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“The Most Important Thing” (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 sermon)

In 1962 Birch Bayh was elected to the Senate from Indiana, and he and his wife Marvella came to Washington D.C.  Marvella had always wanted to see Europe, and she was delighted when she and her husband received an invitation … 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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“The Model Prayer: Thy Will Be Done” (Matthew 6:10 sermon)

What would you pray in the following situation: A few years back a pastor had for a friend of his who at the point of death. He was praying fervently that God would spare this friend’s life. In fact he … Continue reading

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“The People of God” (I Peter 2:9-10 sermon)

I noticed from our very first days in Angleton that there is a palpable state pride here in Texas that exceeds what I have felt from the people of any other state – and I love it! The people of … 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 Pastor’s Farewell” (Acts 20 sermon)

Cheryl & I want to thank you for the last 4 years we have been allowed to serve at Pleasant Ridge. It is very difficult to say farewell to people with whom we’ve ministered and loved and been loved — … Continue reading

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“Where’s Your Glory?” (Jeremiah 9:23-24 sermon)

Sunday morning came to our church in Southwest Louisiana, and the crowd was exuberant. Purple and gold clothing was everywhere. People were cheerful and talking in the hallways. A festive air just covered the whole place. LSU had won their … Continue reading

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“Neglecting God” (Zephaniah 1:1-6 sermon)

You never know what your kids are going to do with the things they hear you say. We had not been at  our church in Tulsa Oklahoma very long when we pulled up to a convenience store, and Cheryl saw … Continue reading

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“Grace That Is Greater Than The Inexcusable” (Mark 14:32-42 sermon)

C.S. Lewis wrote “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” That is a great statement, and very convicting regarding our attitude and practice towards others — but the power of … Continue reading

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The Search For Delight (Psalm 37:4 sermon)

“Hedonism” is the belief that pleasure is the most important thing in the world, and that you should live your life, for pleasure. Most Christians would say that hedonism is wrong — but a few years ago pastor John Piper … Continue reading

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