2021 Sermons

December 26, 2021

Brother Jeff Autry – Audio coming soon.

December 19, 2021

December 19, 2021 • Brother Jonah Lowrance Galatians 4:4-5 “Jesus Came at the Right Time”
Elder Bryce Lowrance Matthew 1:18-25 “Consider Joseph” Elder Bryce takes a look at the hope and joy of the Christmas story from a different perspective. He encourages us to live our lives like Joseph: just and fully dedicated to God.

December 12, 2021

November 12, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance Psalm 47 “Clapping, Shouting, and Singing” – In this Psalm celebrating the victories of God, we find that we should not hold back our praise of God. If we are truly excited about God’s grace we may even find ourselves clapping with “happy sounds.” In particular, this Psalm celebrates the ascension of Christ back to His throne. At that moment, there was shouting in heaven. David then tells us that we should respond with continual singing.

December 5, 2021

November 5, 2021 • Brother Jonah Lowrance “Live Like a Son” Galatians 4:1-9 – When we follow any version of legalism in salvation, we are acting like hired servants. God intends for us to live in the liberty of the finished work of Christ as His children.
Elder Bryce Lowrance Psalm 23 “The Lord is MY Shepherd” – When we walk in paths of righteousness, we recognize that Jesus is our Good Shepherd. With that assurance, we can face every trouble, trial or enemy in the peace of God.

November 28, 2021

November 28, 2021 “Cast Down But Not Destroyed” 2nd Corinthians 4 – Elder Bryce Lowrance The Apostle Paul teaches us that we must have a greater perspective of the power of God in order to not be overtaken by the world. We have been given the treasure of the gospel in earthen vessels. Therefore, we need to remember that troubles and trials will come into our lives, but they are not the end of the story.

November 14, 2021

November 14, 2021 “The Letter to the Church at Laodicea” Revelation 3:14-22 – Elder Bryce Lowrance The church at Laodicea declares itself sufficient with its doctrine and practice of religion. However, Jesus calls them lukewarm and tells them that they need to repent of their formalities and be all-in for the Lord. If they do, they will be able to join Him in His ascended position at the right hand of the Father. This means that they will be fully satisfied with the finished work of Jesus Christ.

November 7, 2021

Brother Jonah Lowrance preaches from Galatians, Chapter 3 explaining to us what the true purpose of the law of Moses was. It was to show us the need we have for a savior and point us toward Jesus Christ. Any law we make for ourselves cannot save us Only the blood of Jesus Christ, the perfect sacrifice, is sufficient to redeem us.
Elder Bryce Lowrance preaches from Psalm 117. This Psalm is the shortest chapter in the Bible but it has a huge amount say about the reasons for praise to be given to God. God has done everything for us. Therefore, we owe praise to God in every aspect of our life.

October 31, 2021

Psalm 113 • “The Circle of Praise” (October 31, 2021) Elder Bryce Lowrance. Psalm 113 is the first Psalm of the Hillel or “praise” Psalms (114-118 are the others). This collections of Psalms was sung during the various Jewish festivals. In this Psalm, David shows us that God should be praise by everyone, all the time, and in all places.

October 24, 2021

October 24, 2021 – Brother Jonah Lowrance preaches about Abraham and being justified by faith. Elder Bryce Lowrance then follows preaching from Psalm 139 and how precious human life is to God.

October 17, 2021

Psalm 42 • October 17, 2021 In this beloved Psalm of David, the author has a conversation with his own soul. For anyone who has ever had doubts and fears about how much the Lord cares, this Psalm gives great hope! Regardless of the circumstances of life, God will never leave us nor forsake us. So we, like David, should charge ourselves to hope in God.

October 10, 2021

Isaiah 52:1-12 • Awake, Oh, Church! – Elder Bryce Lowrance (October 10, 2021) The prophecy of Isaiah 52 has its historical fulfillment when Israel was delivered from Babylonian and Persian captivity. But a closer look reveals that Isaiah is pointing toward a much grander deliverance. This prophecy is about the deliverance of the elect family of God by the finished work of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Isaiah is telling the church to awake, preach, and praise God in song.

