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Higgaion: A Note We All Need

Unlike my wife, I do not read music. Though the notes on the page mean little to me, I know a good note or a bad note when I hear...
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Truth and the Danger of Overcorrection

All of us who have driven for any length of time have experienced or witnessed the danger of over correcting. A slight distraction, a sudden movement by another driver, an...
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“Truth for Youth” Available on the Bible App!

Last month we made available for the first time a devotional plan on the YouVersion Bible App. “Which Way Do We Go?” is a fifteen day study on discerning the...
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Repent.

Sin. It is the real issue, the root problem, the reason for every broken heart and home. And the only solution for sin is a Savior. This is the redemptive...
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Time to Speak

Citizens can love their country and not love Christ, but if you truly love Christ you should love your country as Christ does. In our beloved America there is an...
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Do You Really Believe In The Authority of the Bible?

Few want to talk about it today and even fewer understand it. Yet all of life boils down to authority: whose authority will we live under? The world is full...
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TRUTH.

Such a beautiful word: truth. Its substance is much the same as its sound - simple and straightforward. There seems to be a short supply of it in our world...
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What the “Cancel Culture” Can’t Touch

The only reason people have to knowingly promote a lie is that, for some reason, they are afraid of the truth. God’s people never have to fear the truth! Truth...
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Big Picture Evangelism

In "Christian" America you would imagine that you could walk up to anyone and begin to talk about Jesus Christ and everyone would have some context. Perhaps at one time...
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So Much Insanity!

Have you watched the news lately? At times it seems that the whole world has gone crazy. Logic has disappeared and common sense is at an all-time low. Some say...
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3 Days for Young People and Those Who Love Them

The key to a nation is a generation. I believe if we lose the next generation we lose the nation. Truth endures to every generation but every generation must hear...
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As We Begin Our 5th Year In Evangelism

Life is not a series of endings, it is a series of new beginnings. Five years ago we finished a season of ministry at a wonderful church and college, and...
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4 Things We Must Not Do With The Truth

We live in a world of lies because people have rejected the truth. The condition of Isaiah's day is much like our own, "And judgment is turned away backward, and...
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“Living My Truth”

The highlight story in a major magazine carried this title: "Living My Truth." It was the story of a transgender airline pilot who proudly boasted that he was now living...
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Growing, But Not Changing

Growth is essential to life. Throughout the years I have heard countless people say that the only way to grow is to be willing to change. Change has become the...
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What Can We Do?

The bad news and news of bad people seems to keep piling up. Like many of you I am sickened this week by the blatant rebellion in our country against...
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No Time To Change

This week I am preaching for a dear friend and wonderful pastor in south Florida. Tom Odom pastors the First Baptist Church of Southwest Broward in Cooper City. God is...
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Tradition vs. Truth

There is a tremendous debate in Christian work over whether certain practices are rooted in tradition or truth. Such discussion is not new. In fact, both the Lord Jesus and...
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Special Announcement!

I am so very excited about the news I am going to share with you today! At the beginning of this year we began a daily podcast to promote the...
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A Word to Younger Preachers

Recently a precious friend introduced me as "a young preacher." I love those words. In fact, I am now at the age where I want to hang onto them as...
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A Simple Principle That Has Had A Profound Effect On My Life

Dr. Frank Sells was one of my favorite Bible teachers. I can see him now, sitting on the platform, in his own conversational way showing some of the most powerful...
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Seven Bible Stories to Use With Muslims

We are only days away from 9/11. So many thoughts and emotions come to our minds as we approach this day of memorial. For those of us who know Christ,...
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How To Keep the Next Generation

A fellow preacher and personal friend asked me recently how I believed we could do a better job of retaining young people in our churches. It is a problem of...
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The Book That Saves the World

A few weeks ago I picked up a copy of the Wall Street Journal in a hotel. As I was breezing quickly through the sections my eyes fell on something...
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The Best Thing In Your Town

As I travel week after week it is always fascinating to see the buildings and attractions that make each area unique. Large cities and rural communities all have something of...
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New Blog Series!

The Christian life is not lived one day a week. It is lived every day. Walking with Jesus is not an event; it is a way of life. Far too much...
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Getting More Out of This Sunday’s Sermon

Over the last few days I have been in numerous meetings where someone was preaching the Bible.  The messages were delivered by different men with varied styles, but in each...
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When Young People Ask Hard Questions

Questions are opportunities to teach.  God gave explicit instructions to Israel about what to say when your children ask (Deuteronomy 6:20-25).  And ask they will!  All of us who have...
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A Message Christian Young People Desperately Need

It is my privilege to speak to young people on a regular basis.  I have to admit that they are my favorite group to preach to!  You always know where...
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Victory Over Temptation

We all want to live in victory over sin.  The key to victory over sin is learning victory over temptation.  "Resist small beginnings", a wise man once said.  Deal with...
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The Greatest Method of Bible Study

Weeks ago I received a message late one evening from a fine teenager in our youth group.  This young lady has been a great encouragement to me and my wife....
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Why this Week has been So Special

Today is a day for rest and reflection after a very busy week.  We have just concluded our annual Baptist Friends Conference.  This is always a special time of reunion...
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The Same Things

The Same Things The ancient city of Athens was famous for its schools and emphasis on philosophy. When the Apostle Paul arrived there he simply preached the same gospel message...