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Current Sermon Series: “JESUS – the . . .” 
 

January 7: “Jesus- the Word”- John 1

January 14: “Jesus- the Disturber of the Peace”- John 2:13-25

January 21: “Jesus- the Restorer”- John 3:1-21

January 28: “Jesus- the Expected One”- John 4:1-26

 

Jan 14, 2018
Jesus – The Disturber of the Peace (Sermon 1/14/18)

For many, their image of Jesus is one they carry with them from early in Sunday School. The man with the kind face, walking through bucolic fields with fans waving as he goes by. Yet the image given to us in Scripture is much more complex.

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  • Jan 14, 2018Jesus – The Disturber of the Peace (Sermon 1/14/18)
    Jan 14, 2018
    Jesus – The Disturber of the Peace (Sermon 1/14/18)

    For many, their image of Jesus is one they carry with them from early in Sunday School. The man with the kind face, walking through bucolic fields with fans waving as he goes by. Yet the image given to us in Scripture is much more complex.

  • Jan 7, 2018Jesus – the Word (Sermon 1/7/18)
    Jan 7, 2018
    Jesus – the Word (Sermon 1/7/18)

    There is a great deal of opinion on “Who is Jesus?,” even among those who attend church. At Christmas, we celebrated the coming of Jesus into the world, but where do we take the story from there? How much has our attitude and belief of Christ been influenced by culture and opinions rather than Scripture itself?

     
  • Dec 31, 2017The Butterfly Effect (Sermon 12/31/17)
    Dec 31, 2017
    The Butterfly Effect (Sermon 12/31/17)

    New Year's Eve message by special guest speaker, Pastor Jeff Owen.

Sermon Series: “Finding Your Way back to Christmas”

Everywhere you look, the word “Christmas” is disappearing. To appear more sensitive marketing erases this holiday from popular publication- and yet stores still find a way to sell, people find a reason to buy, and the season moves on until next year.

God said before Jesus was born, Christmas was a need. When Jesus was born, God said Christmas was a need. So what has changed?


Dec 24, 2017
Are We There Yet? (Sermon 12/24/17)

Everyone has been on the car trip when you felt that it would go on forever. At some point someone will say, “Are we there yet?” The Christmas season can begin to feel that way. The preparations, the planning can exhaust you. But in the final push towards Christmas, God wants to give you a last word of encouragement.

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  • Dec 24, 2017Are We There Yet? (Sermon 12/24/17)
    Dec 24, 2017
    Are We There Yet? (Sermon 12/24/17)

    Everyone has been on the car trip when you felt that it would go on forever. At some point someone will say, “Are we there yet?” The Christmas season can begin to feel that way. The preparations, the planning can exhaust you. But in the final push towards Christmas, God wants to give you a last word of encouragement.

  • Dec 17, 2017I Am Lost (Sermon 12/17/17)
    Dec 17, 2017
    I Am Lost (Sermon 12/17/17)

    It seems you cannot have a Christmas program without sheep and shepherds. They seem to be a mainstay of the Nativity decorations. Shepherds seem to be those characters who get lost in the background. If you lose a shepherd in your nativity display, it does not draw the same sense of loss as if you lost a king or angel. Shepherds are invaluable.

  • Dec 10, 2017Is This My Turn? (Sermon 12/10/17)
    Dec 10, 2017
    Is This My Turn? (Sermon 12/10/17)

    Yogi Berra was known for his sometimes-verbal gymnastics. His most famous one was, “When you see a fork in the road, take it.” There are times in our spiritual life when we are faced with the decision of which way to go. Can we know which road is correct?

  • Dec 3, 2017Look for Signposts (Sermon 12/3/17)
    Dec 3, 2017
    Look for Signposts (Sermon 12/3/17)

    Sign posts, navigation points, “turn by turn” instructions help us know if we are heading in the right direction. Do we pay attention to them, or forge our own way forward?

  • Nov 26, 2017Know Where to Start (Sermon 11/26/17)
    Nov 26, 2017
    Know Where to Start (Sermon 11/26/17)

    Until now maybe your memories of Christmas have not been good. Maybe they have taken a wrong turn. This Christmas can you take time to start at the beginning and let God rewrite your Christmas story?

