Chatham Baptist Church

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.

Sermon: Your Faith is in Your Feet, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022

Here’s the audio of the sermon I preached from Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 titled “Your Faith is in Your Feet, Not Just Your Head!” This text is one of the most often-quoted passages on the subject of faith. I hope your faith is strong and, like Abraham’s, that your faith finds expression through your feet!

Worship from Fathers’ Day, June 19, 2022

This is the audio excerpt from our worship service on Fathers’ Day, June 19, 2022. Laura Ellis is the soloist on “No Greater Love.” The scripture is from I Kings 19:9b-18, the story of God speaking to Elijah after Jezebel threatens to kill him after Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. It’s a great story, and I hope your Sunday was wonderful!

Worship from Trinity Sunday, June 12, 2022

This is a portion of our worship service on Trinity Sunday, June 12, 2022. The choir sings “Prayer to the Trinity” by Michael Bedford. The scripture is John 16:12-15, and the message is entitled, “Holy, Holy, Holy: Living in Light of the Trinity.”

At-Home Worship, Sunday, May 15, 2022

Here is the audio for at-home worship for Sunday, May 15, 2022. The service opens with the congregation singing “The Church’s One Foundation,” accompanied by Charlotte Paris on the organ. The scripture for today is John 10:22-30, and the sermon title is “Knowing Who You Are and Whose You Are.” We conclude by singing together “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” accompanied by Kathleen O’Hare on piano. I hope your Sunday is wonderful!