Baptists Preaching

  • Steve Bezner: Escapism

    Steve Bezner, senior pastor of Houston Northwest Church in Houston, Texas, shares about his tendency to turn to his smartphone rather than engaging with another person or the realities of life, what he terms “escapism.” (Psalm 63:5-6)

  • James Soy: New Birth into a Living Hope

    James Soy, pastor of First Philippine Baptist Church in Houston, said hope is needed in the world as it is gripped by fear related to coronavirus. (1 Peter 1:3-4)

  • Howie Batson: Babylonian Blues

    Howie Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas, reminds his hearers even an angel in the book of Daniel wanted to know how long it would be for deliverance. (Jeremiah 29:1-14)

  • Nataly Mora: You Are the Church. Be the Church.

    Nataly Mora, associate pastor of Park Lake Drive Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, preaches from a famous story about responsibility. (Ephesians 4:1-16)

  • Chester O’Brien: Prayer

    Chester O’Brien, a pastor of churches in Texas and New Mexico, director of missions for the Amarillo Baptist Association and executive director of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, preached a three-point sermon on prayer, bringing his 93 years of life to the topic. (Psalm 118:8)

  • Steve Wells: Philemon and Forgiveness

    Steve Wells, senior pastor of South Main Baptist Church in Houston, begins by reflecting on the words of the hymn “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” which express the peace Christians have in Jesus Christ. (Philemon)

  • Bobby Dagnel: Finding Peace in the Pandemic

    Bobby Dagnel, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Lubbock, spoke directly to the coronavirus pandemic during his sermon on Sun., Mar. 22. (Philippians 4:4-9)

  • Taylor Sandlin: How Not to Waste a Crisis

    Taylor Sandlin, senior pastor of Sugar Land Baptist Church in Sugar Land, addresses the concerns and uncertainties related to social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Jeremiah 29:11)

  • Lance Wood: Supper Surprise

    Lance Wood, pastor of First Baptist Church in Clarendon, Texas, describes how an invitation to supper is exciting to him. (Luke 7:36-50; Micah 7:18-19; Hebrews 4:16)

  • Paul Sands: Ephesians 5:5-8

    Paul Sands, senior pastor of First Woodway Baptist Church in Woodway, addresses the complications of life by focusing on the clear root question. (Ephesians 5:5-8)

  • Michael Dean: Your One … How

    Michael Dean retired in 2019 as lead teaching pastor of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth. This one of his last sermons to Travis Avenue before his retirement.

  • Black preaching is the ‘voice of advocacy, hope and redemption’

    February is Black History Month, and we are thankful for the many African American men and women serving God and their churches across Texas. In honor of them and to celebrate how they enrich the body of Christ, we are highlighting sermons delivered by African American preachers and published in the Baptists Preaching feature of the Baptist Standard.