Category Archives: “The Disciplines of Disciples” series

“The Discipline of Discipling” (II Timothy 2:2 sermon)

Coach Hayden Fry’s 1983 University of Iowa football team picture has become famous, not necessarily because of the games it won, but because of what became of its coaching staff. The assistants on Fry’s staff that year would go on … Continue reading

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“The Discipline of Fasting” (Ezra 8:21 sermon)

A Christian disciple from India came to the United States a few years ago, and made the tour of a number of our Baptist churches, both observing and speaking. After a few weeks, he asked a question of his host. … Continue reading

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“The Discipline of Giving” (Genesis 28:20-22 sermon)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist, Morganton, NC 6-28-15) It has been a very disappointing week for Bible-believing Christians, the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage at the top of the list. But we have much to be thankful for … Continue reading

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“The Discipline of Evangelism” (Colossians 4:2-6 sermon)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 6-21-15) Many of us have responded with shock and horror at the ISIS takeover of the good portions of two countries in the Middle East, with the beheadings and other atrocities they have perpetrated. … Continue reading

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The Discipline of Service (I Peter 4:10 sermon)

In 1910 Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech in Paris, France, on the kind of people that is needed to make a great society. A paragraph from that speech has become famous: “It is not the critic who counts, nor the … Continue reading

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The Discipline of Fellowship (Hebrews 10:23-25 sermon)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 6-07-15) Cheryl & I are fond of assigning “chapter titles” to different episodes of our life together, like “The Dark Year”, “Just Then It Began to Snow” or “The Girl in the Purple Bikini” … Continue reading

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“The Discipline of Scripture Memory” (Matt. 4:1-11 sermon) 

(Preached at PRBC 5-31-15) In the summer of 1980 I went on a mission trip with my home church, the First Baptist Church of Harrah, to Switzerland and Germany. During the trip we also took a one-day visit to Paris, … Continue reading

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