Let me be the first to welcome you to Unity Baptist Church! Perhaps you are looking for a church to visit in person or maybe you have been to a service and are now doing a little research. In either case I will take a moment and share a little about us.
As a small country church, we don’t have people directing traffic in the parking lot or a team of greeters to meet you at the front door. But I can promise you this: any visitor will be met and warmly welcomed. Our people will be happy to see you. My wife and I have served at Unity since October of 2014. I cannot write a long list of things our church “has to offer” but our goal is to be the body of Christ in this community. We read and study God’s Word and seek to share the Gospel – Good News – at every available opportunity.
Sunday School begins at 10 am and our worship service is at 11. Singing, praying, reading scripture, giving, preaching and the response to preaching are all acts of worship. We have a few special events throughout the year and partner with local churches for others. I don’t shove religion down anybody’s throat; I want to introduce you to Jesus and tell you more about him. And don’t get the wrong idea – we’re still learning as well, myself included.
You can read about our beliefs, the church’s history and listen to sermons at this website. Contact me via email email@example.com or give me a call (770) 608-7005 to schedule a pastoral meeting or discuss any concerns you may have. Don’t be a stranger. Feel free to drop in anytime we are here.
In Philippians 2 the Apostle Paul challenges believers to be like minded with Christ who set the bar pretty high in terms of humility. Jesus himself taught and preached on humility. Our goal, just like Jesus and Paul, is to draw people to God and not attention to ourselves.
Goliath was the champion of the Philistines who intimated the army of Israel. (That’s the reason for talking about WWF wrestlers talking trash I just forgot the full analogy). David was an adolescent, little more than a child. Goliath came with a shield and a sword but David told him he came in the name of the Lord. That made all the difference.
1st Timothy 3 tells us what to look for in a pastor (overseer) and deacons. The standards are set higher for church leaders, as they should be. Leaders need to walk in such a way that others can follow in their footsteps in the right direction. We should be on the same journey, looking toward Christ as the finish line.
In this sermon we will take a look at what David knew about God. His understanding was ahead of his time; he was called a prophet by Peter in Acts 2 and an oracle in 2nd Samuel. We see in his words prophetic statements about who the Messiah would be.
Some years I have chosen not to preach a Mother’s Day sermon at all. Others I have focused on God’s plan for all the family relationships and how each teach us something about our relationship to Him. The number one rule of public speaking is Know Your Audience and I had a sanctuary full of godly mothers. On Mother’s Day this year we examine Mary, mother of Jesus, as a model of what all mothers are like.
It’s a very well-known verse often used in calls to worship. The tone of Psalm 118 is worship but this verse could serve as a reminder that we are called to more than worship. This is the day the Lord has made and we are the craftsmanship of his hands. We are not our own but have been bought with a price. The world and all that are in in are his. Something to think about each and every morning.
The Gospels record several instances of Jesus appearing to his disciples after the resurrection. Today, the week after Easter, we will look at one of those from John 21. If the question is “What would Jesus do?” then have a fish fry is always a possibility. Not sure I’d want fish for breakfast but the point of the story is that Jesus was performing miracles, providing for their physical and spiritual needs, basically doing the same things Jesus always does.