Which Road Will You Take?

Which Road Will You Take?

May 20, 2018 Matthew 7:13-14 Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;   Then took the other, as just as fair, And having...
Making the Golden Rule Central to Our Lives

Making the Golden Rule Central to Our Lives

May 13, 2018 Matthew 7:12 For many years of his life, John Newton was the captain of a British slave ship. During these years he kept detailed notes of his voyages, which later became published in his 1788 book, “Thoughts Upon the African Slave Trade.” Newton wrote...
What Grace is About

What Grace is About

What Grace Is About This year marks my thirtieth year of fulltime pastoral ministry. In 1988 I served my first year of fulltime ministry with Dr. Hugh Kirby as the Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia. However, my ministry started long before...
Ask, Seek, Knock, Open

Ask, Seek, Knock, Open

Ask, Seek, Knock, Open Matthew 7:7-11 May 6, 2018 I was watching Kirsten Charles feed her son George not long ago.  She and Kevin are teaching him how to sign.  It’s amazing that children can learn how to sign before they can learn how to talk. As early as six months...
When We Face Judge Jesus

When We Face Judge Jesus

April 15, 2018 Matthew 7:1-6 Jesus sometimes seems confusing and ambiguous. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us not to judge, but is that possible? Aren’t we in a constantly judging what is right and wrong, good or bad? Don’t we have to make some judgments...