Remember What You Were

This past Sunday morning, I preached from Ephesians 2:11-13 – “Remember What You Were.” For all the difficulties I have preparing last week (over the last weeks, for that matter), I was quite relaxed, focused, and eager about preaching Sunday morning. The passage is doctrinal in nature. But there is a practical concern that is […]

Speaking @ the LACBC Men’s Retreat

This past weekend, I participated in the Los Angeles Community Bible Church’s men’s retreat, led by Pastor Bobby Scott. Pastor Anthony Kidd and the Westside Bible Church also partnered in this meeting. It was held at the Alpine Camp & Conference Center in Blue Jay (CA), near Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead. The theme of the retreat […]

A Strange trip from Canaan to Ephesus

Every year, I go through my “annual homiletical crisis” – in which I really, really struggle in my preaching. For some reason, this year “crisis” (termed this purely on the basis of how I feel going through it) is taking place much earlier – it usually takes place well into the second half of the […]

Winning Spiritual Battles

This past Sunday, I preached on Exodus 17:8-16. I had been studying this passage and meditating on it for several weeks. Several things attracted me to this passage. First, the theme of spiritual warfare attracted me. This battle that the Israelites fought against the Amalekites illustrates the spiritual battles we as Christ-followers face against the […]

Happy Memorial Day

Today, we remember the American soldiers who have died in military service. And we pray for those who continue to serve in harm’s way in different places around the world. God bless.

Speaking @ Phillip’s Temple in Dayton

I am writing this post from Chicago’s O’Hare airport. I am waiting for my connecting flight to Dayton (OH), where I am scheduled to begin a three-night meeting at the Phillip’s Temple C.M.E. Church. The pastor, James Washington, has a large vision for strategic ministry and a solid commitment to biblical preaching. This is my […]

About an Hour. Not!

I had an eye exam yesterday. And I was given a new prescription. The doctor has been monitoring a potential problem with my eyes for several years now. And the situation hasn’t gotten any worse. Praise God! But at the same time, the problem has not really changed. So I was told again by the […]

Speaking @ Word Fellowship

I am in Greensboro, North Carolina, preaching for my friend Keelan Atkinson. A little less than a year ago, Keelan organized the Word Fellowship Reformed Baptist Church. And I have the honor of preaching their first revival. This is my third time coming to Greensboro to preach for Keelan. So there is a level of […]

Adding Knowledge

I am teaching a new series on Tuesday nights. (Have I mentioned yet that our midweek service moved to Tuesday nights?) I am calling it, “Saved for Sure.” And it is based on 2 Peter 1:5-7. In 2 Peter 1:3-11, Peter exhorts his readers to make their call and election sure. And in verses 5-7, […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Her children rise up and call blessed; her husband also, and he praises her; “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. – Proverbs 31:28-30 (ESV)