• Fred Smith

    Contributing sermons since May 5, 2007
FRED's church

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

About FRED
  • Education: Secondary Education - Baton Rouge High Magnet School Undergraduate Education - Louisiana State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Graduate Education - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity Degree
  • Experience: 1986-1992: Pastor of the First Free Mission Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana 1992-2013: Pastor of the Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2013-Present: Pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray that what you find here will serve to spark the spirit of inspiration in you as you prepare to edify others with the rich and powerful Truth that is the Word of God.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: While I am given to preaching in series format, In December 2003, I began a sermon series entitled, "The Greatest Story Ever Told," which began with the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth and followed His life through Lent, Good Friday, the Resurrection, and the Ascension. Not satisfied, I stayed with the series and delivered messages on the birth of the early Church as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. The sermon series--2 messages on most Sundays for over a year--did not end until January,
  • Family: Wife: Rev. Demetria LaVel Jones-Smith Children: Charles Turnbull Smith, II and Myles Gabriel Smith
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: By my father and Pastoral predecessor, Rev. Charles T. Smith: "Preaching stays fresh so long as the preacher stays relevant to his times and yet consistent to changeless truth of the Gospel.
  • Books that have had an impact: Thinking About God, by Fisher Humphreys Baptists and the Bible, by L. Russ Bush and Tom J. Nettles Christ and Culture, by H. Richard Niebuhr Church Administration in the Black Perspective, by Samuel McKinney
  • Hobbies: Reading, movies, quality time with my wife.
  • What I want on my tombstone: His
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Newest Sermons

  • The Joy Of Hope

    Contributed on Jul 19, 2007
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    A lesson from the life of Job about keeping our hope in the idst of seemingly hopeless situations.

    I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God;–Job 19:25, 26 THE JOY OF HOPE A good definition of hope is, “The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the more

  • Overcoming Crises Of Faith

    Contributed on Jul 14, 2007
    based on 17 ratings

    How to handle times when our faith runs head-on into crisis

    He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”...Then a voice said to him, “Elijah, what are you doing here?”—I Kings 19:4b,9b OVERCOMING CRISES OF FAITH Being saved carries with it more

  • When Life Fails To Meet Expectations

    Contributed on Jul 14, 2007
    based on 18 ratings

    How to keep our faith strong when life disappoints us.

    I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what He will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.—Habakkuk 2:1 WHEN LIFE FAILS TO MEET EXPECTATIONS Perhaps the hardest thing for a Christian to do is to stand on his faith in God when life more

  • How To Overcome A Jealous Spirit

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2007
    based on 29 ratings

    A sermon dealing with the danger of succumbing to a spirit of jealousy

    Saul was very angry; this refrain galled him. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?” And from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David...In everything [Da-vid] did he had great success, because the more

  • Get The Hell Out Of The Church

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2007
    based on 44 ratings

    A Call to Christian Commitment

    Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.—I Corinthians 15:58 GET THE HELL OUT OF THE CHURCH The implication of our subject is that there is Hell in the more