May 19: “Preaching to Remind”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 28 Psalms 72 Isaiah 19-20 2 Peter 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “I think it is right, as long as I am in this bodily tent, to wake you up with a reminder,” 2 Peter 1:13 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): I love preaching and […]

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Sermon: “If God is Good, Why Do Bad Things Happen?” (Romans 8:28)

How do we reconcile the fact that God is good with the fact that bad things happen to us, to our loved ones, and in the world? Some say that since bad things happen, God is either not good or He is not powerful enough to stop the bad things. Others, who insist on believing […]

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June 19: “R.G. Lee: ‘Payday Someday’”

3 Minute Read + link to sermon TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 20:1–21:29 Acts 12:24–13:15 Psalm 137:1-9 Proverbs 17:16 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Kings 21:5-10 (CSB): “Then his wife Jezebel came to him and said to him, ‘Why are you so upset that you refuse to eat?’ ‘Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite,’ he […]

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Sermon: “Called to Be Jesus’ Slaves” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

This was my final sermon as the pastor of Westside Baptist Church. I decided to end my preaching ministry at this church with what I believe is probably one of the most powerful truths of the Christian life – that we are slaves of Jesus. While this topic may not seem appropriate or appealing, I […]

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Sermon: “A Call to Finish Well” (2 Timothy 4:6-8)

As my time as Westside Baptist Church is winding down, I believed that I needed to skip ahead to what could be considered the climax of the book of 2 Timothy. Living this life in such a way that we hear Jesus’ applause and affirmation on the Day of Judgment is a major theme in […]

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Sermon: “Purify Yourself to Live a Purposeful Life” (2 Timothy 2:20-21)

Virtually everyone wants to live a life of purpose. In fact, virtually all of us want our lives to be a part of something much bigger than ourselves. Well, God has invited us into just such a purposeful life. While our participation may not be something that appears to be grandiose in the world’s eyes, […]

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Sermon: “Some Instructions for Your Pastor” (2 Timothy 2:14-19)

As we continue our enjoyable journey through the book of 2 Timothy in our Sunday morning services, we camped out in a text that elaborates on some activities that a pastor must engage in. While this sermon focused on application for the pastor, it also identifies the activities that a church should expect from its […]

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Sermon: “Jesus, the Resurrection, and Your Eternal Destiny” (2 Timothy 2:7-13)

Easter wouldn’t be complete without a sermon on the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. But, while Christians celebrate that fact, we may wonder if there are substantive proofs of Jesus’ resurrection. We may also wonder what implications it has for us that Jesus rose from the dead. Regarding substantive proofs of the resurrection, you […]

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Sermon: “Five Activities of a Strong Jesus-Follower” (2 Timothy 2:3-7)

The irony of so many contemporary Christian lives is that we have access to the very resurrection power of Jesus Christ … and yet we leave defeated lives. In last week’s sermon, we considered how it is that we tap into that divine power. In this week’s sermon, we considered what we are to do […]

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