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The Sunday sermons from High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese/Drexel area of North Carolina. Dr. Kevin Purcell is our pastor.
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How Touching - Daniel 10 - S03E10

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How Do You Stare Down Temptation to Compromise? Daniel 11 - S03E11
We will all face a moment when someone tries to get us to compromise our faith or commitment. How do we handle that? How do we remain faithful in spite of intense pressure to give up just a little bit of our integrity? We'll look at Daniel 11, part of the most detailed prophecy maybe in all of the Bible. The book of Daniel is full of amazing stories and predictions for the future so follow as we go through it together in this episode of Sermons at High Peak. I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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October 28, 2020
How Touching - Daniel 10 - S03E10
When God touches you it changes you. Here's three ways God touches his servant Daniel and what it means to you. From Daniel 10 the introduction of the last vision of the book of Daniel. The book of Daniel is full of amazing stories and predictions for the future so follow as we go through it together in this episode of Sermons at High Peak. I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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October 14, 2020
Pray Like Your Life Depends On It Because It Does - Daniel 9 - S03E09
Why do we need to feel like our world is falling apart to get serious in prayer? What if we prayed like our lives depended on it all the time? Because it does! This message on the prayer of Daniel in chapter 9 talks about that kind of prayer. The book of Daniel is full of amazing stories and predictions for the future so follow as we go through it together in this episode of Sermons at High Peak. I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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September 28, 2020
Waking Up in Future of Disaster - Daniel 8 S03E08
What if you woke up in the future and the world was falling apart with some tiny country now a world power threatening to destroy the USA? That's the vision Daniel received in chapter 8. Why does God give us prophecy of such disastrous events? The book of Daniel is full of amazing stories and predictions for the future so follow as we go through it together in this episode of Sermons at High Peak. I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
42:39
September 26, 2020
When a Zoo Break Means the End of the Word - Daniel 7 - S03E07
What happens when the beasts get out of their cage? We look at the 4 beasts prophesied in Daniel's vision in chapter 7 and what they mean, who they were and why it matters today. The book of Daniel is full of amazing stories and predictions for the future so follow as we go through it together in this episode of Sermons at High Peak. I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
32:36
September 10, 2020
Hanging with Hungry Lions for God's Honor - Daniel 6 - S03E06
Remember the story of Daniel in the Lions Den? There's so much more to that story that we think about or hear as children. You've got a king who trusts a servant, but his other servants are jealous so they plot against him. There's a servant of God who trusts God so much, he's willing to hang out with hungry lions all night. Finally, you have a God who knows it all and has a plan. Find out more about it in this message from Daniel 6. The book of Daniel is full of amazing stories and predictions for the future so follow as we go through it together in this episode of Sermons at High Peak. I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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August 31, 2020
Play Stupid Games with God, Win Stupid Prizes...Death - Daniel 5 - S03E05
If you play games with God and don't humble yourself before him, then you will find out that there are serious consequences. God doesn't take his glory lightly and King Belshazzar of Babylon learned that the hard way while Daniel learned how God blesses His faithful followers. The book of Daniel is full of amazing stories and predictions for the future so follow as we go through it together in this episode of Sermons at High Peak. I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
45:01
August 27, 2020
Do This If You Don't Want to Live Like Animals - Daniel 4 - S03E04
Do you find yourself wondering how people can live like animals? If you're not careful you might join them. Find out how to avoid such a fate by listening to our 4th sermon on the Book of Daniel. The book of Daniel is full of amazing stories and predictions for the future so follow as we go through it together in this episode of Sermons at High Peak. I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
47:52
August 19, 2020
It's Getting Hot In Here But We're Keeping on Our Clothes - Daniel 3 S03E03
It got a little hot under the color for three young men, but they knew God would be with them in the fiery furnace. Here's the sermon from Daniel 3 in our series through Daniel. Do you have Amazing Faith? We all can if we want to. The book of Daniel is full of amazing stories and predictions for the future so follow as we go through it together in this episode of Sermons at High Peak. I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
