Sermons at High Peak

Sermons at High Peak

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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.


Mount Rushmore of How to Treat People - S01E22
Oct 15 • 23 min
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…
Betrayal of Jesus at Last Supper - S01E21
Oct 1 • 26 min
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…
GROW Part 4 - Growing in Christ - S01E20
Sep 30 • 42 min
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…
GROW Part 3 - Other Focused Living - S01E19
Sep 26 • 32 min
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…
GROW Part 2 - Reporting the Good News - S01E18
Sep 16 • 32 min
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…
GROW Part 1 - Worship Together - S01E17
Sep 12 • 34 min
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…
When We All Get to Heaven
Aug 30 • 42 min
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…
Casting Shadows of God’s Glory or How to Make a Difference
Aug 19 • 38 min
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…
“Do What You Love and You’ll Never Work” is a LIE!
Aug 14 • 30 min
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…
Seeking Pots of God - Approval
Aug 12 • 33 min
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.…
Seeking Pots of Gold - Fortune
Aug 8 • 42 min
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…
Seeking Pots of God - Fame
Aug 5 • 40 min
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…
Green Eggs and Ham - VBS Follow Up Message
Aug 1 • 31 min
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…
The Family Car - Father’s Day Message
Jul 29 • 26 min
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 -…
One Strange Parable - The Wedding Feast
Jul 26 • 36 min
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.
Mothers Day 2019
Jun 8 • 33 min
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…
Marks of Maturity
Jun 6 • 28 min
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…
Making Disciples
Jun 3 • 27 min
We are all called to make disciples. That’s the subject of this sermon from April 28, 2019 on Sermons at High Peak.
Easter Sunday - 7 Last Words of Christ on the Cross
May 30 • 29 min
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”…
Meaning of the Lord’s Supper
May 20 • 29 min
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.
Horrors of Abortion and Hope for Victims - Part Two
May 16 • 15 min
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…
Horror of Abortion and Hope for You Part One
May 13 • 11 min
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…
Introduction to Sermons at High Peak Baptist Church
May 13 • 1 min
An introduction to our new sermons podcast. Hear about what the podcast is all about from our pastor, Dr. Kevin Purcell.