Saturday Shout-Outs: Lexington, SBC, & Ministry Links

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR MY EMAIL LIST IN THE BOX AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE TO RECEIVE A FREE WEEKLY SERMON MANUSCRIPT.TO RECEIVE A FREE WEEKLY SERMON MANUSCRIPT. Congratulations to Pastor Richard Gaines for nineteen years of service to the Consolidated Baptist Church in Lexington. It was a joy to preach the […]

Weak Sermons Need Music To Prop Them Up

Have you seen The Preacher’s Wife? It is a 1996 movie starring Denzel Washington and the late Whitney Houston. I went to see this movie when it came out in theaters. But I checked out during an early scene. The pastor was preaching his sermon. It was not going well. The preacher’s wife – Whitney […]

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 […]

Don’t Assume Anything In The Pulpit

“You remember the three Hebrews boys in the fiery furnace…” “You remember when Jesus stilled the storm on the Sea of Galilee…” “You remember what Paul said about justification by faith alone…”  My sermons were filled with statements like these, as a young pastor. I took for granted that the congregation knew and understood these […]

#021: Stephen Rummage Interview [PODCAST]

This is episode #021 of the On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. This episode of the podcast is an interview with Stephen Nelson Rummage. A former preaching professor at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Rummage is now the Senior-Pastor of the Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida (near Tampa) Stephen Rummage […]

The Greatest Sign of All

The Greatest Sign of All The Gospel of John was written to lead the reader to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that there is life in him (John 20:30-31). John makes the point by recording specific miracles of Jesus. John calls them “signs.” The miracles of Jesus point beyond themselves […]

Jarvis L. Collier Interview

Jarvis L. Collier is the Pastor of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas. We are home boys from Los Angeles. Collier served two local churches in Los Angeles – one historic and the other planted – before taking the helm of the Pleasant Green Church fifteen years ago. Alongside of his pastoral […]