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Calling Obedience Greetings from Reynosa!  This is the second of three blogs I hope to send you from the sunny south.  The School here continues to be amazing, but I must tell you, I MISS YOU and home in Tennessee!  My Heart is there, and my calling from God is there! As you know, the […]

Christ’s Obedience My dear friends, don’t believe everything you hear.  Carefully weigh and examine what people tell you.  Not everyone who talks about God comes from God.  There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world.  Here’s how you test for the genuine Spirit of God.  Everyone who confesses openly his faith in […]

Emotionally Healthy Obedience Paul lived and worked with (Aquilla and Priscilla), for they were tentmakers just as he was.  Acts 18:3  As usual, I write this blog based on what the Lord is speaking to me and to those I walk most closely with in the faith.  This week, the Lord has been speaking clearly […]

Aloha Obedience Aloha is not a Biblical word, but it certainly pictures Biblical truth!  Though pagan in origin, aloha expresses a depth of meaning that goes beyond saying “hello” or “goodbye.”  The word expresses a sense of love and compassion and unity that is downright Christian…! As you know, Tina and I just returned from […]

Obedient Life Jesus was and is perfectly obedient to the Father.   Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself; He does only what He sees the Father doing.  Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.  (John 5:19) If you want a short definition of Christian maturity, here it […]

Weekly Obedience                                               On Thursday night, July 19, a group from our congregation was up in Twinton at the little pavilion there and held the first WEEKLY service.  By fall, we hope to have a house or a borrowed church building or something a little more climate controlled, but for now, the park is a perfect […]

Obedient to God’s Vision I have a dream.  I have always thought it important to have one as a leader, and I was taught in my classes on church growth that having a God-sized vision was the determining factor on whether a Christian leader was successful or not. I still agree.  But the key word […]

 Rocked by the Gospel Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee; Let the water and the blood, from thy wounded side which flowed, be of sin the double cure, save from wrath and make me pure.  This is one of my favorite hymns, and the theology in it is profound—important […]

The Gospel of Grace I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.  (Acts 20:24) I have had a blast preaching on the […]

Offended by Obedience I received an email this week from the Conference Committee on Resolutions.  It seems that the resolutions we have sent for the consideration of the Annual Conference may have caused some offense…. The committee voted to declare the resolutions unconstitutional and also voted their “non-concurrence,” meaning that they do not think the […]