Baptists Preaching

  • Ross Shelton: Learning to Live by Faith

    Ross Shelton, pastor of First Baptist Church in Brenham, asks what happens when our challenges don’t turn out the way we hoped? (Hebrews 11:32-38)

  • Matthew Richard: A Defining Entrance | Baptists Preaching

    Matthew Richard, pastor of Eastwood Baptist Church in Gatesville, Texas, draws a comparison between the way famous musicians make a stage entrance and the way Jesus entered Jerusalem a week before he was arrested and crucified. (Mark 11:1-11)

  • Ryan Chandler: God Remembers

    Ryan Chandler, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Orange, wonders how one of the most important stories in the Bible—Noah and the flood—became a staple of children’s Sunday school and Vacation Bible School despite the horrors of it. (Genesis 8:1, 15-22)

  • Pete Pawelek: Wise Builders | Baptists Preaching

    Pete Pawelek, pastor of Cowboy Fellowship of Atascosa County, tells a story about what he learned growing up on a ranch that people who grow up in the city don’t know—like the existence and workings of water wells. (Matthew 7:24-29)

  • 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

    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)