Play Where the Coach Puts You!

It was only the first night of a weeklong revival. But this young preacher was wiped out. It was the first night of the meeting for the congregation. But it was my third week of preaching in a row. And I was tired. I had traveled all day without eating. I had to get a […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: MADD, Corinth, & Ministry Links

Thanks to Bailey Smith for the opportunity to speak at the Real Evangelism Conference Friday night at the Wheeler Grove Baptist Church in Corinth, Mississippi. A big shout-out to all of the Shiloh Church volunteers who served our community during our Make a Difference Day! We were rained out. But you still let your lights shine. […]

A Neglected Key to Effective Ministry

I studied what scripture teaches about spiritual leadership. And my eyes were opened about how the Lord governs his church. But I hit a sticking point. I had not seen what I was learning done in any church that I knew. I needed some advice. So I made an appointed with a pastor I respected. […]

What is Spirit Baptism?

After teaching on this subject in Bible Study, a member asked me about the term “Bapticostal” – a Baptist and Pentecostal mixed. I acknowledged the term is often a tongue-in-cheek description of a doctrinal conservative who embraces a passionate worship style. But I added that any Christian with integrity might claim to be one or […]

A Strategic Part of Your Ministerial Call

One of my associates preached our early service some years ago. He preached the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). His introduction focused on the fact that it was a story about a father who was there for his two sons and took care of their needs. As a sinner listening to the message, […]

Reginald D. Terry Interview

I have been richly blessed over the years by the preaching ministry of Reginald D. Terry. He is a well-traveled and much sought-after preacher, because of his sound and faithful handling of the word of God. Reginald Terry is also the author of a helpful book, Associates in Ministry. Enjoy this conversation about following Christ and […]

Who is the Holy Spirit?

As he passed through Ephesus, the Apostle Paul met several believers. He asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit since they believed. “No,” they replied, “we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit” (Acts 19:2). In a real sense, this was my testimony for many years. Sure, I had heard […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Pressley, Selma, & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading my blog. You can sign up for email updates of future posts under the picture to the left. SPECIAL NOTE: I received news that Dr. Timothy Winters, longtime Pastor of the Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego passed away this morning. Pastor Winters was a faithful shepherd, sound preacher, and friend of […]