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Each week we are given a message that will assist us in our everyday lives and help us grow closer to God.  Sermons from the last several weeks are listed below.

Full services may be viewed on our Facebook page or our
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Sunday Sermons

Sunday, September 19, 2021

"Prophets, Priests, and Kings"
1 Samuel 15:1-11; 2 Samuel 12:1-13
Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

ROBC welcomes Dr. Steven Laufer to the pulpit this Sunday,September 19th.  Dr. Steven Laufer recently served ten years as the Sr. Pastor at University Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Dr. Laufer holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies and Biblical Hebrew from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has two sons: Noah, age 18, and Sam, age 16.  He has taught in ministry settings in Thailand, Honduras, Russia, South Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, as well as teaching as an adjunct for Truett Seminary at Baylor University.  Steven is a fan of music, sports, pop culture, food and drinks, travel, and generally squeezing as much out of life as possible.  He is part owner of a vinyl record store in Webster, TX, plays beach volleyball, fly fishes, watches Netflix, loves the theater, is a perpetual reader, and is constantly trying to find ways to make the faith of the Bible understandable and applicable to modern, secular society.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, September 19th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf


Sunday, September 12, 2021

"Dive Bar on the East Side"
John 4:4-42
Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

ROBC welcomes Dr. Steven Laufer to the pulpit this Sunday,September 12th.  Dr. Steven Laufer recently served ten years as the Sr. Pastor at University Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Dr. Laufer holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies and Biblical Hebrew from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has two sons: Noah, age 18, and Sam, age 16.  He has taught in ministry settings in Thailand, Honduras, Russia, South Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, as well as teaching as an adjunct for Truett Seminary at Baylor University.  Steven is a fan of music, sports, pop culture, food and drinks, travel, and generally squeezing as much out of life as possible.  He is part owner of a vinyl record store in Webster, TX, plays beach volleyball, fly fishes, watches Netflix, loves the theater, is a perpetual reader, and is constantly trying to find ways to make the faith of the Bible understandable and applicable to modern, secular society.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, September 12th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, September 5, 2021

"All Things Beautiful"
Mark 7:21-37
Speaker: Dr. Randy Hatchett

ROBC welcomes Dr. Randy Hatchett to the pulpit this Sunday,September 5th. Randy L. Hatchett (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of Christianity at Houston Baptist University.  His areas of teaching include Hermeneutics, Systematic Theology, and Historical Theology.  He served Baker Baptist Church, near Weatherford, as pastor for 5 years; in addition to preaching in numerous churches, he has served as interim pastor to some 20 congregations in Arkansas and Texas.  He has authored a number of articles and essays.  His most substantial work is a thorough revision of Bruce Shelley’s Church History in Plain Language, 4th ed. (Thomas Nelson, 2013).

He has coauthored with Ben Blackwell, Engaging Theology: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Introduction, to be published in October.  He and his wife Debbie have 4 children and are long time members at Tallowood Baptist Church.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, September 5th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, August 29, 2021

"Who is Man?"
Psalm 8
Speaker: Rev. Jack Bodenhamer

ROBC welcomes Rev. Jack Bodenhamer to the pulpit this Sunday, August 29th.  Jack Bodenhamer serves as the Assistant Director of Ministry Connections, assisting students in discerning their call to ministry and helping them discover ways to serve the church.  Jack, who received his BA from Howard Payne University and his MDiv from Logsdon Seminary, joined the Truett staff in August 2017.  Before coming to Truett, he served as the Pastor at First Baptist Church of  Elm Mott, Texas.  Jack, his wife Kim, and their children attend Meadow Oaks Baptist Church in Temple.  Jack enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and golfing.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, August 29th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, August 22, 2021

“Expectation of the Kingdom
Luke 7:18-23
Speaker: Rev. David Tate

ROBC welcomes Rev. David Tate to the pulpit this Sunday, August 22nd.  Rev. David Tate serves as the Director of Truett Seminary’s Certificate Program, an online theological education opportunity for lay-people, church leaders, and other ministers.  David has a Master of Divinity from Truett and is currently studying towards his doctorate.  He joined Truett Seminary’s staff in June 2015 after serving as Executive Director of the SONlight Foundation.  David is a native Houstonian and is present with us with his wife of 18 years and their three sons, Joshua, William, and Josiah. 