46:40
August 14, 2020
Case of the Disturbing Dream - Daniel 2 - S03E02
Ever had such disturbing dream that you couldn't get back to sleep or maybe even were afraid to go back to sleep? The King in Daniel 2 had one of those and asked for the impossible from his advisors, but with God all things are possible. Find out how Daniel was able to help the King and how God helped Daniel in this amazing story in our sermon series on Daniel. The book of Daniel is full of amazing stories and predictions for the future so follow as we go through it together in this episode of Sermons at High Peak. I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
37:25
August 8, 2020
Christians in a Selfie World - Daniel 1 - S03E01
We live in a selfie world and not just in the way we take vacation photos. Look around and everyone's saying, "I gotta do me!" But when we look at the book of Daniel we see a different kind of call. This week I started looking at the book of Daniel. It's full of cool stories, scary visions of the end of time and more importantly a God who wants us. Get started with me in this first miracle about how to gain weight on a vegan diet. I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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August 5, 2020
Christian Response to National Upheaval S02E19
What should Christians do in reaction to the turmoil we see in our country today? What does God say about it and how should we respond? That's what this message talks about from Jeremiah 1. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
40:02
July 6, 2020
How Do We Treat Our Neighbors - S02E18
How do we treat our neighbors? The book of Proverbs talks about the godly way to love one another. We're studying Proverbs in our Sunday School lessons on Wednesday nights. I started the first half of this message on Facebook Live the Wed night before this sermon was preached on Sunday. So you may want to go and listen to that first on our church's Facebook Page. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
35:50
June 30, 2020
How To Have a Full and Meaningful Life - S02E17
How can you find that illusive meaning in life? Proverbs 3 tells us it comes in one thing. Listen to learn more about that. We're studying Proverbs in our Sunday School lessons on Wednesday nights. I started the first half of this message on Facebook Live the Wed night before this sermon was preached on Sunday. So you may want to go and listen to that first on our church's Facebook Page. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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June 24, 2020
How We Get Out of Pain Through God's Power - S02E16
How do you get out of your pain and find some peace, purpose and joy? We talk about that using the nation of Israel as our example. God delivered them out of Egypt and he will deliver you out of your very own Egypt into your very own Exodus to purpose and making a difference and finally promising you your own Eternity. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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June 17, 2020
Church Essential - Part Three - S02E15
With the world blowing up, we see that "The Church is Essential" now more than ever and we see that in Hebrews 10:19-25. This is the third of a three-part series on why the church is essential today. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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June 10, 2020
Church Essential - Part Two - S02E14
There's a big debate about whether the church is essential during the Covid 19 pandemic. The real question is this: is the church essential to you? Listen to this, the second of a three-part sermon series on Hebrews 10:19-25 answering that question. It tells us to HOLD ON! The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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June 3, 2020
Church Essential - Part One - S02E13
There's a big debate about whether the church is essential during the Covid 19 pandemic. The real question is this: is the church essential to you? Listen to this, the first of a three-part sermon series on Hebrews 10:19-22 answering that question. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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May 27, 2020
Turn On Your Headlights, Honk Your Horns - S02E12
This was our first Drive-in Worship Service at High Peak during the pandemic, so the audio's a little off, but the message was hopefully a challenge to let our lights shine before God. We turned on the car headlights to show our praise and honked horns to say amen! And we talked about lighting the world to show the glory of God in our lives. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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April 23, 2020
He's Alive - Easter Sunday at High Peak - S02E11
It was a very different Easter Sunday, but we still hope this service will encourage you because no matter what we face, He's Alive and we're forgiven if we trust in Jesus. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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April 13, 2020
It's Finally Happening: Find Out What in This Message S02E10
