The Top 10 Ways to Predict a Problem Marriage

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 […]

Notes from Sunday – 10/28/12

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 […]

Every Pastor is a Translator

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 […]

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

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 […]

Ten Reasons for Expository Preaching by E.K. Bailey

The late Dr. E.K. Bailey, founding pastor of the Concord Church in Dallas, wrote a booklet, entitled, “Ten Reasons for Expository Preaching.” In this booklet, Dr. Bailey defines expository preaching: “An expository sermon is a message that focuses on a portion of scripture so as to clearly establish the precise meaning of the text and […]

Resolutions Concerning Myself

Here are several personal resolutions made by the late Dr. Robert G. Lee (1927-1960) that every minister should consider. For that matter, every Christian should embrace these resolutions. I will be joyful that life may give me wings. I will be courageous that there shall be no binding fears. I will be balanced that neither […]

Notes from Sunday – 10/21/12

I love the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church! We had a good time in my BSF class this morning. I taught from 1 Timothy 1:12-20. I called it, “A Defense against False Teachers.” (In typical H.B. fashion, I did not finish my lesson and will have to pick it up next week.) As always, I am […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Burlington, Old Books, & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading my blog this week. Shout-out to my new subscribers. You can sign-up for email updates of new posts under the picture to the left. A big shout-out to Pastor Reginald Bryant and the volunteers who serve in our new Shiloh Outreach Center. Next week, they will host a graduation for 53 people […]

Lloyd C. Blue Interview

I recently interviewed Dr. Lloyd C. Blue, who lives in Dallas and leads the Lloyd Blue Ministries. Years ago, I would miss the E.K. Bailey Conference every year, because of scheduling conflicts. My associates pastors would attend and bring me back the recordings. I was introduced to the ministry of Lloyd Blue through those  recorded lectures. We […]