Richmond's First Baptist Church
By Jim Somerville
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First Baptist Church is working to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to Richmond, Virginia and beyond. We are a unique congregation where people from diverse cultural, ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds join together to put God’s love in action.
||CleanWaiting with Arms Wide Open: Hope||Dr. Jim Somerville: "It's the perfect time to ask ourselves how we will get ready for the coming of Christ."||11/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSomething is Happening!||Guest Preacher: Dr. David Garrison. For nearly 30 years Dr. David Garrison has been a missionary pioneer with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. His faith journey has led him to study a dozen languages and travel through 100 countries.||11/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChristianity 101: What Comes Next?||Jim Somerville: "There seems to be a common assumption that while bodies die, souls do not; that our bodies are buried in the ground while our souls fly off to heaven. Maybe that’s what you’ve always believed, but it is not...||11/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChristianity 101: Who Needs the Church?||Jim Somerville: "These days the church in America is struggling, and the title I’ve chosen for my sermon is a question more and more people, and especially young people, seem to be asking: 'Who needs the church?'"||11/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChristianity 101: Making Things Right||Dr. Jim Somerville: "There seems to be a tendency, among some Christians at least, to put an equal sign between our sin and Christ's suffering."||11/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChristianity 101: What About Us?||Jim Somerville: "Last week I searched the Internet for information on the doctrine of humanity: what theologians used to call 'The Doctrine of Man'...||10/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChristianity 101: Who is God?||Jim Somerville: "We Christians speak of one God in three persons, and that's what makes us unique among all the other religions in the world."||10/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChristianity 101: Why Read the Bible?||Jim Somerville: "For some of you, what I have to say will seem very, very familiar, but I hope you can nod your heads and feel affirmed in what you know. For others, some of what I'm sharing will seem brand new, and I hope you can listen for the word...||10/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFive Smooth Stones: Humility||Jim Somerville: "I asked some on our staff who work with children all the time, 'What are the best qualities of children at that age? In other words, what was Jesus asking his disciples to become?'"||10/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFive Smooth Stones: Gratitude||Jim Somerville: "When it came to today's word, 'gratitude', the choice was easy. 'That one about the ten lepers!' someone said..."||9/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFive Smooth Stones: Faith||Jim Somerville: "If I were making a list of all the things I wish Jesus had never said, this saying about having faith the size of a mustard seed would certainly be on the list."||9/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFive Smooth Stones: Grace||Jim Somerville: "I sometimes wonder what we would see if the camera kept rolling in the parable of the Prodigal Son—if we not only got to see and hear the older son's response to that lavish party, but also the younger son's."||9/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFive Smooth Stones: Love||Jim Somerville: "A few weeks ago I read something about churches that refuse to take a strong, doctrinal stance on certain issues..."||9/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Great Commission(s)||Jim Somerville: "This summer I’ve been telling stories about Samuel and Saul, David and Jonathan, Absalom and Solomon, but today I want to get back to Jesus, because of all the people mentioned in the Bible he is my favorite."||8/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGlorious Excess||Jim Somerville: "Solomon decides it’s time to build the temple his father wanted to build."||8/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSmart Move||Jim Somerville: "David was getting old."||8/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAbsalom, Absalom!||Jim Somerville: "Choices have consequences."||8/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGood for the Soul||Jim Somerville: "If it’s true that power corrupts, and that absolute power corrupts absolutely, David was getting a taste of that kind of power."||8/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJust One Look||Jim Somerville: "It was the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, but King David stayed home in Jerusalem. And that’s where the trouble began."||7/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhere Does God Live?||Lynn Turner: "It was 1983 and I was sitting in my first class ever in seminary..."||7/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGotta Dance||Steve Booth: "It's a fact. I grew up with the quippish mantra: I don't drink, smoke, or chew, and I don't go with girls who do."||7/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSee How the Mighty Have Fallen||Jim Somerville: "After David killed Goliath, everybody fell in love with him, and I do mean *everybody* -- starting with King Saul himself."||7/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIn Light of Recent Events||Jim Somerville: "On Thursday, Christy and I drove from Richmond to Niagara Falls, Ontario, which means that we waited in line to cross the Rainbow Bridge to the Canadian side of the border..."||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNo Contest||Jim Somerville: "This is the story of David and Goliath."||6/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIt's Not Always Good to Be King||Jim Somerville: "God’s people asked for a king, and even though Samuel told them a king would be a taker, not a giver, they wanted one anyway. The one they got was Saul."||6/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBe Careful What You Ask For||Jim Somerville: "One of the things that’s about to begin is this summer sermon series called 'The Bold and the Biblical.' Yes, it sounds like a soap opera, but that’s because I’m going to be preaching through the books of 1 and 2...||6/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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Somerville delivers the best sermons that I have ever heard, with his excellent timing and very articulate manner of tying in past experiences with the lessons of the faith. This podcast is very convenient with catching up on past sermons.