Tag «Evangelism»

Jack the Baptizer

The other night, I received a phone call from an old friend. I first met him 33-years ago when I graduated from college and began preaching for the church in Nitro, WV. My friend’s name is Jack Higginbotham (no relation). He called that night, bubbling over with excitement because he had baptized three people into …

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Where Were You Trained?

We’ve all seen it happen, haven’t we?  We’ve all witnessed or maybe experienced the pride and joy grandparents have for their grandchildren. If you’re a grandparent, I’m sure you’ve “whipped out” the latest pictures of your grandchildren to show your friends. And if you’re not a grandparent, you’ve probably been an “innocent bystander” who learned …

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Southeast Lectureship

“Do you think you’re the only ones going to heaven?” “What about the thief on the cross?” “What if someone dies on the way to be baptized?” “Why don’t you have women preachers?” These and many more questions are often heard by Christians who are trying to evangelize. Having a ready and adequate answer to …

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It’s What Grandparents Do

My grandfather served as the County Assessor of Wetzel County, West Virginia for nearly 20 years. I remember an occasion when I was just a little boy, that my Granddad loaded me up in his car and took me down to the courthouse. I remember it being quite a large and impressive building. When we …

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Shame On Mom…Or Me?

Last week, I was on a mission trip to the island of St. Croix.  While on the island, several of us handed out flyers inviting people to hear some preaching that was taking place that week. As usual, I found the responses I received rather interesting.  Some people refused to take a flyer from us. …

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