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A Meditation on 1 Kings 15

Across the Kedron Jesus bled Where Asherah was thrown, Where David from his son once fled, Who claimed by force the throne. False goddess there, beneath his feet Where once his father went; Again by violence and deceit The king to death is sent. “O Absalom,” King David cried, “O Absalom, my son, If only I for you had died Your death would be undone.” His exile – he deserved no less For what his sins had earned, Across the brook of his distress Is where his Son was turned. If David once had wished he died Because of what he’d done, Hear now what Christ the Savior cried, Both God’s and David’s Son. “O rebel,” Israel’s king now . . . Read All
F4TF: People (in the Church) Will Be Lovers of Self

F4TF: People (in the Church) Will Be Lovers of Self

Your browser does not support the HTML 5 audio tag. Click Here to Download this episode Program segments: • Joel Osteen Redeems the Time • Terri Savelle Foy Spins Her Wheels • Jesse Duplantis is the Architect of His Life…

The Birth of a Sermon

Have you ever wondered how a sermon comes to be? If you were to ask 5 pastors about how they go about writing their sermons, you would likely get about 8 different answers.  The process is different for each, but to give you, my dear reader a little window into my own process I thought I would put down how the sermon you hear on Sunday morning has come about. 1.  The process begins weeks in advance when I look over the big picture.  What are the readings for the year, the season, the next few weeks.  Is there a progression? What is the shape of the forrest, so to speak?  Are we diving into Jesus Parables? Will the Epistle . . . Read All
Worth Passing On. . .

Worth Passing On. . .

Living next door to Fort Campbell and having no shortage of military folk in the pews on Sunday morning, it was only a matter of time before the subject of the Army’s new rules of personal grooming and dress would come up.  And it has a couple of times.  I am not the first to post this but I am going to substitute pastors in the regulation and see what you might think. 1–1. PurposeThe [Army] ministry is a profession. A [Soldier’s]  pastor’s appearance measures part of his or her professionalism. Proper wear of the [Army] clergy uniform is a matter of personal pride for all pastors [Soldiers]. It is indicative of esprit de corps and morale within ministerium . . . Read All
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