The Top 10 Ways to Predict a Problem Marriage

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Marriage | 9 comments

1. Getting married to spite someone else 2. Getting married without listening to the advice of your family and friends 3. Getting married to someone who practices a different faith 4. Getting married with concerns and/or questions you are afraid to discuss with your potential mate 5. Getting married with things you are hiding that you plan to tell your mate after you have tied the knot 6. Getting married on the rebound, within months of a...

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Notes from Sunday – 10/28/12

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 in Notes from Sunday 2012 | 1 comment

Saturday morning, we began a new six-week Bible study for our men. 200 men showed up. Praise God! Worship was great today. The music team did an exceptional job. I really enjoyed teaching my Bible Study Fellowship group today. I finished my lesson, “A Defense against False Teachers,” from 1 Timothy 1:12-20. God willing, I will teach next week about the prayer ministry of the church from 1 Timothy 2:1-7. As always, I am grateful for the guests...

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Saturday Shout-Outs: Kansas City, 33, & Ministry Links

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 in Saturday Shout-Outs | 3 comments

Thanks for reading my blog this week. Let me invite you to subscribe to the blog under the picture to the left to receive email updates of future posts. Shout-out to the men of the Shiloh Church who joined me this morning for the first session of 33 The Series men’s Bible study. Shout-out to the Mid-America Pastors and Ministers Institute leaders for the opportunity to minister the word at their conference this week. Like all of the...

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Every Pastor is a Translator

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in John MacArthur, Pastoral Ministry, Preaching | 17 comments

It was my first extended vacation from the first church I served. I really didn’t want to take the time off. But, wisely, the men insisted. With my first Sunday off, I decided to visit Grace Community Church to hear Dr. John MacArthur, Jr. I would often attend the Sunday evening service at Grace. But I had never been there on a Sunday morning. That morning, Dr. MacArthur was preaching about the family. The conclusions he drew from the...

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SERMON: “Having Possessions and Being Possessed” (Matthew 6:19-21)

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Matthew, Sermon Manuscripts, Sermons | 1 comment

Here is the video of the sermon I preached Sunday at the Shiloh Church on Matthew 6:19-21. I called it, “Having Possessions and Being Possessed.” In the message, I argued that to have possessions without being possessed by them, you must… I. Be concerned of where your treasure resides (vv. 19-20) II. Be committed to treasure that remains (vv. 19-20) III. Be concerned about what your treasure reveals (v. 21) You can also read...

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