Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #16

Yup, it’s Two-fer-Tuesday, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas.

First, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, preaching about the miracle of Jesus’ birth. We’re purposely several weeks behind Northern Hill’s sermon uploads to YouTube, so this sermon has a belated Christmas theme.

Next, Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City preaches about something many believers talk about, but may have a hard time putting into practice; waiting on the Lord and His will and not jumping ahead according to our own feeble will.

Pastor Roger Copeland – Miracle of the Manger

 

Pastor Cody Andrews – Waiting on the Lord

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #15

Yes, it’s Two-fer-Tuesday, my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas.

First, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, preaching on What a Name!, the magnificent name and titles of Jesus Christ.

Next, we have Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City asking the listener if they’re right with God and ready to face the future? Jesus is the answer!

Pastor Roger Copeland – What a Name!

 

Pastor Cody Andrews – Are You Ready?

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #14

It’s Two-fer-Tuesday, my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas.

First, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, preaching on Joseph, the stepfather of Jesus. Joseph is an example of obedience and faithfulness to the Lord despite some VERY difficult and trying circumstances. We’re purposely a few weeks behind Northern Hill’s sermon uploads to YouTube, so this and the next couple of sermons will have a belated Christmas theme.

Next, Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City preaches about trusting in the Lord in ALL circumstances: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6.

Pastor Roger Copeland – Characters of Christmas: Joseph

 

Pastor Cody Andrews – In All Your Ways

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #13

It’s Two-fer-Tuesday, my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas.

First, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, preaching on the eternal priesthood of Jesus Christ. There is no need for priests today and no need for sacrifice for sin. Jesus Christ offered the perfect, once-for-all-time sacrifice for sin on the cross at Cavalry. He now offers the free gift of eternal life to all those who repent of their sin and accept Him as Savior by faith alone.

Note: From the 17:30 mark until the 26:00 mark, Pastor Copeland speaks about tithing and strongly admonishes his congregation to tithe (i.e., contribute 10% of their gross income to the church). Christians who love the Lord and seek to obey His Word have different views on tithing. The only passage in the New Testament that directly addresses giving is 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”). For a contextual view on Old Testament tithing, see an excellent article from Pastor John MacArthur here.

Next, Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City preaches about how Christians should be praying for each other as a community; as brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Pastor Roger Copeland – The Eternal Priesthood of Christ

 

Pastor Cody Andrews – Pray for the Community

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #12

Yes, it’s two-fer-Tuesday my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas.

First, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, preaching about Jesus Christ being the Anchor of our lives. Friend, if you aren’t trusting in Jesus Christ as your Savior by faith alone, you have NO anchor in this crazy world and NO hope for the future.

Speaking of crazy, the world is still recovering from Christmas commercialism-mania, but in the second message, Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City preaches about the real reason why Jesus Christ came to this world (and it wasn’t to inspire Christmas romance soap opera dramas on the Hallmark Channel).

Pastor Roger Copeland – The Anchor Holds

 

Pastor Cody Andrews – Christmas Message – From the Cradle to the Cross

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #11

Yes, it’s Two-fer-Tuesday, my friends, which normally means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. However, brother Wally came down with a case of kidney stones two Sundays ago, and wasn’t able to record the sermon at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church, so we’re doing some timely improvising.

First off, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, speaking about standing on God’s promises. I am so grateful that we can stand upon the unmovable, unshakable promises of our God! Life’s circumstances can get pretty discouraging and even dire at times, but we have a mighty Rock who is perfectly dependable!

Next, we have a Christmas Cantata, parts one and two, by the choir of the Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City that was presented this past Sunday.

Pastor Roger Copeland – Standing on the Promises

 

Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church Choir – Christmas Cantata, Parts 1 & 2

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #10

Huh? Is it Tuesday already? Yes, it’s definitely “Two-sday,” my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. Er, well, actually there’s only one sermon today due to circumstances detailed below.

In our one and only sermon we have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, preaching about the sorry blight of backslidden believers. Boy, do I know about being backslidden. I could write a book! But squawking on and on about my stupidity years ago wouldn’t edify anybody. Thank you, Lord, for your patience, forgiveness, and mercy!

This week, there’s no sermon from Pastor Cody Andrews because brother Wally informed me there was a guest speaker at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City a couple of Sundays ago.

Pastor Roger Copeland – Blight of Backslidden Believers

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #9

It’s Tuesday, my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas.

First, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, speaking about the cost of Christianity. Yes, salvation is an entirely free gift by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. But many people disingenuously say a salvation prayer and then live like the devil because there was no genuine repentance; turning from sinful rebellion against God to Jesus Christ. Brother Copeland presents a humorous but effective analogy:

[Beginning at the 7:58 mark] “I could go on the Major League Baseball website today. I could click on the St. Louis Cardinals. I could buy me a Cardinals jersey and for a little over two-hundred dollars, I can get a jersey that’s got my name on the back of it. And don’t think I haven’t thought about it. [laughter] I’m just saying I could do it. And I could strut around in that Cardinals jersey, with my name on the back of it. But there ain’t nobody here that believes that I played for the St. Louis Cardinals. I can be associated with them, but that doesn’t mean that I’m on the team.”

Next, Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City preaches about our perfectly dependable and trustworthy God. Amen, brother! I’m so grateful we can ALWAYS count on our God!

Pastor Roger Copeland – The Cost of Christianity

 

Pastor Cody Andrews – A God We Can Count On

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #8

It’s Tuesday, which normally means we would have a couple of sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. Regrettably, there isn’t a sermon from Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana this week because the church hasn’t uploaded any sermons to YouTube in four weeks. Somebody at Northern Hills is asleep at the switch! However, we do have Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City preaching about giving thanks to God for all of His many blessings. Thanks for the upload, Wally!

Pastor Cody Andrews – Thanks Be to God

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #7

It’s Tuesday, my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. First, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, exhorting husbands and fathers and wives and mothers to take a stand for Jesus Christ in their homes.

Qualifier: At the 3:18 mark of the video, brother Copeland regrettably quotes G.K. Chesterton and cites him as a “great Christian.” Chesterton (1874-1936) was actually a devout Roman Catholic who was committed to propagating Rome’s false gospel of salvation by sacramental grace and merit. I’m guessing that in his sermon preparation, Pastor Copeland grabbed the Bartlett’s from his bookshelf and selected Chesterton’s quote without realizing who he actually was. I did send off an email to Pastor Copeland to make him aware of the issue. 

Next is a sermon by Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City that expounds on the glorious truth that our Savior, Jesus Christ, is risen and He lives! ♬ …Because He lives I can face tomorrow… ♬… Because He lives, all fear is gone… ♬

Pastor Roger Copeland – Me and My House

 

Pastor Cody Andrews – Because He Lives