Glorify God in Unity

Glorify God in Unity

When we work together in unity, we are all better for it and the Lord is glorified. In the past couple days, I’ve had the privilege to witness beautiful examples of God’s kingdom work. God’s love shines especially bright in contrast to the darkness of racial division that presently covers our nation. Unity in Service …

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Baptist Deacons

Baptist Deacons

 “For those who have served well as deacons acquire a good standing for themselves and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Timothy 3:13 CSB I have had the privilege to serve as the pastor of three Baptist churches – two churches as a full-time pastor for an extended period …

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Humble Servants Glorify God

Humble Servants Glorify God

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you at the proper time.” 1 Peter 5:6 In the middle of September, Kirby (a retired pastor who I count as a good friend) and I loaded up the truck and headed west to the community of May. We were hoping to knock …

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Wait on the Lord

Wait on the Lord

The gentle murmur of the Gros Ventre river is only drowned out by the constant chirping of the song birds. With Susan by my side and Koda resting at our feet, I sit under the shade of the beautiful cottonwood trees. The air is a crisp 55 degrees. The incredible Grand Teton mountain range is …

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Framework for Revival from the First Great Awakening

Framework for Revival from the First Great Awakening

Students of the First Great Awakening often recognize the names of Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield as the key leaders. However, it was a less famous pastor who arrived on the shores of America in 1720 that began to shake up the churches in the new world. The Lord used this courageous pastor to help …

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Thanks Dad for the Hard Lessons

Thanks Dad for the Hard Lessons

I Didn’t Always Like It Dad, I didn’t really enjoy cleaning all those car parts when I was a kid. The smell of kerosene on my hands and the grease under my fingernails weren’t the most pleasant. It seems I was only 6 or 7 years old when you’d hand me those wheel bearings and …

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Where Do We Find Lasting Happiness?

Where Do We Find Lasting Happiness?

What Most People Want Out of Life What do we want out of life? Ultimately, most people are looking for happiness and meaning. These seem to be fleeting for too many of us. Like the country troubadour who went “looking for love in all the wrong places,” we go searching for happiness in all the …

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A Fantastic Fish Tale

A Fantastic Fish Tale

The story of Jonah usually evokes crazy images of a poor young man somehow surviving in the belly of a whale. Our minds immediately race through questions like: what did he eat, what did it smell like, or how in the world could he last three days in that place? We get so caught up …

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Why I’m Preaching from the Christian Standard Bible

Why I’m Preaching from the Christian Standard Bible

In the recent weeks, I have begun to preach and teach from the new Christian Standard Bible (CSB). Though I still study from various English translations and the Hebrew and Greek texts, I am very excited to make this switch as I lead FBC Watauga. For the majority of my preaching ministry, I have preached …

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The God of Creation is the God of Our Circumstances

The God of Creation is the God of Our Circumstances

Katie was just over 6 months old when she faced one of the most difficult times of her life. She was having kidney failure and was brought into Dallas Children’s Medical Center for a catheter placement so we could begin peritoneal dialysis. She was very tiny so as the catheter was place in her abdomen …

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