Pastor's Video Message

5/2/2021 "Testimonies of Faith"

Charlotte Layne, a long time member of Fork Union Baptist Church, is our first guest speaker today, she explains how she lost religion and found faith. 

Scott Thacker our second guest, speaks about his salvation experience.  For many years he was willing to serve as long as he wasn't challenged too much and was comfortable in what he was doing.  He reveals what is needed to take that "next step" in becoming a Christ follower.

4/4/25/2021 - Matthew 13: 31-32

"The Growth and Greatness of Christianity"

Have you chosen to take refuge in Christ?  Listen to Pastor Anthony's sermon on the Parable of the Mustard Seed.  In these passages, Jesus shows us how Christianity can grow from something as small as a tiny mustard seed into a tree in which birds can come and rest and make nests in it's branches.

You can view additional video messages below:
  • 4/18/2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 13: 24-30 - "Focused or Distracted?" - In these passages, Jesus tells the Parable of the Weeds, Jesus is describing the kingdom of God.  He is sowing gospel seeds throughout the world and raising up Christians. But at the same time, the enemy is in the world spreading counterfeit seed. In its immature state, it isn't always simple to discern the differences between those who belong to the kingdom and those who do not.  We must remember to not let the weeds distract us from what God has for us in the field.

  • 4/4/2021 Service & Sermon - John 20: 1-18  "Seeing Jesus" - Happy Resurrection Day!!!  Jesus is alive and seated on the throne!!  Pastor Anthony's sermon looks at the resurrection through the eyes of Mary Magdalene.

  • 3/28/2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 13: 10-17 "Why Parables?" - In these verses by Matthew, the apostles ask Jesus why He teaches in parables.  Pastor Anthony helps us to understand the meaning behind this method of Jesus' teachings.

  • 3/21/2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 12: 46-50 - "Family Matters" - 
    Pastor Anthony speaks to us today and points out the biggest pressure a Christ follower can experience is from family.  Family is one of the biggest blessings given to us from God and they can also be the most distracting and aggravating things on earth.  Listen to this sermon to see how Jesus differentiated between His biological and spiritual families.

  • 3/14/2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 12: 38-45 - "An Evil Generation Be Like..." - Pastor Anthony today points out that these passages are directed towards an evil generation that 1. Demands a miraculous sign that Jesus is the Son of God, 2. Refuses to repent, 3. Refuses to seek God's wisdom and 4. Follows a false religion.  We must realize that the only way to defeat sin is through Christ Jesus.

  • 3/7/2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 12: 22-37 - God wants to heal, the devil wants to devour us.  In reading through these passages, Pastor Anthony helps us to see that Jesus healed through the power of God and that we need to follow Jesus Christ instead of what we are used to following.  Jesus tells us that satan has a kingdom here on earth, that he is powerful and actively trying to devour us and that God's power is better and bigger than satan's power.  The Holy Spirit is the final witness that leads us to do God's will and draw us back to God.  If we reject the Holy Spirit there is no forgiveness.

  • 2/28/2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 12: 14-21 "God's Chosen Servant" - Jesus' actions in these passages display healing, humility, love, justice, encouragement, victory and hope, they are all visible and explained in these versus.  Pastor Anthony helps us to understand the many prophesies that come true and how we cannot let our hearts become hardened to Jesus.

  • 2/21/2021 Service & SermonToday we have two guest speakers, Joel and Rachel Shelley, they are missionaries in the Philippines at The Word of Life Mission.  Joel speaks first and shares his testimony about how his life turned around when he decided to follow and really get to know the Lord.  They both then speak about the Word of Life Mission in the Philippines and how it is making a difference to so many people there.

  • 2/14/2021 Service & SermonMatthew 12: 9-14, Luke 6: 6-11 "People Are Greater Than Religion"

  • Today, Pastor Anthony reads these passages to illustrate how Jesus shows His compassion to people and how He uses our weaknesses to display His goodness & power in our lives.  Pastor Anthony helps us to understand that following the spirit is always better than following rules - and nothing is more sacred to the Lord than we are.

  • 2/7/2021 Service & SermonJames 4: 13-17  "My Word For The Year"Pastor Anthony speaks today about our youth and how they are vital in the growth of the Church.  During a recent meeting they had, he encouraged them to choose a word that they should focus on every day this year using the bible and prayer to help them choose that word.
    You can open and save the document they used to help guide them towards their goal.  Click here for the document.

  • 1/31/2021 Service & Sermon - Romans 12: 6-8; 1 Corinthians 12: 4-5;  2 Timothy 1: 6 "Four Things That Will Put Out Our Fire" - God gives each of us spiritual gifts to use.  They are the things He created us to do.  Pastor Anthony lists four things that stand in the way of us growing our fire in Jesus.

  • 1/24/2021 - Service & Sermon - Mark 15: 1-15 "The Gospel  - A Recipe for Revival" - Guest speaker Rolfe Grubb takes us through this portion of scripture and points out that Jesus fulfilled scripture through the cross, His death and His resurrection.  He helps us understand that once the Holy Spirit enters our bodies it remains there forever and our bodies become temples.  We then have the power to live as God wants us to.

  • 1/17/2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 12: 1-8 "Jesus is Greater Than Religion" - Pastor Anthony helps us to understand the meaning of these passages where Jesus instructs us to follow the spirit of God and that human needs should take president over tradition and ritual.  It is these needs that should matter to us the most.

  • 1/10/2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 11: 28-30 "The Great Invitation" - Jesus said in these passages "Come to Me and let Me teach you how to rest your soul".  Pastor Anthony teaches us that Jesus is humble and understands our weakness and that it is easy to take up the yolk of Christ & Follow His direction.

  • 12/27/2020 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 11: 7-15 "The Reminder" - In these passages, Matthew shows us how much we need the Grace of God and we need to take responsibility for our faith.  We shouldn't be swayed by false teachers and stand strong like John the Baptist.  We must be steadfast in our faith in Jesus and be ambassadors for Christ.  God expects us to use all the tools we have been given to spread His message to others.

  • 12/20/2020 - Service & Sermon - John 1: 1-5 "Three Things We Need to Remember About Baby Jesus" - Pastor Anthony's sermon today gives us a little different perspective on the birth of Jesus.  These passages speak to us by saying that Jesus has always existed, He was with God and He IS God, Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God.  Jesus loved us when we were being created.  Jesus is light, He is eternal, He is Creator & He is Life.

  • 12/13/2020 - Service & Sermon - John 11: 1-6 "Even A Good Baptist Doubts Sometime" - John the Baptist is confused about what he thought the Messiah was going to be.  He was sitting in prison and things weren't happening the way he expected, he needed assurance from Jesus and to have his faith strengthened.  In this sermon, Pastor Anthony teaches us about how Jesus responded to John's doubts and how many of us experience the same types of doubts in our lifetimes.

  • 12/6/2020 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 10: 24-42 "The purpose and Cost" - "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.  I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."  These passages begin with this statement from Jesus.  Pastor Anthony helps us to understand that Jesus came to wage war against sin & evilness in this world and to put it to death.  In this podcast we learn more about what is expected of true believers in Christ to enter into His kingdom.