October 3, 2021

Psalm 61 • The Rock That Is Higher Than I – Elder Bryce Lowrance (October 3, 2021) Preaching from Psalm 61, Elder Bryce teaches about the progression of the four “I Will” statements David makes in this Psalm. David says “I will cry.” Since the Lord will hear and answer, David says that he will abide in the tabernacle of God and trust Him. Finally, David recognizes that all his hope and peace comes from the Lord so he says, “I will sing praises.”

September 26, 2021

Psalm 137 • By the Rivers of Babylon – Elder Bryce Lowrance (September 26, 2021) Psalm 137 is ironic in that it is a song about not being able to sing. The children of Israel were in captivity in Babylon and could not sing a song of joy because they were mourning for their sins and were away from Zion. We too should have this same attitude about our sins and the things that would separate us from the Lord’s church.

September 19, 2021

September 19, 2021 • “Have the Mind of Christ” Brother Jeff Autry preaches from Philippians, Chapter 2 where Paul gives the examples of Timothy and Epaphroditus for us to follow. These two men have more concern for the well being and hope of others than they do for themselves.

Elder Bryce Lowrance • Psalm 34:8-22 “Church in the Cave” Elder Bryce continues his message from Psalm 34 by reviewing the events that led up to the writing of the Psalm and the first seven verses. Then, he relates David’s experience of deliverance by God and his exhortation to others to trust in the Lord. David calls on us to just “taste” the fact that the Lord is good.

September 12, 2021

September 12, 2021 • The Lord Is Trustworthy” Brother Jonah Lowrance considers the subject of trust. Why should we trust God? Brother Jonah goes to the book of Daniel chapter 5 and the account of the “writing on the wall.” He then explains how God spoke through Isaiah the prophet a couple hundred years before the events found in Daniel and how God fulfills prophecy and always keeps his promises.  

Elder Bryce Lowrance • Psalm 34:1-7 “I Will Bless the Lord at All Times” 
Following Brother Jonah, Elder Bryce Lowrance preaches concerning Psalm 34 and just what exactly David was doing before he uttered the words found in Psalm 34. He looks at David’s fears and what is recorded in 1st Samuel when David flees from King Saul and the terrible sequence of events that David causes. Despite that, David finally realizes where his hope is found, penning the words found in Psalm 34. What can we learn from David’s experience? What happens when we don’t trust the Lord? What happens when we do trust Him?

September 5, 2021

September 5, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance – Psalm 6 In this Psalm, David does not plead to have his chastisement to cease. He prays that he would see that God loves him and that is why he needs correction. Further, he prays that his desire to sin be taken away so that he walks upright. David concludes the Psalm by praying that the devil and temptation would be ashamed for even trying to persuade him to walk away from the Lord.

August 29, 2021

August 29, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance – Psalm 8 When we consider the wonders of heaven, we see that God’s glory is beyond our imagination and that man, in his fallen state, is insignificant and wretched. So, why does God even consider us? The answer is only found in one place — the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

August 22, 2021

Communion Service • See Video Archive

August 15, 2021

August 15, 2021 • The Psalm of Psalms – Psalm 1 In this sermon, Elder Bryce shows how David describes the blessed life of the man of God who follows paths or righteousness. In contrast to this, the ungodly have a miserable end.

August 8, 2021

August 8 2021 • Brother Jeff Autry preaches from Philippians chapter 1 teaching that we need to have the mindset of serving and loving others rather than focusing on our trials and difficulties. Elder Larry White continues with the theme of having this mind of Christ as he teaches from 1st Corinthians chapter 10. In this message, he teaches us how the Lord intends for us to handle the various temptations and trials of life.

August 1, 2021

August 1, 2021 • Brother Jonah Lowrance introduces the preaching service continuing in his expository study of Galatians. In this message, Brother Jonah explains from Galatians Chapter 3 that the Galatians took away from the work of Christ when they attempted to justify themselves by their own actions or works of belief. Elder Bryce Lowrance completes his message on Psalm 19 and describes the perfection of the word of God and its sufficiency for all wisdom and knowledge.

