Finding Freedom in Christ

I had the opportunity to visit the Holy Land in Israel in 2018. What an experience that was of learning, experiencing, and walking where Jesus walked. I learned much about biblical sites which made the Bible come alive. But I also learned about the current Israeli culture. I will never forget the day our tour... Continue Reading →

A Breath in their Lungs

But the Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus replied to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a doctor, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” – Luke 5:30-32 I... Continue Reading →

He Loves When You Call

It’s not by accident that Jesus teaches on prayer in Luke 11:1-4 and then shares a parable on prayer about how God delights to answer our prayers in verses 5-13. Here is the reality—we often feel as if our prayers go unanswered or that God might not be concerned with our prayers.  After teaching us... Continue Reading →

The Best is Yet to Come!

The Best is Yet to Come! I had the privilege over the weekend to preach at the 225th anniversary celebration of the Bracken Association of Baptists.  It was a meaningful experience with a strong attendance and more than half of the churches represented.  There was good music, historical information, ministry displays, recognition of associational achievements,... Continue Reading →

The Hardest Work You Will Ever Love

It has often been said of the Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief ministry that it is the “hardest work you’ll ever love.” Doing the cleanup following a disaster is not glamourous, appealing, or even look like fun. But to the KYDR volunteers they cannot wait to respond in times of need because they realize they are... Continue Reading →

Going in the Right Direction

I depend on my GPS as I travel around the state.  Frankly, I am not sure what I would do without it. Several years ago, while driving to speak at an annual associational meeting, my GPS showed that I was about five minutes from the church.  As I drove, I noticed a church to my... Continue Reading →

Practicing Perseverance

Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything[1]. 36 hours. That is how long it took on a recent missions trip to travel from Kentucky to Central Asia (We can’t disclose the precise location for security... Continue Reading →

Spreading Love Beyond Valentine’s Day

Now that the chocolate has been eaten and the rose petals thrown out, it’s time for a little post-Valentine’s Day reflection. Sure, we all enjoyed the candy, flowers, and intimate dinners, but let’s take a moment to consider something deeper. Valentine’s Day often shines a spotlight on romantic love, which is fantastic, but it’s just... Continue Reading →

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