The Way of Weakness

 Good morning everyone; welcome to Vieux Carre Baptist Church online.  Happy memorial day weekend.  It’s a weird one, but especially in light of our passage today, we want to give honor to the men and women, many in my own family, who have served and even died for the

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Living as an Exile

 Good morning, church.  Go with me to 1 Peter, chapter two, we’re going to start in v.9.  We’ve been in a series through first Peter for about four weeks now, and honestly, when I realized that, when I was writing this sermon, I just kind of paused.  Time is

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Who We Are

Good morning, everyone. Happy mothers’ day as well. I so appreciate all of the moms in my life, seeing them labor tirelessly day after day to raise their children well. It’s difficult work, and not without tears—oh so many tears, from everyone involved in a child’s life—but incredible joy as

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Ransomed, Made Holy

 Good morning, church, and welcome to Vieux Carre Baptist Church, online. Go with me to 1 Peter, chapter one, we’re going to start in v.13. Last week, we started into a series through the letters of Peter that’s going to take us through to the advent season, though for

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In Exile

 Good morning, everyone. Welcome to Vieux Carré Baptist Church online. In honor of church being online, and to spread happiness in dark times, I want to tell you my new favorite internet meme: it’s a theory, that 2020 is not real life, so don’t worry, we have just somehow

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When God is Missing

 Good morning, church. Please turn with me to Luke, chapter 24. That’s Luke, chapter 24, and we’re going to start in v.13. In the church calendar, this second Sunday of Easter is sometimes called “Low Sunday,” to contrast it with our faith’s highest holy day of Easter Sunday, which

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He Died in Our Place: John 18

Good evening, everyone.  Go with me to John 18, starting in verse 1.  That’s John, chapter 18, starting in verse 1. On Good Friday, we remember the passion of Christ, his final day before his death at our hands, and I have only one point for this homily: Jesus died

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Palm Sunday: Psalm 118

 Good morning, church, and welcome to Vieux Carré Baptist online.  As I get started, I want to invite you back here to our Facebook page to observe Good Friday with us in a special service that evening at 6:30, and Easter next Sunday, when we celebrate the resurrection of

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Find People to Enjoy Life With: Ecclesiastes 9

 Good morning, everyone!  Welcome to Vieux Carré Baptist Church, online, because church is a people, and not a place.  Please go with me to Ecclesiastes, chapter 9.  That’s the book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 9, starting in v.7. If you’ve talked with us this past week, you know we’re taking

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