First, let me thank all of you who prayed for my wife, Lisa, after her diagnosis of cervical cancer. After 4 months of intensive treatment her latest CT Scan shows that the cancer is nearly gone. …Continue
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When my son, Noah, was 6 he was quite a handful. Many times he would go out of his way to get attention. I remember one afternoon when I was getting ready to leave the house. All the kids were there and each was giving Daddy a hug goodbye. When I got to Noah I bent over to give him a hug and kiss him on the cheek. As I approached him he backed up and said "Daddy, get down on your knees and tell me you love me." I laughed and then proceeded to do as I was told.
While on my trip I…Continue
Habakkuk 2:2 says, “and the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may (be able to) read (it easily and quickly) as he hastens by.”
A little over a year ago I felt that God wanted me to write a book. I sat down in front of my computer and began typing away on this wonderfully, God inspired masterpiece. I even came up with a title for my book. "Please be patient...God's not finished with me yet." The more I…Continue
A fellow minister wrote me yesterday. He was telling me that sometimes it’s hard to reach the parishioners in his church. He likened it to “leading a horse to water but you can’t make them drink”. Another pastor wrote, “Too many "preachers" are just talking! Without the Presence and power given by a true Holy Ghost anointing, it's just words spoken and there's no power to change anything in that. But under the anointing preaching can be powerful and life-changing. I pondered these…Continue
"Nearly 100 percent of churchgoers look forward to sermons, but only 17 percent think preaching changes the way they live," according to a recent study from the CODEC Research Center at St. Johns College in Durham, U.K. The CODEC report, "The View from the Pew," is based on interviews with 193 Anglicans, Catholics, Methodists and Baptists from 16 different churches.
The research also discovered that:
Many Anglicans wanted the sermon to last less than 10 minutes,…