Making the Most of Holy Week

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Holy Week | 2 comments

Holy Week is here, which celebrates the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, when Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem, declaring himself to be the King of the Jews. It leads up to Good Friday, when Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin. It climaxes with Easter, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. This is no ordinary week. It is the main...

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A Confession: I love C.M.E. Christians!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Church life, Holidays, Holy Week | 1 comment

You have heard of C.M.E. Christians, haven’t you? This has nothing to do with a particular denomination. C.M.E. Christians are in every church. They are people who only come to church on Christmas, Mother’s Day, and Easter Sunday. Get it? Ironically, C.M.E. Christians are usually not true Christians. They are nominal Christians, at best. They have enough religion to come to church  on these special occasions on the Christian...

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From HBC2 to SMBC: Holy Week 2012

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Holy Week, Uncategorized | 0 comments

May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. – 2 Peter 1:2 Good day Shiloh! I pray you are having a great week. Here are a few reminders for Holy Week. 3-1-6 Cards. We asked you to join us this week in praying for 3 persons for the 6 days of Holy Week with the goal of bring one unsaved/unchurched guest to worship with you on Easter. If you haven’t done so yet, you still have time. Start...

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Preaching Holy Week at Burnette in Detroit

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Holy Week, Speaking Engagements | 0 comments

I am in Detroit. I am preaching three nights for Pastor Nathaniel Caldwell at the Greater Burnette Baptist Church, where he has served as pastor for seven years. I first preached at Burnette when I was seventeen-years-old. Dr. J. Allen Caldwell, the late, founding pastor, invited me to fill in for his regular speaker. He continued to invite me every year during Holy Week until his death. I have many friends and adopted family at Burnette. It is...

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A Holy Week Prayer

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Holy Week, Jesus Christ, Prayer | 0 comments

I thank you, Lord Jesus, for becoming a human being so I do not have to pretend or try to be God. I thank you, Lord Jesus, for becoming finite and limited so I do not have to pretend that I am infinite and limitless. I thank you, crucified God, for becoming mortal so I do not have to try to make myself immortal. I thank you, Lord Jesus, for becoming inferior so I do not have to pretend that I am superior to anyone. I thank you for being...

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Speaking @ St. Thomas in Jacksonville

Posted by on Apr 1, 2010 in Holy Week, Shiloh, Speaking Engagements | 1 comment

I am speaking tonight for Pastor Ernie Murray at the St. Thomas Baptist Church tonight. This will be my second year participating in their Holy Week Revival. We had a great time of worship last year. And I am looking forward to tonight’s service. The service starts at 7 PM at 5863 Moncrief Road. Our mass choir will lead the musical praise. And I am to bring the message. Please pray God’s blessings in this service tonight. And...

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