Who Is the Jesus You Are Looking For?

April 24, 2019  ●  19-26 Mark 16:6: And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.” Several years ago when we were living in Jacksonville, FL, I went […]

Resurrection Reality, Part 2

April 20, 2019  ●  19-25 The apostle Paul wrote probably the best defense of the resurrection that can be found anywhere in the Bible. Paul’s writing on the resurrection can be found throughout 1 Cor. 15. Imbedded in 1 Cor. 15 are some verses that speak to the core of why the resurrection is fundamental […]

Resurrection Reality, Part 1

April 19, 2019  ●  19-24 Sunday, April 21, is Easter Sunday. On Easter Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. The next two blog posts will be focused on the resurrection. Part I is the basics of resurrection; Part II will deal with the impact of the resurrection for our faith. […]

The Christian and Tax Day

April 15, 2019  ●  19-23 Mark 12:17 And Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were amazed at Him. Phil. 3:20: for our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. […]

This is the Day!

April 2, 2019  ●  19-22 Gen. 1:5: God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. Ps. 118:24: This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Ps. 122:1: I was glad when they said […]

Ebenezer, and Beyond

March 30, 2019  ●  19-21 1 Sam. 7:12: then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.” Ps. 124:1-2: “Had it not been for the Lord who was on our side,” let Israel now say, “Had it not been for […]

What Are You Leaving Behind?

March 28, 2019  ●  19-20 Judg. 2:10: All that generation also were gathered to their fathers; and there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord, nor yet the work which He had done for Israel. Psalm 78:5-6: For He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which […]

A Primer on Marriage

March 25, 2019  ●  19-19 This “primer” on marriage has been taken from five sermons I preached on marriage and relationships at Bethel Baptist Church in Feb-Mar 2019. I. The BASICS of marriage (Gen. 2:24; Eph. 5:22-33) One man and one woman for life It all begins with an understanding of Matt. 6:33: if we […]

What Are You
Searching For?

March 14, 2019  ●  19-18 Ecc 1:17: And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind. Ecc. 2:11: Thus I considered all my activities which my hand and done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity […]

Ending and Beginning

March 5, 2019  ●  19-17 Psalms 150:6: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Fifteen months and forty-eight pages later I finally finished journaling through the psalms! I challenged myself back in January 2018 to journal through the psalms however long that would take. Journaling through the Psalms has been a […]