Sermon Archive (Page 2)

The pastors at BPC are known for wonderful, impactful sermons. Even if you are unable to join us on Sundays, you can still access these powerful messages. If you are interested in a particular sermon on a specific date and can’t find it, contact the church office.

What’s in your hymnal?

Psalm 100 1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.2     Worship the Lord with gladness;    come before him with joyful songs.3 Know that the Lord is God.    It is he who made us, and we are his;    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving    and his courts with praise;    give thanks to him and praise his name.5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;    his faithfulness continues through all generations. Let us pray: O Lord uphold me, that I might uplift thee. Amen. When I read today’s Psalm, I instantly thought of…

God’s Justice and Compassion

We are grateful to Rev. Jimmie Hawkins for serving as our guest preacher on November 19, 2023. Rev. Hawkins is the director of the Office of Public Witness of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the public policy advocacy and information office of our denomination located in Washington, DC. He is also the author of Unbroken and Unbowed: A History of Black Protest in America.   Luke 6:27-36 “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who…

Worship Festival

During Worship Festival, a much-loved tradition at BPC, the proclamation of God’s Word is through music offered by our BPC choirs and musicians. This year, Worship Festival was held on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at both the 9:00am and 11:15am services. The following choirs participated: Rainbow Promise and Rainbow Connection Children’s Choirs (at the 11:15am service only), the Chancel Choir, Daybreak Women’s Choir, and IMPACT Youth Choir. 

How We Are Replenished

Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;          for his steadfast love endures forever.   Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,          those he redeemed from trouble   and gathered in from the lands,          from the east and from the west,          from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes,          finding no way to an inhabited town;   hungry and thirsty,          their soul fainted within them.   Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,          and he delivered them from their distress;   he led them by…

The Promised Land

Our October 2023 sermon series is called The Path of Freedom. Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the LORD showed him the whole land: Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, the Negeb, and the Plain — that is, the valley of Jericho, the city of…

The Rear View Mirror

Our October 2023 sermon series is called The Path of Freedom. Exodus 33:12-23 12Moses said to the LORD, “See, you have said to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ 13Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favor…

A Changed Mind

“A Changed Mind” is the second sermon in our October sermon series, The Path of Freedom. Exodus 32:1-14 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” Aaron said to them, “Take off…

Nothing Better

“Nothing Better” is the first sermon in our October sermon series, The Path of Freedom. Philippians 3:4b-14 If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. Yet whatever gains I had, these I have…

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

About this sermon series Mark 2:1-12 2 When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door, and he was speaking the word to them. 3 Then some people came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and…

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin

About this sermon series John 8:1-11 8 1 while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and began to teach them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and, making her stand before all of them, 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. 5 Now in the law Moses commanded us…

Follow Your Heart

About this sermon series, “Things Jesus Never Said” Matthew 4:12-14, 17-25 Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled. From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two…