December 16, 2018

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New Sermon – Emotional Responses to Jesus

This sermon takes a look at some emotional responses to Jesus found in John chapter 12.  By looking at how John describes Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, we can learn some things about our own emotions and responses to Him here today. Listen or download now HERE.

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December 11, 2018

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New Sermon – An Unnatural Prayer

We are all born with a sinful nature, and while God has rebuilt the heart and affections of His people, we still all struggle with that old sinful side at the same time.  Because of this, sometimes things such as prayer can be a challenge.  Are we praying our will, or God’s will?  Are we praying for things that are truly good, or for what our tainted vision might see as good?  When we go to our Lord’s lesson on prayer (the Lord’s Prayer found in Matthew 6) why does it feel as though it leaves out a lot of the things on our mind that day?  Important things, things we passionately care about and consider good and right?  This sermon takes a look at why praying the way Jesus taught can feel unnatural, and why it’s crucial we learn to pray His way. Listen or download HERE now!

This topic, learning to pray by studying the Lord’s Prayer, is also the subject of my latest book “An Unnatural Prayer”.  It’s designed to read by yourself or as a study group as it has discussion questions after each chapter. If you would like a copy, send me an email at Texas.Talkback@gmail.com and I will get one sent to you in the near future. Thanks!

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December 5, 2018

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Text Message! God is Love and ……

Our God invented “text messages” long before cell phones came along.  When He spoke through His people and recorded it for all time, the idea was that we would read the text and get His message.  That’s why I started this little series some time ago, to highlight “text messages” that are often unread or marginalized in our day and age.  Today’s text message is found in Psalm 7, and involves the character of God, or what He is like:

Psalm 7:11-13 states “God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.  If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow; he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making his arrows fiery shafts”

It isn’t my intention to highlight the anger of our God and point to only that.  Instead, what I am hoping to get across today is a sense of balance.  We all know God is love (1 John 4:8) but God also hates (Proverbs 6:16).  We know He is a Father to His adopted sons/daughters (Romans 8:15), but He is also a judge who will never pardon the guilty (Proverbs 17:15).  And as today’s text message shows, while we know He forgives sin (1 John 1:9), He is also preparing for the destruction of those who do not turn from sin, but instead continue in it either in blatant rebellion or presumptuous arrogance as to the grace of God.

Let us not cling only to our favorite text messages and develop a skewed view as to the character of God.  All His characteristics are good!  Believers, as His adopted children, should be familiar and in full knowledge and acceptance of each and every one of them.

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December 3, 2018

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New Sermon – Discernment

I’ve been negligent in posting new content here lately, so I have resolved to add a few new things this week. This first item is a sermon about discernment, something we are all in dire need of these days! Sometimes figuring out truth from error is easy, but other times it can be a bit more difficult. So in a culture overflowing with false teachings, poor examples and constant misdirection, maybe we should start turning to Scripture to get our truth detectors tuned up a bit. This MP3 sermon dives into this subject by looking at Numbers 16, which may seem odd, but offers much to learn. Listen or download HERE.

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December 17, 2017

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New Sermon – Prayer for the Church

Do you pray for those in your church?  What are your specific requests?  Healing? Financial relief? Maybe for strained relationships?  While there’s nothing wrong with these prayers at all, It’s interesting to note that when Paul prayed for those in the church he prayed for something much different. So is there something that we might learn from Paul’s prayer?  Find out by listening or downloading this MP3 sermon as it takes an expositional look at Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23.  Click HERE to listen or download.

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December 17, 2017

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New Sermon – Jesus is Higher

It’s been a while since I posted any of my sermons, so I thought today would be a good chance to get at least two of them out.  This one explores John 7:14-24 where we find Jesus laying out a few pieces of His identity and authority.  He makes it quite clear that while mankind […]

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October 10, 2017

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Think, Christian….Think!!

One thing I am constantly teaching my children and encouraging others to do is to think for themselves.  Really think.  To put aside what they have been told by their friends and culture and to logically think through issues on their own.  For example, when speaking of racial issues and distinctions, I have more than […]

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August 23, 2017

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Is It Time for You to Attack the British?

Some might find this post a little odd, irrelevant and disturbing (in that order), but I beg of you to stick with me until the end.  I hope when you finish you aren’t disturbed as much as challenged.  What I don’t want is for you to write-off what it says simply because it may go […]

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August 18, 2017

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Excellent Article Regarding Racial “Gospels”

Excellent and interesting article.  Check it out: Is the Gospel No Longer Enough for Black Christians?    

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April 6, 2017

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New Sermon – I AM

What’s in a name?  If your name is “I AM”, a lot!  God’s name holds profound meaning!  Unlike American names, His name is representative of who He is and what He is like.  We in the West don’t think like that as the meanings behind our names have mostly faded into obscurity, but we should […]

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March 29, 2017

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Movie Time!

Good movie!  Check it out….

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February 3, 2017

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Book Release – Finally!

Those of you who have been stopping by here for a few years know that one of the things I’m most passionate about is that modern-day believers learn how to properly read (and understand) the Bible.  Because of this, I’ve been known to preach sermons and teach classes on the subject as well as writing […]

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