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…🤷‍♂️🌭

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

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

Daniel 6

There’s a lot to talk about!

First – yesterday’s message at Thomas Road Baptist Church was great! I think any Daniel sermon series would end in the lion’s den and in a weird way I was dreading it because drawing fur is not my strong suit. I initially had more lions in the scene but it was becoming a mess so I trimmed it. Anyway, it’s so true that “Doing the right thing will make you a target!” If you missed it, I’d highly recommend checking it out.



Second – I have the last two sermon notes by Charles but I kinda tried making them connect into one big sermon note and it’s been more work than I thought. Also, I have perfectionist tendencies so it’s not done yet. I’ll post it up this week when it’s ready!

Third – I have some more plans for the sketchy sermon site; at the moment it’s kinda neglected but with the changes Instagram is making and the “pay for play” incentive model of social media I’m wanting to make the website more of a hub for this stuff and just use social media to announce updates and changes but not have them live on social media alone. We’ll see how it goes.

Are you still reading? Wow, high-five for you!! 🙌

https://watch.trbc.org/media/t/1_2btspegz/116662521

Daniel 3: Though He Slay me, I will trust HIM

There were a lot of notes to take at Thomas Road Baptist Church this week including one of the more hardcore verses in the Old Testament (Daniel 3:18.) Pastor Jonathan spoke of having an “Insane Faith” and how we should never compromise our faith for popularity considering the price these people were willing to pay. 

I thought about making this one a two page spread but I’m not sure how it would work. I don’t think I’m done with this sermon yet; it’s one of those that sticks with you for a while.

https://watch.trbc.org/media/t/1_grpkm7xn/116662521

Daniel 2: But God!

“Life is not fair!” So TRUE! 😅

https://watch.trbc.org/media/t/1_vnyj3smv/116662521

Daniel 1: The Story of Daniel

I’m enjoying this series about Daniel; I’ve always wondered why we always refer to Daniel by his Hebrew name but his friends by their Babylonian names? 🤔

https://watch.trbc.org/media/t/1_vi2d3vz4/116662521

Won’t you be my Neighbor – Part IV

I created a sketchy sermons Facebook page – if you’re into that, you can find it here!

https://watch.trbc.org/media/t/1_94hn4n7w/116662521