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Posts from May 2013

Calvinist Coexistence, Bob Hadley Says “No!”

Most folks outside of Westside Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, FL, where Bob Hadley pastors, probably don’t know who Bob Hadley is. That’s not a put down because most folks outside of West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria, TN, where I pastor, don’t know who Ben Simpson is. Bob Hadley and I are like the great majority of pastors in the world:…

Wednesday Is for Worship: “My Jesus, I Love Thee”

Good Wednesday to you!  I pray that the coming of summer just around the corner has you amazed by the common grace of God.  I know it has done so for me! Today I want to share one of the tenderest songs sung from the heart of a worshiper to Jesus. It’s an old one, but my goodness, it captures the heart…

Wednesday Is for Worship: “Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed”

Although we just closed up the season of Eastertide with last Sunday being Pentecost Sunday, I want to do one more resurrection song.  Of course, since every Sunday is a reminder of Jesus’ resurrection, these songs never go out of “season”! Today’s worship song is a dandy!  The arrangement, the accompaniment, the words themselves, and the content of the lyrics are joy-filled…

Don’t Make Me Angry: The Bible’s Truth about Anger

It was the fictional David Banner who matter-of-factly stated, “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”  Anger was what triggered Banner’s transformation into the Incredible Hulk.  Indeed, Dr. Banner, you are a bit hard to like when you’re angry! Anger is a human emotion that every single person experiences.  Some are more prone to externalize it by blowing…

Wednesday Is for Worship: “Before the Throne of God Above”

Today is the 6th Wednesday of Eastertide, the 50-day Christian season between Easter and Pentecost Sunday, which is May 19 this year.  We’ll continue to focus on Resurrection songs until then. I want to take us back to 1863 today.  It was in that year that Charitie Bancroft penned the lyrics to this powerful song.  This Irish writer was not prolific in…