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I hate being woke up from a deep sleep. I also hate falling asleep as Tina is talking to me—especially if she realizes it! It is not that I think what she is saying is not important—it’s just late… and I’m tired… and we’re in bed, for goodness sake! On Wednesday, most of the pastoral […]

First, let explain last week’s blog entitled, Remnant, Arise! I feel the Lord is calling me—and this has been confirmed through several sources—to stand up and be a voice for the Bible-believing remnant within the United Methodist Church. What I wrote last week was actually written to be a magazine article—that may or may not […]

So the daughter of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a hut in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. Unless the Lord of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been made like Gomorrah (Isaiah 1:8-9 NKJV) Remnant […]

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. (Hebrews 13:8-9a) Can you imagine how much pain and suffering, confusion and turmoil, fear and doubt, could be avoided if people were more attracted to Jesus Christ than they were to strange, new ideas…?! Imagine what confusion […]

What are you doing here? God asked Elijah that question not once but twice after Elijah had run to Mount Horeb. Elijah ran in fear of Jezebel’s wrath and in despair for the spiritual condition of Israel. God asked Elijah “what are you doing here” both before and after He displayed His glory through wind […]

Please help me welcome our Bishop, Rev. Bill McAlilly and our District Superintendent, Rev. Max Mayo, to our church this Sunday.  Both are dear brothers in the Lord. Bishop McAlilly will be sharing a word about Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on the first “Palm Sunday.”  Jerusalem was, of course, the Capitol City of Israel, […]

Have you ever known anybody who dreamed as often as Joseph did?  More importantly, have you ever known anyone who was as careful to obey what he heard in his dreams as Joseph was?  Joseph, Jesus’ stepfather, had an amazing ability to hear, discern, and obey what he was told while dreaming.  He understood on […]

Last week in this blog I asked if we could come to the Worship Service expecting God to perform miracles.  Guess what?  He did!  So far I have received two reports concerning last week’s Service.  One involved healing in the area of addictions, the other involved physical healing.   In the first case, years of damaged […]

We had an incredibly interesting, heartfelt, and soul-searching conversation this week at staff meeting that I thought I would share with you… This is certain: God has led this congregation to seek the deeper things of the faith—to be a high-exposure, high-expectation congregation in keeping with both the Biblical church model and the early Methodist […]

Largely unencumbered by the buildings and many of the trappings, systems, traditions and financial concerns we have in place now, the early Methodists were able to impact the lives of countless souls in this nation as they fanned out preaching “Scriptural Holiness” everywhere they went to everyone who would listen and all who could hear.  […]