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...
Letting Go of Worry

Letting Go of Worry

Matthew 6:25-34 April 8, 2018 This morning, instead of looking inside the empty tomb, I want you to look somewhere else, like your wallet.   For all I know, it might be empty as well. Some of you are thinking, “I was just starting to like this church.” This isn’t a...
Is Life After Death a Fairytale?

Is Life After Death a Fairytale?

1 Cor. 15:35-42 Recently, Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous scientist died at age 76.  Hawking was diagnosed with ALS at age 21 and was one of the world’s oldest survivors with this devastating disease.  He was able to move only a couple of fingers and he could...