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Bill Nieporte, Pastor · 2M ago

The Characters of Christmas: Advent Resource

Advent begins December 3, 2017. “Advent” derived from Latin word adventus, which is a translation of the Greek word Parousia, which means “coming.” The idea of Advent celebrations is that th...
Bill Nieporte, Pastor · 2M ago

Important If You Are Near Charlotte, NC

There is a significant event taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina. This Charlotte Event, will take place October 22, 2017, from 4:oo-7:30PM. Information is available in the brief, three...
Bill Nieporte, Pastor · 2M ago

NEW Youtube: Reading Between The Lines

Recently I began working part-time as the “subscription sales representative” for Reading Between The Lines / TeenText, publication for The Educational Center in Charlotte, NC. Reading Betwe...
Bill Nieporte, Pastor · 2M ago

Final Sermons: What’s Next?

This was the second to last sermon preached to the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.  It explored “What’s Next” for the people and pastor.  The text is Matthew 6:33:  “Seek first the Kingdom ...
Bill Nieporte, Pastor · 2M ago

Final Sermons: Journey In Stages

Genesis 12 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) Abram’s Call and Migration. 1 The Lord said to Abram: Go forth[a] from your land, your relatives, and from your father’s house to a la...
Bill Nieporte, Pastor · 2M ago

Final Sermons: Some Churches Will Do Anything To Get Attention (Video)

“Some Churches Will Do Anything To Get Attention” This is another of the sermons leading up to the final gathering of Patterson Avenue Baptist.  It explores the things we didn’t do just to s...
Bill Nieporte, Pastor · 2M ago

Final Sermons: Water (Sermon Video and Manuscript)

Water is an important subject in the Bible.  The biblical stories are played out largely against the backdrop of a dry, thirsty land. Patterson Avenue Baptist had a huge mural in its welcome...
Bill Nieporte, Pastor · 2M ago

Final Sermons: A Message For The Weary (video)

Recent blog posts have been video/manuscripts of the sermons preached leading up to the final worship service of the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.   By this point in the process, people w...
Bill Nieporte, Pastor · 2M ago

Reading Between The Lines of “The End of The Road”

As though of you who follow this blog know, about a month ago the congregation I have served for the last decade disband.  You can read about that when you click here. Currently I am updatin...
Bill Nieporte, Pastor · 2M ago

Final Sermons: Fear Free (Video and Manuscript)

Today’s post is another sermon from the series leading up to the final worship gathering of the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church. One of the things my congregation (including myself) was expe...