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, August 22nd at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, August 15, 2021

“The Identity of a Praying People
I Kings 8:56-61
Speaker: Dr. Dennis Tucker

ROBC welcomes Dr. Dennis Tucker to the pulpit this Sunday, August 15th.  Dr. W. Dennis Tucker, Jr. serves as Professor of Christian Scriptures and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.  He has been at Baylor since 2002.  Dr. Tucker's main area of research is the Book of Psalms.  At Baylor, he serves as the director of the Psalms Research Cluster which includes a partnership with the University of Muenster in Germany.  His most recent book is Psalms, vol. 2 in the NIV Applicational Commentary series by Zondervan, co-authored with Jamie Grant.  Other recent books include The Psalter as Witness: The Theology of the Psalter  (Baylor University Press, 2017) and Constructing and Deconstructing Power in Psalms 107-150 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014).  He also serves as series editor for The Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible published by Baylor University Press and wrote the first volume in the series on the book of Jonah.

Dr. Tucker has a passion for the church and continues to preach and serve in local congregations. He has served as an interim or on staff in churches in Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, and Arkansas. He and his wife, Tish, have three daughters: Hannah, Sarah, and Hope.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, August 15th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, August 8, 2021

Searching for the Center: “The Kingdom and the Spirit”
Acts 1:1-8
Speaker:  Dr. Ben Blackwell

ROBC welcomes Dr. Ben Blackwell to the pulpit this Sunday, August 8th. Dr. Ben Blackwell is Associate Professor of Early Christianity at Houston Baptist University. He’s been married to Heather for 23 years, and they have two boys—Elam is a senior at Northwestern University, and Silas is a senior at Kempner High School. They came to the Houston area after living in Durham, England for five years. While in the UK Ben had the opportunity to work for several years with the respected New Testament scholar N.T. Wright at Durham University. Before going to the UK, he served for seven years with an international consulting firm where he worked with retirement plans and executive compensation. Ben has published several books related to the New Testament and theology. He values engaging students in and out of the classroom and supporting churches through preaching and teaching.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, August 8th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, August 1, 2021

“The Big XII”
Matthew 10:1-4
Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

ROBC welcomes Dr. Steven Laufer to the pulpit this Sunday, August 1st.   Dr. Steven Laufer recently served ten years as the Sr. Pastor at University Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Dr. Laufer holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies and Biblical Hebrew from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has two sons: Noah, age 18, and Sam, age 16.  He has taught in ministry settings in Thailand, Honduras, Russia, South Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, as well as teaching as an adjunct for Truett Seminary at Baylor University.   Steven is a fan of music, sports, pop culture, food and drinks, travel, and generally squeezing as much out of life as possible.  He is part owner of a vinyl record store in Webster, TX, plays beach volleyball, fly fishes, watches Netflix, loves the theater, is a perpetual reader, and is constantly trying to find ways to make the faith of the Bible understandable and applicable to modern, secular society.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, August 1st at 10:00 AM  for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP:  

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Little Steps
Acts 8
Speaker: Dr. Lonny Poe

ROBC welcomes Dr. Lonny Poe to the pulpit this morning.  Dr. Poe was born and raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  A graduate of Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, he also earned his Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and his Doctorate of Ministry from Brite Divinity School at TCU.  He has served as Senior Pastor at churches throughout Texas, most recently at Sunset Canyon Baptist Church in Dripping Springs for 18 years.  Lonny and his wife, Deanne, have 4 adult children and one grandbaby.  Their current ministry is Shady Fig Ministries, which they started in January, 2021.  Shady Fig provides rest, relationship and the chance to re-imagine for those in ministry.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, July25th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, July 18, 2021

The God Who Sees You
Luke 13:10-17
Speaker: Dr. Jared E. Alcántara

ROBC welcomes Dr. Jared Alcántara to the pulpit this morning.  Jared E. Alcántara, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Preaching and holder of the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.  An ordained Baptist minister, he has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor and teaching pastor in Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon and New Jersey.  Prior to joining the staff at Truett, he served as an associate professor of homiletics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.  Dr. Alcántara is passionate about equipping students to preach God’s Word in ways that are faithful, effective, clear, creative and inspiring, and has written numerous published articles regarding preaching and worship. 

