What is good preaching? When it comes to style, there are many choices. Some ministers preach like an intellectual giving a dissertation. Speaking in a monotone, it would take a nearby explosion to get them to move from behind the pulpit. Others move around so much a pulpit seems unnecessary. Of those that move around, … Continue reading What is good preaching?
We have all had those "what...if" conversations. The most common center around money. What would you do if you won the lottery? What would you do if you had a million dollars? The other day, someone brought up, "If you were going to be stranded ono a deserted island and you could only take one … Continue reading One Chapter
In the days before the "No weapons on school property" policy, you could travel to any High School in the county where I live and see quite a few gun racks in the rear windows of pick-up trucks. A high percentage of those gun racks held either a shotgun or rifle. In many areas of … Continue reading Lukewarmness
Our Love For God
"I love Jesus!" is a statement often uttered, but is it true? To answer that question, I reckon the first thing to do is to define love. What is love? The Bible gives us the definition of love in its most famous verse, John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave..." Love … Continue reading Our Love For God
What Manner Of Person?
2 Peter 3:10-12 speaks of the end of the world. The phrase, "The elements shall melt with fervent heat," is mentioned twice within the three verses. Verse 10 sets the stage by giving a vivid description of the end of time, "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; … Continue reading What Manner Of Person?
Redeeming The Time
The new century used to seem so far away. Back in grade school, around fifty years ago, my classmates and I would talk about the arrival of the year 2000 and how old we would be. To an eight-year-old, that magical age of forty seemed like an eternity away. As a school child of the … Continue reading Redeeming The Time