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“The Discipline of Evangelism” (Colossians 4:2-6 sermon)

(Preached at First Baptist, Pauls Valley OK, 10-12-14) Many of us have looked on with shock and horror at the ISIS takeover of good portions of two countries in the Middle East, with the beheadings and other atrocities they have … 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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“Four Surprising Signs of Wickedness” (Psalm 10:3-11 sermon)

(Preached at First Baptist, Pauls Valley, OK on Sunday evening, July 20, 2014) When most of us think of “wickedness”, we tend to think of certain specific “evil deeds.” Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who was in the news recently for having … Continue reading

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“What Tested Faith Looks Like” (James 1:2-4)

     We have a lot of people here at First Baptist Church who are going through different “storms” in their lives right now.  My own current battle with dysautonomia is well-known to most of you.  But I know that I … Continue reading

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“Thou O Lord”, Psalm 3:3 Part I: “My Shield”

I first knew something was wrong with me physically in February 2012, when I had to go home sick from prayer meeting. I ended up having to take a medical leave from my duties as pastor, and tried to make … Continue reading

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Faith in the Face of Death (John Chrysostom sermon review)

While admittedly not sporting the kind of title we would find attached to many sermons today (“Excessive Grief at the Death of Friends”!) this message by John Chrysostom is a real gem.  The text of his message is I Thessalonians 4:13, where … Continue reading

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Heralds of the Advent: Micah 5

When Mark Twain visited the Holy Land in the 1860’s, he did not find Bethlehem to be impressive.  In fact, he wrote later of its “mouldy domes and turrets” and disparaged its “noisy mob” and “leprous beggars.”  He said he … Continue reading

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