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This Same Jesus: The Blessed Hope of the Church - Acts 1:10-11 - Apr 5, 1998 - 638

"They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way ... More

Will We See Our Loved Ones Again? - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - Nov 20, 2007 - 801

My subject is one that we don’t often talk about. In the nearly 30 years I have served in pastoral ministry, I have had very few conversations on this topic. The reasons are not hard to understand.Death in the best of circumstances is not easy to discuss. Even as an academic topic, most of us ... More

Abstain! - 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 - Oct 5, 1996 - 313

"For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality” (1 Thessalonians 4:3 New King James Version).There are not many things from which the Bible tells us to abstain. The word itself is used only 7 times in the New Testament—3 times in the bo ... More

Will We See Our Loved Ones Again? - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - Nov 3, 1996 - 315

My subject this morning is one that we don’t often talk about. Over the twenty years I have served in pastoral ministry I have had very few conversations on this topic. The reasons are not hard to understand.Death in the best of circumstances is not easy to discuss. Even as an academic topi ... More

Your Reputation Matters - 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 - Oct 20, 1996 - 312

"Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. And in fact, you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more. Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own bu ... More

God Unchanging - Romans 11:28-29 - Aug 17, 2006 - 772

When I was a teenager in Alabama, I spent a week at a Methodist church camp. This was during the revolutionary days of the 60s when the talk was of LSD, the Beatles, hippies, the Vietnam War and protest in the streets. No one had heard of fax machines, virtual reality, personal computers, DVDs or ... More

God's Altar Call - Romans 12:1 - Oct 5, 2006 - 728

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (Romans 12:1).I must have been about eight or nine years old when I first responded to an altar call. For those who don& ... More

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Why Christ May Come at Any Moment - Matthew 24:36-51 - Nov 11, 2001 - 689

Whenever I speak on Bible prophecy, one question always comes up sooner or later: When is Jesus coming back? No matter what else people want to know, it always comes back to a question of timing. “How close are we to the Second Coming? Do you think these are the last days? Could the Rapture ha ... More

Christ and the Problem of Death - Hebrews 2:14-15 - Apr 12, 2006 - 172

“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who has the power of death—that is, the devil—and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death” (Hebrews 2:14-15). I have been clo ... More

Praying For the Sick - James 5:13-16 - May 7, 2000 - 13

If you have read the title, you know exactly what this sermon is about. Praying for the sick is something we are all asked to do from time to time. It is certainly something that all pastors do every week. That fact alone makes the subject important, especially when I consider that in four years of ... More

What Happens When We Die? Article L: Future Reward and Punishment - Various - Jul 5, 1992 - 752

We live in a time when there is great fascination about life after death. S A few years ago Raymond Moody wrote a best-seller called Life After Life, which purported to detail the near-death experiences of men and women who “died” and then came back to tell remarkably similar stories o ... More

When is Jesus Coming Back? - Matthew 24:32-51 - Dec 28, 1997 - 528

"He may come at any time. He’s sure to come some time. Let’s be ready when he does come.” Andrew Blackwood Several weeks ago (December 15, 1997) U.S. News and World Report carried a cover story called “Dark Prophecies.” In it the author reported that according to a rece ... More

What Happens When We Die? - Hebrews 9:27 - Sep 28, 1997 - 532

We live in a time when there is great fascination about life after death.• A few years ago Raymond Moody wrote a best-seller called Life After Life, which purported to detail the near-death experiences of men and women who “died” and then came back to tell remarkably similar storie ... More

Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Lamentations 3:22-25 - Mar 23, 1997 - 471

How many people do you know who do exactly what they say? Before you answer, let me rephrase the question? How many do you know who do exactly what they say every single time? Now before you answer, let me rephrase it again. How many people do you know who do exactly what they say every single time ... More

God Unchanging - 1 Samuel 15:29 - Apr 13, 1997 - 473

When I was a teenager in Alabama, I spent a week at a Methodist church camp. This was during the revolutionary days of the 60s when the talk was of LSD, the Beatles, hippies, the Vietnam War and protest in the streets. No one had heard of fax machines, virtual reality or compact discs. Even though I ... More

Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Serious Call to Sexual Purity - Apr 25, 2007

I received an email from a young lady I have never met. She happens to live in a country on the other side of the world. Because she reads my weblog, she felt like she could write and share her heart with me. This is part of what she had to say:I think you might be surprised, but I’ve somethin ... More

The Blessed Benefits - Psalm 103:1-5 - Nov 17, 2008 - 1173

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with ... More

Praying for the Sick–Part 2 - James 5:14-16 - Aug 28, 2009 - 1211

A few days ago I received an email from a friend whose daughter has recently been diagnosed with a very serious brain tumor that will, unless something unusual happens, take her life in the next 12-24 months. She and her husband are missionaries with a very effective outreach to the men and women se ... More

Death is Not the End of Our Story - 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 - Sep 30, 2010 - 1264

Of all the fears that plague the heart of man, none is greater than the fear of death. It is our greatest fear, the sum of all other fears. We are afraid to die.We are afraid of what happens when we die. Death is the fundamental human problem. Several years ago a friend sent me an email containing ... More

The Whole Bible in One Message - Nov 9, 2010

(This sermon owes a great deal to a message on the same theme by my friend Ryan Whitley, pastor of Crosspoint Church in Trussville, Alabama.) What can you do in 30 minutes?How much can you read?How much TV can you watch?How many projects can you start and finish?How many calls can you return?Su ... More

Three Questions for Christmas - Revelation 1:5 - Dec 8, 2010 - 1268

“Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth” (Revelation 1:5). You never know how a baby will turn out. I feel like more of an expert on this subject than I was a year ago. Over Thanksgiving our new grandson Knox came ... More

Fear Not! - Genesis 15:1 - Jul 3, 2012 - 1314

What are you afraid of? Recently Caty Medrano published an article called Top 10 Strong Human Fears. These are the top fears shared by people everywhere. The list in many ways is self-explanatory. 10. Losing Your Freedom9. The Unknown8. Pain7. Disappointment6. Misery5. Loneliness4. Ridicule3. Reject ... More

The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon - Security - Jul 31, 2012


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