Tag Archives: Christian disciplines

“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 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 Disciplines of Disciples” (I Timothy 4:7-10 sermon)

(Preahed at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 4-19-15) When I served as interim at First Baptist Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, I had the opportunity to go up to the high school during their summer band practice.  I was impressed with the quality … Continue reading

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“The Disciplines of Disciples” I Timothy 4:7-10 Sermon

(Preached at First Baptist, Pauls Valley 8-17-14) I had the opportunity a few days ago to go up to the high school during their summer band practice, and I must say that I was impressed with the quality of what … Continue reading

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“The Morning Watch” (Psalm 5:3 Sermon)

One of the best articles I have ever read is “The Tyranny of the Urgent” by Charles Hummel. In it he writes that many people often wish for a 30-hour day, so they could get more done. But Hummel says … Continue reading

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