It's Time! Think about the anticipation of what's about to come. But what do we see as that anticipated event and how do we live while we wait for it to come? The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
27:47
April 6, 2020
What Can I Do to Help? S02E09
When you feel helpless you want to know, what can I do to help? Action is often not the best response to a crisis. Paul says prayer can help the most so he offers three prayer requests in Ephesians 1:15-19 for the people in Ephesus dealing with a lot. We're going through a lot right now, so here's what God wants us to know through the Holy Spirit. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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March 31, 2020
When Will This All Be Over? - S02E08
We face unprecedented change to our everyday lives in light of a crisis almost no one foresaw. A month into this crisis in the US or many months in for international people in some countries, many people want to know, "When will this all be over?" We don't know but we do not have to live on without any answers. In this message we try to see what God does tell us and how we can trust him in times like these. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
32:48
March 24, 2020
Why Is God Letting the American Church Grow Weaker - S0207
The world seems to revolve around me but because of that, our culture is falling apart. Where is the church in stopping this decline? Why is God letting his church grow weaker in America? We look at that from Ezekiel 36 in this sermon in our series through the book of Ezekiel. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
28:40
March 19, 2020
Keep Your Head While World Losing Their Minds S02E06 - Response to Coronavirus
On a unique Sunday when churches all over the country cancelled their worship services as a precautionary measure against infecting people with the Coronavirus, we decided to offer hope. Our service streamed live to Facebook as it always does (see the link below). Here's the service along with the pastor's sermon - "How to Keep Your Head While the World's Losing Their Minds" from various passages that offer hope of a peace that surpasses all understanding when we trust God, seek his wisdom and do the right thing. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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March 16, 2020
Is God a Narcissist? S02E05
God protects his good name, but not for the reasons you might think. Listen to this message from Ezekiel 36:16-38 to learn why he does so and how he does this in such a way that it can benefit believers who are willing to follow Him. This comes as part of our sermon series through the book of Ezekiel. The message on Ezekiel 36:1-15 didn't survive the technical process of recording so you'll notice a jump from chapter 35 to this passage. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
47:38
February 11, 2020
Leaders Who Disappoint and How God Handles It - S02E04
What do you do when a leader disappoints you? Lash out in anger or quit/leave/run away? What if that person is your pastor, the President of the United States or some business? We've all been disappointed, but God dealt with disappointing leaders in the time of Ezekiel. In this message we look at how God will work on our behalf when people disappoint us and they have some kind of power or influence over us. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
40:38
January 28, 2020
Will You Get Out of the Fire OK?
If there was a fire in a public place, would you just run for the door not worrying about who you knock over on the way? Would you try to help others get out with you? Would you make sure everyone was out safe first, then leave? Too many Christians live their life focused on getting themselves out of the fire OK. Ezekiel warned us that not sounding the alarm for a world headed to danger was selfish and God will hold us responsible for our failure to help people find safety. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
40:50
January 25, 2020
Why Does God Warn People Who Won't Repent?
Would you bother to tell someone about coming danger if you knew they would ignore your warnings? Wonder why God bothers to do just that? We look at the book Ezekiel again in chapter 33 to see why he bothers. Hint: God loves people! The message is from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
46:41
January 22, 2020
How to Know God's Will
Would you like a full-proof method of learning God's will for your life? This sermon will help you learn how to find God's will. But it's not what your thinking. Find out what you'll have to do to discover it by listening to the first sermon of 2020 from our pastor. The message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
33:48
January 14, 2020
Give God a Gift for Christmas S01E32
As Christmas comes to an end, did you get everything you want? Did you remember that we celebrate Jesus' birth? It's time to give him a gift. This message asks what you can give Jesus for the end of this year and the beginning of a new year in 2020. That's this last week's message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
40:17
January 13, 2020
Waiting for God to Work: Stories of Christmas - S01E31