July 25, 2021

July 25, 2021 • “The Heavens Declare” Psalm 19 part 1. Elder Bryce Lowrance preaches from the first part of the two-fold testimony of the glory of God declared in Psalm 19. In this portion, we find that all mankind has abundant evidence of the existence and power of God. Therefore, those who do not glorify Him are without excuse.

July 18, 2021

July 18, 2021 • Brother Jeff Autry preaches about speaking peace with one another in 1st Peter 3 and James 3. Brother Jonah Lowrance preaches from Galatians 2 showing that we are justified by Christ’s imputed righteousness alone. We can therefore, live in liberty for others. Elder Bryce Lowrance concludes the morning by tying together the thoughts of Jeff and Jonah. He preaches from 1st Peter 3:11 and encourages the congregation to not just wish for peace but to pursue it and bring it into their lives.

July 11, 2021

Looking for Christ’s Return • July 11, 2021 Elder Bryce preaching from 1st Thessalonians chapter 5, teaches us that we are to comfort and encourage one another with the fact that Christ is coming back to redeem us. Paul’s focus in this passage shows that we the doctrine of the resurrection is to be used to build and strengthen the body of Christ in the local assembly.

July 4, 2021

The Perfect Law of Liberty • July 4, 2021 (James 1:17-27) The writer, James, expounds upon the conclusion Jesus makes in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7. He gives further examples of the life of those who rejoice in the preaching of the gospel but do not apply it to their lives. They have no true identity and seem to be lost in this world. To the contrary, those that hear the gospel and try to live it in their daily lives, see Christ in themselves. They have peace and enjoy “true liberty.”

June 27, 2021

There were no services at Mount Paran Primitive Baptist Church this Sunday. Elder Lowrance and his family had Covid-19.

June 20, 2021

Elder Larry opens the preaching time reminding us that, while we are among friends with the Lord’s people, our main focus is to glorify and worship God in His holiness. Brother Jeff Autry then teaches on the subject of eternal election as found in Romans 9.

June 13, 2021

Psalm 2 • June 13, 2021 Just like the times of 1st Century, the enemies of God still conspire against God and against His church. God laughed at their feeble efforts then and He laughs at them now. The people of God can take great comfort that Christ loves His bride and will protect her with all His power. The nations of the world should take heed and “kiss the Son” by acknowledging his almighty power and dominion.

June 6, 2021

Psalm 48 • June 6, 2021  Although the author and occasion of this Psalm are unknown to us, the character and content of the Psalm fits very well to the reign of King Jehoshaphat. In particular, this Psalm reflects the victory he was given when God defeated the three armies that came against him at once. The spiritual application is much like the natural history of Judah. Zion, the church, is in the perfect place to bless and protect God’s people. It is the duty of all the elect to gather themselves in a local church to “greatly praise” the Lord!

May 30, 2021

Justification • (May 30, 2021) Brother Jonah preaches from Galatians on the topic of attempting to justify ourselves by our own works. Elder Bryce continues with the same subject in Romans 7 and 8. We see from the example of the Apostle Paul that we will never find peace if we seek to justify ourselves outside of trusting and resting in the finished work of Christ. When we seek to love others, we fulfill the law, and we feel justified.

May 23, 2021

Psalm 37:1-6 • “Trust in the Lord and Do Good” (May 23, 2021) Elder Bryce preaches from Psalm 37 where David shows us the four key ways to stop fretting. We are to 1. Trust God 2. Delight in the things of God 3. Commit our lives to God and 4. Rest in the Lord and wait patiently on Him.

May 16, 2021

Psalm 30 “There’s Joy in the Morning” (May 16, 2021) Elder Bryce preaches from Psalm 30. In this Psalm David has felt the chastening hand of God for his sin. He prays to God for deliverance and has been forgiven. In response, David not only sings praises to God for His holiness, he encourages all the elect of God to sing as well.

May 9, 2021

1st John Series • 17. Little Children  (May 9, 2021) /1st John 5:21/ Elder Bryce concludes the 1st John Series with a sermon that reviews and summarizes John’s entire message using the theme found in the last verse of the letter – “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”

May 2, 2021

1st John Series • 16. We Have Joy Because We Know (May 2, 2021) – 1st John 5:18-20 Elder Bryce teaches us the key to finding joy in our lives in understanding the things we can and should know about Jesus Christ and our relationship and fellowship with Him.

