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Sunday School Class from Kenwood Baptist Church Celebrates 76 Years

The Homebuilders in 2016

Golden Friends: those are the ones you have had for more than 50 years. While it is rare to have a friend that long, Kenwood Baptist has had members of the same Sunday School class, the Homebuilders, who have remained friends and been committed to each other as couples and families…

After Holy Week: What Now?

“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age’”(Matthew 28:16-20).

What a week of reflection! We have…

Sunday: Jesus is Resurrected from the Dead, the Hope of All Nations

Today is the resurrection Sunday! We greet each other saying “He is risen. He is risen indeed!” with joy and excitement. Easter is the most important day for Christians who believe in His resurrection, but Easter is not only for Christians. If Jesus is risen from the dead, it matters to all people. Tim Keller says, “If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that He said; if He didn't…

Friday: The Lamb of God is Crucified for the Sin of the World

When my sons were younger, we were playing together in the sandbox one afternoon when one of them asked, “Why did Jesus die?” Before I could respond, he answered himself: “Oh yeah. To give blood.” I thought, yes, Jesus, the ultimate blood donor. As we walk through Holy Week and approach the painful events of Good Friday, we see in Matthew 27 the answer to the question, why did Jesus die? He died…

Thursday: Jesus Celebrates the Passover and Institutes the Lord’s Supper

People often talk about “making memories.” What makes something “the perfect moment,” or “just the right time”? A proposal of marriage or the announcement of a pregnancy is often carefully planned and scripted so that the setting and participants highlight the event. And in those moments, we look forward to the beginning of something new and wonderful.

In the story of Holy Week, Jesus was…

Wednesday: Jesus’ Determination for the Cross

After leaving the upper room, Jesus and the remaining 11 disciples made their way across the Kidron Valley to an olive garden known as Gethsemane. It was here that Jesus withdrew to pray to His Father. He asked Peter, James, and John, the three disciples closest to Him, to come with Him. He told the three: “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here and watch with me” (Matthew 26: 38).…

Tuesday: Prophetic Disputation

On Tuesday of Holy Week, we observe Jesus having conversations with Sadducees and Pharisees. Their motivation in engaging Jesus was to test or trap Him. Instead, Jesus used three interactions to demonstrate His complete knowledge of Scripture, the completeness of Scripture, and His complete identity in Scripture.

1. Matthew 22:23-33: Jesus has complete knowledge of Scripture.

The…

Monday: Jesus’ Prophetic Confrontation in the Temple (Matthew 21-22)

Mondays can be hard. Mondays don’t always go the way we hope or expect. On this second day of Holy Week, we experience a quick turn of events. Palm Sunday was parade and party-like. Anticipation of something incredible was palpable. But Monday was not like Sunday.   

On Monday morning, Jesus returned to Jerusalem after spending the night in Bethany. It was about a 1.5 hour walk back to the…

Kenwood's Tutoring Program: A Bright Spot for Deer Park Schools

With many schools being overcrowded and underfunded and parents often working more than one job to survive in the face of inflation, the ripple effects of the pandemic have been magnified. Learning for elementary-aged students is bound to suffer. Particularly hard hit are those students who have additional learning challenges. Currently, there are not enough resources available to many schools to…

Adapting and Preserving: Our Sanctuary's New Ceiling

Sound Cloud: Beautiful and Practical

In a time when many churches are struggling to keep their doors open, Kenwood Baptist Church is undergoing a 4.5 million dollar renovation and expansion project to meet the demands of a 21st-century church that hosts major speaker events, conferences, and a growing population of young families.

Kenwood Baptist Church is about…

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.