Every year after I attend the SBC Annual Meeting I bring a message reporting what we are doing in the Southern Baptist Convention, based on the inspiration of the messages I heard, and the reports about our primary ministries.
Here is my message, it’s sort of long, but maybe NOT as controversial as you might think.
Matthew 28:18-20; Revelation 7:9
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WebMd says : A martyr complex is a recognized psychological pattern. It’s marked by self-sacrifice and service to others at your own expense. Identifying martyr traits and tendencies can prevent burnout and stress on your relationships It goes on to make the connection then to a Victim Complex and Victim mentality that doesn’t have to … Continue reading
I saw this beautiful image today taken from Hubble Telescope and immediately my mind went to Psalm 19. Can you imagine the songs David writes today? The Technology he has access to I’m sure is wonderful and supercedes the use of a shepherds flute and lyre. But more than that, ages in the presence of … Continue reading
God Created All Things I know God loves the beauty of his creation. He loves a sunrise and sunset. He loves the way his stars are arranged. I’m sure he loves hearing the song of a whale singing in the ocean, a dolphin rising and falling on the surface of the waves. Oh, I’m sure … Continue reading
I got a text from a friend today. It’s not unusual for us to text each other with a thought or a question as we study the word, or think through the issues we face. The question today was, “Joshua 6 – Jericho, shouts and the walls came down. Scripture just says they shouted. Shouted … Continue reading
Jean Claude was a mid-17th Century Protestant preacher in Nimes, France. Charles Simeon lists his General Rules of a Sermon. If you’re a preacher you will hopefully enjoy the reminders. 1) Should be Clearly and Purely Explaining the Text – “it is impossible to edify them unless you are clear” 2) Give the Entire sense … Continue reading
So, I’m not writing this for anyone really but me. When a Legend Dies, Martin Luther King Jr, John and Robert Kennedy, James Dean, Elvis Presley all come to mind. When a Legend dies, it shakes the world. Their death isn’t worse than that of a “regular person” but the reach, the connections, the effect … Continue reading
Sunday I preached from Revelation 6:9-11 on the “Souls under the Altar” … they asked “how long Lord?” And God didn’t really give the answer they were looking for but he said … “rest a little while longer.” So … I included this poem to end my message REST I with Him He with me, … Continue reading
Just a short word – Paul says in Philippians 4:16-17(CSB) “…you sent gifts for my need several times. 17 Not that I seek the gift But I seek the profit that is increasing to your account” Seems like I remember someone saying that we should not lay up treasures on earth, but lay up treasures in our … Continue reading
He is NOT a Thief, who steals away what he already owns; He is but an owner, a warrior to rescue, taking his goods back home; And So comes Christ , one day like a thief, when we do not know; To restore his blood-bought saints who are not forgotten or alone; He will take … Continue reading