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Sermon Series: “REAL FAITH. REAL CHANGE” 

 

Fall Sermon Series

 

Nov 19, 2017
Giving Thanks in All Circumstances (11/19/17)
Today is Thanksgiving Sunday with words of praise and thanksgiving being shared as part of our morning worship.
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  • Nov 19, 2017Giving Thanks in All Circumstances (11/19/17)
    Nov 19, 2017
    Giving Thanks in All Circumstances (11/19/17)
    Today is Thanksgiving Sunday with words of praise and thanksgiving being shared as part of our morning worship.
  • Nov 12, 2017The Faith To Go (Sermon 11/12/17)
    Nov 12, 2017
    The Faith To Go (Sermon 11/12/17)
    What do you see in this sentence? I must GO. . .to obey GOd. . . to do GOod. . . to live the GOspel. . .to become GOdly. . .to share the GOod News!
     
    Do we at Raymond Baptist Church have the faith to GO?
  • Nov 5, 2017Can I Wait and Be Content? (Sermon 11/5/17)
    Nov 5, 2017
    Can I Wait and Be Content? (Sermon 11/5/17)

    We are not very patient people. We want what we want now. Waiting is not only necessary in our lives, but can be very healing as well.

     
  • Oct 22, 2017The Faith to Commit (Sermon 10/22/17)
    Oct 22, 2017
    The Faith to Commit (Sermon 10/22/17)

    In our culture today, people find it hard to commit to anything. Commitment for many is only as good as the next best text message we receive. God designed us to be people of commitment-for our own good, and for the good of others.

  • Oct 15, 2017Special Message from Joe Shea
    Oct 15, 2017
    Special Message from Joe Shea

    Message by Joe Shea, Campus Ambassadors Area Director

  • Oct 8, 2017On Your Mark, Get Set… (Sermon 10/8/17)
    Oct 8, 2017
    On Your Mark, Get Set… (Sermon 10/8/17)
    We hear about them, we read stories about them, but do we really believe in them? Talking about miracles brings out the cynic and skeptic in the best of people.
     
    Do miracles really exist? Would you know one if you saw one? Do you really want one in your life?
  • Oct 1, 2017Do I Want To Imagine My Life Can Be Different?
    Oct 1, 2017
    Do I Want To Imagine My Life Can Be Different?

    We look at people with great dreams and they can make us tired or depressed. Our lives can seem so every day, and we wonder how they got to where they are. God has a vision for your life that is far greater than you can imagine.

       How well do you know God’s vision for your life? Do you want to know?
  • Sep 24, 2017Do I Want to Believe in Something?
    Sep 24, 2017
    Do I Want to Believe in Something?

    Most people, if asked, do believe in something. However when it comes to issues of faith, many will hesitate to commit to anything, or not admit if they have doubts. Are there any tangible benefits to believing in Christ? How well do you understand what “belief in Jesus” really means?

     
  • Sep 17, 2017Mr. How Do You Do (Sermon 9/17/17)
    Sep 17, 2017
    Mr. How Do You Do (Sermon 9/17/17)

    Join us in welcoming our special guest Author/Speaker Kelly Johnson (& Mr. How Do You Do). Kelly firmly believes that (no matter your age) Jesus has exciting plans to fulfill in and through your life.  She’s watched Him fulfill amazing feats as she simply obeyed and followed. She’s worked in ministry at churches, inner-city youth organizations, World Relief and is the Founder of Two by Two Prayer, a prayer movement based in Memphis, TN.  She’s spoken at retreats and ministry events across the country and internationally, yet she never underestimates the incredible value of ministry one-on-one/ neighbor to neighbor. Kelly’s heart to instill truth to the next generation led her to write an exciting new children’s series. She’s convinced that as children (of all ages) encounter Jesus’ love and character—in a relational way—their lives will be forever changed. She’s a catalytic leader, an excellent communicator and has a gift for scattering joy and hope wherever she goes.

  • Sep 10, 2017God Will Make A Way (Sermon 9/10/17)
    Sep 10, 2017
    God Will Make A Way (Sermon 9/10/17)

    When you face those seemingly unanswerable questions in life, when you come to those supposedly impassable roadblocks, it is so good to be reminded that our past failures are not final and our pain need not be fatal. It’s good to know that our Creator is willing to work with us, to be patient and understanding with us, to give us many opportunities to learn and grow. He doesn’t cast us away when we fail. He doesn’t turn His back on us.

     
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