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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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“Find Me At The Feet Of Jesus” (Luke 10:38-42 sermon)

In the 1700’s, Thomas Scott was a young man who felt a call to go into the ministry, but he didn’t know much about it. He became acquainted with John Newton, the author of the hymn “Amazing Grace,” who was … Continue reading

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“No Worthless Thing” (Psalm 101:3 sermon)

On this Father’s Day, we can remember one of the great “Father/Son” teams in American history, John Adams, and his son, John Quincy Adams, both of whom served as President of the United States. When he was only ten years … Continue reading

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“The Importance of Forgiving Others” (Matthew 6:14-15 sermon)

Several years ago a pastor went on a trip to England, where a Catholic priest told him and his wife a story about Lady Spencer, the mother of Princess Diana (who had been killed in a tragic car accident on … Continue reading

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“Principles of Effective Praying” (Matthew 6:6-8 sermon)

The great British preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote: “Prayer is beyond any question the highest activity of the human soul. Man is at his greatest and highest when, upon his knees, he comes face to face with God.” (SOTM, p. 45) … Continue reading

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“Don’t Be A Hypocrite!” (Matthew 6:1+ sermon)

“Beware!” If you are out driving, and you come across a sign in the road that says “Beware!”, you are going to pay attention, and proceed very carefully, aren’t you? And you should. You know there is something dangerous ahead, … Continue reading

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Praying “In Jesus’ Name”

These two verses in John 14 are VERY strong in their teaching that what a follower of Jesus asks “in His name”, He will give: — :13 “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do …” — :14 … Continue reading

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The Model Prayer & Praying For Your Child’s Future Spouse

“Pray then in this way …” (Matthew 6:9) Our son Paul wrote a sweet post on Facebook for Fathers Day, quoting an outline of a prayer I used (and still use) to pray for his future spouse, based on the … Continue reading

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A Daily Recommitment

“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” (John 6:38) This was Jesus’ guiding principle for His whole life on earth: He did not come here — … Continue reading

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“Thy Will”: Not A “Bad” Prayer

“My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.” (Matthew 26:42) We all face difficult time in our lives, and when we come to them, we should bring our situation to our Heavenly Father … Continue reading

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