A Sorrowful State of Affairs

I just had a discussion with a Professor filling the pulpit in a congregation that used to be a faithful congregation of the Lord's church. It was sad and very revealing about why so many once faithful congregations are no longer so. I asked a series of questions and let him answer, trying very hard not to debate with him - and it was very hard. Here are my questions and a summation of his answers. Is it your view that there is no Scriptural prohibition to the use of mechanical … [Read more...]

Men Who Lead

I was privileged to speak at the South Park Avenue Church of Christ 1st Annual Men's Day on Saturday, June 10th. My assigned subject was "Men Who Lead." I am posting that lesson here and look forward to your comments and feedback. The volume is a little low so you'll need to increase the volume on your device. … [Read more...]

How NOT to do a Facebook Live Stream!

I've been experimenting with Facebook Live as a way to do a live online Bible Q-n-A broadcast. So, Wednesday night I decided to do a Bible Q-n-A question for the invitation and stream it live on Facebook. When it came time to do the invitation and tried to lay my tablet at the top of the podium angled at me. It immediately slid to the bottom and pointed straight up my nose! So, while the question got answered, the view is not quite what I was hoping for. I am looking into the Mevo camera setup … [Read more...]

Walking in the Daylight

John 11:9-10 Walking in the Daylight A Time to Work (John 11:9) A Time When Work is Done (John 11:10) … [Read more...]

God’s Trust Test

Jeremiah 17:5-11 When Times Get Tough... Do I trust in man (Jer. 17:5, 6, 11). Do I trust in God? (Jer. 17:7, 8). Will I decide my own course? (Jer. 17:9). Will I desire God's correction? (Jer. 17:10). NOTE: The audio begins about a minute in because the microphone was turned on late. … [Read more...]

All Things New

A New Creation (Rev. 21:1) A New Kingdom (Rev. 21:2) A New Tabernacle (Rev. 21:3) A New Life! (Rev. 21:4-6) … [Read more...]

Shepherd Leadership

God's Greatest Leaders Were Shepherds! Shepherd Leadership: Has a Focus on the Family Nurtures the Church Points People to the Gospel … [Read more...]

The Pleasure of His Presence

Hallelujah, Praise the Lord His Presence is Universal (Psa. 148:1-13; Psa. 139; Acts 17:24-28) His Presence is Unique (Psa. 148:14; Eph. 1:3-6) … [Read more...]

Up From The Grave

Brought Up Through the Recognition of Our Sins (Psalm 30:6-7). Brought Up Through the Realization of Our Security (Psalm 30:8-10). Brought Up Through the Reception of HIS Saving Grace (Psalm 30:4-5, 11-12). … [Read more...]

Were You Preaching At Me?

One of my favorite preachers told how he would reply when someone would come out of the audience after services and ask him, "Were you preaching at me?" He said he would ask them, "Well, did it apply to you?" In other words, if what he taught applied to them, then, yes, he was preaching at them. Not that he had targeted them, but that if they perceived that what he was teaching was targeting them then it must have been something they needed to hear and to which they need to respond. When I … [Read more...]