Bible Study is Not Doing Crosswords!

I think that there are people who enjoy Bible study the same way that other people enjoy filling out crossword puzzles. Get all the parts and get the thing completed – they find satisfaction. I think there are people that study the Bible that way. They can see how it relates to its context and […]

Notes from Sunday – 03/10/13

I had a good Sunday. But I missed worshiping with and preaching to the Shiloh Church. Thanks to Pastors West Wilson and Donald Lewis for ministering the word to the congregation at Shiloh. It was my privilege to speak during the celebration of the 50 years Dr. John A. Reed Jr. has served as Pastor […]

On Sermon Conclusions

“So how was your flight?” When I am asked this question, I typically respond by saying it was a good flight. I speak positively about the flight for one reason. It landed. I may not like my assigned seat. There may have been no room for my bag in the overhead compartment. It may have […]

Notes from Sunday – 03/03/13

It is a very cold day here in Jacksonville. The only good reason to be outside was to go to church! We celebrated the Lord’s Supper today in both of our morning worship services. I was glad to have all of our guests in worship today, especially the interns from the local 2nd Mile Ministries […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: 33, Natalie, & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading my blog this week. I hope you find the following resources helpful. You can sign up for email updates of future posts under the picture to the left. A big birthday shout-out to my daughter, Natalie, who turns 11-years-old Monday (3/4). Both of my daughters were born in March. Hailey’s big day […]

Is Domestic Abuse Grounds For Divorce?

I recently preached a message on the biblical grounds for divorce. This is not a subject where all agree. But I read the scriptures to teach two circumstances in which God permits divorce: God permits divorce when sexual immorality has been committed (Matt. 5:32; 19:9). God permits divorce when a believer is deserted by an […]

Notes from Sunday – 02/24/13

Today was Ministry Emphasis Day at the Shiloh Church. There was a ministry fair after both services today. Ministry leaders answered questions. Members signed-up to serve. Way cool. I am grateful to God for all the volunteers of our congregation. You make it happen! We did not have Bible Study Fellowship groups today, to give […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Hendricks, Tebow, & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading my blog. You can sign up for email updates under the picture to the left. Tomorrow is Ministry Emphasis Day at the Shiloh Church. A big-shout to all of our volunteers for your service and sacrifice. You make it happen! Shout-out to Elder Benard Yates and the Primitive Baptist Church Convention for […]

Notes from Sunday – 02/17/13

Happy President’s Day! It was a long but good day of worship and ministry at Shiloh yesterday. In my Bible Study Fellowship class, I continued my study of 1 Timothy with a lesson on the ministry of deacons (3:8-13). Didn’t finish. Praise God for those who were baptized yesterday. I continued our Family Matters series […]