He plays the piano, enjoys disc golf, and is a rabid Philadelphia Eagles fan.  He and his wife, Jennifer, have three daughters and live in the Waco area.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, July 18th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, July 11, 2021

The Matter of the Truth
John 18:28-38
Speaker: Dr. Tom Billings

Dr. Tom Billings served at the Union Baptist Association office since 1988 and as the Executive Director from November of 1989 until his retirement in March, 2018.  He and his wife, Sandra, have two sons, Thomas and Matthew.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, July 11th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, July 4, 2021

Strength Rooted in Love
Ephesians 3:14-21; Galatians 5:13-15
Speaker: Christian Johns

Christian Johns is currently serving as the ROBC Minister to Youth and Students.  He officially joined the ROBC Staff in September 2018.  He received his undergraduate degree in Finance & Accounting at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, followed by graduating with a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. 

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, July 4th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, June 27, 2021

Living on the Christ Track
John 5:19-20, I John 4:1-16
Speaker: Rev. Martus Miley

We are happy to welcome Rev. Martus Miley to the pulpit this morning.  Martus served ROBC well as pastor for 26 years, and retired in January, 2019.  Martus and his wife, Jeanie, are still active members of ROBC, currently leading the Pathfinders Adult Bible Study class on Sunday mornings. 

A Christian is one who lives in a personal, vital, love relationship with God through trusting in Jesus the Christ, and living in the  active presence of the Holy Spirit who dwells  within that person.  Come explore how one can live within a Christ-centered life that Jesus describes as the abundant life.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, June 27th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Spirit and Vision: David, Saul, and Goliath
1 Samuel 17:41-51
Speaker: Dr. Randy Hatchett

R. L. Hatchett (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Houston Baptist University.  His areas of teaching include Hermeneutics, Systematic and Historical Theology.  He served Baker Baptist Church, near Weatherford, as pastor for 5 years.  In addition to preaching in numerous churches, he has served as interim pastor to some 20 congregations in Arkansas and Texas.  He and his wife Debbie have 4 children and belong to Sugar Land Baptist Church.  He revised Bruce Shelley’s Church History In Plain Language ( 4th ed. Thomas Nelson, 2013) and co-authored Engaging Theology: A Biblical, Historical and Practical Introduction (Zondervan, 2019) with Ben Blackwell.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, June 20th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Restless
2 Corinthians 5:1-9
Speaker: Rev. Dennis Johns

Dennis has served on staff at First Baptist Church of Texas City since 1995. Among his talents are the ability to fill in when needed in the pulpit, singing, teaching, and equipping students for ministry. He is well-known in the community because of his involvement and willingness to help with many civic activities.

Dennis received his Bachelor of Behavioral Science from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. In 2019 he completed a master’s degree in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership from Friends University in Wichita, KS. He has served churches in Abilene, Dunwoody, Georgia and Huntsville, Texas.

His wife Kelly was born and raised in Galveston and grew up in the ministry of First Baptist Church of Galveston. They met on a cruise and were married less than a year later. They have two boys: Christian who is the Minister to Students at River Oaks Baptist Church in Houston and Parker who is attending Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, June 13th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.


Sunday, June 6, 2021

Wake-Up Call
2 Kings 4:8-37
Speaker: Dr. Jared Alcántara

Jared E. Alcántara is Associate Professor of Preaching and holder of the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching.  He was born and raised in New Jersey and came to faith in Christ at the age of fourteen.  He is half-Latino (Honduran) and half-White.  An ordained Baptist minister, he has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and teaching pastor in Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, and New Jersey.  Before coming to Truett, from 2014-2018, he served as an associate professor of homiletics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Dr. Alcántara is passionate about equipping students to preach God’s Word in ways that are faithful, effective, clear, creative, and inspiring. He also plays piano, enjoys disc golf, and is a rabid Philadelphia Eagles fan.  He lives in the Waco area with his wife, Jennifer, and their three daughters.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, June 6th at 10:00 AM for
IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP
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Click here for the Worship Guide

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

The Extraordinary, Ordinary Work of God

Matthew 1:1-17

Joshua Barrett  - Guest Speaker 

From Majesty to Mercy

Audio File: 190210_104342_MZ001.mp3 (18.97MB)

Isaiah 57:13

Dr. Todd Bates - Guest Speaker 

Where Have You Been? - Where are You Going?

Audio File: 190203_104854_MZ001.mp3 (19.79MB)

Dr. Josh Ellis - Guest Speaker 

The Church in My Heart

Audio File: 190127_110350_MZ001.mp3 (18.99MB)

Philippians 1:1-11

Martus Miley - Pastor

The Best Is Yet to Come

Audio File: 190120_104144_MZ001.mp3 (19.34MB)

Joshua 1: 1-2,10-11,16-17

Martus Miley - Pastor 

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