Monthly Archives: September 2018

John, Jesus, and Justice (Malachi 2:17-3:5)

It was the summer between my Freshmen and Sophomore years in High School when I “answered the call” to ministry. It was 1981. I was 15 years old. Eight years late, in August of 1989, I started pastoring. This November … Continue reading

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Justice (Isaiah 1:17)

(NOTE: This sermon was prepared and delivered for the first “Dirty Church Conference.” Hosted by OneGen Away at Strong Tower Bible Church in Nashville, TN on September 15, 2018) ______________________________ Justice. What do you hear when you hear that word? … Continue reading

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A Call to Repentance (Malachi 2:1-9)

After His baptism, Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news! (Mark 1:15). It is easy to “believe.” Doing so doesn’t really cost you anything, at least at first. Turning that belief into true … Continue reading

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All Show, No Substance (Malachi 1:6-14)

After attending church one Sunday morning, a little boy knelt at his bedside that night and prayed, “Dear God, we had a good time at church today. I wish you had been there!” We laugh because we know the truth … Continue reading

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You Are Loved (Malachi 1:2-5)

Once upon a time there were two twin brothers, Jacob and Esau. Technically Esau was older, but just by a few minutes. From the very beginning, in fact, while they were still in their mother’s womb, the two boys did … Continue reading

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