If You Can Keep From Preaching, Do It!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in personal stuff, Preaching | 16 comments

One day, I had a conversation with a friend who was seeking to discern whether the Lord was calling him to pastoral or pulpit ministry. As he discussed it with me, he noted that he had mentioned this matter to me several times before without comment from me. He was right. I hadn’t responded. And I sensed that he was waiting on a response this time. So I prayed an emergency prayer to God about what to say. And what came to my mind is what...

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Romell Williams Jr. Interview

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Interviews | 6 comments

Romell Williams is the Pastor of the Lilydale Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago, where he has served for the past eight years. Romell and I met about ten years ago or so. A mutual friend told me of Romell’s ministry and thought we should hook up. I reached out and we have been friends ever since. Pastor Romell is a clear, strong, faithful preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is committed to biblical exposition. And he takes the art...

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Notes from Sunday – 11/25/12

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Notes from Sunday 2012 | 0 comments

It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving, which is always an interesting Sunday. But it was a good day. I taught on 1 Timothy 2:8-15 – “Men and Women in Worship” – in my Bible Study Fellowship. I did an overview of the passage. But I plan to spend the next several weeks going through it in more detail. It’s a controversial subject. But I am looking forward to the study. As always, I am grateful for all the guests in worship today. It...

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Saturday Shout-Outs: Thanksgiving, Cleansed Lepers, & Ministry Links

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in Saturday Shout-Outs | 3 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a safe, blessed, and restful holiday. The Shiloh Church met for worship on Thanksgiving morning. What a service! I love my congregation. I preached a 1st person narrative on the 10 Lepers that I called, “The Testimony of a Cleansed Leper” (Luke 17:11-19). I almost chickened out in the last minute. I’m glad I hung in there with what I prepared. I am grateful to have my sister, Harriette, and...

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Praise and Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Prayers, Thanksgiving, The Valley of Vision | 1 comment

O my God, Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, My heart admires, adores, loves thee, For my little vessel is as full as it can be, And I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow.   When I think upon and converse with thee Ten thousands delightful thoughts spring up, Ten thousand sources of pleasure are unsealed, Ten thousand refreshing joys spread over my heart, Crowding into every moment of happiness.  ...

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