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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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Do You Appreciate God’s Word?

Psalm 119 is an acrositc. It is composed of 22 sections of 8 verses each, the verses of each section beginning with one letter of the Hebrew alphabet. So :1-8 all began with the Hebrew letter Aleph; verses 9-16 in … 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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Using Jesus’ Model Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13 sermon)

Hudson Taylor was the missionary to China who founded the Inland China Mission which touched multitudes of Chinese with the gospel. When Taylor was home in England, a young man who was interested in the ministry decided to go and … Continue reading

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“Your Spiritual Fitbit” — The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12 sermon)

Well, our family is officially a part of the “Fitbit” craze. Many of you know what I am talking about. Cheryl got me this Fitbit watch for Christmas, and it keeps track of how many steps you take every day … Continue reading

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“The Scriptures: Life & Light” (Matthew 4:12-17 sermon)

My wife Cheryl & I will have been married for 35 years on May 28th. (She has already informed me that we are not going to be here that Sunday — so I am informing you! 🙂 As you can … Continue reading

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“Winning vs. Temptation: Jesus’ Example in Spiritual Warfare” (Matthew 4:1-11 sermon)

This last Saturday (March 18, 2017) an intruder kicked open the door of a house in Redding, California — but he picked the wrong home to invade. A California Highway Patrol Officer lived at that house, and he shot the … Continue reading

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“The Discipline of Scripture Memory” (Matt. 4:1-11 sermon) 

(Preached at PRBC 5-31-15) In the summer of 1980 I went on a mission trip with my home church, the First Baptist Church of Harrah, to Switzerland and Germany. During the trip we also took a one-day visit to Paris, … Continue reading

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“The Discipline of Scripture Memory” (Matthew 4:11 sermon)

(Preached at First Baptist, Pauls Valley, OK 9-21-14) When I was in college I went on a mission trip to Switzerland and Germany. During the trip we also made a one-day visit to Paris, but in many ways I was … Continue reading

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“The Disciplines of Disciples” I Timothy 4:7-10 Sermon

(Preached at First Baptist, Pauls Valley 8-17-14) I had the opportunity a few days ago to go up to the high school during their summer band practice, and I must say that I was impressed with the quality of what … Continue reading

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