Category Archives: Discipleship

“Give Thanks to the Lord” (Psalm 136:1 sermon)

First Baptist Church, Angleton, TX 11/22/20  First Sunday at 972 Anchor Road When the first Pilgrims landed in the New World on November 11,1620, William Bradford, the pilgrim leader who later became their governor wrote that: “‘They fell upon their … Continue reading

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“The Model Prayer: Spiritual Protection” (Matthew 6:13 sermon)

Many Americans cheered several years ago, when a Texas mother fought off three masked men who invaded the home where she and her little son lived. Using a pistol she had in her bedroom, she shot one intruder in the … Continue reading

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“The Model Prayer: Receiving & Giving Forgiveness” (Matthew 6:12 sermon)

In 2012 a book was published with the title: Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers. It became a New York Times Bestseller, and was regarded by many as a “pretty cool” book on prayer; how a lot of our … Continue reading

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“The Model Prayer: Our Requests” (Matthew 6:11 sermon)

During the Second World War, Corrie Ten Boom and her family helped Jews escape from Nazi persecution and hid them in her home. In her book, The Hiding Place, she shares about growing up in that home, where her father … Continue reading

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“The Model Prayer: Thy Will Be Done” (Matthew 6:10 sermon)

What would you pray in the following situation: A few years back a pastor had for a friend of his who at the point of death. He was praying fervently that God would spare this friend’s life. In fact he … Continue reading

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“The Model Prayer: Kingdom Praying” (Matthew 6:10 sermon)

William Carey was a shoemaker who lived in England in the 1700’s, but his heart went out to the people groups all around the world who had never heard the gospel. Carey kept a map of the world on the … Continue reading

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“The Model Prayer: Begin With Praise” (Matthew 6:9 sermon)

When the Revolutionary War was over and the United States became a new nation, our country appointed John Adams as its new ambassador to England. When he arrived in London, Adams was to make his first appearance before George III, … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Model Prayer (Matthew 6:1-13 sermon)

(Preached at the First Baptist Church of Angleton, TX 9/13/20) The pastor who married Cheryl & I, Bill Elliff, tells of how a mentor of his, Ron Dunn, was visiting Scotland with his wife, Kay. They rented a car to … Continue reading

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“The Maladies of Martha” (Luke 10:38-42 sermon)

A few weeks ago I read Joseph J. Ellis’ book on President Thomas Jefferson, entitled American Sphinx. In it, he discussed, among other things, the men who influenced Jefferson and made him the kind of president that he was. He … Continue reading

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“Martha & Jesus: A Christian Allegory” (Luke 10:38-42 sermon)

One of the most famous allegories in history is John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. An “allegory” is where some character or symbol represents something else. In Pilgrim’s Progress (which is perhaps a rather “thin” allegory) the main character of Bunyan’s novel … Continue reading

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