Dunn's Grove Baptist Church in Albemarle, NC, where my dear friend, Jeremy Holt, is the pastor, has held a week-long revival meeting. So, I have had the opportunity to sit under some good, old-fashioned preaching. Bro. Mike Martin of Mooresville, NC, has been the guest preacher, and God has used him. I have needed these… Continue reading Don’t Quit
When God Wounds Us
Recently, I participated in a Zoom conference call as a pastor taught the Scriptures. He made a statement that I cannot escape. He said there are times when God wounds us. We all love to think about how God will bless us, add to our lives, and make us more comfortable. Yes, God does strengthen… Continue reading When God Wounds Us
Something Job Never Lost
Job was told to curse God and die. Job lost it all, his children, his wealth, and his own health. Job's pain level went beyond a 10. He was long past the breaking point. And it all pushed Job to cursing. He cursed the day of his birth. He openly questioned why he should live… Continue reading Something Job Never Lost
Beauty for Ashes
A message for mothers who have had an abortion.
Saddle Up, and Ride!
Have you ever heard the creed of U.S. mail carriers? It says, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." We have been studying the book of Esther in the services of the church. Esther's story took place during the days of… Continue reading Saddle Up, and Ride!
5 Pastoral Goals for 2021
I recently listened to a staff member from another church speak about the ways in which his pastor had helped the church through the pandemic. Those thoughts have captured my heart, and I want to make them my own. Please let me share them with you with a few comments or Scriptures after each principle.… Continue reading 5 Pastoral Goals for 2021
Now More than Ever, with my Church Family
There are moments in life that remind us of how much we are blessed by good family and friends in our lives. When a family member passes awayWhen a child is bornWhen that empty-nest feeling settles upon youWhen sickness comesWhen loneliness settles upon your heart The list can go on, but there are just times… Continue reading Now More than Ever, with my Church Family
I Am Ready: 7 Ways to Prepare for That Conversation about Jesus
It is a serious matter to be entrusted with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One man said, "Because you have, you owe." Because I have Christ in my heart, I owe the Gospel unto others. Years ago, I had an unexpected encounter with a person. I was visiting at the home of another person, and… Continue reading I Am Ready: 7 Ways to Prepare for That Conversation about Jesus
We need preaching, but what does that mean? Is preaching a bunch of opinions clothed in religious garb? Is it funny stories, life lessons, or yelling with scratchy pitches? I submit that the preaching we need is Bible preaching. Look at what the apostle Paul said about his preaching: And I was with you in… Continue reading Preaching
For Such a Time as This
Happy New Year! The new year is one of my favorite times of the year. It is a new beginning and a fresh start. It is a time of reflection upon the last year and rededication for the next year. Plans are made, goals are established, and we purpose that this year will be better… Continue reading For Such a Time as This