November 2, 2019

Developing Christian Joy Galatians 5:22-23 Erma Bombeck shares the following story about the creation of Fathers. When the good Lord was creating Fathers he started with a tall frame. And a female angel nearby said, “What kind of Father is that? If you’re going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put Fathers up so high? He won’t be able to shoot marbles without kneeling, tuck a child in bed without bending, or even kiss a… Read more

November 1, 2019

Developing Christian Love Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things.” (Galatians 5:22–23, CSB) Our focus today is on love, which is preached about in a lot in churches. The danger here is that because love is such a well-known topic you may be tempted to check out. I hope you don’t. While love is a common theme, it’s not always easy… Read more

October 18, 2019

  Developing Christian Kindness Galatians 5:22-23 We have been working our way through the virtues of the Fruit of the Spirit. Our focal verse for this series is from the book of Galatians where it says: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Gal 5:22-23 (NASB) Today we are going to look at kindness. Colossians 3:12-13 says: “So, as those who have been chosen… Read more

October 18, 2019

Developing Christian Patience Galatians 5:22-23 A truck driver sat down to eat at an all-night restaurant. The waitress had just served him his meal when three guys riding Harley’s showed up and swaggered into the diner. One grabbed the man’s hamburger; another took a fistful of his French Fries; and the third picked up his coffee and began to drink it. The trucker responded with great patience. He calmly got up from the table, picked up his check, walked to… Read more

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

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