Education: 2 years Jr. College. 1 year Bible College. This past August 2006 we launched The Sovereign Grace Theological Studies. 2 courses for now. 1. Apologetics. 2. Old Testament Survey.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: look for Christ, seek Christ, lay hold of Christ!
Sermon or series that made a difference: Life of Rahab.
Biography on Ruth and Jonah.
I Sam. 30:6
One of my favorite illustrations: There once was a woman who was planing to move to another city. She had already packed her furniture and she had only her dog left, a brown cocker spaniel. She placed her dog into a cage, had it crated, and instructed the movers to transport it to her new home.
When the movers had arrived at the new city, they opened the cage and found that the dog was dead. This through them into something of a panic until one of them had an idea. "We can go out and find another dog to replace this one and she will never know the difference."
With this plan, the men scoured every pet store in the city until the found a dog that looked exactly like the one that had died. They purchased him and placed him in the cage and closed it up to await the coming of the woman.
When she arrived, they opened the cage for her and, as her eyes saw the dog jumping and barking in the cage, her jaw dropped and her eyes became as wide as saucers. "Is anything wrong," they asked. Still staring at the barking dog, she replied, "Yes there is. When I put that dog in there, it was dead."
The resurrection is both hard to believe and yet is the central truth of Christianity. We believe that a man died and was placed into the ground and that He rose again from the dead. Because we believe that, we believe a lot of other things.
Family: I have been married for 24 years. We have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. I have been in the ministry for 18 years.
What my parents think of my sermons: My mother died without Christ when I was 19 years old. My father a staunch catholic refuses to believe in the gosple message of salvation by Christ alone. he looks to works and good deeds which grieves my heart.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: she always give good constructive criticism
Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach Christ from every text
Books that have had an impact: Charles Spurgeon Autobiography.
Counting the Cost by W.F. Bell
The Sovereignty of God by A W Pink
Christopher Love Autobiography
The Exaltation of Christ vol 2 works by Edward Reynold
The Perpetuity and Nature of New TestamentChurch by Bill Downing
Works of John Gill
Works by Thomas Watson
Hobbies: Coach and play basketball. Started my third season officating basketball games. Tennis and bowling. Reading, reading and reading.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Rom.3:18 there is no fear of God before their eyes.
Something funny that happened while preaching: my stomach growling and heard on tape and CD
while preaching with passion and sincerity on the week when Titanic sunk, instead of saying over and over women and children first, I kept saying men and children first. My wife said to me I guess just throw the women overboard. I was so embarassed. Not once did I say women and children first.
What I want on my tombstone: He faithfully preached Christ and Him Crucified