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
From Commission to Culmination Continue reading
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
I look back, yesterday gave us hope
I look forward, tomorrow promises will be fulfilled
Therefore, right now, we are LIVING in the “THEREFORE” – we call it today 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
There’s a word I don’t like, “Later” – Read John 13:36 – I/We usually want what we want, NOW. That’s why we have microwaves. We’d rather have it NOW, even if it is rubbery, and less flavorful, we want it NOW, not later. But that brings up some questions 1.Who is Saying – Later? If … Continue reading
This is the manuscript for 11/1/20 READ John 19:15b-30 When Jesus received the sour wine, he said “it is finished.” Then bowing his head, he gave up his spirit. Can you see this moment of death for the Son of God, Son of Man? And here he is, dying, innocent. Is this just a tragic … Continue reading
I’ve published this before so let me give you the Highlights Psalm 20:7 Who To Vote For “Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote… that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” – Samuel Adams … 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