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Sermons at High Peak

By High Peak Baptist Church

The Sunday sermons from High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese/Drexel area of North Carolin with our pastor, Dr. Kevin Purcell
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Sermons at High PeakOct 15, 2019

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Does Hebrews Say You Can Lose Your Salvation? Sermons at High Peak - March 19, 2023 - S07-E20
Mar 22, 202323:20
Go to church, the Bible commands. Why should I? - Sermons at High Peak - March 12, 2023 - S07-E19
Mar 15, 202326:19
Why Doesn't Your Salvation Rest on Your Own Good Works - March 5, 2023 - S07E18
Mar 07, 202321:08
Why is Jesus Better Than the OT Priesthood Part 3 - November 6, 2022 - S07E17

Why is Jesus Better Than the OT Priesthood Part 3 - November 6, 2022 - S07E17

Why is Jesus better than the Old Testament priests? Hebrews talks about this in chapters 7-10, and this was the second sermon in that series as we look at chapter 8.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web or Facebook.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Nov 16, 202230:39
Why is Jesus Better than the OT Priesthood Part 2 - October 30, 2023 - S07E16

Why is Jesus Better than the OT Priesthood Part 2 - October 30, 2023 - S07E16

Why is Jesus better than the Old Testament priests? Hebrews talks about this in chapter 7-10 and this was the second sermon in that series.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web or Facebook.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.


Nov 11, 202230:40
Why is Jesus Better Than the Old Testament Priests - October 23, 2022 - S07E15
Nov 05, 202237:11
Welcome Back to Sermons at High Peak

Welcome Back to Sermons at High Peak

We've taken a really long hiatus from publishing Sermons at High Peak. Now we're back with the following message from our pastor. Dr. Kevin Purcell continues the messages through the book of Hebrews, picking it up in chapter 7. That sermon will come very soon. For now, you can go back and listen to the old ones to get back to where we are today in this series. Or wait for Hebrews 7:1-10 coming soon.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, or Facebook.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.


Nov 01, 202200:48
Can You Trust God's Promises? June 12, 2022 - S07E13
Jun 15, 202232:53
How to Know You Are Truly Saved - June 5, 2022 - S07E12

How to Know You Are Truly Saved - June 5, 2022 - S07E12

How can you know for sure you truly are saved and will spend eternity in heaven when you die? Hebrews 6:9-12 tells us what to look for. Please share this message with friends and family so they can find confidence or rethink their salvation. 

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Jun 07, 202240:21
How Can You Know for Sure That You're Saved? May 29, 2022 - S07E12
Jun 01, 202226:12
How Do You Graduate from the Kids Table to the Adult Table Spiritually? - May 22, 2022 - S07E11

How Do You Graduate from the Kids Table to the Adult Table Spiritually? - May 22, 2022 - S07E11

Are you stuck at the Kid's Tablet spiritually? What does it take to graduate to the Adult table and enjoy the meat of the Gospel instead of the Milk? That's what we look at in this sermon from Hebrews 6:1-3.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.


May 24, 202236:47
Are You Stuck in Grade School or Ready for Grad School? - S07E11

Are You Stuck in Grade School or Ready for Grad School? - S07E11

Grade school is important. If a kid could never get beyond grade school no matter how long she was in school, then we'd get worried. That's also true of spiritual growth. Are you ready for meat or stuck on the milk of the faith? We looked at this from Hebrews 5:11-14.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

May 20, 202238:29
What Makes Jesus Worthy to Represent Us Before God? - 03-27-2022 - S07E10

What Makes Jesus Worthy to Represent Us Before God? - 03-27-2022 - S07E10

What makes Jesus worthy to go before God on our behalf? We just assume he is, but Hebrews 5:1-10 answers that question in a way that makes Him more worth of our love, devotion and worship. Find out what it says in this Sermon at High Peak.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Mar 30, 202235:44
Who Can Take You to the Throne of Heaven So You Walk In Like You Belong? 03-20-2022 - S07E09
Mar 24, 202237:22
What Book Can Open Your Mind and Heart to Reveal What's There? - 03-13-2022 S07E08

What Book Can Open Your Mind and Heart to Reveal What's There? - 03-13-2022 S07E08

The Bible has power unlike any other book. God empowered the word to cut deep to open and expose our inner throughs and feelings. Find out how that can benefit you.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Mar 21, 202236:02
Remember When Everything Closed on Sundays? Here's Why - 02-27-2022 - S0E07
Mar 03, 202247:51
How to Know for Sure That You're Saved - 02-13-2022 - S07E06

