesn’t know what is an idol for him or her until that thing is threatened. (Genesis 22:1-13)

  • Dr. Kenneth Jackson: Facing Crises with Christ

    Dr. Kenneth Jackson, pastor of Greater New Light Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas, and president of the African American Fellowship of Texas, exhorts his congregation to remember God is present wherever they are. (Mark 4:35-41)

  • Arturo Malacara: Moments that Define My Relationship with Christ

    Arturo Malacara, pastor of Bowles Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, delivers a children’s message drawing an analogy between athletes and followers of Jesus using defining moments in professional sports.

  • Nebiye Kelile: God in My Working

    Nebiye Kelile, pastor of Pathway City Church and Orchard Hills Baptist Church, provides background to the Book of Ruth by recounting part of the history of God’s people. (Ruth 2:1-13)

  • Chad Chaddick: Seeking a Savior

    Chad Chaddick, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in San Marcos, Texas, emphasizes the 400 years between the closing of the Old Testament with the prophetic book of Malachi and the birth of Jesus.

  • David Baker: When A Nation Walks Away From God

    David Baker, a longtime member of Bois D’Arc Baptist Church east of Palestine, Texas, focuses on the consequences when a nation walks away from God, saying, “Its only destination is hell.”