Tag Archives: missions

“Asking & Discerning” (Matthew 7:6-11 sermon)

I loved our Children’s Ministry Bible presentation last week, and I especially appreciated how Dr. Amanda mentioned that she is teaching our kids the importance of CONTEXT in scripture. It’s hard to overstate the importance of that in Bible interpretation. … Continue reading

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Distractions From Devotions

Our church, Pleasant Ridge Baptist in Morganton, North Carolina, is sending three adult members out to different mission fields this weekend: one to Wales, one to Haiti, and one to Romania. I sent them this quote from China Inland Mission … Continue reading

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“The King & The Disciples” (Matthew 5:1-2 sermon)

I have never in my lifetime seen the kind of vindictiveness expressed towards a president as we have seen evidenced towards President Trump: the hatred, lack of submission, people saying “He’s not my President”, etc. I was not a big … Continue reading

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“The News About Jesus” (Matthew 4:24-25 sermon)

Last Wednesday I got an email from one of our members: “Did you hear the news about Bob Stoops?” The head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners — my favorite college football team — had suddenly and surprisingly announced his retirement … Continue reading

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Missions In A Nutshell

“For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.” (III John 7) Here in an often overlooked letter, we find a little verse which succinctly defines and prescribes the work of the missionary and … Continue reading

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“The Drink Offering: Don’t Waste Your Life” (Phil. 2:17 sermon)

Some time ago, as I was getting out of my car, I noticed that I had a can of Coke in the cup holder.  I can’t stand to leave anything in my car, so I picked up the can to take it … Continue reading

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“The Purpose of God’s Blessings” (Psalm 67 sermon)

This Thanksgiving week, many of us will sit down around a table and thank God for the blessings that He has given us this year — and we should. The Bible repeatedly commands us to give thanks to God for … Continue reading

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