Kevin DeYoung on The Holy Spirit

“Exulting in Christ is evidence of the Spirit’s work! The focus of the church is not on the dove but on the cross, and that’s the way the Spirit would have it. As J.I. Packer puts it, “The Spirit’s message to us is never, ‘Look at Me; listen to Me; come to Me; get to know Me,’ but always, ‘Look at Him, and see His glory; listen to Him, and hear His word; go to Him, and have life; get to know Him, and taste His gift of joy and peace.'”
Kevin DeYoung
The Holy Spirit, p. 17.

Voddie on the Bible

“I choose to believe the Bible because it is a reliable collection of historical documents written down by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses. They reported supernatural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecies and claimed that their writing are divine rather than human in origin.”

Voddie Baucham
Ever Loving Truth Conference, 2016.

A Rare Jewel: Contentment

Sunday AM Sermon from February 26, 2017.

A Rare Jewel: Contentment

Philippians 4:11–13

A young child misquoted the 23rd Psalm,
“The Lord is my shepherd, that’s all I want.”

The Christmas Star

Sunday AM Sermon from December 18, 2016.

The Christmas Star

The purpose of the star was to declare, authenticate and publicize the incarnation and to draw people to worship the King of kings and Lord of lords.

State of The Church – Integrity

Sunday AM Sermon from October 9, 2016.

State of The Church – Integrity

Titus 1:5-9

Last week I spoke about our Identity as a body of believers. I spoke to the fact that the world has changed. Dr. R. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said in an interview this week with Thom Rainer, President of Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention:
“Pastor, you’re not wrong when you think that the whole world has changed. It has.”
“In about 25 years time, we’ve seen the most concentrated, high-velocity social change that human beings have ever experienced.”
and that “Defining reality is an important part of Christian preaching.”
As the pastor of the church, I am trying to help the church see who we are and see what the the world has become and move us to be who we are called to be and do what we are called to do in light of the gospel in today’s world.
We cannot be the church of the 90s
We cannot be the church of the 80s
and we cannot be the of the church of 50s, 60s, or 70s either.
We must be the church today because that is who we are.
We cannot let the Great Commission continue to be the the Great Omission on our watch.

State of The Church – Identity

Sunday AM Sermon from October 2, 2016.

State of The Church – Identity

Ephesians 4:6-11

I want to share with you this morning from my heart. I want to let you know that I am excited about what God is doing at Berkeley Avenue Baptist Church and I am even more excited about what I believe He is going to do in the years to come.
Those of you who listen to me preach regularly will know that this is a departure from the kind of messages I usually deliver on Sunday Morning. I will begin introducing the church to four words that I believe will put us on mission and move us towards being a healthy New Testament church. If you are a guest this morning I am especially excited that you are here. Please listen with an open heart and listen to where we are going… not where we have been. If you are a member, listen with an honest and open heart because today we begin moving forward together.
The word we will talk about this morning is Identity…