Get a fresh take on God, spirit, faith, life, love, justice, and community. First Church Berkeley is an open and affirming, progressive Christian church in Berkeley, California, part of the United Church of Christ. We are committed to Jesus’ countercultural and life-giving path. We understand the life of spirit to be a journey, not a destination. Our podcast features the powerful preaching of several of the ministers on staff and special guests. More about the church at firstchurchberkeley.org.
Sermons preached at First Presbyterian Church in Hammond, Louisiana. First Presbyterian is a congregation in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
First Baptist Church has been a part of the New Philadelphia community for over 160 years! We are a unique blend of traditional values and contemporary methods.
10 most recent audio recordings of sermons from First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA.
As a preacher, are you just transferring information or speaking from a transformed place? No one can preach God’s Word well without first being personally transformed by it.
Sermon series from Pastors at Lakewood United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Pastors include Senior Pastor Joe Fort, and Associate Pastors Pam Cline, Shuler Sitsch, and Trish Woodruff. At Lakewood UMC we are "Reaching, Growing and Serving" to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Addressing the issues of church leadership, Joel brings his experience and education to bear on practical issues of the unique nature of church leadership. His personal mission statement is "through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, equip the saints for ministry to the world and each other by intentional and strategic discipleship motivated by love for Christ and His will." He is a Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church of Merced in Merced, California. He is married and has two children. Joel ...
Surreal fiction anthology, framed as a bizarre church service. Every other Tuesday, join Brother Reid, Pastor Andrew, and Sister Callista to worship the Story! Hear our greasy prayers! Delight in our healthy psalms, uh huh! Then bask in the Story—handsomely produced tales of dark humor, freakish sci-fi, and oddly touching literary horror. Start with any episode—the Story is waiting for you! TSMBT is a podcast by Post Everything Productions. All stories written by Pastor Andrew and Brother Re ...
Ryle became the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool during a volatile time for the Church of England. Ryle was a strong supporter of the evangelical school and a critic of Ritualism. He was a writer, pastor and an evangelical preacher. Among his longer works are Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century (1869), Expository Thoughts on the Gospels (7 vols, 1856–69), Principles for Churchmen (1884). Ryle was described as having a commanding presence and vigorous in advocating his principles al ...
A look at the little known stories that make up our history
The latest podcast feed searching 'Ten Twisted Tales' on SermonAudio.
Pastor Anthony Charles Williams II is an enigma to many but no one can deny his five fold ministry. He is a prolific teacher, preacher, evangelist and prophet of God. He specializes in deliverance, re-establishment of order, and flat-footed preaching of the unadulterated Word of God. Called to preach at 13 years old in front of KFC, he ran from his calling for 3 years. At 16 years of age he began preaching the Word like he was 40 years old. He was drilled with the Word by his parents the lat ...
2 Samuel 24:1-25a.m.By First Pres preachers
Hebrews 12:1-3p.m.By First Pres preachers
2 Corinthains 5:9-11By Jeff Bartell
Shhhh, breathe in. Breathe out. Keep breathing out. Out! OUT! I did NOT say “in.” OUT.Today, we calm it down, grease it up, and relax our minds into a state of responsive, ready terror. Breathe with us—and keep them pearly winkers SHUT.Story retreatBonfireLiturgical Reading: “A Guided Meditation”Concluding RemarksIn two weeks we’ll grease you up ag…
In this latest Craft & Character podcast, Steve Carter interviews New Testament scholar Scot McKnight and author Laura Barringer about their latest book, A Church Called Tov. Scot and Laura unpack the stories of abuse at Willow Creek, Harvest, and the SBC that led them to write these words. This is a different kind of episode than we have ever done…
The book of Judges ends with "In those days there was no king in Israel and men did what was right in their own eyes" (Judges 21:25). What was "right in their own eyes" was far from right. Fortunately God had a plan for a more peaceable kingdom and worked through Hannah to show it to us (1 Samuel 1:1-20 & 2:1-10).…
Ephesians 2:17-22a.m.By First Pres preachers
Hebrews 11:32-40p.m.By First Pres preachers
2 Corinthians 5:5-8By Jeff Bartell
Ephesians 2:19-22a.m.By First Pres preachers
Hebrews 11:32, 1 Samuel 1:1-25:1p.m.By First Pres preachers
October 11, 2020 • 10 am • "Life Meets Art Sunday: Aisha Tyler" • First Church Berkeley UCCBy First Church Preachers
2 Corinthians 5:1-4By Jeff Bartell
Mark 10:46-52By Brett Bartlett
Hark! Praise! Today is Greasegiving! What a HOLY DAY. Today we learn every Truth, and witness the Greatest Story Of All Time. We honor Devon, for some reason. Also: there’s a psalm.InvocationPetitions for Glorious CongregantsPsalm: “Lil Sips”Liturgical Reading: The Story of Revelation FEATURING Every Answer EverConcluding RemarksSolos improvised by…
