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Posts from October 2010

Additional Thoughts on Judgment Houses

First, please read the article posted by Dr Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (my alma mater), called “Seven Reasons Halloween Judgment Houses Miss the Mark,” and then come back to read my two additions to the seven reasons below the Judgment House logo. In the past, I have been part of putting on a…

Zachariah’s Pumpkin Prayer

Zachariah and I made this recording last year as an audio track to play during our Trunk or Treat.  He had just turned 4-years-old, and we decorated our S-10 with a Pumpkin Prayer theme.  Now that Halloween has rolled around again, I was reminded of it and thought I’d share it with you all.  It’s too cute!  But don’t take my word for…

Tried and Failed

Do you ever look at some of the heroes of the Bible and think to yourself, “I could never do that.  I’m a failure,”? Maybe that’s how you feel in the face of amazing stories of victory like the one experienced by Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego when they stood before King Nebuchadnezzar, who had given them the option of bowing down to…

The Kingdom of God: Already But Not Yet

Given Tuesday night’s message at the Salem Baptist Association annual meeting, it’s ironic that I had already prepared to post what I’m about to share with you.  Bear with me a moment so that I can set up what I’m about to say from the context of the book of Daniel, which I am currently preaching through on Sunday mornings… In the…

Exercise Your Humility By Praying

Prayer is one of God’s precious graces to us.  It has many purposes for our life and growth, but have you ever thought about how prayer is meant to be an instrument of humility in our lives? In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus, by example, teaches us how to pray.  Of course, this passage is best known as “The Lord’s Prayer,” but it’s probably…

Why Is Church Membership Important?

Church membership is on the ropes.  Anecdotal evidence abounds as our church literally has been knocking on every door here in the city of Alexandria.  So many times we’ve heard, “I’m a Christian, but I don’t need to ever go to church.” Compelling evidence also exists in the statistics of our denomination.  The Southern Baptist Convention boasts a membership of over 16…