Vacationing to the Glory of God

Summer is a much-needed time of rest and relaxation for many people. This break from the various responsibilities of home, work, or school is a good thing. However, there is no such thing as a vacation, leave-of-absence, or sabbatical from your responsibilities as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus told his disciples, “Come […]

Introducing the New Shiloh Church Sermon Podcast

Check out the new Shiloh Church Sermon Podcast. This podcast features sermons I preach during the Lord’s Day Worship Services at the Shiloh Church. Make sure you subscribe to the Podcast to receive automatic downloads of the sermons as they are added to the podcast. And please share the link to the podcast with your friends. […]

How to Make Your Pastor a Better Preacher

The following is an exert from Rediscovering Expository Preaching by John MacArthur, Jr. Fling him into his office. Tear the “Office” sign from the door and nail on the sign, “Study.” Take him off the mailing list. Lock him up with his books and his typewriter and his Bible. Slam him down on his knees before […]

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday 2015

Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, […]

#013: Preaching Without Notes [PODCAST]

This is episode #13 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we will talk about preaching without notes. Here are twelve practical recommendations that will help you learn to preach without notes:  Decide if preaching without notes is for you. Preach with notes, […]

My Top Posts of 2014

Thanks for reading my blog in 2014! Some of your are regular readers, who keep up with most posts. Others of you came looking for something specific and stuck around. Or maybe you just stumbled onto the site. Now matter how you arrived, I am glad you are here. This blog began as a creative […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: 16 Years, Sunshine, & Ministry Links

Thanks for the kind expressions as Crystal and I celebrated 16 years of marriage this week!  The Shiloh Church of Orange Park officially launches on January 4, 2015. Please remember this new work in your prayers. World Religion News: Two Florida Pastors Confront Racial Division by Merging Congregations Check out “The Pastoral Ministry of Shaking […]

Video Tribute to Pastor Charles

Impact 180 Presents a Video Tribute to Pastor Charles “The impact of a youth ministry is directly correlated to the senior leadership in the local church. Without the consent, passion, and leadership of a caring Senior Pastor student ministries can achieve little. By the grace of God, we have a thriving ministry to teens. Our students […]

Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference | Day 3

The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is still underway on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. Yesterday Pastor Ralph West opened up with “Biblical Preaching & Pastoral Ministry” and we enjoyed wonderful breakout sessions throughout the day. Last night Pastor Mac Brunson gave a powerful word on Thanksgiving and I charged […]