“Only spare us Thy Bible!”

Last Sunday I preached on the Berean Christians in Acts 17. I’ve been praying all week that FBC would take that message to heart and dig into the Word of God. The Puritan preacher John Rogers, warned his congregation against neglecting Scripture by telling them what God might say: “I have trusted you so long […]

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Prone to Wander

On January 1st I opened my Bible and began to read through Genesis and once again I marveled at the greatness and grandeur of God as He created all that exists. Genesis one is simply God centered. Over and over again we find words like, “And God said,” “And God saw,” and “And God called.” […]

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Scripture Memorization: It is Worth every Ounce of Effort!

I was in the middle of a conversation yesterday about Scripture Memory and why it is important. One of the things that jump out at me about Scripture memorization is simple—it is hard work. Unless you have a photographic memory…Scripture memory is hard work, but it is work that is worth every ounce of effort. […]

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The Power of the Word!

From time to time I read something that just makes me sit back and marvel at the simple and yet profound truth that is before me.  Today as I was preparing for Sunday morning’s sermon I came across one of those statements in Raymond C Ortlund’s commentary on Isaiah.  He said, “Every time you hear […]

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Reading the Bible in 2013!

In just a few days I will finish a yearly task that I’ve accomplished at least once since the late 80’s…I will once again read the Bible through.  I am not sure what year I started reading it, but in the late 80’s I began reading the Bible through and have committed to doing it […]

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The Ancient Paths

Yesterday morning my Bible reading plan led me to Jeremiah chapters 6-10.  In Jeremiah 6:16 I found these words, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Stand by the roads, and look and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” There are many in this […]

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A Word about Sex, Society, and the Word of God

Yesterday morning our journey through John’s Gospel took us to John 8 and the woman caught in adultery.  The story really isn’t about the woman at all…it is a picture of the Grace of God that we are given through Jesus Christ.  Many have looked at Jesus’ response to the woman, ““Neither do I condemn […]

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Dec 31, Four Spiritual Commitments

In 1950 Florence May Chadwick swam across the English Channel and then for good measure she swam across it the opposite way one year later.  In 1952 she stepped into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Catalina Island in an attempt to swim 26 miles to the coast of California.  15 miles into the […]

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Nov 4, The Homosexual Debate isn’t Really a Debate!

There is a continual battle against the authority of God’s Word.  Over and over we find the enemy attacking the very moral foundations of what is clearly taught in the Bible.  On the forefront of the battle is the satanic demand for homosexuality to be considered main-stream and normal.  The Bible clearly teaches that homosexuality […]

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