Sometimes we have to wait for God to work. Simeon knew this as he waited to see the Messiah. This sermon has his story interwoven with a modern fictional story of an elderly man waiting to be with his family for Christmas. This heartfelt story will inspire you to trust the Lord no matter your situation. That's this last week's message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
48:05
January 10, 2020
Do You Believe in Santa Clause - S01E30
I still believe in Santa Claus. Do you? Here's why. I presented the case in this message from our Christmas season at High Peak. That's this last week's message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
39:42
January 8, 2020
Ever Wish You Were Someone Else - S01E29
Do you ever wish you were born someone else? Maybe somewhere else or at a different time? In Philippians 2:5-11 Paul describes Jesus and this message tells us that based on the first century how we respond to Jesus when we worship him as the incarnation of God. This was part of our Christmas season at High Peak Baptist Church. That's this last week's message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
38:33
January 6, 2020
Every Nation Praises the Lord in Heaven - S01E28
In Southern Baptist Churches we celebrate International Missions during December with a special offering in honor a great missionary to China named Lottie Moon. This message was for our kick off Sunday for that emphasis and came from the theme verse for this year's SBC focus in Revelation 7:9. It's a vision of every nation, tribe, language and people praising the Lord. We can be part of making that vision a reality as we support missions. That's this last week's message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
37:05
December 6, 2019
His Mercy Endures Forever - S01E27
When a problem arises in our lives we respond from one end of the spectrum to another. From annoyance and anger on one end to peaceful trust or faith in God. At which end do you spend most of your response time? We talk about that from Psalm 136 which includes the repeated refrain, "His mercy endures forever." That's this last week's message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
42:59
December 3, 2019
5 Excellent Excuses to Not Service God - S01E26
Do you really not want to serve God but can't come up with a good excuse to give Him? I've got 5 of them from the story of Moses' call to become the deliver of Israel from Egypt. These are guaranteed to give you an out so you don't have to serve the Lord. That's this last week's message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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November 12, 2019
Costume Christianity - S01E25
We celebrated Halloween on October 31 and everyone dressed in some great costumes at our annual Trunk or Treat. We put on a costume as human beings and sometimes it masks who we really are, but God wants us to put on his costume of Christlikeness. That was the message this week at High Peak from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
32:54
November 5, 2019
By My Spirit - S01E24
We can succeed if we rely on the Spirit of God instead of our own strength. That's what Zechariah 4:6 tells us. That's what this message is about in this week's Sermon at High Peak from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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October 29, 2019
Childlike Faith - S01E23
Remember that old Lifesavers commercial where a daughter sits with her father watching the sun go down. He says, "Going. Going. Gone!" And the sun disappears under the horizon. She's amazed and whispers, "Do it again daddy!" Children trust so simply and completely. Jesus calls us to have a childlike faith and that's what this message is about in this week's Sermon at High Peak from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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October 22, 2019
Mount Rushmore of How to Treat People - S01E22
People sometimes rank things by saying, "Wha's the Mount Rushmore of dog breeds" or of "classic cars." What they are asking is what are the four best things in that category. So what would you put on the Mount Rushmore of how to treat people? We look at Micah 6:8 and John 15:13 to find the answer to that question in this week's Sermon at High Peak from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
23:50
October 15, 2019
Betrayal of Jesus at Last Supper - S01E21
We celebrated the Lord's Supper on the last Sunday of September at High Peak Baptist Church, so I took a look at the events surrounding the Last Supper. Jesus predicted His own betrayal by both Judas and Peter. We betray Jesus every time we sin, which requires us to repeatedly go back to the cross and Remember, Repent and Renew our commitment to Jesus. That was the heart of this message from our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell.  Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
26:47
October 1, 2019
GROW Part 4 - Growing in Christ - S01E20
Our final sermon in the GROW series puts all the parts together to kind of summarizes the concept of growing in Christ. The series covers how Christians Grow Together by our pastor Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. The first part was W for Worship. Then we looked at the R of Grow for Reporting the Good News. Last week we saw how disciples live Other-focused lives using the O in Grow. This last one finished it out with the G for Growing. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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September 30, 2019
