Category Archives: Prayer

Five Bottles of Wine

An elderly woman who lived in the north of England hadn’t been able to truly pray for years. She needed to pray, even wanted to pray, but each time she tried it her mind went to five bottles of wine. … Continue reading

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The Best Position for Praying

Three ministers were engaged in a conversation on the subject of prayer. Naturally, they all agreed that prayer was vital, but the debate was about which bodily position works best for praying. As they commented back and forth, a telephone … Continue reading

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Lessons From Habakkuk

The Old Testament book of the prophet Habakkuk isn’t one that often gets preached. That doesn’t mean, though, that it won’t “preach.” This is evidenced by the fact that it is quoted multiple times in the New Testament. The apostle … Continue reading

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A Hard Truth

This past Sunday morning at Oak Grove Baptist I began a sermon series on the life of Samson. That life starts with his conception in the womb of his previously barren mother. But why did God choose to open her … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Cosmic Santa Claus

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #5) I was licensed to preach in October of 1992 and formally ordained into the ministry in February of 1993. Upon my ordination, I began my first pastorate. This means that I’m in my … Continue reading

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What Should Have Been

I was a little under two years into my first pastorate when one afternoon, as I was driving in my car, I happened to drive past the sign for a certain church in our area. It was a sign that … Continue reading

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When God Doesn’t Make a Way

My previous post was entitled “God Can Make a Way” and was based upon the story found in Acts 12:1-19. That post focused upon how God made a way of escape for Peter as Peter sat in a Roman prison … Continue reading

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