How to Respond to Mistreatment

A couple of years ago, a brother in Christ somehow thought it would be a good idea to rent a moving van and hang a billboard on the side of that truck. That billboard happened to have my picture on it, along with three other preachers, whom I highly respect. Under our pictures was a …

Incline Your Ear

“Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live” (Psalm 116:2). My wife and I have raised four children. One of the things we learned as a parents is that children are easily upset. Because of their immaturity and short-sightedness, they fret about things of …

Why Doesn’t Our Church Evangelize?

Many years ago, when I first started preaching, a man would regularly visit my office on a Monday morning and complain about how “dead” our congregation was. His favorite charge against the church was that “nobody ever evangelized.” Week after week I would question his accusation and ask him, “Do you know what your brothers …

Leprosy and Church Division

During biblical times, leprosy, in its worst form, was a dreaded disease. Today, Hansen’s Disease (otherwise known as leprosy) is curable, but this was not the case in biblical times. Leprosy used to be a debilitating disease that would eventually result in a lonely, painful death. God knew the potential danger of this airborne disease …

My Daily Reminder

During my last visit to MD Anderson, I was told I must begin wearing a “medical alert bracelet.” When I first heard that, I can honestly say that I was less concerned with the condition that I have which requires this bracelet than I was with the fact that I’m not a “bracelet” kind of …