Hymn History: Saved By Grace

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.“ – Ephesians 2:8-9 We are thrilled to share a series of brief accounts of how some of the great hymns of our faith…

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Q/A About the Evangelist – Part 2

The gift of the evangelist has been sorely (and sadly) neglected in many places. This is to the detriment of the church and its work in this world.…

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GUEST POST: “Planning for a Profitable Summer”

The following article was written by our friend, Pastor Ryan Thompson of Newport Beach, CA. Ryan is being used of God to lead the Liberty Baptist…

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Hymn History: I Have Never Lost the Wonder of It All

Gypsy Smith was one of the most loved evangelist of all time. When he would give his life story, crowds overfilled churches and auditoriums around…

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Q/A About the Evangelist

A few months ago, I answered a number of questions that had been given to me related to the work of the evangelist. Many of these same questions come…

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An Open Letter from My Friend…

Dear friends, In 2018, Scott Pauley and I hosted the first Rest Conference at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hickory, NC. Our friend, Shane Lewis, who…

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Hymn History: Let the Lower Lights Be Burning

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven" – Matthew 5:16 We are thrilled to…

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Your Kids Grow You.

Last night was a very special night for me and Tammy. For more than twenty years we had the privilege of being a part of the work of God at Crown College. We participated in a host of graduation ceremonies, but it is different when it is your own…

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Hymn History: He Leadeth Me

"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul:…

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Do You Know the Four Verses?

Recently I was sharing with a friend some of what God is teaching me through Psalm 119 this year. (Read more here.) It has been a joy to study it…

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Next Week’s Gospel Crusade!

These are days for the advancement of the gospel! People need the message of hope that is found only in the Lord Jesus. This is not the time to…

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Hymn History: I Will Sing of My Redeemer

“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." – Titus 2:14…

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Good Resource on the “Minor Prophets”

Are you a life-long learner? We are all supposed to be life-long students of Scripture. It is impossible to exhaust God's infinite truth! You can…

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5 Ways You Can Help Your Pastor (and Many Others) On Sunday

For those who know Jesus every Lord's day is a celebration of the risen Christ. We are all aware that Easter Sunday is one of the Sundays that more…

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Hymn History: Safe in the Arms of Jesus

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy…

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New 10 Day Study in Haggai Now Available!

Several people have reached out to let us know that our studies on the Bible App have been helpful to them devotionally. We are happy to provide…

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Filling America with the Gospel – An Easter Week Challenge

By 7 am, a tremendous group of pastors had identified themselves as being on the call. It was my privilege to share a brief thought from Scripture…

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Hymn History: Hold the Fort

“ And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”  – Revelation 22:12 We are thrilled to…

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“Praying Through”

Years ago I used to hear some people refer to “praying through” as a metaphor for praying until you breakthrough to Heaven. I understand what many of…

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“After the War We Shall Go to Jerusalem.”

The life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln have always been of special interest to me. He has been one of my favorite Presidents. A few days ago I read…

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