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Are Sermons Effective?

Have you ever tested the effectiveness of sermons? I did. I was a brand new pastor in my first church — Mayfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mayfield, Kentucky. After finishing three years of seminary, I had been preaching for about … Continue reading

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GVAOS — God’s-Voice Activated Operating System (For Church Meetings)

Jesus commanded His disciples to “Go and make disciples of all nations . . .”  So what can activate the nation-changing power of God?  Are there any discipled nations in the 21st Century?  How can a nation be discipled? Can the traditional … Continue reading

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Church — Lab or Lecture? Intellect or Votech? Academic or Epidemic?

Should church be academic or epidemic?  Should it be based on the transfer of religious knowledge or on an ongoing contagion of spiritual life spreading like raging fire?  Here is a quotation from Paul of Tarsus, the church planter who established … Continue reading

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Top Ten Most Disobeyed New Testament Scriptures

What are the top ten most disobeyed New Testament Scriptures?  Here is my list of nominations (from the New International Version {NIV}) for the ten most ignored Bible verses: 10)  “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will … Continue reading

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Ask Not How A Preacher Can Minister To You; Ask . . .

Ask not how a preacher can minister to you; ask how you can minister to others. Then you will begin to experience the “one anothers” of the New Testament and God’s love will no longer be a theory, but will … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones, Satisfaction, & Sadhu Sundar Singh

The Rolling Stones sang: “I can’t get no satisfaction ‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try I can’t get no, I can’t get no.” And the Stones are not alone. The inability to find satisfaction seems to … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Been To A “Hath A” Meeting?

The phrase “hath a” is from The King James Version (KJV) of the Bible (also known as the Authorized Version).  This version is now more than 400 years old and the English language has changed drastically in that time.   … Continue reading

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