GROW Part 3 - Other Focused Living - S01E19
The third sermon in our series on GROW, taking the letters of that term to form an acrostic. This message uses the O for Other-focused Living. We talk about how Christ lived his life and died for others self sacrificially. We are called to follow that example as well. The others sermons in the series included W for Worship and R for Reporting the Good News. The series covers how Christians Grow Together in Worship in this sermon by our pastor Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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September 26, 2019
GROW Part 2 - Reporting the Good News - S01E18
We continued our sermon series entitled "GROW" using that word as an acrostic. We started with the W for Worship last week and this second part discusses Reporting the Good News of the Gospel. The series covers how Christians Grow Together in Worship in this sermon by our pastor Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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September 16, 2019
GROW Part 1 - Worship Together - S01E17
We started a new sermon series entitled "GROW" using that word as an acrostic. We started with the W for Worship as we looked at how Christians Grow Together in Worship in this sermon by our pastor Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
34:57
September 12, 2019
When We All Get to Heaven
The great old hymn When We All Get to Heaven gives us hope to believe that this is not the end of life, even if our life ends. Why do we get so excited about heaven in our older years and why should younger believers not fear death so much? We answer that as we look at John 14, where Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place for you..." in this sermon by our pastor Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
42:49
August 30, 2019
Casting Shadows of God's Glory or How to Make a Difference
Do you make a difference? Do you want to make a difference. The best way is to let God's glory shine on you and cast a long shadow that will outlive you. That's what this message from Ephesians 3:20 by our pastor Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 
38:47
August 19, 2019
"Do What You Love and You'll Never Work" is a LIE!
This is the fourth part of our sermon series entitled "Pots of Gold" based on the idea that at the end of the rainbow their's supposed to be a pot of gold. People might look for these elusive things in their lives to fulfill them, but on Jesus can do that. The fourth message, focusing on 1 John 2:15-17, talked about how we seek Comfort over service. We want to achieve comfort and eschew all suffering, even if that suffering can benefit other people, like Jesus' suffering on the cross benefits us.. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.   
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August 14, 2019
Seeking Pots of God - Approval
 This is the third part of our sermon series entitled "Pots of Gold" based on the idea that at the end of the rainbow their's supposed to be a pot of gold. People might look for these elusive things in their lives to fulfill them, but on Jesus can do that. The third message, focusing on Proverbs 29:25-26 and Galatians 1:10 talked about how we seek Approval of people over God's approval. That's a trap, but God will free us if we trust him and seek his pleasure alone. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 
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August 12, 2019
Seeking Pots of Gold - Fortune
 This is the second part of our sermon series entitled "Pots of Gold" based on the idea that at the end of the rainbow their's supposed to be a pot of gold. People might look for these elusive things in their lives to fulfill them, but on Jesus can do that. The second message, focusing on Luke 12:22-34 talked about how we seek Fortune. Instead we can trust God to provide for our needs while we focus instead of building his kingdom. He'll also secure our eternal rewards if we trust him with our lives. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 
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August 8, 2019
Seeking Pots of God - Fame
We started a new sermon series entitled "Pots of Gold" based on the idea that at the end of the rainbow their's supposed to be a pot of gold. People might look for these elusive things in their lives to fulfill them, but on Jesus can do that. The first message, focusing on John 3:30 and 1 Chronicles 14:16-17 talked about how we seek Fame, not worldwide fame, but notoriety in our own spheres of influence. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 
40:32
August 5, 2019
Green Eggs and Ham - VBS Follow Up Message
We did a Dr. Seuss theme for our 2019 Vacation Bible School. I teach an adult class and each night I took one of Dr. Seuss's best books and used it as a theme for that night's study, so naturally, I preached the Sunday after VBS using Green Eggs and Ham as my theme. The sermon focused on how God is like the Francis Thompson poem says, a Hound of Heaven. Psalm 34:87 served as the key passage for this message.    Psalm 34:8, CSB Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the person who takes refuge in him! Take the Lord for a Taste Test! See that the Lord is Worth Your Investment - give him your resources and more importantly your life. See that the Lord is Good! Yes He Is!  Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 
