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.


Christian Response to National Upheaval S02E19
Jul 6 • 40 min
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…
How Do We Treat Our Neighbors - S02E18
Jun 30 • 35 min
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…
How To Have a Full and Meaningful Life - S02E17
Jun 24 • 36 min
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…
How We Get Out of Pain Through God’s Power - S02E16
Jun 17 • 32 min
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…
Church Essential - Part Three - S02E15
Jun 10 • 31 min
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.…
Church Essential - Part Two - S02E14
Jun 3 • 27 min
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…
Church Essential - Part One - S02E13
May 27 • 35 min
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…
Turn On Your Headlights, Honk Your Horns - S02E12
Apr 23 • 21 min
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…
He’s Alive - Easter Sunday at High Peak - S02E11
Apr 13 • 29 min
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…
It’s Finally Happening: Find Out What in This Message S02E10
Apr 6 • 27 min
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…
What Can I Do to Help? S02E09
Mar 31 • 32 min
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.…
When Will This All Be Over? - S02E08
Mar 24 • 32 min
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…
Why Is God Letting the American Church Grow Weaker - S0207
Mar 19 • 28 min
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…
Keep Your Head While World Losing Their Minds S02E06 - Response to Coronavirus
Mar 16 • 32 min
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…
Is God a Narcissist? S02E05
Feb 11 • 47 min
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…
Leaders Who Disappoint and How God Handles It - S02E04
Jan 28 • 40 min
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…
Will You Get Out of the Fire OK?
Jan 25 • 40 min
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…
Why Does God Warn People Who Won’t Repent?
Jan 22 • 46 min
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…
How to Know God’s Will
Jan 14 • 33 min
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…
Give God a Gift for Christmas S01E32
Jan 13 • 40 min
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.…
Waiting for God to Work: Stories of Christmas - S01E31
Jan 10 • 48 min
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…
Do You Believe in Santa Clause - S01E30
Jan 8 • 39 min
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,…
Ever Wish You Were Someone Else - S01E29
Jan 6 • 38 min
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…
Every Nation Praises the Lord in Heaven - S01E28
Dec 6, 2019 • 37 min
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…
His Mercy Endures Forever - S01E27
Dec 3, 2019 • 42 min
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…
5 Excellent Excuses to Not Service God - S01E26
Nov 12, 2019 • 39 min
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.…
Costume Christianity - S01E25
Nov 5, 2019 • 32 min
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…
By My Spirit - S01E24
Oct 29, 2019 • 39 min
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…
Childlike Faith - S01E23
Oct 22, 2019 • 32 min
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…
Mount Rushmore of How to Treat People - S01E22
Oct 15, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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. —- Send in a voice message:…
Mothers Day 2019
Jun 8, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-peak/message
Easter Sunday - 7 Last Words of Christ on the Cross
May 30, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-peak/message
Horrors of Abortion and Hope for Victims - Part Two
May 16, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 1 min
An introduction to our new sermons podcast. Hear about what the podcast is all about from our pastor, Dr. Kevin Purcell. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-peak/message