April 25, 2021

Brother Jonah Lowrance • Jesus Teaches Justification by Faith from Luke 18:9-14.

1st John Series • 15. Growing in Belief 1st John 5:13-19 (April 25, 2021) The Apostle John encourages growth in Christian discipleship by learning more about Christ as we live and love like He did.

April 18, 2021

Brother Jeff Autry introduces services by encouraging us to take every opportunity we have to love one another and our neighbor. He then offers the opening prayer.

1st John Series • 14: Jesus IS the Son of God – 1st John 5:1-12 (April 18, 2021) When we walk by faith and love others, it is an evidence of our new life in Christ. We should have confidence to walk this way because there is ample evidence in heaven and in earth that Jesus is the Son of God. It is Jesus that dwells in us and gives us the ability to trust Him and love others.

April 11, 2021

1st John Series • 13. Because He First Loved Us – 1st John 4:19-5:3 (April 11, 2021) Because God first loved us, we are able to love others. When we love others, we are fulfilling the law of God and we find rest unto our souls.

April 4, 2021

Elder Bryce Lowrance • Jesus Appeared – John 20 & 21 (April 4, 2021) The power of the resurrected Christ is the solution to all trouble and heartache. Elder Bryce shows us a few scenes from the book of John where the resurrected Christ shows up on time and with the perfect solution of peace every time.

March 28, 2021

1st John Series • 12. Perfect Love – 1st John 4:7-18 (March 28, 2021) When we know that we are in God and God is in us, fear is driven out of our lives and we can live in liberty and joy. However, it is only when we love like Christ loves us that we truly know that we are in God.

March 21, 2021

Brother Jeff Autry • Nehemiah 7 & 8 Brother Jeff continues in his expository messages of rebuilding and uniting from the book of Nehemiah.

Elder Bryce Lowrance • “Anonymous Yet Vital” – Nehemiah and Luke 19 Elder Bryce teaches that God has given us sonship, therefore we owe Him discipleship.

March 14, 2021

Brother Jonah Lowrance • “Stand in the True Gospel of Jesus Christ” – Galatians 1:1-12 (March 14, 2021) Brother Jonah preaches about the theme of Paul’s letter to the churches in the area of Galatia. While describing their turning to a false gospel, he reminds us that we should read and study our Bibles regularly so that we will continue in the true doctrine of Jesus Christ according grace.

Elder Bryce Lowrance • 1st John Series • 11. Be Your Own Fact Checker – 1st John 4:1-6 (March 14, 2021) In Chapter 4, the Apostle John sounds another warning to God’s people to be aware of and avoid the false doctrines of the world. John tells us to put everything we hear “on trial” by comparing it to the word of God. When we do this we can have assurance that we are standing in the truth and have peace and joy despite the fact we are surrounded by wickedness and hate in the world.

March 7, 2021

1st John Series • 10. Perceive – 1st John 3:10-24 (March 7, 2021) In this message, Elder Bryce teaches us to perceive three things in our discipleship. First of all, we should understand that the world hates us because it hates righteousness. Secondly, We are to understand that God loves us because He acted upon that love and sent His Son to die for us. And lastly, in response to these two things, we should act out our love for God by actively loving others. When we do this, we perceive that we are of God. This justification by faith assures us in our own hearts that we are of God and can still live in liberty even though the whole world lies in wickedness.

February 28, 2021

Elder Larry White – Exodus 34:5-8 (February 28, 2021) Elder Larry shows that God demonstrates how He should be magnified in worship by proclaim His own glory to Moses. Whatever God says about Himself is what we should say about Him in praise. The full revelation of Who God is is Jesus Christ.

1st John Series • 9. Tadpoles and Frogs – 1st John 3:4-10 (February 28, 2021) The nature of man without God is dead in sin and serves only sin. An unregenerate person is “committed” to sinning. But when a child of God is born again, the person now has within him the nature of Christ and now has two natures. The old nature is still there but the new nature is no longer bound by sin and committed to it. He can now do righteousness. These righteous behaviors “manifest” the person as being a born-again child of God.