31:31
August 1, 2019
The Family Car - Father's Day Message
On Father's Day 2019 we looked at the Family and compared it to the family car. Ephesians 5:33 served as the primary scripture passage for the message. Here are the main ideas from the message... Unless You're Rich, You Have to Keep Making the Payments - keep loving your family all the time. A Car Is Never Just a Car - a family is more than just a collection of people and we need to cultivate our love for them by actively loving them. Big Ones in Front and Little Ones in the Back - Parents and Children have a God ordained role.  Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 
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July 29, 2019
One Strange Parable - The Wedding Feast
The sermon this week covers one of the strangest parables in the Gospels. Listen to find out why I say that. It comes from Matthew 22:1-14.  Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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July 26, 2019
Mothers Day 2019
On Mother's Day 2019, instead of focusing on honoring mothers or guilting moms into doing better, we looked at the way mothers and parents or grandparents can help reach their family members for Jesus. The message went like this... We can win wayward family members (Matthew 18:15-17) We must earn the right to speak (Luke 19:10; Romans 5:8; 2 Timothy 4:2a) We should accept the call to speak When we speak, trust the Lord to speak through your words (Luke 21:15-18) In the message I played a testimony from an amazing man named Nick Vujcich (pronounced VOYCHICK) from Youtube. Go check it out. Please check out our church on the web, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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June 8, 2019
Marks of Maturity
This message on Romans 15:14 talks about the Marks of Maturity for a Believer. The outline is as follows: Filled with All Knowledge - Spiritually mature believers have an extensive Biblical knowledge. Able to Instruct One Another - Spiritually mature believers can teach other people either formally as a preacher or teacher or informally a friend, parent or witness. Full of Goodness - Spiritually mature believers can live out the knowledge they've received from the Bible so as to show Christ to their neighbors, friends and family.
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June 6, 2019
Making Disciples
We are all called to make disciples. That's the subject of this sermon from April 28, 2019 on Sermons at High Peak.
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June 3, 2019
Easter Sunday - 7 Last Words of Christ on the Cross
Traditionally, the seven statements by Jesus Christ as he hung on the cross carries the Gospel message. I shared these statements in this message preached on Easter Sunday at High Peak. Here's my outline: The 7 Last Statements or "Last words of Christ" include the following: 1. Words of Selflessness - John 19:26-27 2. Words of Suffering - John 19:29-29 3. Words of Mercy - Luke 23:34 4. Words of Salvation - Luke 23:39-43 5. Words of Abandonment - Mark 15:34-36 6. Words of Completion - John 19:30a 7. Words of Confidence - Luke 23:44-46 If you need anything or want to talk about this message, please email me at pastor@highpeakchurch.com Search for us on social media @highpeakchurch - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Internet.
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May 30, 2019
Meaning of the Lord's Supper
Every year at High Peak we celebrate the Lord's Supper on Palm Sunday. This year I shared a message from 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. The message shared six meanings of the Lord's Supper.
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May 20, 2019
Horrors of Abortion and Hope for Victims - Part Two
Part two of the sermon Horrors of Abortion comes with the second reason abortion is always wrong. However, it ends with hope for those who fell victim to the lie that abortion is a good choice for mothers who don't want their child. This is a sermon from High Peak Baptist Church and Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, our pastor. Find us online at www.HighPeakChurch.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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May 16, 2019
Horror of Abortion and Hope for You Part One
On April 7, 2019 our church hosted the director of our local Pregnancy Care Center in Burke County. So I decided to talk about he horror of abortion. In this first part we talk about the first reason that abortion is a horrific choice. But make sure you listen to part two coming out soon. It gives hope to anyone who has been a victim of the horrible abortion industry in America. This is a production of High Peak Baptist Church and a sermon by our pastor, Dr. Kevin A. Purcell. Find us at www.highpeakchurch.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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May 13, 2019
Introduction to Sermons at High Peak Baptist Church
An introduction to our new sermons podcast. Hear about what the podcast is all about from our pastor, Dr. Kevin Purcell.
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May 13, 2019