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“When The Lord Is Your God” (Genesis 28:10-22 sermon)

In our daily Bible reading this week we read one of my favorite passages from the Old Testament. I love it because it shows what happens in the life of a person when the Lord really becomes your God. We … Continue reading

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“The Scriptures: Life & Light” (Matthew 4:12-17 sermon)

My wife Cheryl & I will have been married for 35 years on May 28th. (She has already informed me that we are not going to be here that Sunday — so I am informing you! 🙂 As you can … 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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A Measure of Your Devotions

Proverbs 16:20 “He who gives attention to the word shall find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.”  This verse challenges us in several ways regarding our daily devotional time in God’s word: — First of all, … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer on Your Daily Bible Reading

Last Thursday I shared some insights from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together, for the National Day of Prayer.  The same book contain several helps for our daily time in God’s word.  In Life Together he uses the term “meditation,” but he is … Continue reading

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The God Who Speaks

A few weeks ago during my morning sermon, I spoke about how idols are “speechless” (Habakkuk 2:18), but when you know the Living God, He speaks to you through His word.  Last Sunday I experienced yet another example of this. Friday and Saturday, … Continue reading

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