Sermons from First Baptist Church of Lawrence, KS
By First Baptist Church of Lawrence, KS
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These are sermons and occasionally other messages from First Baptist Church of Lawrence, KS, an American Baptist congregation. Though many of us come from diverse backgrounds, both religious and non-religious, we are glad to call ourselves "American Baptists." As American Baptists, we take seriously the need to minister and serve in our local community and around the world. We believe that it is our responsibility as a congregation to love others as God has loved us. As American Baptists, we believe that to live out the gospel requires social justice and service to the poor alongside our worship and preaching. Being part of the denomination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are a church that believes fully in the freedom of each person to worship as he or she believes fit. We celebrate a diversity of cultural and theological beliefs throughout our church and denomination. We are an open-minded church willing to explore and challenge each other to more deeply understand the gospel of Jesus. We hope you'll find something edifying, challenging, motivating, and/or comforting in our podcasts. Many blessings to you.
|1||CleanVideoLife Together: The Fellowship of the Table||Today we continue our Lenten series, Life Together. It is an exploration of the practices that we do together. And today we explore together the practice of communion, or the Lord’s Supper, or in some denominations Eucharist. This practice was orda||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife Together: Reading the Scriptures||I want you to think about your favorite Super Bowl commercial. Think about what happened in the ad and what words and images there were. If you didn’t watch, don’t worry…just think about another commercial that you have seen in the last few week||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife Together: Saying Our Prayers Together||...But that is not the final word of the passage. If part one is that bad systems wither good people, part two is this: Prayer upends bad systems. It seems even weirder, doesn’t it, that Jesus goes straight into a teaching on prayer? But if you unde||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Off The Mountaintop: Learning to Witness What Is Hidden in Plain Sight 02-11-2018||Tell me, what is it in your soul that is longing to be born? We are about to enter into Lent now, a chilly winter season of wilderness and wandering. So, tell me, during this season of gestation and revelation, what is it that is forming in the decayi||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorth Pole, South Pole 02-04-2018||...But look what Paul does, in the face of these divisions. He gives them a new way. He gives them the antidote to this divided way of thinking. They are used to divisions and disagreements: Jew, Gentile…those who follow of Hebrew regulations, and||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Your Mask? 01-28-2018||Martha was busy. And I mean busy as in, Martha was college-kid busy. She was in dance, and theater, and choir, and marching band, and to top it off, she was a bio-chem major. She was up on campus from 8:00 a.m. til 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. And||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCallings: Jonah 01-21-2018||Jonah lived out the rest of the story struggling with his call. It wasn’t easy to minister to people who he had been raised to hate. Even after his success, he struggled. While the story never tells us what happens with Jonah, I would love to think||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCallings: Samuel and Eli 01-14-2018||How often have we felt like old Eli…at a loss as to how to change, confused about what it means for us, and in grief for the old ways that used to be. How often do we wish that we could just throw the covers over our heads and roll back over and go b||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCallings: Mary 01-07-2018||Most of us struggle at various points in our lives with the idea of vocation. What are we supposed to do? To be? Part of it is how we are to make money, to provide for ourselves and our families. But that is more about the realm of a job, or perhaps||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to the Kin-Dom of God: Now What? 12-31-2017||Here we are on this cold winter morning, which is not only the last Sunday, but the last day of the year. One year is ending and another is beginning. Every beginning is also an ending. This is a time of review and reflection. Like you, I have been stru||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|