In this second post, I try answer the question “Why me?” Why should a pastor attempt to speak to the COVID crisis other than simply “preach the gospel?”
In times of crisis, we see that character revealed. When what we depend upon for “normality” is removed, we need a firmer foundation. Easter is exactly that. Nothing could have prepared us for this.
Whether you see only darkness or a light at the end of the tunnel during these intense March/April days of the Virus Crisis, there are two resources that make a huge difference, and only one of those can provide you with a sense of rest and assurance.
How can a person rejoice in days like these? With the coronavirus spreading and fear multiplying exponentially, it feels like the world is coming apart at the seams. And yet, faith inherently looks at a different reality. And faith sees gifts where others see graves.
I never realized expository preaching wasn’t common for all churches as I grew up because it was all I knew. This post is a tribute to Dr. W.O. Vaught of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock and his faithful preaching and teaching of scripture. His consistent, biblically-centered messages shaped my life and my preaching.
This book is intended to either restore or bequeath sabbath to you. It will show you that you are designed to enjoy the Sabbath and that God made a day of rest on purpose – for us. It’s not a day to relished as a “day off.” Rather, when you recover Sabbath in your life, you will find yourself re-learning how to enjoy and revel in Him.
I’m thankful for Thanksgiving. A cultural moment that encourages gratitude. Here are the mile markers that have spurred gratitude in me this year.
Learn from Ben Coulter the impact that discipleship has made on his life – from seeing a Matrix movie to integrating the “normal” with spiritual principles.