Giving Help to the Hurting (Part 1)

Giving Help to the Hurting As a preacher and someone who has been helping people in the ministry for close to three decades, I find that one of the hardest things to do is to give people the help that they need in times of trial, sin, and distress.  I don’t think that I am… Read more »

Quarantine Lessons (Part 2)

I would challenge you to take some time to study the whole context of Romans 14 (and of other similar passages).  These show the difference that has come under the new covenant established through Christ’s coming to earth.  We no longer live under the Old Testament law.  Baptists have rejected the idea of “replacement theology,”… Read more »

Quarantine Lessons (Part 1)

The past months have been frustrating, exacerbating, ridiculous, annoying; many other adjectives that could be used to describe them.  However, we have seen some amazing answers to prayer.  I believe that we also saw brought to light many philosophies and ideologies both of politicians and the average Christian in America. Here’s a couple of things… Read more »

Teens (Bible) – Part 2

1.  We should study the Word of God. As parents and authority in the lives of our young people, we need to be students ourselves of the Word of God.  A “do-as-I-say and not-as-I-do” attitude will ruin a young person in this area of the learning of the Word of God.  Our young people should… Read more »

Teens (Bible) – Part 1

We have taken as a theme for the 2020 year, “Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly” from Colossians 3:16.  I preached an opening message to our church on this passage.  It was interesting to note that the word dwell in the text has the idea of taking residence.  This is what the… Read more »

Biblical Hospitality (Part 2)

Our understanding of hospitality is further developed in the New Testament.  Consider the familiar account of the Good Samaritan in Luke: “And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by… Read more »

Biblical Hospitality (Part 1)

“Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality” (Romans 12:13). “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.  Use hospitality one to another without grudging.  As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the… Read more »

Shepherding God’s Flock: The Path to Restoration (Part 2)

Psalm 32:3-4 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.  For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. In these verses, we see that David was trying to keep this sin “under wraps” and did not… Read more »

Shepherding God’s Flock: The Path to Restoration (Part 1)

One of my favorite Biblical descriptions of a pastor is shepherd, an analogy that   Scripture frequently uses.  For instance, Ezekiel 34 pictures those caring for a “flock of people” as shepherds.  Consider the following passage and notice the imagery: Ezekiel 34:1-8  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy… Read more »

The Power of Words (Part 2)

Let’s consider another set of verses to further help in this area of the tongue. The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked (Proverbs 10:11). A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit (Proverbs 15:4). … Read more »