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THIRST Conference Reflections …

We just concluded a 4-day THIRST Conference led by a team from Life Action Ministries (lifeaction.org). It was an AMAZING time of worship, teaching, conviction, brokenness, renewal, & restoration in the Church! Ryan Loveing, our revivalist for the week, provided strong Biblical teaching in each service, & here are some of the points I gleaned: “The goal of these…

An “atheist” quoted me.

A few weeks ago, I ran into a friend of mine who is a former member of a church that I served several years ago. I asked him if he was still going to that church. He replied that it was complicated & would take a while for him to explain. We exchanged numbers with the hope that we could get together for lunch. The following week, I invited him to lunch, but he had a…

Men-talities

2 Samuel 11:1 is a very sobering verse of Scripture. It’s a single verse that gives great insight into the ways that men fall. Guys, we would do well to read & heed the implicit warnings that are contained in this one verse. “In the spring, AT THE TIME WHEN KINGS GO OFF TO WAR, David sent Joab our w/ the king’s men & the whole Israelite army.  THEY destroyed the…

The cross look bright tonight.

One night recently, my friend, Tomm, & I were hanging out at the pavilion behind our church, just enjoying some good Christian fellowship & prayer time. At the back of our church’s property, there is a large white cross situated on a wood-line about 200 yards or so from the pavilion where we were seated. The cross was constructed by one of our church members, who…

It’s Not a Salvation Issue

There are 2 essential spiritual disciplines that every Christ-follower needs to practice on a consistent basis: Bible intake & prayer. One of the things that’s important when we are reading the Bible each day is that we make sure that we get the CONTEXT of the verses. Here’s a statement about that from a good article I found (I encourage you to read the whole article,…

This Means War!

When I was the youth minister at First Baptist Church in Brookhaven during the early & mid-90’s, we had a DNow weekend which had as its theme, “This Means War!” During that weekend, we helped our students understand some of the facets of this thing called spiritual warfare. Now that I’m a senior pastor, I’ve discovered that this thing called spiritual warfare just…
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