Chatham Baptist Church

First Sunday in Advent, Nov. 27, 2022

This is the sermon from the first Sunday in Advent, November 27, 2022. The text is Isaiah 2:1-5 and the title of the message is “No Wonder They Were Hoping for the Messiah!” I pray that your Advent Season brings hope, joy, peace and love to your and your congregation.

Christ the King Sunday sermon, Nov. 20, 2022

The audio file is from the sermon on Christ the King Sunday, or the Reign of Christ Sunday, November 20, 2022. The text is Colossians 1:9-20. We continue to have sound quality issues, but hope to have that resolved soon with the addition of a new recording unit. I hope your Sunday is glorious.

The Engaged Church, Part 2: Finding Meaning, Oct. 30, 2022

Here is the second in the series of messages titled, “The Engaged Church.” I said in the previous message “The Engaged Church: 3 Keys to Mission” that meaning, hospitality, and place are the criteria a church uses to determine its specific mission. In this message I deal with the idea of meaning as central to what churches are to be doing. I am using the story of the institution of the Passover from Exodus 12 to illustrate the centrality of meaning. Next week we’ll deal with hospitality, and for the final message I’ll deal with the place as a key to ministry. I apologize for the quality of the audio, which we are working on. I hope your Sunday is wonderful!

The Engaged Church: 3 Keys to our Mission, October 23, 2022

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, I began a 4-part series titled, The Engaged Church. This is part one. There is a longer version of this with the power point I used on this site also, but this is the edited audio, which runs 22 minutes. I hope you enjoy this series, and that it causes you to think about “what’s next” in your church, too.

Sermon from Sunday, October 16, 2022

Here’s the audio of the sermon from Sunday, October 16, 2022. The scripture is 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5. The audio quality is not as good as I would like, but we’re working on it. In any event, I hope your Sunday is wonderful!

The Engaged Church: 3 Keys to Our Mission, Oct. 23, 2022

On Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, I began a 4-part series titled, “The Engaged Church.” This audio is that first message, which is subtitled, “3 Keys to Our Mission.” I presented this as a powerpoint, and the powerpoint is posted below. You may be able to follow the slides through the presentation by playing the audio. This audio is 40 minutes in length, but it lays the groundwork for what I will be covering in the three messages to follow. I hope your church is finding its way in this post-pandemic world.

Sermon from Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022

Here’s the sermon from Sunday, October 9, 2022. The scripture is 2 Timothy 2:8-15, and the title of the message is “A Workman Who Isn’t Ashamed.” About halfway through my message, I start losing my voice, which was a surprising development for me. So, you will hear the change in my voice tone, volume and quality. I was fine, but it was a weird experience. Anyway, I hope you don’t have any weird experiences this Sunday!

Sermon from Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022

Here is the audio of the sermon I preached from Sunday, October 2, 2022. The scripture is 2 Timothy 1:1-14, where Paul speaks of Timothy’s faith, and then encourages Timothy to guard that which God has entrusted to him in ministry. I hope your Sunday is filled with the joy of the presence of God!

Sermon from Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Here’s the audio of the sermon I preached on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Chatham Baptist Church in Chatham, VA. The scripture was 1 Timothy 6:6-19, where Paul wraps up his instruction to Timothy as Timothy leads the church in Ephesus. I titled the sermon, “When It’s Okay to Run Away.” I hope your Sunday is glorious!

Sermon: Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, featuring Rev. Don Davidson

You may or may not know that I was out a couple of Sundays in August with Covid. On the second Sunday I was recovering, Rev. Don Davidson, retired pastor of First Baptist Church of Alexandria, VA was our guest preacher. Don preached on the story of the Ethiopian eunuch and Philip, the deacon, from Acts 8:26-40. Don has a wonderful message about Divine appointments. I hope your Sunday is one of those.