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Get to the 7

16.06.2014 in Prayer

"Get to the 7"  #gettothe7   You're going to hear a lot about 7 from me in these days ahead. Why?  Because it's an incredible prayer principle.  Remember Joshua marching around Jericho?  How many days did he march?  7.    How many times did they march...

Something Is In The Air

15.06.2014 in Gospel

Something is in the air, and it smells like good news. The conversation at the Southern Baptist Convention was steadfastly Gospel-oriented.  Speaker after speaker, including myself, advocated the primacy of the Gospel and the realization that it is the only commonality we need.   We'll never...

Dad – Be This!

14.06.2014 in Uncategorized

It's an amazing thing to have a great dad like I have!  I'm painfully aware, however, that all don't have this.  But here's what one looks like: *He's THERE.  My dad made sure he was at all my important events as a kid. Ball games, the...

“Grab a Hoe, Pick a Row”

12.06.2014 in Uncategorized

When I was 14, my father enlisted me to work with a peanut farmer, hoeing peanuts in a hot Oklahoma summer.  There were a dozen or so of us working in those fields, with a huge and intimidating foreman keeping us at it.  I had...

2014 SBC Annual Meeting Convention Sermon [Summary]

11.06.2014 in Uncategorized

Today, I had the amazing privilege to preach the Convention Message of the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. Upon being invited nearly a year ago to preach this message, God began to speak to me in prayer. “You won’t preach an ordinary message....

5 Things Leaders Can’t Make a Difference Without

09.06.2014 in Uncategorized

Things NEED change. In the kingdom. In the churches. Otherwise, we keep getting what we’ve BEEN getting. But the kingdom won’t change until churches do. And churches won’t change until leaders do.  That’s why God is in the business of changing, challenging, growing, squeezing, breaking and re-making leaders....

Healing and the Sovereignty of God

08.06.2014 in Healing, Prayer, Sickness, Sovereignty

Resting Under His Sovereignty Sickness happens. We’re sure of that. The question is, “At whose hand does it happen?” Is sickness merely part of the human condition in which all of us are potential victims? Is my sickness from sin, present or past, and a consequence for...

Exposed On the Front Lines

07.06.2014 in Uncategorized

“Until you know that life is war, you cannot know what prayer is for. Prayer is for the accomplishment of a wartime mission." John Piper Life is war.  Have you discovered this yet? If not, you’re in a losing battle already.  Like the German citizens who ignored...

Do Dogs Go to Heaven?

11.02.2008 in Uncategorized

"Will there be dogs in heaven?" Set the scene in your mind. I was studying about the new heaven and new earth and as I shared this during a lunch meeting, I was met with the question above. Now, I'm on the spot. Maybe 60 or so...

Perspective Check: Fixing Your Focus on Heaven

08.02.2008 in Uncategorized

Few of us really know what we're looking forward to. God has something very, very special planned! Revelation 21 and 22 are amazing in the details of heaven. I'll summarize the first five verses of Revelation 21, but you really have to read it. God tells us...