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Teachers Overview of Explore the Bible Amos 2:4-16, “Listen To God”

(A brief overview for Sunday school teachers and Bible Study leaders of the Lifeway Explore the Bible lesson of Amos 2:4-16, for Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, “Listen to God.” The video version of this overview is available on YouTube at: … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Overview of Lifeway’s Explore the Bible lesson: II Kings 22:8-20

A brief overview of Lifeway’s Explore the Bible lesson of II Kings 22:8-20 for Sun., Aug. 28, 2022 “God Moves.” A video version of the overview is available on YouTube at: INTRO:  Have you ever been cleaning up, or digging … Continue reading

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“Commissioned By His Glory” (Isaiah 6 sermon)

I’ve made it a personal tradition each Independence Day the past several years to read David McCullough’s classic, 1776, which chronicles that famous year in America’s history. One of the opening paragraphs describes George III, the King of England, proceeding … Continue reading

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“A Divine Appointment” (Acts 8:26-40 sermon)

In 2014 Cheryl & I were living in Norman, Oklahoma while I was recuperating from illness that had caused me to resign my pastorate in Louisiana. One winter afternoon about 4:00 I suddenly had a strong urge to go out … Continue reading

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“The Revelations of Psalm 19”

Olaudah Equiano grew up in Africa in the 1700’s and was sold into slavery. He eventually was able to buy his own freedom, became educated, and even published a book. But as a young man he was a servant to … Continue reading

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

A few years ago a pastor I know from Oklahoma was in New York City riding in a cab. He saw a little statue on the driver’s dashboard, and he asked the man, who was from India, about it. The … Continue reading

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“Herald of His Advent” (Micah 5:2 sermon)

When Mark Twain visited the Holy Land in the 1860’s, he did not find Bethlehem to be very impressive.  In fact, he wrote later of its “mouldy domes and turrets” and disparaged its “noisy mob” and “leprous beggars.”  He said … Continue reading

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“In The Word 2022” (Ezra 7:10 message)

A few years ago they came out with an interesting list, of the books that people most frequently lie about reading, in order to appear well-read! The top four were George Orwell’s 1984, (42%), Tolstoy’s War and Peace (31%), James … Continue reading

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“Confidence On That Day” (II Timothy 1:12 sermon)

Author Dane Ortlund wrote: “When my two-year-old Benjamin begins to wade into the gentle slope of the zero-entry swimming pool near our home, he instinctively grabs hold of my hand. He holds on tight as the water gradually gets deeper. … 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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