Monday, August 31, 2009

Huntsville Baptist Sunday

I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Jim Steele at Huntsville Baptist Church on Sunday, September 6, 2009. The services will begin at 10:45 AM and 6 PM. The church is located at 5720 NW Lake Jeffery Road near Lake City, Florida. For more information call the church at (386) 752-2089.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Deaf Wife

Ralph feared his wife wasn't hearing as well as she used to. He thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her on the subject, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem.

The doctor told him there is a simple, informal test the husband could perform, which would give the doctor a better idea of the extent of her hearing loss.

Here's what you do," said the Doctor, "stand about 40 feet away from her, and say something in a normal, conversational speaking tone. See if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on, until you get a response."

That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner. Ralph is in the den. He says to himself, "I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens.."

In a normal tone he asks, "Honey, what's for dinner?" No response.

So, the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, "Honey, what's for dinner?" Still no response.

Next, he moves into the dining room, where he is about 20 feet from his wife, and asks, "Honey, what's for dinner?" Again he gets no response.

He walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. "Honey, what's for dinner?" Again there is no response.

So he walks right up behind her. "Honey, what's for dinner?"

"Ralph! For the FIFTH time, it's CHICKEN!"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Importance Of Theology

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. —2 Corinthians 6:14
When looking for a new car, potential buyers look at more than the exterior styling. They check out the inner workings that make it run smoothly and efficiently.

When choosing a spouse, however, some are not so careful. They discover too late that a beautiful body is camouflaging a defective mind and soul. Men and women both make this mistake, but author Carolyn Custis James was specifically concerned about men when she wrote: “[A] woman’s interest in theology ought to be the first thing to catch a man’s eye. . . . [Her] theology suddenly matters when a man is facing a crisis and she is the only one around to offer encouragement.”

Solomon should have known this. He was, after all, the wisest man who ever lived (1 Kings 3:12; 4:29-34). But Solomon followed his own desires rather than God’s command and married women whose allegiance was not to God (11:1-2). The results were disastrous. Solomon’s wives turned his heart toward other gods (vv.3-4), and God became angry with him (v.9). The kingdom of Israel was eventually divided and defeated (vv.11-13).

Good theology is important for everyone. And it is difficult to make good decisions if our allegiance is to someone who does not know and love God.  — Julie Ackerman Link

Thinking It Over
Why is it unwise for a follower of Christ to marry an unbeliever? What advice does Peter give to wives of unbelieving husbands? (see 1 Peter 3:1).

Faulty beliefs about God lead to faulty decisions about people.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Eating The Proper Food

A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa.

"The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. But there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have, or will, eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?"

After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, "Wedding Cake".

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sardis High Attendance Service Scheduled

I will be preaching at Sardis Baptist Church on Sunday,September 27, 2009 at 8:30am and 11am. These services are serving as a "high attendance day" for the church. Sardis Baptist Church is located on State Road 121 in Worthington Springs, Florida. For more information call Pastor Paul O'Steen at (386) 496-3685.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Revival Pianist

Ken Crenshaw, a member of the JCEA 2004 Ghana Mission Team, provided piano music for revival services I preached at Sampson City Baptist Church in Starke, Florida in July 2009. This video features a portion of two of his specials. A few photos from the meeting are in this gallery.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

2010 Morriston Men's Conference

Evangelist James Croft will be the guest speaker at the annual men's conference for Morriston Baptist Church in 2010. The event will also feature gospel music and a wild-game meal. The conference will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 6pm. For more information call the church at (352) 528-4080.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Huntsville Baptist Labor Day Weekend

I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Jim Steele at Huntsville Baptist Church on Sunday, September 6, 2009. The services will begin at 10:45 AM and 6 PM. The church is located at 5720 NW Lake Jeffery Road near Lake City, Florida. For more information call the church at (386) 752-2089.

Oceanic Sins?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Royalty Recognized

Our Daily Bread

At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, . . . [and] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. —Philippians 2:10-11

As a kid, I loved watching the film Little Lord Fauntleroy. The story focuses on Cedric, a boy growing up in a poor home with his mother in Brooklyn. He discovers the stunning news that he is actually the direct descendant of the Earl of Dorincourt and the heir of a vast fortune. One day he’s a nobody playing “kick the can” on the streets of New York, and then suddenly he’s traveling through an English town to the cries of “Your lordship!” from adoring villagers.

If you had seen Jesus playing in the streets of Nazareth as a boy, you wouldn’t have taken any special notice of Him (except that He probably wasn’t playing “kick the can”). If you had seen Him in the carpentry shop, you wouldn’t have had a clue about His deity. And if you had seen Him hanging on the cross, that horrific scene wouldn’t have enticed your heart to adore Him if you didn’t know what was behind it.

But in His resurrection, Jesus revealed His true identity. He is the conquering King—ultimate royalty! Since “God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name” (Phil. 2:9), how much more should we adoringly worship Him who, in such surrendered humility, died so that He could become our victorious King! — Joe Stowell

Behold Him there! The risen Lamb!
My perfect, spotless righteousness;
The great, unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace. —Bancroft

Recognize and respond to the royalty of God—worship Him

Saturday, August 15, 2009

From Dust to Dust

After church, Robbie tells his parents he has to go and talk to the minister right away. They agree and the pastor greets the family.

"Pastor," Robbie says, "I heard you say today that our bodies came from the dust."

"That's right, Johnny, I did.""And I heard you say that when we die, our bodies go back to dust."

"Yes, I'm glad you were listening. Why do you ask?"

"Well you better come over to our house right away and look under my bed 'cause there's someone either comin' or goin'!"

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Preaching Tonight In Lake Butler

I will be preaching in supply for my Pastor Jason Johns tonight, August 12th, at First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. The service begins at 6:30pm. The church is located at 195 East Main Street in Lake Butler, Florida.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Shiloh Tomorrow

I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Earl Tuten at Shiloh Baptist Church this Sunday, August 2, 2009. The services will begin at 11am and 6pm. The church is located at 173 Shiloh Way in Fort White, Florida. For more information call the church at (386) 454-4978.