A Prayer of Surrender


A sermon preached at the Antioch Christian Church, Vienna, VA from Ephesians 3:14-21 Surrender—it’s a word that’s defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as verb that means to give control or use of (something) to someone else. And I have to tell you that it’s not one of my favorite words. Oh, I love verbs that are the
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What Are You Wearing?


A sermon preached at The Federated Church, Weatherford, OK: Genesis 3:11-21 Do you remember the last time someone put clothes on you that you didn’t buy yourself? When we are little, it’s our parents who do all the shopping for us, don’t they? Our closets are full or not because someone provided the clothes to
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Living in Lent

Lent is already half-way over and is anyone dragging like me? The days of self-reflection and self-discipline seem like too much at junctures like today when I’m ready to throw in the towel and just say, “What’s the point?” I haven’t been able to keep a Lenten discipline for several years now, but I’m hoping
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God Calls Us to Live in the New

Guest blogger: Jayme Cloninger On February 19, Washington Plaza Baptist participated in the Baptist Women in Ministry’s Martha Stearns Marshall day of preaching by inviting Jayme Cloninger to preach, a recent college grad who is a friend of Pastor Elizabeth. Jayme currently serves as a human rights advocate for the Enough Project on the Raise Hope for Congo Campaign
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Amazing Grace

When most preachers sit with Matthew 20:1-16, as was the gospel reading for this morning, or at least as I was taught this passage as a child, it all went back to getting into heaven on practical terms. All you had to do, I learned, was to pray a salvation prayer and you were in the
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