How to Get More Out of the Preached Word of God

Christian believers sitting in church hear a lot of sermons.  Sermons preached from the Old and New Testaments.  Sermons preached through exposition and sermons preached on topics.  Special sermons for holidays, weddings, ordinations, and during revival meetings. My personal conviction is that growing believers in Christ should also be ingesting the Word through personal Bible…

Interim No. 6 Coming to a Close

Next Sunday, Hurstbourne Baptist Church in Louisville will come together to extend a call to my friend and current student pastor Bro. Cameron Debity.  If all goes well, this means interim pastorate no. 6 is coming to a close. With each of these six churches and interim contexts, I have learned new lessons about this…

5 Questions Answered in 5 Sermons

At Hurstbourne Baptist Church in Louisville, we have recently finished a series of messages called Since You Asked. Basically, I gave the entire congregation the chance to ask biblical, theological, and spiritual questions in which I would try to answer in a sermon.  We received nearly 30 questions and I attempted to answer five of…

Do Things That Don’t Need a Vote

While in seminary, I was given a book written by Dr. Paul Powell, former pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX.  The book was called “Shepherding the Sheep in the Smaller Church.”  There was a little hidden gem in the back of the book that I have never forgotten. Dr. Powell encouraged anyone…