Sermons

In the Protestant tradition, the spoken word has always been an important piece of the worship experience and of the way in which we can look more deeply at scriptural texts and stories of our faith and learn from them and about them. At First Baptist Church in Beverly, we share in this Protestant tradition of preaching the spoken word to share a word of challenge, a word of hope, a word of wonder, a word of love, a word of justice, a word of peace. Sermons at First Baptist Church in Beverly strive to connect our faith with the world around us, to help us answer theologian Gordon Kaufman’s central question: “How are we to live?”

Sermons are most often preached by one of the three ordained clergy who serve the church, complemented by special guest preachers and lay preachers from the church family at some services throughout the year.