Hymn History: Blest Be the Tie the Binds

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon,…

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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…

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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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What was He Thinking?

The only way that we can truly know what another person is thinking is through their words. Words are an expression of the mind. In the words of Jesus, "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" (Matthew 12:34). But, have you ever…

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A Word to 3rd Generation Christians

There is nothing quite like the excitement of being with first generation Christians! They do not use all of the cliches or know the church culture.…

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Hymn History: Have I Done My Best For Jesus?

"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."  - 1 Corinthians 10:31 We are thrilled to share a series of…

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Prayer Help: Take a PRAYER WALK

Prayer is a discipline and yet there is a danger in it becoming simply a dutiful routine. How quickly the time of prayer - our communion with the God…

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My Favorite Preacher

Do you have a favorite preacher? I love anyone who preaches the Bible, but there is a preacher who has profoundly affected my life and ministry from…

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Hymn History: Day By Day

"Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be."  - Deuteronomy 33:25 We are thrilled to share a series of brief…

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“My Lord and My God”

Many of you have been journeying with us through the Miracles of Jesus on our ETJ Broadcast. It is always wonderful to be reminded that Christ is…

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Love Is Not Just for Couples!

There are varying expressions of love - friendship love, marital love, love for enemies - but there is only one Source of love, and that is the God…

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Hymn History: Blessed Assurance

" Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure…

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A Devotional Discipline: Writing the Scriptures

God gave His Word once and promised to preserve it to every generation (Psalm 12:7). No new truth is being revealed and it is our conviction that…

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God’s Security Detail

Yes, these are dangerous days. Illness, violence, accidents and a host of other unknowns surround us. However, some Christians have forgotten that…

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Hymn History: At Calvary

"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were…

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Pray for Canada.

Canada is a beautiful country and home to so many wonderful friends. My family and I love Canada and have enjoyed the time we have spent with our…

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