Category Archives: Church

How to Prepare for Sunday, 1/21/18

This Sunday at Poquoson Baptist Church I’m beginning a two-part sermon series on the twin evils of abortion and racism. This Sunday is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and I’ll be preaching on The Racist Roots of Abortion from Exodus 1. Check out … Continue reading

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Why Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is Risky

For the past several decades, many churches in America have set aside a Sunday in January to commemorate a horrible anniversary: the Roe v. Wade decision declaring a constitutional right to abortion on demand. Since the Supreme Court decided the … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Sunday, 1/14/18

This Sunday at Poquoson Baptist Church I will be sharing a vision sermon for the year based on 2 Timothy 2:1-7. Although it’s typical to think of a vision sermon being all about how a church will change, I think … Continue reading

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Why Preach a Vision Sermon?

There’s nothing magical about a new year. Perhaps one of the greatest reasons most New Year’s resolutions fail is that so many people assume a new year means a new you. Nothing could be further from the truth. On January … Continue reading

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What to Expect on Harvest Day

On October 1, 2017, Poquoson Baptist Church will be celebrating a special day of renewed commitment to Christ and His church. General Overview We believe the Bible teaches that a local church is the most important organization in the world. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Harvest Day 2017

On October 1, 2017, Poquoson Baptist Church will be celebrating a special day of renewed commitment to Christ and His church. The following is excerpted from our congregational strategy to cultivate meaningful membership. General Overview We believe the Bible teaches … Continue reading

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Ask The Pastor: What Do You Believe About Excommunication?

Do you believe in excommunicating people? For example, if a gay or transgender person attends our church, but refuses to change his ways. He participates in all activities, but believes he doing nothing wrong even after the loving and gentle rebuking … Continue reading

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Ask the Pastor: What’s a Members’ Meeting?

  What’s a Members’ Meeting like at Poquoson Baptist Church?  Great question! One of my favorite times as a pastor is gathering with our church membership for a monthly Members’ Meeting. We used to call these meetings “Business Meetings,” but … Continue reading

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Character Matters for Church Musicians

Worship Wars was Pastor Hopson’s recent teaching series on Wednesday nights at Poquoson Baptist Church. Click here to listen to the recordings. The following is part 25 in a series of articles based on the Worship Wars series. Character Matters for Church Musicians … Continue reading

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Music and Local Church Leadership

Worship Wars was Pastor Hopson’s recent teaching series on Wednesday nights at Poquoson Baptist Church. Click here to listen to the recordings. The following is part 24 in a series of articles based on the Worship Wars series. Music and Local Church Leadership … Continue reading

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