This was a difficult sermon to preach. Afterward, I tendered my resignation as pastor, giving them a six-week notice. My wife and I love this church dearly, and we will miss them dearly. But Lord willing, by faith, we are transitioning into a new chapter in our life; with new opportunities – Deo volente! In
A street preacher said on social media that we shouldn’t give our testimonies, “because nobody cares!” So I decided to give my testimony. I used that bloody crime scene, to point them to the bloody cross. One man’s attitude did a 180, after speaking with me later (perhaps repentance). And as I was leaving, many
A large portion of my born-again Christian social media friends are in need of a Biblical healthy local church (they’re scattered sheep). If you’re one of them, perhaps this testimony will encourage you. Once Justin Trevino realized that his church (former) was unbiblical, he was at a crossroads. There were no healthy churches near him.
On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018, victim Rachael Denhollander gave this articulate ‘victim impact statement’ at the sentence hearing of defendant Larry Nassar. During this phase of the trial, over 100 victims gave impact statements, but Denhollander’s stands out. Why? Because she shared the Gospel with her perpetrator. She warned him of God’s judgement and wrath,
This is a beautiful story where Deputy Matt Holman of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department ‘stopped and searched’ homeless man Robert Morris. Deputy Holman not only fed Morris, he gives him his own ‘personal Bible.’ Six months later Morris dials 911 to report the Deputy, where he tells the dispatcher that he is no longer
The photographs and video footage used in this video, are from my own personal files. In this expository teaching I go over (including but not limited to) 1. DAVID’S TRIALS (AND OURS) A. The Multiplicity of His Foes (vs 1) B. The Malignity of His Foes (vs 2) 2. DAVID’S TRUST (AND OURS) A. His
As I’m studying through the Psalms, it is not by coincidence that today I landed on Chapter 3:4 (on the date of my new birth). The following is a ‘preview of my sermon notes.’ Next in verse 4 we see David’s ‘appeal to God.’ As I study this verse today (on November 14th), today is
This same message was preached at two different locations this morning. I spoke about the ‘hope of heaven’ for their parishioners that were saved. While warning that some of their parishioners might not of been saved, that not everyone whom goes to church, or ‘believes’ in Jesus is saved. I preached on what Jesus said
Pray that Larry contacts me. I would love to disciple him (if he would comply), and be able to examine his fruit (if any) through a test of time.
Though this video is a secular video, it has an important message. My Christian-Biblical worldview has helped me in my Law Enforcement career, but my career has also helped me in the ministry. One of those attributes (through the school of hard knocks), was to “never quit” or demonstrate ‘perseverance’ through trials and temptations. One
While waiting for my next heart procedure, I frequently distribute lots of Gospel tracts, and engage in ‘one on ones.’ But this morning while tracking, I learned that the two preachers whom minister at this location (my former fishing hole), would not be there today. Since my heart is currently more predictable (Lord willing due
As I watched these brief testimonies, I shed many tears. Tears of joy because they were saved out of their false conversions, before they died. Tears of anguish because of the many false converts that proceeded them in death. That went to hell, deceived into thinking they were saved; when they were not. As I’ve
Pastor Tim Conway’s wife Ruby shares how she was a false convert under that unbiblical sinner’s prayer, which also led to her own self-righteousness. However when she witnessed her brother later become “radically miraculously saved” from his false conversion, she then began to doubt her own salvation. As most of you know, this past weekend
Thank You Lord for Brother Brian. I love his salvation story. Most professed salvations will say (or boast) “my pastor this,” or “my church that…” In that context those are idols, and God is a jealous God. He’s even killed people (in the Scriptures) for not giving Him all the glory. And I must repent