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“An Effective Witness” (I Peter 3:15 sermon)

A couple of weeks ago, a group from our church went to Houston see the play “The Hiding Place,” about how Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsy were taken by the Nazis into a concentration camp during World War … Continue reading

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“How Should We Then Live?” (I Peter 1:13 sermon)

Years ago when I was in seminary, we watched a video series based on a book by Francis Schaefer, a legendary Christian philosopher, called, “How Should We Then Live?” The point of the series was, that becoming a Christian isn’t … Continue reading

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“A Living Hope” (I Peter 1:3 sermon)

(Preached at First Baptist Church, Angleton, TX Easter 2019) One of my privileges as a pastor over the last 35 years of ministry, has been to be able to hear the last words and testimonies of my church members who … Continue reading

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“On The Road With Jesus” (John 4 sermon)

One of best ways to learn about someone is to spend some time on the road with them. I remember reading an article by the renowned actor, Charlton Heston (who played Moses in the classic 1956 movie “The Ten Commandments”). … Continue reading

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“The Hope” (Easter Sermon 2018)

A young man came into our church in Oklahoma City one Sunday morning, and he was in despair. His marriage, and really his whole life, had fallen apart, and he came to church in despair for help, and he said … Continue reading

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We Do Not Lose Heart

“Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man in decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.” (II Corinthians 4:16) It is a sobering reality to many when they observe the gradual decline of … Continue reading

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The Ultimate “Wrong Side of History”: A Psalm For Our Times,

Christians in America have been dismayed by many recent events in our country, the Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage prominent among them.  It is easy to feel overwhelmed by what seems to be an unrelenting tide of ungodliness, and … Continue reading

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