G. Campbell Morgan tells a story about the great English actor William Charles Macready who was once approached by an eminent preacher of his day.
“I wish you would explain to me something,” asked the preacher.
Well, what is it? I don’t know that I can explain anything to a preacher,” replied Macready. Continue reading
Have you ever heard a sermon that you knew was true but was radically challenging to the point of making you feel uncomfortable?
If not, then listen to Gary Henry’s sermon, “Come to Jesus our Example, from the Southside lectures. If you’ve heard such a lesson, I would suggest adding this one to your must listen list.
Gary’s thesis was following the example of Jesus is more challenging than we usually think of it. Too often we “cherry pick” the scriptures that we like. Isolate the aspects of Jesus that appeal to us. And thus to fail to really see the total picture who Jesus is. And how He serves as our example. Continue reading
You Are My God is the theme of the 2016 Florida College Lectures that Norma Jean and I are attending this week.
It is a series of lessons from the Psalms that addresses our relationship with God. The question that President Buddy Payne raised in his forward to the lecture book is one that is often asked by spiritually minded seekers: “How do I get closer to God?” Continue reading
In his devotional, Diligently Seeking God, Gary Henry raises the question, “How should we deal with the painful reality of regret in our lives?”
It’s a good question. Worthy of our consideration. Because we all have regrets. Angry words hurled in haste. Impetuous reactions to someone’s slight. A bad investment. An impulsive decision. An imprudent friendship. An improper relationship. These can all produce feelings of regret, remorse and grief.
But how do we deal with it? Continue reading
This story is “as old as dirt” but I still like it!
A man visited a church one Sunday that was a more formal and liturgical church than he was used to attending. The church was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. That made it all the more obvious when this fellow got excited during the preacher’s sermon and shouted out “Praise the Lord!” Continue reading