Notes from Sunday – 09/09/12

What a day! What a church! What a Savior! Thank God for the guests who joined us in worship. Praise God for the 9 persons who were baptized. Our Genesis Choir (children) sang for the first time since their summer break. Hailey, my 4-year-old, participated for the first time. Well, “Participated” is a strong word. She […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: NBC Atlanta, HBC Sr., & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading my blog. And thanks for the comments, discussions, and encouragements. In order to get email updates of future posts, please sign up under the picture to the left of the page. Shout-out to Pastor Darron Edwards and the United Believers Community Church for the warm reception as I ministered the Word there […]

True Worship vs. Mere Entertainment

Why? Why do we do what we do? What is our ultimate goal? Why do we dress as we dress? Why do we allot time as we do in our services? Why do we preach as we preach? Why do we sing, and why do we sing it the way we do? Do we care […]

Get “Things” Out of Your Sermons!

The preacher reads a text. He states his title. He gives the introduction. He states the point. He then prepares to move to the main body of the sermon. He announces this transition to the congregation by saying, “Let me say three things about this text.” Not good. You have chosen a specific text. You […]

Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue

I shared a funny experience with several friends. They thought it was funny, too. I knew they would. “I almost died laughing,” I concluded the story. Then it happened. One of them stopped me. “Pastor, don’t say that,” he insisted with alarm. “You don’t want to speak that into existence.” I was confused. Where was this […]

Happy Labor Day!

Whatever you do, work hardily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. – Colossians 2:23-24 (ESV) Have a happy, safe, and blessed Labor Day!  

Notes from Sunday – 09/02/12

It’s September already. Wow. We have a blessed day of corporate worship at Shiloh today. Thanks to all our Bible Study Fellowship (Sunday School) workers for making yourself available to serve the congregation today. You make it happen! I am grateful for all the guests who were in worship with us today. Even though my […]

Is It Really Worth It?

I am not a confrontational person. I loathe conflict. I prefer peace and quiet. Yet I accept the fact that some conflict is inevitable. Some conflict is necessary. A pastor should not look for fights. Men of God must not be quarrelsome (2 Tim. 2:24). At the same time, we must not run from the […]