Last week was busy. The first half of the week was revival services, and the last half had a wedding and funeral. The wedding was on Friday evening and the funeral on Saturday. In less than a day, I ministered in both of the significant situations that most preachers claim they were never taught about in seminary. However, regardless of the extra consideration and planning that … Continue reading Worship at a wedding and funeral?
Our congregation is concluding our spring revival services. We typically take an opportunity twice a year. These multiple services are a call to our people to set aside more time for attending corporate prayer, singing, and preaching. Revival week is a call to other individual spiritual disciplines as well. We typically do revivals in Spring and Fall. After the frigidness of winter, it is a … Continue reading God can revive us!
I have not been able to write as much as I like on the blog because of Easter week being incredibly busy at the church and preparations for a recent first-time experience. This weekend I presented an academic presentation as part of the McDonough Leadership Conference at Marietta College. It was a great honor and privilege to have this opportunity. As a requirement of my … Continue reading Giving an academic presentation.
The following outline is a handout given during a mid-week service where we studied the background of the Passover and Feast of Unleavened bread. It was attached to our churches live facebook feed for those who were unable to attend. The Passover Exodus 12:1-33 The Biblical Narrative The Passover is the tenth plague God sent to Israel. Pharaoh would not allow the people to go … Continue reading The Passover
Paul declared, “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel“(1 Corinthians 9: 16, KJV)! I love to preach the Gospel and to hear sound Gospel preaching. To me, the content of preaching is sharing the Gospel, and the Gospel, in a nutshell, is that … Continue reading Shaping the Sermon
As we come to the final verse of the twenty-third Psalm, we find a beautiful conclusion. The psalmist declares the continuing goodness and mercy of God toward His people. However, we may wonder what brings about these blessings. What are the purposes and benefits? “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for … Continue reading The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:6