Pulpit Minister (Page 5)

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…

Forgiveness

5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we…

Job’s Lesson

Job had some questions for God. The majority of his book is an argument between Job and his friends about what God was doing or not doing, and what he should be doing. Job thought he had a pretty good case for himself, and he longed for the opportunity to stand face to face with…

Nehemiah

Nehemiah built a wall. The wall became a highly charged political thing. Those opposed to the wall ridiculed those who were building it, made fun of their work, fought against it to get rid of the workers, lied about the intent and motivation for the wall being built and even pretended to want to have…

Clean

The holidays are always nice, with each year filled with its own special memories.   But it sure is nice to get everything put away, normal things put back in place and have the house back to normal and clean. Wait, something doesn’t sound right about that last sentence. “Normal and clean” may not go…

Today

We are fast approaching the end of another year and the beginning of yet another. We typically look back with some joy and some regret. We look forward with anticipation and strong intentions.   The key is always today. The only day we have to work with.   So the Holy Spirit writes, “Today, if…