How to Know for Sure That You're Saved - 02-13-2022 - S07E06

How do you know for sure that you're saved? Doubts creep in and you begin to wonder if your salvation experience was genuine. How do you find assurance and confidence in that decision? It's a difficult thing to fight off those doubts and find security. We talk about that from Hebrews 3:12-19.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Feb 28, 202242:24
Do You Have Heart Disease? Healing is Possible - 2-13-2022 - S07E05

Do You Have Heart Disease? Healing is Possible - 2-13-2022 - S07E05

Do you suffer from heart disease? I'm not talking about your physical heart, but your heart for the Gospel, for God, and for his will for your life. Hebrews 3:7-11

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Feb 18, 202244:23
Why is Jesus Superior to Other World Religion Founders - Sermons at High Peak 02-06-2022 - S07E04

Why is Jesus Superior to Other World Religion Founders - Sermons at High Peak 02-06-2022 - S07E04

Why is Jesus superior to other world religion founders like Moses and others? The answer comes in Hebrews 3-4 and this message covers the first six verses of Hebrews 3.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.


Feb 14, 202241:28
Why Does God Let People He Loves Suffer So Much? S07E03

Why Does God Let People He Loves Suffer So Much? S07E03

Why does God who claims to love us perfectly also let us suffer so miserably? In this message from Genesis 2 we look at the answer that proves God's love is part of our suffering.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to us. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Oct 28, 202127:09
What to do when you face real fear! - S07E02
Oct 16, 202124:21
When Is the Last Time You Pleaded with God for Anything? - S07E01
Oct 06, 202126:52
How Patient Are You? - S0608

How Patient Are You? - S0608

How patient are you? Impatience makes it harder to read passages like James 5:7-11 which talk about patiently enduring until Jesus comes. That's really hard. This message talks about the best strategy to remain faithful and not give up o your faith as you wait on the Lord.

Aug 17, 202138:31
What to Expect When You Serve God - S06E07

What to Expect When You Serve God - S06E07

What should you expect when you are called and choose to serve God? Our church nominated new deacons and this was the message I preached to prepare people to choose who they wanted to nominate.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Jun 30, 202129:39
What's the Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids on Father's Day or Mother's Day? - S06E06

What's the Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids on Father's Day or Mother's Day? - S06E06

We usually give our dads something they either don't want or will likely never use. They smile and thank us, but then the trinket goes into the night stand drawer or right on eBay. But what fathers and mothers give their children is more important. What is that? Find out in this Father's Day message this week.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Jun 25, 202133:57
Why Would Jesus Leave Heaven to Become One of Us? - S06E05

Why Would Jesus Leave Heaven to Become One of Us? - S06E05

We can understand why a poor person would want to live like a rich person, but why did the prince in Mark Twain's story, The Prince and the Pauper want to live like a poor boy? Maybe Jesus understands why someone would leave the glory of heaven to become like one of us? Hebrews 2:10-18 gives us 5 reasons and that's what this sermon is all about.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Jun 18, 202139:03
How Jesus Journey Through Redemption Makes Him Better - S06E04

How Jesus Journey Through Redemption Makes Him Better - S06E04

Jesus never sat still while we faced an eternity of suffering. How had his journey from heaven to earth and back again helped us make sense of our lives and make him better than the angels and anything else you can imagine. This message covers Hebrews 2:5-9, the continuing study through the book of Hebrews.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Jun 15, 202138:46
How To Stay On Track When So Much Pulls You Off - S06E03

How To Stay On Track When So Much Pulls You Off - S06E03

We see so many distractions that keep us from staying on track with God. How do you stay on track? Hebrews 2:1-4 gives us tips on how to keep going where God wants us going.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Jun 01, 202143:21
Why Are People So Excited About Angels When Jesus is Better? S06E02

Why Are People So Excited About Angels When Jesus is Better? S06E02

Angels get so much excitement. In fact there's a woman who made her career writing new age books about how angels will help you get a good flight. But what about Jesus? We'll look at what the author of Hebrews says about Jesus from Hebrews 1:5-14.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

May 25, 202138:48
Jesus is Better - Hebrews 1:1-4 - S06E01

Jesus is Better - Hebrews 1:1-4 - S06E01

Jesus is better. My friend Trey Van Camp says that all the time and Hebrews 1:1-4 originated the idea. This first sermon in a series through the book of Isaiah tells us that Jesus is better than 5 things. What are those five things. Reach out to me and tell me which of the five excites you most. You can use the links below to reach me.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

May 18, 202141:46
When God Restores You from Brokenness, What's Next? S05E14

When God Restores You from Brokenness, What's Next? S05E14

Sin leads to a broken life in every aspect of our lives. It affects family, work, friendships, community, and spirituality. But when God restores you through the Gospel, what comes next?

