October 7, 2019

5 Things Every Evangelist Needs 1. Every evangelist needs to be called by God “And he himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,” (Ephesians 4:11, CSB) Just as God has not called all men to be pastors, neither has He called all to be evangelists. The Bible says “some evangelists” and “some pastors.” The pastor and evangelist are two different callings and different gifts. Billy Graham said: “The evangelist’s message is a very… Read more

September 30, 2019

Top Ten Commentaries to Purchase in Logos The top ten commentaries to purchase in Logos is my personal list of go-to commentaries when I prepare a sermon. I have used Logos as my primary sermon preparation tool for years. In recent years, I have bought several commentaries to help in my research to prepare for sermons. Commentaries fall into different categories based on a variety of reasons. Some commentaries of more technical than others. While many commentaries are more devotional… Read more

September 28, 2019

The Spiral of Praise Psalm 148:1-14 Praise is a natural and necessary response to fully enjoy the object that is praised. For example, when watching a football game on television, it is a natural response to praise a tremendous play. To shout WOW! after an acrobatic catch in the end zone is not only natural, but necessary to fully enjoy the spectacular play. If you do not believe that it is necessary, the next time you watch a football game… Read more

September 17, 2019

What to Do After Revival Psalm 106:1-48 We have had a great experience of revival this last week. We have seen God move (and continue to move) in the lives of many people in this church. One question I want to address at this point is: What do I need to do now? What does a Christian (whether new or renewed, or long-committed) do after revival? Where do I go from here? Where does the church go from here? I… Read more

August 26, 2019

8 Great Reasons to Get Logos 8 1. Powerful Search The best thing about Logos 8 is the search engine. This powerful engine will help you as your search your resources in the software to get what you need. The search engine is powerful and it is the feature that helps Logos help you. 2. Layouts You can customize your layouts to make it easier to prepare for your Bible study or sermon. Place tabs throughout the screen to put… Read more

August 13, 2019

How I Can Pass the Test of the Christian Faith John 14:15-26 In school, you learn by studying. There are times when you test what you learn. They could be a written test, or a lab that gives you the opportunity to show what you learned. Jesus gave Christians one subject to learn: love. He made it His commandment and His commission. “He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and… Read more

August 10, 2019

What a MOM Stands For Luke 1:30-35 After dinner one Mother’s Day a mother was washing the dishes when her teenage daughter walked into the kitchen. Horrified to see her mother at the sink, she exclaimed, “Oh, mother, you shouldn’t have to do dishes on Mother’s Day.” The mother was touched by this seeming thoughtfulness and was about to take off her apron and give it to her daughter, when the daughter added, “They’ll keep till tomorrow.”1 As we celebrate… Read more

July 16, 2019

  How to Be Wise Luke 2:41-52 Do you remember the last time you went on a family vacation? Do you remember all of the preparation and the excitement and the struggle to get everything in order? Family vacations are always a memorable experience That is what Luke is trying to express, something memorable and important. Can you imagine the whole family going down to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover? Imagine, they would not be going to just… Read more

June 18, 2019

7 Promises From the Cross for Me Today Billy Graham once recalled:1 I remember preaching in Dallas, Texas, early in our ministry. It was 1953. About forty thousand people attended each night, but one evening only a few people responded to the appeal to receive Jesus Christ. Discouraged, I left the platform. A German businessman was there, a devout man of God. He put his arm around me and said, ‘Billy, do you know what was wrong tonight? You didn’t… Read more

June 17, 2019

How to PREP for Revival and Spiritual Awakening Revelation 2:4-5 “But I have this against you: You have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember then how far you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.” (Revelation 2:4–5, CSB) In cooking, you have four steps. The first step is to prep the food. The second step is to cook… Read more

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