Baptists Preaching

  • Kevin Mitchell: On Mission: Here and Now

    Kevin Mitchell, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pecos, preached on the resurrection narrative, focusing on the word “believe,” which he says is central to the Gospel of John. (John 20:27-31)

  • William Campbell: God’s Discipline of Mercy

    William Campbell, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Port Aransas, Texas, examines how Jonah’s moral superiority led him to run from God and end up in the belly of a great fish. (Jonah 2:1-10)

  • Rev. Dr. Joseph Parker: Taking the First Step

    Rev. Dr. Joseph Parker, pastor of David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, urges his hearers to consider their priorities ahead of any decision they make. (Matthew 6:33-34; 22:36-40)

  • Rev. Dr. Jamie Russell: The First Gospel Ministers

    Rev. Dr. Jamie Russell, senior pastor of Nehemiah Community Church in Houston, Texas and director of the Baptist Student Ministry at Texas Southern University, referred to the challenge of being the first to do something to illustrate the significance of Jesus’ first disciples being the first. (Mark 3:13-19)

  • 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)