Experiencing the Church… – Part 2

This is kind of a dual post. Feel free to respond to which ever part of the post you want, even both (or none, I guess). Last Thursday I read this out of Richard Ramesh’s Preparing Expository Sermons: I cannot emphasize enough the role that a strong main introduction has to play in the effectiveness[Continue Reading…]

What does Paul …

Last week I was asked to teach a Sunday School lesson for one of our brothers. They just started going through the letter we call 1 Corinthians and he asked me to teach on chapter 1:10-17. 10 But I exhort you brothers through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. So that you all say[Continue Reading…]

Experiencing the Church… – Part 1

I had a pretty great experience with the Church this weekend. The group we normally call “Sunday School” met Saturday night in a house. We ate taco’s, my wife made her famous banana pudding (actually it’s Paula Dean’s famous banana pudding), I made some peanut butter fudge. Some brought beef, some brought the taco fixings,[Continue Reading…]

What really took place?

The other day I witnessed a Church gathering. It was one of those normal, Sunday morning gatherings where believers (and some non-believers) gather together in a common building to hear one guy speak. This is often referred to a “Sunday Morning Worship.” The guy speaking is usually referred to as the “Pastor” or “Preacher.” Before[Continue Reading…]

George Orwell, Language, and Words

“Objective consideration of contemporary phenomena compels the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account.” – Ecclesiastes 9:11 The other night I was listening to the radio and I happened upon a[Continue Reading…]

Roman Baptists?

Some of you may have heard of the recent drama at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS). For those of you who have not, Rev. Dwight McKissic spoke at their chapel on Tuesday, August 29th. Baptism and the filling of the Holy Spirit was the topic of his sermon. When you are talking about this topic[Continue Reading…]