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Preaching the Word

This past September 29th marked the 30th anniversary of my first sermon. I was quite nervous as I delivered that sermon at the Clarksburg Church of Christ (now Clarksburg Christian Church). The text was from James 2 and the message … Continue reading

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Preach the Word!

The word “preaching” has some negative connotations in our culture today. When one spouse nags the other, or when a parent chastises a child, they are said to be “preaching”. “Preaching” is a word sometimes used when someone goes off … Continue reading

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Career Choice

For years, my friend Paul Snoddy wanted to be a medical doctor. However, when he grew up Paul became a preacher, and he has had quite a successful career. Weighing in on this career choice, Paul’s son said, “Dad, just … Continue reading

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Sermon Hits Home

A preacher once delivered a powerful sermon against the evils of betting, only to find out later that one of the men in his church was a serious gambler. The preacher called the man and explained that his sermon was … Continue reading

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Imitating Their Faith

Last night I dreamed about my Uncle Bob Wilmoth, who went on to his heavenly reward several years ago. Uncle Bob preached the gospel for over 50 years, and he always was one of my heroes of the faith. He … Continue reading

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That’s the Book for Me

Over the years, I have tried different Bibles. I own several various translations. As my eyes have aged, I have looked for copies of the Scripture with larger print. However, as a preacher, I want a Bible that is not … Continue reading

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Knowing

There is a story told about two men who were asked to recite the 23rd Psalm in front of a large crowd. The first man was an accomplished actor. He delivered his lines with precision and flair. When he finished, the audience showed … Continue reading

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No Pages Missing

Last year I found a Bible in our church library that seemed to be just the right size to use for preaching. The print was large enough for my 50-something eyes, and yet this Bible was light enough to carry … Continue reading

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God Only Knows

In Ezekiel 37, God showed the prophet a valley full of bones, and asked him if those bones could live again. He answered, “O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” (v.3). God proceeded to make those dry bones come alive again. … Continue reading

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Back Home Again

Thomas Wolfe wrote, “All things point home in old October; sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.” It’s October, … Continue reading

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