Baptist Church in Waterbury Connecticut

Finding Joy: Amidst Trials – 1 Peter 1:6-9

No one enjoys being around miserable people. Unfortunately, way too many professing Christians display misery, anger, and bitterness over the circumstances that overtake them, rather than the joy they should have as children of God. Salvation’s joy is not some brief shallow circumstantial emotion, but rather it is something permanent and profound. Mere happiness comes […]

Trial’s Along The Way – 1 Peter 1:1-5

First Peter is considered a Wilderness Epistle.  It pictures believers as journeying on from the time of salvation to our inheritance in heaven or from the cross to Glory. Peter wrote to encourage his brethren (Hebrew-Christians who were scattered through-out the world) to continue trusting Christ, even in the midst of suffering. A key verse […]

The Mystery of God’s Will

We all sense there is the lack of peace and security in this world.  I know this because everyone locks their house when they go out.  In the parking lot, we all lock our cars.  When parents go to the store they keep a close watch on their children.  Few children are left to run […]

Commercial-Political Babylon

Revelation 17 and 18 describe the rise and fall of Mystery Babylon.  A gap in time appears between these two chapters.  Revelation 17 describes the great harlot deceiving and uniting the world with her seductive idolatries.  However, the world leaders destroy her and give their allegiance and collective power to the Antichrist. In Revelation 18, […]

Mystery Babylon

The world is changing at an alarming rate, especially in terms of knowledge.  A man by the name of Buckminster Fuller created the “Knowledge Doubling Curve.” He noticed that by the year 1900 AD, human knowledge had doubled every century. However, by the end of World War II he noted human knowledge was doubling every […]

Honoring Our Parents

It is very clear from the Old and New Testament that God demands our respect towards our parents.  Ultimately God placed the responsibility of children into the hands of parents and the parents are to be respected as God’s appointed stewards over their lives. Within the 5th commandment we find the key to loving God […]

The Regathering of Israel

There are many items in life we regard as impossible to restore, such as marriages that reach a point of no return; love that turns to hate, and so much more. Such was the mindset of Israel.  As far as they were concerned their nation was dead.  It was all over.  They were defeated by […]

The Mystery of Israel’s Blindness

Spiritual blindness is a serious issue.  If not faced, it can lead to death:  that is, an eternal separation from God in the Lake of Fire.  In the case of our passage, it is a judicial punishment brought upon a people for living in disobedient unbelief.  Though our passage references Israel’s hardening, our text also […]

The Mystery of the Rapture

This message will look at the mystery of the rapture.  It is called a mystery in 1 Corinthians 15:51-58. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and […]