Listen to this week's final sermon on the 3 Circles of God's Good News!

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

May 10, 202121:29
When People are Broken It Can Be a Good Thing, but HOW!!??? - S05E13

When People are Broken It Can Be a Good Thing, but HOW!!??? - S05E13

When people are broken a lot of bad things can happen, but there's one good thing that can happen? What is that one good thing? Listen to this week's sermon on the 3 Circles of God's Good News!

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

May 04, 202123:09
When People are Broken How Do We Fix Them? S05E12
Apr 27, 202121:10
How Do We Get People to Tell Others About Jesus? S05E11

How Do We Get People to Tell Others About Jesus? S05E11

Why don't people who claim to love Jesus tell people about him? The reasons are many, but one of them is dealt with in this message from Matthew 9. The harvest is many, but the workers are few. What should we do?

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Apr 21, 202128:38
How to Have a Powerful Prayer Life - S05E10

How to Have a Powerful Prayer Life - S05E10

Is your prayer life meaningful to you? Does it really impact the rest of your life? We look at Jesus' teachings in Matthew 6 to help listeners see how their prayer lives can have a bigger impact on their lives.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Apr 14, 202120:51
Famous Last Words - Easter Message - S05E09

Famous Last Words - Easter Message - S05E09

What are the last words of Christ and what do they mean to us? The answer to how much Jesus loves you is in this Easter message.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Apr 07, 202131:29
What Happens When God Disappoints You? - S05E08

What Happens When God Disappoints You? - S05E08

We all have expectations and sometimes someone fails to meet those expectations. This causes divorces, firings, people quitting jobs, or friendship to end. What do you do when God fails to meet your expectations?

We look at that issue as we discuss the Triumphal Entry of Jesus on Palm Sunday. Please listen to this podcast of our sermon this past week at High Peak.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Mar 30, 202137:49
How Do You Know When You Spot a Christian in the Wild? S05E07
Mar 24, 202133:06
What Gives God the Most Glory? S5E6

What Gives God the Most Glory? S5E6

We often see God's glory in creation, but the Bible tells us that something else gives God greater glory and we find out what that is in Ephesians 3:20-21. What can you do to give God glory?

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Mar 15, 202134:57
What Would It Take to Get You To Leave It All Behind? - S05E05

What Would It Take to Get You To Leave It All Behind? - S05E05

Some people are willing to drop everything and go out to pursue a goal, a dream, a high calling. But what does it take to make such a person leave it all behind. We discuss this in the context of our relationship with Jesus Christ in this week's message.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Mar 09, 202135:10
Would You Really Like to Turn Your Life Around? Listen to This

Would You Really Like to Turn Your Life Around? Listen to This

Wouldn't you really like to turn your life around? People try a lot of things, but this message has the answer from Ezra 7:10. I think you can really get back on track if you'll follow these steps from God's word.

I'm Dr. Kevin A. Purcell, pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. You can find us on the web, Facebook, and Instagram.

Please listen and tell us what you think. Also, please consider reviewing our podcast on whatever platform you listen. If you found this through Facebook, then please consider liking the page and sharing it with friends.

Mar 03, 202146:44
Has the Pandemic Helped Us See Who Is Truly Committed to the Church?
Feb 19, 202136:51
Discipleship is Really Difficult - S05E02
Feb 14, 202132:54
Do You Know How to Please God? - S05-E1
Feb 06, 202139:03
When You Need a Good Cleaning - S04E11
Jan 28, 202149:43
Taking a Weekly Timeout - S04E10
Jan 20, 202157:03
What Lies Do People Tell Us to Avoid Submitting to God? S04E09
Jan 13, 202154:37
What is One Thing that Can May You a Better Person in 2021? S04E08
Jan 06, 202152:28
Why is Jesus so Important to Christmas - S04E07
Dec 24, 202034:56
Are You at War with God? Symbols of Christmas - Wreath S0406
Dec 15, 202047:22