Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Model Prayer: Kingdom Praying (Matthew 6:10 message)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Wed. 4-29-15) Yesterday, a well-known pastor wrote on his Twitter account something about all of the troubles our world is facing right now: the killings by ISIS, the earthquake in Nepal, the riots in … Continue reading

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When Wisdom Remains Silent

Christianity is all about sharing truth — most of the time. But there are times when we should just keep our mouths closed.  Proverbs 23:9 indicates one of those times: “Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for … Continue reading

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Son of God and Man

Was Jesus Christ the Son of God, or man? The answer of traditional orthodox Christianity is: BOTH!  The witness of the scriptures affirms this truth. One of these scriptures is Romans 1:3-4, “Who was born a descendant of David according … Continue reading

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A Crucial Word For Parents

They don’t include any kind of “instruction manual” for raising your child when they send you home from the hospital with your baby. Thankfully, God’s word gives parents the instructions they need, in places like Proverbs 22:15, which reads: “Foolishness … Continue reading

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“The Discipline of the Word” (I Peter 2:1-3 sermon) 

(Preached 4-26-15, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Morganton, NC) For years before his death in 2013, Pat Summerall broadcast NFL games and other sporting events on television. Many of you would recognize his voice to this day. Some of you also … Continue reading

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Is There A Lion?

“The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets.’” (Proverbs 22:13) The Book of Proverbs contains a number of character studies, which describe different kinds of people we encounter — or perhaps ourselves!  Among … Continue reading

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The Model Prayer (Part 1) “Begin With Praise”

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Morganton, NC, Wed. p.m., 4-22-15) I don’t know if you’ve seen any of “A.D” The Series on Sunday nights, but like most shows, it has its better moments as well as its weaknesses. One … Continue reading

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