Contributors
  • Alex Perednia

    Contributing sermons since Jun 1, 2003
Alex's church

Middlebury Baptist Church
Middlebury Center Pennsylvania , 16935
570-376-2034

About Alex
  • Education: I graduated from Gordon College in May, 1989 with a B.A. in psychology and philosophy. I began my master’s studies in New York City taking classes at the Seminary of the East and the NY Extension Campus of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After moving to Pennsylvania, I completed the M.Div. at Evangelical School of Theology (Myerstown, PA) in May 2004.
  • Experience: After graduating from college, I spent ten years in secular employment. During that time, I progressed in customer service management (call center and PC Banking support) for two banking institutions in the New York City area. By God’s grace, I was called to the Middlebury Baptist Church in December 1999. We began our ministry in February 2000. This is my first pastorate.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: My life and preaching is a work of God’s grace in progress
  • Family: I am married with two children.
  • Books that have had an impact: "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis "The Body" by Charles Colson
  • Hobbies: Fishing, softball, walking, computer gadget, PDA’s.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Saved by Grace...Created for God’s Glory!
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  • Two Resurrections

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2011
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    The message of Easter is LIFE over death! On this Easter Sunday, we need to realize that Jesus came to bring us RESURRECTED life in two stages!

    I. A SPIRITUAL Resurrection: Those who believe in Christ have ALREADY been raised! "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, he has crossed over from death to life. a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of ...read more

  • A Plan For Getting In Shape

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2007
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    While many people will set new goals for getting in shape in the New Year, how many of us will set goals to get in spiritual shape as well?

    I. GETTING IN SHAPE: A PICTURE …. The Bible describes getting in spiritual shape as growing in GODLINESS________________. (1 Timothy 4:8) A. A Definition: Godliness is living a one’s life with a Godward focus and “a devotion to God which results in a life that is PLEASING___ to Him.” (Jerry ...read more

  • A Second Look At Jesus' Birth

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2007
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    A second look at an all-too-familiar story.

    I) The Circumstances of Jesus’ Birth Christmas “cards stress sunny words like love, goodwill, cheer, happiness, and warmth…we honor a sacred holiday with such homey sentiments…. In contrast to what the cards would have us believe, Christmas did not sentimentally simplify life on planet earth. ...read more

  • Christmas And The Cross

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2007
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    What is the connection between the Creche and the Cross... between Christ’s birth and his death. Andy why do we have to talk about Christ’s death at the time of his birth? (This sermon was preached in parts with Jason Lundy doing Part II)

    I. INTRODUCTION: The Crèche and the Cross (Colossians 2:9; Mark 10:45; Hebrews 9:28, 10:5-7, 9-10; 1 Corinthians 1:23) Our text today is Colossians 2:9, 13-15. Did you notice that Colossians 2:9 celebrates the wonderful reality of Christmas: in coming to earth Jesus was “the fullness of Godhead ...read more

  • Jesus And The Fbi

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2007
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    Recently a Baptist Pastor in Illinois received a visit from the FBI. They came in response to an anonymous caller who took issue with something the Pastor said in his sermon. Like this Pastor, the message of Jesus was controversial in his day. If Jesus

    INTRODUCTION Recently a Baptist Pastor in Illinois received a visit from the FBI. They came in response to an anonymous caller who took issue with something the Pastor said in his sermon. According to the Baptist Press news service, “Nov. 23, 2004, started out like any other normal morning ...read more

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