So Much More – Conversations and Commitments

It was another packed message on Sunday at Thomas Road Baptist Church! I always check the sermon notes before the message starts to see what I’m getting into (Thomas Road is the only church I’ve found that publishes their notes ahead of time which is MUCH APPRECIATED) and looking at these notes I found myself wondering “how is Pastor Jonathan going to cover all of this in just 30 minutes?” He did, it was insightful and challenging, and he said my new favorite quote “God doesn’t want to just hear from you when you’re thanking him for a hot dog!” Definitely a triumph in word selection because if he would have said “meal” or “sandwich” I don’t think it would have stuck but choosing to say hot dog made the statement ridiculous and poignant at the same time. I was blessed by this sermon and hope you are too! Don’t be surprised if you see the hot dog quote illustrated later this week…🤷‍♂️🌭

So Much More – A Walk in the World

Charles Billingsley preached at Thomas Road Baptist Church on Sunday and brought the 🔥! The sermon was great, loaded with exposition and motivation. This is the first in a series of spiritual disciplines that will be preached about over the next month. Sermons like this can be difficult for me because I start writing down every single sentence. Having to trim and decide what to actually post is a real struggle; It’s all so good!

I’m really looking forward to the rest of this series!

Parables

I illustrated a great message from Wilson Community Church down in North Carolina. Pastor Jonathan Minter was actually my boss way back in the day when I got my first development job and was instrumental in me starting this sketchy sermons journey. Definitely a recommended message because I thought I knew the parable of the lost son pretty well and there are key aspects I totally missed. A timely message for the gate keeping culture we sometimes find ourselves in!

The Most Important Thing

I love so much about this sermon; personally I get wrapped up in new iPhones and pens and other stuff that really doesn’t matter all that much beyond the point of purchase. Great sermon Pastor Jonathan!

Sing Noel – Joy to the World!

Joy to the world! Not much to say here; between Pastor Jonathan’s teaching and the actual words of the song I would only have inadequate words to describe this event we celebrate every year. Another great sermon in a great series at Thomas Road Baptist Church!

https://watch.trbc.org/media/t/1_jy9aw7qj/116662521

Receiving Gods Peace

I had the opportunity to sketchnote a service for West End Baptist church in SC and it was awesome! Pastor Ray brought a great message of peace and where you could find it and I was honored to try and capture it all. There was A LOT that I cut from this one; I literally ran out of room! I was determined that I was go get the flames mention and both Lennon and Longfellow in there though! 😅

Sing Noel – O’ Holy Night

When Charles Billingsley gives a sermon, he definitely leaves you with a couple of things to think about along with some great facts and stories. This Sunday at Thomas Road Baptist Church was no exception. This note was a little difficult because there was SO MUCH that I had to cut and I already I feel like there’s a lot of inside information that you might not get if you haven’t seen it but I definitely recommend checking it out, this one is all about HOPE!

https://watch.trbc.org/media/t/1_qeeb2i7k/121286221

Sing Noel – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Sermons like the one Scott Bullman preached this weekend at TRBC always stick with me because the idea of angels out there walking among us is interesting, comforting, and terrifying all at the same time. I’ve been thinking about them ever since the sermon. I remember Charles preaching a sermon about them a couple of years ago, I didn’t digitally sketch that one so I may need to dig it up and redo it!

Anyway, God bless your week!

https://watch.trbc.org/playlist/1_moytqdbn/

Sing Noel

Thomas Road Baptist Church has a great series leading up to Christmas! Learned a lot in this one…

https://watch.trbc.org/media/t/1_acmbulfn/116662521

A Season of Giving for the Joy of Living

I can’t imagine how hard it is for a pastor to preach a sermon about giving; I think Pastor Jonathan did a good job at Thomas Road Baptist Church of balancing that line pretty well and also calling out some of the huckster-style tactics that we see from “pastors” on those late night infomercial type things. Giving shouldn’t be about guilt and it definitely shouldn’t be about reward. If done properly, people shouldn’t even really know that you gave at all.

https://watch.trbc.org/media/t/1_l4gm2abm/116662521