Category Archives: Florida College Lectures

Glorify God In Your Family

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Like all other aspects of home and family, the personal decision to have children and how many children ought to be made, as Florida College Professor, Jason Longstreth pointed out, “considering all spiritual aspects as taught in scripture.”

“From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and the Family” has been the theme of the FC Lecture series this year. Yesterday was the final day. And the morning lectures were largely devoted to the Biblical considerations concerning children. Continue reading

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The Holiness of Sexuality

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“HOLY SEX” were the first two words that Dr. Tom Hamilton, a Florida College professor, uttered yesterday in his lecture “Not in Passion of Lust.”

In the lecture book Tom wrote, “If Christians were honest with themselves, “holy sex” sounds like the greatest of all oxymorons. In any number of church buildings, the word ‘sex’ is yet to be mentioned (unless it is spelled ‘sects’), being considered a taboo topic for public proclamation.” Continue reading

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Overcoming One of the Greatest Problems in Marriage

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Yesterday was a great day at the Florida College Lectures. While it was wonderful visiting with old friends, meeting one new ones and enjoying the various scheduled activities, the lessons themselves were powerful, personal and penetrating.

The theme, “From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and Family,” seemed to have a reoccurring common warning. This was expressed in a variety of ways. Continue reading

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God’s Created Order for Male and Female

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Last night Norma Jean and I attended the Florida College Lectures. What a wonderful pleasure to join with brethren from all over the United States in singing, praying and reflecting on God’s word. There was joy in seeing old friends. Of sharing hugs and handshakes. Smiles and tears. And some good memories of by gone days.

The theme this year is “From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and Family.” Doy Moyer, a gospel preacher from the Birmingham area, delivered the key note address on the topic “In The Beginning: God’s Created Order for Male and Female.” Continue reading

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WORD OF THE WEEK: FAMILY

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This week finds Norma Jean and me in Temple Terrace, Florida, where we will be attending the annual Florida College Lectures. The theme is “From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and the Family.”

This theme and this week is an especially meaningful anniversary for us. It was 50 years ago that we had our first date. It was on Thursday, the last night of Lectures. And we heard Robert Jackson close the week with a powerful sermon on “The Final Word.” Continue reading

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You Are My God

God. My God

Three days and three nights. 15 Lectures. 15 men. And 15 Psalms. Now the 2016 Florida College Lectures have ended. But, not my renewed quest to know God. Heighten the awareness of God in my life. And enhance my relationship with God.

The theme, “You Are My God,” has served us well. Actually, more than “well.” It has been magnificent. We have been revived. Renewed. And energized. Last night Ralph Walker closed the Lectures with a lesson based on Psalm 145, “I Will Bless Your Name Forever.” Continue reading

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Fret Not Over Evildoers

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This week I’m enjoying what those in the business world and my tax accountant calls “professional development” at the Florida College Lectures. I call it spiritual enlightenment.  The theme, You Are My God, are lessons from the Psalms designed to strengthen and enhance our relationship with God.

Yesterday morning I heard three really wonderful lessons. Ed Harrell spoke from Psalm 31, “Let Me Never Be Ashamed.” This lecture alone is worth the price of  the book. I also heard Edwin Crozier’s masterful delivery of “Hear, O My People” from Psalm 50. If you missed it buy the book and the CD to both read and hear it. Continue reading

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