A Better Congregation Begins With Me When I Show Greater Unselfishness

This was my lesson for the 2017 Northside Lectureship. The lectureship theme was "A Better Congregation Begins With Me," and my assigned subject was "When I Show Greater Unselfishness." For the complete playlist of the entire lectureship, please click here to visit Northside's website. https://youtu.be/YsoSHJx_ntk   … [Read more...]

By Your Words

Matt. 12:36-37 https://youtu.be/tYJrclYfXvE "By Your Words" Condemned Using the Lord's name in vain (Ex. 20:7; Phil. 2:9-11). Lying (Prov. 6:16-19). Deceiving (Rom. 16:18). Filthy language (Eph. 5:4). Speaking evil (Jude 8; Matt. 5:21-22). Reviling (1 Cor. 6:9-11; 1 Pet. 2:21-23). "By Your Words" Justified Speaking about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3; 8:12). Speaking to edify (Acts 20:32; Eph. 4:29). Gracious words (Eccl. 10:12; Col. 4:5-6). Comforting … [Read more...]

Equipped for Battle

Ephesians 6:10-20 We know about the armor of God (Eph. 6:14-17). But have we really considered the application? How does this passage picture the church and the Christian life? (cf. Eph. 6:10-13; 2 Tim. 2:3). Are we soldiers EQUIPPED FOR BATTLE? That we are supplied with armor and weaponry (cf. Eph. 6:17; 2 Cor. 10:4), means we are at war! (2 Cor. 10:3-6; 2 Tim. 2:4; Eph. 6:11). The church must be MILITANT! https://youtu.be/D9wdeI4I7DE … [Read more...]

Baptism for the Remission of Sins

Baptism has been a problematic doctrine for centuries. Everything from changes in the mode to changes of the purpose of baptism has become part of Catholic and Denominational doctrine. Sprinkling, pouring, immersion as a symbol, have been contentious issues for a very, very long time. It’s not because the Bible is unclear about the mode and purpose of baptism. It is one of the clearest teachings of the Bible. The problems people have on the doctrine of baptism comes from their preconceived … [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...]

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...]