Pulpit Minister

Lord, How Did You Do It?

I don’t believe it is necessary to offer specifics. Just to seriously contemplate the question is enough to fill the mind with wonder. If you have a fair knowledge of Jesus, you begin to see some answers. But how did he do it? How did he hang in shame and unbearable pain while listening to…

Who Are You Jesus?

The woman at the well in Samaria said, “I know Messiah (Christ) is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Jesus said to her, “I am he.”  (John 4:26)   “I am the bread of life. The living bread that came down out of heaven.” (John 6:35, 51)   “I am the…

In Christ

In Christ is the place of every spiritual blessing God has to give. Because in Christ is the place God chose for all of His blessing to be received. He made this choice before He created the world. In Christ we are adopted to be the children of God. In Christ God has freely given…

Context, Context, Context

What’s your answer to the following question?   When the Sanhedrin gnashed their teeth at him, Stephen looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus doing what at the right hand of God? (Acts 7:55-56) A. Standing. B. Sitting. C. Weeping. D. Shouting.   This question was the eleventh question asked…

More Than A Snake Story

Paul’s journey to Rome was, to say the least, an adventure. Driven by hurricane force winds for fourteen days and then crashing into the shore of an island called Malta. Most people familiar with the story recorded in Acts chapters 27 & 28 also know that when they landed on the island, Paul was putting…

No Pain

No pain.” Sounds like a good thing, doesn’t it. Or, does it?   Right now I have no pain on the upper side of my right jaw and right cheek. You know the feeling. You’ve been there too.   When the filling in my tooth was being repaired and the cavity that was starting was…

A Poem

Thomas Watson Lee has been visiting with us at Riverchase the past few weeks. If you attend our 10:30 worship service you have probably seen him. This past Sunday, Thomas handed me a poem he had written. His inspiration for the poem was the dust he saw collecting on his old, small print Bible after…

Guard

I replaced our smoke alarms yesterday. I smoked the kitchen up pretty good last weekend when the pizza I was cooking dripped cheese to the bottom of the oven. The silent smoke alarm caused me to run a test and it failed the test. The Bible warns us often about being on our guard and…

“He Paid A Debt”

He paid a debt He did not owe, I owed a debt I could not pay, I needed someone to wash my sins away. And now I sing a brand new song: Amazing Grace (all day long) Christ Jesus Paid the debt that I could never pay. I know this beloved American Folk Hymn is…

The Mystery

The Mystery It was hidden from past ages and generations. (Colossians 1:26) It has now been shown to God’s people. (Colossians 1:26) The mystery is regarding the kingdom of God. (Mark 4:11) The mystery, not made know to other generations, has now been revealed to the holy apostles and prophets of Jesus. (Ephesians 3:5) One…