New Hope Baptist Church

Romulus, Alabama


I delivered these sermons as pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Romulus, Alabama (unless otherwise noted). Unless otherwise noted, all scriptures are from the English Standard Version, copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. These sermons are not for profit; I'm not selling them, and you can't either. If they help you, please let me know. Feel free to share them if you think they're worth it. You should know that I rarely preach exactly from manuscript; things come to me as I go. (Most ministers will empathize.)

For most of the Church year, I followed the Revised Common Lectionary. The site “Internet Monk” carried an excellent series on the Church year and why you should use it:

  1. Church Year Spirituality

  2. Church Year Spirituality: Living in God’s Story

  3. Church Year Spirituality: The Main Thing

  4. iMonk Classic: Do You Know What Your Church Is Doing Next Sunday?

You can email me if you have any questions or comments.

You’ll find sermons from 2013 at the church Web site.

Sermons and Studies:

Romans Delivered during Pentecost 2009.

The Apostles' Creed Delivered during Epiphany 2008. The Apostles' Creed states the basics of our faith.

Revelation Delivered during Pentecost 2007.

The Pursuit: Chasing Answers to Life’s Questions. A Bible study of Ecclesiastes, delivered at New Hope and at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa.

Apostles Creed Study Guide.pdf” A Bible study exploring the Christian faith with the Apostles’ Creed as the framework (.epub format).

Daniel, God’s Royal Messenger: 2010. Begun on 7 February as our Winter Bible Study and continued on Wednesday nights.

St. Paul: God’s Chosen Apostle. Winter Bible Study, 2009.

Esther: God's Redeemer of Israel. Winter Bible Study, 2008.

Reformation: From Rome's Fall to Luther's Stand a presentation for Reformation Day 2007.

One. Scripture reading and sermon text: John 8:22-42.

Our Daily Bread. Scripture reading: Psalm 78:1-25. Sermon text: Luke 22:14-30. This is the sermon for Maundy Thursday 2006.

Thy Kingdom Come. Scripture reading: Joel 2:1-17. Sermon text: Matthew 6:5-13. This is my second sermon on the Lord's Prayer, preached Ash Wednesday 2007.

Reaching Higher. Scripture reading: Jeremiah 1:1-10. Sermon text: 1 Corinthians 14:1-20. Given events in the SBC, the topic of glossalalia needs addressing.

My Redeemer Lives. Sermon text: Job 19:25. This is an ordination sermon.

The Cost of Salvation. Sermon text: Mark 10:17-27 (the story of the young ruler).

Mighty Works, Mighty Wind. Scripture reading: John 14:8-17. Sermon text: Acts 2:1-11. This is a Pentecost sermon.

Summation of the Trinity In 2003, I preached a series on the Trinity. This was the last sermon of the series.

Thinking about Mary. Scripture reading: 2 Samuel 7:4-16. Sermon text: Luke 1: 26-38. From Advent, Year B.

The Cross Holds a King This is a poem, not a sermon.

The Choice of Eternity. Scripture reading: Amos 6:1-7. Sermon text: Luke 16:19-31. Note: this will be a very uncomfortable sermon for most readers, but it's time someone made the choice of life plain to everyone.

Sermon Series:

Revelation (2007)

Romans (2009)

2008 Sermons (Year B Readings, RCL)

2009 Sermons (Year C Readings, RCL)

Sample Infant Dedication Service

2010 Sermons (Year A Readings, RCL)

2011 Sermons (Year B Readings, RCL)

2012 Sermons (Year C Readings, RCL)