The Great Chasm

Luke 16:19-31 New Hope Fellowship Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 29, 2019 Brent Beasley This is a story that is well-traveled. It exists in several cultures and in many versions. Most scholars trace this story back to ancient Egypt, where tales of the dead in the afterlife abounded. There are at least seven versions of … Continue reading The Great Chasm

The Potter’s Judgment

Jeremiah 18:1-11 New Hope Fellowship September 8, 2019 Brent Beasley I had a hard time deciding whether this text today from Jeremiah is a word of judgment or grace. God led Jeremiah down to the potter’s house. And there the potter was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making was spoiled; it wasn’t … Continue reading The Potter’s Judgment

Practicing Lent: Being Dust that Lives

This morning a former church member asked me if I could find a favorite sermon of hers that I preached on March 4.... But she didn't know what year. I searched my documents, and this is what I came up with. Ezekiel 37:1-14 Broadway Baptist Church Second Sunday of Lent March 4, 2012 Brent Beasley … Continue reading Practicing Lent: Being Dust that Lives

The Wonderful and Terrible Call of God

Jeremiah 1:4-10 New Hope Fellowship August 25, 2019 Brent Beasley The first time I felt a distinct and specific sense of calling from God to be a pastor was in the fall of my senior year of college. I was attending church at the church I grew up in, First Baptist Church, Richardson, and at … Continue reading The Wonderful and Terrible Call of God