February 21, 2021

Brother Jeff Autry – A Great Work – Brother Jeff applies the lessons of the physical struggles of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem in Nehemiah 6 with the struggles, trials, and distractions we face today in our walk as disciples. He charges us to remember that we are doing a good work and let nothing get in the way.

1st John Series • 8. Behold—Pause and Take a Look – 1st John 2:29-3:3 (February 21, 2021) Elder Bryce reviews the blessings and charges presented in the first two chapters of 1st John, and then he, along with John, invites us to simply take a moment and contemplate the amazing love of God bestowed upon by His sovereign grace. It is amazing that we have been children of God since election, we are children of God now, and as children of God we will be with Him in all eternity. Behold!

February 14, 2021

1st John Series • 7 The Spirit of Antichrist – 1st John 2:18-29 (February 14, 2021) In this message, Elder Bryce continues teaching about John’s warning to God’s people to beware of false teachers and their influence. Our concern should not be in looking for a single antichrist at the end of time but avoiding the influence of the many antichrist teachings that bombard us every day.

February 7, 2021

Brother Jonah Lowrance – “4 Things • God’s Design for Man” February 7, 2021 In this message Brother Jonah teaches about 4 basic elements (work, fellowship, proper marriage, and wisdom) designed in man at creation that we as children of God ought to not only continue in but abound in faithful living.
Elder Bryce Lowrance – 1st John Series • 6 The Last Day – 1st John 2:18 (February 7, 2021) In previous messages, Elder Bryce showed that we have an inward motivation to love our brother and not the world. He now teaches that John reminds us of outward influences that would adversely affect our discipleship. To set up this teaching, Elder Bryce shows that the New Testament era is the “last days.” We have been living in the last era of earthly time since Jesus came to earth. This age will continue until His triumphant return.

January 31, 2021

1st John Series • 5. Love Not the World (January 31, 2021) In 1st John Chapter 2, there are two major charges given to the children of God – They are to love the brethren but they are NOT to love the world. In today’s message, we find that John is telling us that the life of Jesus Christ, and His standard of holiness, is the measure to which we should compare ourselves. It is only by walking more like Christ that we gain assurance of salvation and find liberty to live our lives in joyfulness.

January 24, 2021

Elder Bryce Lowrance – 1st John Series • 4. Because – 1st John 2:312-14 (January 24, 2021) In chapter 2 of his Epistle, John has just given a major charge to the disciples of Christ to love others just like Jesus loves them. A few verses later, John will give an equally grand charge to “love not the world.” Between these two charges, he gives a small “pep rally” reminding each of us, that no matter what level of maturity we have in Christ, we are all loved and blessed by the same Father and His Son Jesus Christ. And it is “because” of these graces that John writes to them and us.
Elder Larry White – The Compassion of Christ – John 8:1-12.

January 17, 2021

1st John Series • 3. How Do We Know? – 1st John 2:3-11 (January 17, 2021) Elder Bryce continues teaching how we are to find joy in our lives even though the whole world lies in wickedness. Today’s message shows the way that we know we are chosen in Christ is when we live like Christ. In keeping Christ’s commandment to love, we show that the love of God is in us. This assures us that we were chosen by God in the covenant of election. In knowing we have this eternal life, we have true joy.

January 10, 2021

1st John Series • 2. The First Step to Finding Joy. 1/10/21 (1st John 1:4-2:2) John told his readers that his purpose for writing to them is so that they could live a joyful life even though the whole world lies in wickedness. In this message, Elder Bryce shows us that John faithfully tells us how Jesus designed for us to find that joy. In order to have a joyful walk with God from day to day we must see sin as God sees sin. We must repent of it and walk more like Jesus.

January 3, 2021

1st John Series • Two Things We Know (January 3, 2021) /1st John 5:19/ Elder Lowrance preaches a New Year’s message from several passages in 1st John. He focuses on one of the final verses where we see that there are two things “we know.” We know that we are “of God” and that “the whole world lieth in wickedness.” In this introductory sermon to 1st John, Elder Bryce charges us to understand these two things and to have the resolution to live the abundant, joyful life that God intended for us.