But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 05:15

Be The Christian

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I frequently use the phrase “Be The Christian.” Of course, when I say that, I am emphasizing the importance of individual commitment to the things of Christ. Even if everyone else should turn their back, you stand firm. Be the Christian. But then I was asked whether that’s even...

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Friday, 01 May 2020 05:11

The Holiness Problem

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If we are truly as sinful as the Bible says … and if God is truly holy … then we have a problem.

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Friday, 20 March 2020 12:37

The latest videos (pet peeves)

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 02:55

ETT 2020 Messages and Notes

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And suddenly, just like that (a finger-snap would be appropriate here), the 2020 gathering of the Embracing The Truth Conference has come and gone. As I have often stated, it’s one of my favorite conferences. The folk at Hamilton Chapel Church in Gladeville, TN, under the direction of...

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Thursday, 20 February 2020 04:55

ETT 2020 is coming up!

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The 2020 assembly of the Embracing the Truth conference here in Middle Tennessee is fast approaching.

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The itinerary can be found here: ETT 2020 Itinerary.

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Friday, 27 December 2019 05:09

How Does a Person Come to a Saving Knowledge of Christ?

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This video goes back to Sept. of 2013. But it doesn’t reside on our YouTube page. It was posted by my friends at New Christian Life Church. The video is a short morning presentation at Peach Valley Baptist Church here in Middle Tennessee. It was part of their Men’s Conference. And...

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 13:47

The Proverbs Chart

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This evening I mentioned that I had copied and handed out a chart of verses in the book of Proverbs that make mention of proper and improper use of our words. It looks like this —

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And you can see it on a single page here: The Proverbs Chart

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Monday, 07 October 2019 07:32

Pastor Appreciation Day

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Yesterday morning, while doing the announcements, I mentioned that I had just looked at the calendar on my phone and next Sunday was marked as Pastor Appreciation Day. So, I told the congregation. Afterward, someone said to me, “What’s going on? That’s not like you to mention...

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Friday, 20 September 2019 23:39

And now I’m 64 …

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The Beatles released the Sgt. Pepper album on May 26, 1967. I would have been 11 years old at the time. I remember the first time I heard all the melodies and swirling effects. It was ground-breaking in so many ways and I was swept up in Pepper-mania. But, there was this odd little tune that...

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Friday, 30 August 2019 14:18

Joshua and the Regathering of Israel

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The latest YouTube video. I was asked recently if our church is “still obsessed with Israel.” The answer is yes … but only because the Bible is so obsessed with Israel.

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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 11:00

The Texas SGBC – The Kingdom Teaching

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This year Roger Skepple and I spent four nights talking about the Kingdom, both literal and spiritual. It’s always a joy to teach with someone like Roger. And once again, though we did not coordinate our notes, we ended up working together hand-in-glove. Almost like the Holy Spirit knew...

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