• Discipleship Opportunities

    But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. 2 Peter 3:18          We had a wonderful service under the tent on Sunday.  It was nice to have three baptisms and the atmosphere under the tent was refreshing and encouraging.  The Lord blessed us with a beautiful Sunday and a nice gentle breeze.  We talked about the…

  • Discipleship Process

    The next 3 weeks I’m going to be preaching about what it looks like to make disciples.  We have been discussing a “discipleship process” to help people (especially new believers and/or new members) have a visual for what it looks like to grow as a disciple of Jesus.  This week, we will be talking about the first step which is “Come and Worship.”  Obviously, we want to go and share the good news of…

  • Refreshing From Revival

    Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?  Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. Psalm 85:6-7          With all that has been going on in the world (many battling Covid, troops killed in Afghanistan, Hurricane Ida, many battling cancer, and the list goes on and on), it seemed that our revival came at a perfect time.  It was refreshing to replace…

  • Ready for Revival

    Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep.  For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. Romans 13:11          I’m looking forward to seeing what God might accomplish through our time of revival starting this Sunday (Aug. 29th).  When I started pastoring in 2001, we had one or two revivals a year.  Revival was a special time for the church…

  • Still Standing For The Unborn

    Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Pro. 31:8          I currently have the privilege of serving as the Chairman of the KBC’s Public Affairs committee.  Protecting and defending the lives of the unborn is one of our priorities.  Tessa Redmond has recently started working with Kentucky Today as their Life Issues Reporter.  As part of her role…

  • What Are You Praying For???

    And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Gal. 6:9        Does something ever come into your mind and you think… “I haven’t even been praying about that.”  When Gov. Beshear issued the executive order on Tuesday requiring mask to be worn in schools and daycares, I was reminded of my need to pray that God would put an end to this Covid virus.  Af…

  • Prayers Appreciated

    But Moses said to the LORD, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.”   Exodus 4:10          A few weeks ago, I received a call from Dr. Charles Frazier from Zion’s Cause Baptist Church in western Kentucky.  I met Dr. Frazier when he was the Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) President in 2018.  Dr. Fra…

  • Reaching Young People

    Strategic Action #4 of the SBC’s Vision 2025 is to “turn around the ongoing decline in the SBC in reaching, baptizing, and discipling those under the age of 18.”  I think Jesus would strongly agree that this is a worthy goal.  Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 19:14).  I’m thankful that BBC invests in reaching and…

  • Contending For The Faith

    Beloved, although I was eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.  Jude 1:3          Sunday we will be starting through the book of Jude.  The overarching theme of Jude is the appeal in verse 3 to “contend for the faith.”  Jude said he would rather write about our salvatio…

  • The Word of God

    The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.  Isaiah 40:8         While going through 2 Timothy, we have seen Paul’s claims for the inspiration and sufficiency of Scripture as specified in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and training in righteousness, that the man of God may be co…