Two Types of God-Talk

As a boy, I looked forward to the annual 24-hour preaching marathon, hosted by Pastor Rocellia Johnson and the Bethany Baptist Church of West Los Angeles. Yep. You read it right. A 24-hour preaching marathon. There would be preaching on the hour. My friends and I tried to hear every sermon. Bethany’s church facilities were […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: NOBTS, St. Paul & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading my blog. Enjoy these Saturday Shout-Outs! 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. TODAY’S MANUSCRIPT IS FROM JAMES 1:16-18 I hope you will make plans to join us for the Cutting Is Straight Expository Preaching […]

People Do NOT Need to Know We are Human

Reality TV is an oxymoron. No one lives with film cameras documenting every moment of one’s life. It is at best staged “reality.” These shows get good ratings. They make TV stations a lot of money. And production costs are minimum. No wonder these shows are so successful. In the process, reality TV creates celebrities who milk […]

#019: Mac Brunson Interview [PODCAST]

This is episode #019 of the On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Mac Brunson, a neighbor and friend some time ago and wanted to share it with you today. It was a pleasure to have Dr. Brunson as one of […]

Introducing the New Shiloh Church Sermon Podcast

Check out the new Shiloh Church Sermon Podcast. This podcast features sermons I preach during the Lord’s Day Worship Services at the Shiloh Church. Make sure you subscribe to the Podcast to receive automatic downloads of the sermons as they are added to the podcast. And please share the link to the podcast with your friends. […]

Reginald C. Payne Interview

Reginald C. Payne is my oldest friend. We grew up in the same congregation. We basically started preaching together. We were ordained together. My father died as I was flying home to Los Angeles from Detroit. Reginald picked me up from the airport that day. We were roommates for several years. And we served together […]

The Lord Will Provide

I preached Genesis 22:1-14 today at the Shiloh Church. I entitled the message, “Testing Time” (22:1). The big idea of the sermon was simply that a faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted. God enrolls us in the school of faith to promote us to graduation. But spiritual promotion requires divine testing. In verse […]