SUNDAY SERMON: Mixed Messages

Rev. Stephen Baldwin NT: John 1.6-8, 19-28 Mixed Messages  Several years ago, Kerry and I trudged uphill, through the snow, a whole ten yards out the front door to watch the Ronceverte Christmas parade in our front yard. One particular float caught our attention.  A disclaimer first.  It was dark.  It was raining.  And there […]

SUNDAY SERMON: Minutes & Moments

Rev. Stephen Baldwin OT: Isaiah 40.1-11 NT: 2 Peter 3.8-15a  There are two kinds of time in the New Testament–kairos and chronos.  Chronos is clock time–seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, chronological time. Kairos is God’s time–measured in meaning and significance, not numbers.  Chronos is quantitative. Kairos is qualitative.  Chronos is about minutes. Kairos is about […]

SUNDAY SERMON: Getting ready

Rev. Stephen Baldwin OT: Isaiah 24.1-9 NT: Mark 13.24-37 Last weekend, we took Harrison to the mall in Beckley…and it felt like the 1990s. The parking lot was packed. The kids were in line to see Santa outside JC Penney. Cookies were baking at the Great American Cookie Company. The stores were bustling with shoppers! […]