Baptists Preaching

  • 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.

  • Brent Gentzel: Some Thoughts on Our Peculiar Sexual Ethic

    Brent Gentzel, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Kaufman, Texas, counseled his congregation to talk about hot topics with love as their central motivation. (1 Corinthians 13)

  • Kevin Burrow: A Sermon about Laodicea’s Self-Deception

    Kevin Burrow, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Eastland, Texas, examines self-deception as it is described in the letter to Laodicea. (Revelation 3:14-22)

  • Jorge Zayasbazan: Our Duty to God

    Jorge Zayasbazan, senior pastor of Baptist Temple in San Antonio, preaching from Jesus’ teaching recorded in Luke 17:1-10, exhorts his congregation to remember their duty to God. (Luke 17:1-10)

  • Evan Duncan: The One Maker

    Evan Duncan, teaching and communications pastor of First Baptist Church in Temple, preaches about how the Holy Spirit enables Christians to walk together. (Ephesians 4:1-6)

  • Rev. Ronald Session: Offended by Grace

    Rev. Ronald Session, pastor of Shiloh Church in Garland, Texas, preached to the difficulty of grace right after Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of Botham Jean. (Jonah 4:2)

  • Bill Skaar: Choose Joy

    Bill Skaar, pastor of First Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, contrasts happiness with joy. (Philippians 1:1-30)

  • Larry Floyd: Peter the Pillar

    Larry Floyd, former pastor of City Church Del Rio in Del Rio, who recently was called to be executive director of El Paso Baptist Association in El Paso, exhorts his congregation to step up and be a pillar of the faith. (Acts 10:1-23)

  • Beth Moore: Knowing This from That

    Beth Moore preached from Acts about how Luke accentuates “this Jesus,” because “there is ‘this Jesus’ and ‘that Jesus.'” The challenge is to figure out which one we know. This sermon was delivered during the National Preaching Conference hosted by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Truett Seminary. (Acts 1-2)