Contributed on May 9, 2022
How do we know scripture is truth?
Okay, it's sure good to be back! I took a couple of Sundays off and that was very nice but I'm glad to be back up here. I want to start by asking you some questions. Think of it sort of like an IQ test. I have a range of topics to ask about; just general knowledge stuff. Sort of like a ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2022
God is. God can be known.
Many years ago (2006) at another church (Hulen St. Baptist) where I was attending, I volunteered to help corral, I mean teach a group of 1st-5th graders on a Wednesday night. It just so happened that the kids were learning about the book of Genesis and had learned the previous week about Adam and ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2022
What does it mean to be made in God's image?
We are continuing our study on what we believe and why and today we are back in Genesis looking at the creation of mankind, starting with Adam and Eve. I heard that Adam was sitting in the Garden of Eden, talking to God one day and he said, "God, you've given me life, the purpose of naming ...read more
Contributed on Jun 6, 2022
Why are we saved? How are we saved? And for what reason are we saved?
I have several items of good news and bad news for you today. I'll start with good news. The good news is I went to find some good news, bad news jokes to start my message and just decided to skip that part all together. They were all horrible and I knew y'all would appreciate me leaving ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2022
What was the first church devoted to and are we devoted to those things?
Okay, I have a question for you. If you are driving through town and you see a store or some kind of business that has one of those giant inflatable gorillas on top, are you more or less inclined to stop into that business? You know what I'm talking about. Maybe it's an inflatable cowboy or ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2022
Why are Baptism and the Lord's Supper so important?
*Show the American flag* What does this flag mean to you? Why is it important? What does it stand for? Is it really that big of a deal? If I spilled some juice here this morning, would anybody have a problem if I used this old flag to soak it up? What if I used it to dry my car after I washed it? ...read more
Contributed on Jun 30, 2022
Let's see what God intends for us to do and not do on what we now call the Lord's Day. (And we will see why we call it that, of course.)
Anybody going on vacation anytime soon? Somebody tell me where you are going. What are you going to do? A buddy of mine said his wife wanted to go on a vacation but he wanted to have a staycation. So, they compromised and had an altercation. How often do you usually go on a vacation? I know, not ...read more
Contributed on Jul 4, 2022
Are we living in the end times and, if so, what to expect?
Okay, here's the scenario. You are sixteen years old again. Whoohoo! And your parents tell you they are going out of town for a few weeks. Whoohoo!! The fridge is stocked and here's some spending money if you need anything. Whoohoo!!! BUT they have had cameras installed all over the house. ...read more
Contributed on Jul 14, 2022
Maybe you have a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus and yet God has not blessed you like He could. One reason for that might be because you have received your orders but you have failed to carry them out.
Famous last words have always been fascinating to me. Some people say words of great profundity and some people don't know what they are saying. Luciano Pavarotti -- one of the greatest opera singers ever in the world -- said "I believe that a life lived for music is an existence spent ...read more
Contributed on Jul 19, 2022
We don't give to obey the Law. We give to be obedient to God.
So...how's it going? No, seriously. I mean how is your life really going right now? Pretty good? Could be better? Awful? Don't answer out loud but just think about it. On a scale of one to ten, how is your life? One is depressed and miserable. Ten is living a full and abundant life. If ...read more