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Reflections on Preaching in the Life of the Church

What role does preaching play in the life of the church? It would probably be best to define what we mean by preaching—the heralding of good news, the proclamation of the gospel, the sharing of the inspired Word of God. This preaching should be expository, meaning the point of the sermon is the point of the passage or the point of the passage is the point of the se...

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"The Explicit Gospel" - Begins Dec 1

We're excited to announce our next Sermon Series titled "The Explicit Gospel". Even if you go to church, it doesn’t mean that you are being exposed (or exposing others) to the gospel explicitly. Sure, most people talk about Jesus, and about being good and avoiding bad, but the gospel message simply isn’t there—at least not in its specificity and its fu...

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How does God supply all of our needs?

"And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:19 How does God supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory? Is it automatic? Is this a high octane prosperity text? Let's consider for a moment. Physical need is in view. We can't spiritualize this. While it's true that our greatest need is Go...

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Still Excited About Philippians

Although, the sermon series on Philippians is over I found myself, my wife, and another family from HRF discussing the meaning of the letter over dinner yesterday evening. It was truly a time of "encouragement in Christ" (Philippians 2:1). A few weeks ago I posted, "why I was excited about the letter to the Philippians serving as the text for preaching in our Sunday morn...

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The Christian Pilgrim

One of my favorite sermons from Jonathan Edwards is "The Christian Pilgrim" which he preached in 1733. Here are four conclusions that Edwards ends his sermon with from Hebrews 11:13-14:...

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God Uses Imperfect People

On May 5, 2013, Charles Shannon, a resident of Hampton Roads Fellowship, graduated with a Masters of Biblical Studies. He is continuing his education at VBTS and pursuing a Master of Divinity....

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Why I Am Excited About The Book of Philippians

A few reasons why I am excited about HRF's study of the book of Philippians: The plurality of teachers preaching the Gospel through the book of Philippians. These various different individuals who work together through the text of Philippians brings a fresh appeal to this letter by Paul to the Philippian church. There a different voices even different styles that all br...

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Thank You! Launch Day 2013

It is with great joy that I send this update out to all of our prayer partners and donors. This past Sunday, Hampton Roads Fellowship officially launched public worship services in the Hampton Roads area. It is with great joy that I send this update out to all of our prayer partners and donors....

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You're Invited - HRF Launches Sept 22

We are glad to announce that Hampton Roads Fellowship will launch public services on September 22, 2013 at 11am at 604 Hilton Blvd, Newport News, VA 23605....

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2013 Legacy Conference Recap

Nine launch team members of Hampton Roads Fellowship had the privilege to serve at the 7th Annual Legacy Conference held in Chicago, IL July 24th through 27th. They were met with astounding teaching that brought together spiritual and practical aspects of life to prepare them to be disciples equipped to make disciples....

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