Exodus 14:1-14By Kenny Morgan
Exodus 13:17-22By Randy Copeland
On this World Communion Sunday we consider the roots of this practice in the observance of Passover (Exodus 12:1-17) and how ritual has the power to connect and transform us.By Barry Chance
Ephesians 2:11-18a.m.By First Pres preachers
Hebrews 11:32, 2 Samuel 24p.m.By First Pres preachers
October 4, 2020 • 10 am • “Hold On: to the Real Prize” • Rev. Kelly Colwell • First Church Berkeley UCCBy First Church Preachers
1 Peter 5:8-11By Jeff Bartell
Exodus 12:21-30By Tony Godfrey
In this episode, Steve Carter interviews Pastor Derwin Gray about the importance of personal discipleship, intimacy with Christ, and helping people truly discover what the gospel is all about. Derwin dives into everything from discipleship vs. leadership in the Bible, and how the church has forsaken one for the other, to the most pastoral and compe…
This week we turn to the story of Joseph and his brothers (Genesis 37-50!) and ask the question, "How can God's promised be fulfilled when the children of the covenant act like this?" If you're wondering the same thing about the Church today there is a bit of good news... The scripture reading got cut off from the start of this recording so we reco…
John 4:1-26a.m.By First Pres preachers
Hebrews 11:32-34, Judges 13:16p.m.By First Pres preachers
2 Corinthians 4:13-18By Kale Horvath
September 27, 2020 • 10 am • "Hold On: To What is True" • Rev. Molly Baskette • First Church Berkeley UCCBy First Church Preachers
So often we tell the simple, streamlined versions of events. The problem is, live is complicated. Today we look at how Abraham and Sarah's story (Genesis 15-17) is more complicated than we usually acknowledge and why that is actually good news.By Barry Chance
2 Corinthians 4:6-12By Troy Stogsdill
September 20, 2020 • 10 am • "Good Creation" • Rev. Riana Shaw Robinson • First Church Berkeley UCCBy First Church Preachers
In this episode Steve Carter talks with AJ Sherrill about his process for crafting messages and six the values that drive each talk he creates to be a transformative preacher. These six (character, identity, cultivation, authenticity, confidence, and teachable) will help your posture be open to all God wants to do within you and through you. One of…
We begin a new lectionary cycle today by turning to Genesis 3 and the beginning of our relationship with God. In our beginning we see our ending as God's love endures even when ours does not.By Barry Chance
2 Corinthians 4:1-5By Troy Stogsdill
September 13, 2020 • 10 am • “Hold On!” • Rev. Molly Baskette • First Church Berkeley UCCBy First Church Preachers
It’s late, and a sweet lil Devon had another nightmare. Sounds like it’s time for some STORY. Cuddle up, wriggle your toes, and prepare yourself for three tales with the UTMOST loose connective tissue. Talkin’ ALIENS. YES.Matching PajamasLiturgical Readings: “Chunk Riots”“The Pee Room”“Spooky Aliens!”GoodnightThe Story is taking a well-deserved bre…
Rev. Kelly ColwellBy First Church Preachers
Paul tells the church in Corinth to "discern the body" whenever they gather to celebrate communion (1 Corinthians 11:17-34). This week we'll explore what that means and a little bit of how the celebration has changed since Paul's day and is changing now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.By Barry Chance
By Eric Brown
Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 12:4-27 that we "are the Body of Christ and individually members of it." So what part are you? What gifts has the Spirit given you? Paul also tells us that those gifts were given "for the common good" to build up the Body so the health of the body (the church) depends on its members using the gifts that they have been…
August 30, 2020 • 10 am • Molly Baskette • First Church Berkeley UCC firstchurchberkeley.org Full service: https://youtu.be/icj8XvIkM70By First Church Preachers
Ameri-come one and all, to the rootinest tootinest Story this here Story mouth ever done Storied. You better bet your ASS that Tim Allen pops up in this wild hogride. That’s just what happens when you AMERICA.Heartfelt SentimentsAn Unwelcome GuestLiturgical Reading: “And America Makes Two!”A Welcome GuestTuck your hand between your pits, clamp down…
This week we turn to Luke 9:23-25 and Jesus' invitation to daily follow him. What does that invitation to daily discipleship mean to you? Our Heart, Soul, and Strength interview this week puts this text in conversation with the 12 Step motto "One Day at a Time" which is good no matter what that behavior is that is destructive to our lives. Be sure …
By Jake Taube
August 23, 2020 • 10 am • “Live From Church Camp” • Rev. Molly Baskette • First Church Berkeley UCC firstchurchberkeley.orgBy First Church Preachers
In this Craft & Character podcast Steve Carter interviews Tara Beth Leach, Senior Pastor at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena (“PazNaz”) in Southern California. Tara Beth discusses her prep process, how she invites the pastoral and the prophetic to intersect, the importance of preaching live via video during this COVID season, and the critic…
In this week's story we turn to 1 Kings 19 where Elijah is ready to give up until he lays his head down to rest and an angel brings him food to eat. His situation is still dire but the moment of renewal helps give him perspective to keep going. Who has helped you find perspective? How can you be someone else's angel?…
2 Corinthians 3:12-18By Jeff Bartell