Pulpit Minister

You Crazy Bird

I watched as a male Cardinal perched on the top rail holding our hummingbird feeders. Soon he was joined by a female Cardinal.  The male was standing tall, but the female landed crouching low with her head down and looking up at the male. He gave her a glance but nothing more. Then she hopped…

Whose In Control?

The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him. (Habbakuk 2:20 NIV) He rules in righteousness. He will accomplish His will. We need to hush and learn to listen to Him. A companion verse to Habbakuk 2:20 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go…

When Will It End?

Is it because we now have 24/7 world wide news coverage? Is hatred and division growing? Are evil deeds increasing more and more in our lifetime or do we just hear more about it? When will it end? When will things get better? Or, will they? Out of the gloom and out of what has…

Vacation Bible School 2017

As I write this, we are half way through our Vacation Bible School for this year. And it is another great year.   A visitor approached me last night and said, “Some of my friends ask me, ‘Why do you drive all the way to Birmingham for a Vacation Bible School?’” She continued, “I am…

Interruptions

I called Terry a few weeks ago to ask him a question. I began by apologizing for interrupting him. To which he replied, “Dewayne, remember that Jesus’ life was one interruption after another.” How true that was. How true that still is for all of us. How many days go just the way you planned…

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…