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24Jun 2017

The buzz word in today’s world is not just preaching, but it is communicating. I think this is important because, though not all communicating is preaching, all preaching is communicating. There are four keys to effect communication. Confidence All preaching should exhibit absolute, unequivocal, confidence in the Bible as the Word of God. A great […]

23Jun 2017

“Because of the LORD’S great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 A woman was sound asleep when the telephone jarred her awake. She groggily answered the phone. “Hi!” exclaimed her peppy mother-in-law. She proceeded to rattle on about the busy day […]

22Jun 2017

“The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.” Proverbs 17:3 Are you familiar with the process of purifying gold? The impurities are invisible from the outside, so the goldsmith must patiently and intentionally hold the gold over the hottest part of his fire, liquefying it. Only then […]

21Jun 2017

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7 Avoiding cracks on the sidewalk, not opening an umbrella indoors, never breaking a mirror or walking under a ladder…these […]

20Jun 2017

A pastor’s words from the pulpit can often be divisive and sharp—and not necessarily in tone or delivery. Preaching requires standing on God’s Word, revealing weakness and sin, and calling out for obedience or repentance. Sometimes, thought, the controversy is less clear-cut. In our minds we’ll ask “What would Jesus do?” to try to bring […]

20Jun 2017

“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Matthew 6:6 It is interesting to note that when Jesus taught His disciples how to pray, he first taught them where to pray. This may […]

19Jun 2017

“Then I will rejoice in the Lord; I will delight in His deliverance.” Psalm 35:9 In this Psalm of David, he recognized the Lord’s salvation for his life and rested in the reassurance that God would deliver him from the enemies who rejoiced at his failures and scoffed at him. I cannot relate to bearing […]

16Jun 2017

When teaching week after week it’s possible to lose a sense of direction when it comes to our preaching, the Gospel and moving the church in a clear and intentional path from the pulpit. Step back and try this exercise to get a little perspective: If this Sunday were the last sermon you ever preached, […]

16Jun 2017

“The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.” Proverbs 20:7 There are certain kinds of people that we need to teach our kids to handle with extreme caution. Solomon describes these people as “fools.” There are three Hebrew words used for the term, “fool.” One term refers to a hardheaded person who thinks […]

15Jun 2017

“Do not say, ‘I’ll pay you back for this wrong!’ Wait for the Lord, and He will avenge you.” Proverbs 20:22 There is one thing that has been true of every human being who has lived long enough on this earth and that is everyone makes enemies. If you have convictions that you believe in, and […]