Pentecost Sunday

We have made it to Acts Chapter 2! The disciples remained in Jerusalem as instructed before the ascension and the Holy Spirit came as promised. We don’t have to wait for the Holy Spirit today but we do need to pay attention and take action when he leads.

Next week: Peter’s sermon beginning at verse 14. 

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Servant Leaders

 

Servant Leaders, a Memorial Day sermon. The skills of leadership are honed through service. Jesus said that even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve. (Matthew 20:28)

Click the play arrow above to listen to “Servant Leaders.” The video below is a slideshow featuring “Some Things are Worth Remembering” from one year ago.

 

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Mother’s Day

I try hard not to preach the same sermon every year on any particular occasion. This year for Mother’s Day we looked at 3 biblical accounts of how mothers should be treated, by both children and grown children.

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Acts 1 Sermon Series

Promise of the Father | Acts 1:1-5 | April 23, 2017

Promise of His Return | Acts 1:6-11 | April 30, 2017

Lesson of Matthias | Act 1:12-26 | May 7, 2017

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Why Did Jesus Come Out of the Tomb?

For Easter we looked at three reasons Jesus came out of the tomb. “Because he’s not dead” is on the list!

 

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It’s Friday, Sunday’s Coming

We watched these at church last year and probably the year before. This website has a different audience with some overlap as my personal blog. I plan to watch these every year for as long as YouTube exists or until Christ come back. The greatest story ever told never gets old and this is a dramatic and engaging way of sharing part of it, in my humble opinion.

The first video combines audio from D.M. Lockridge with a digitally enhanced slideshow. The second has footage from The Passion of Christ.

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Start Your New Beginning

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Easter is this coming Sunday. People tend to think about church around Easter Sunday and Christmas time each year. You are certainly welcome to visit Unity Baptist Church anytime but we expect to have guests and first-time visitors on those days especially. There will never be a better time to Start Your New Beginning!

What to Expect 

We have Sunday school at 10 am every week but many first time guests will arrive between 10:45 and 11 am for our Sunday morning worship service. We will be expecting visitors and guests, more so than usual, so don’t worry about finding things like the nursery or restrooms. You will be greeted at the front door (if not sooner) by friendly church members who can answer any question you may have about our church.

Our music service consists of a mix of old hymns and newer praise choruses. Worship will also include prayer, responsive reading, giving, preaching and response to preaching.

Expect a clear presentation of the Gospel message. You can expect to hear the Gospel not just on Easter Sunday but in some form or fashion every single time Pastor Clark Bunch preaches. Every sermon begins with scripture and the Bible is about is Jesus.

There are Bibles in each pew rack. If you would like a Bible of your own we would be happy to be sure you are receive one.

Our church family ranges in age from 7 to 94. We have a nursery and workers prepared to care for little ones. Children between 5 years and 5th grade will have children’s church (and you can hang around and watch too, if you’d like).

Expect to be invited back. There’s no obligation, but expect an invitation to join us again sometime.

Need more information? 

This is the first Start Your New Beginning post from a few weeks ago. It’s less about church and more about starting over. There is a link on that page to some personal testimonies of people who found their new beginnings.

You can read the About and History pages to learn more about our church.

Email our pastor ( pastor@unitybaptist.church ) or give him call (770) 608-7005.

 

We look forward to celebrating the resurrection and hope to see you soon!

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Palm Sunday

Screenshot 2017-04-09 at 1.23.37 PMAs Jesus rode into Jerusalem for the last time, an expectant crowd shouted “Hosannah!” and waved palm branches. Perhaps you are familiar with this story. But do you know why they shouted hosannah? Or what it means? And why were they waving palm branches, does that mean something?

The Old and New Testaments work together to tell one story, and that story is about Jesus. God has a plan, and it’s more than an understatement to say that he knows what he’s doing. Listen to this Palm Sunday sermon as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection.

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Parable of the Wicked Tenants

During the final days before his crucifixion, sometimes called Holy Week referring to the time between Palm Sunday and Easter, Jesus had some important last words for his followers. He also had a few sharply worded exchanges between himself and the Jewish leaders. The Parable of the Wicked Tenants is a brilliant illustration of who Jesus is and also made a prophetic statement about what God was about to do.

Note: For what it’s worth, I really enjoyed preaching this sermon. I can’t take credit for it; what Jesus does in this passage is awesome! -Pastor Clark Bunch

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From Every Nation

This is the Sunday morning sermon from March 26th.

In the Great Commission (Matt 26, Mark 16, Luke 24) and again before his ascent in Acts 1, Jesus told his followers to take the Gospel to all people the world over. In Revelation 7, John beheld a multitude of people beyond number from every nation, people and tongue. We live today in the middle of that story, between the command being given and its fulfillment.

 

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