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I was born in 1979, and Star Wars played a big part of my childhood.  With Ewoks on my lunchbox and Yoda on my shirt, I was a total Star Wars nerd.  That nerdiness expressed itself a few … more
Matthew 5:27-29,31,32 says ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt NOT commit adultery. But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed … more
 In the summer of 1988, we experienced one of the longest and worst droughts in memory. The entire summer season was crippled with higher-than-normal temperatures, and, to make matters worse, … more
“YES!” The one-word affirmative answer was bursting with unmistakable excitement, even though it was just one word, passed from a phone to a tower, bounced off a satellite to another … more
 I can remember being scared of a few things as a child, and some of those were locations such as an aunt’s and uncle’s house and both grandparents’ houses. When I was asked or … more
 God has given to man all he needs to have eternal life in heaven. All these can be ours through the wisdom and grace of God as explained in the Bible. II Peter 1:3,4 says according as his … more
Some folks attend church very faithfully - twice a year - Christmas and Easter. We call them “Holiday Christians.” As a pastor, I strongly encouraged folks to show up more often than on … more
 Growing up, my dad had a hard and fast rule for our home outfitted with one cordless phone, one corded phone, and one answering machine.  His rule was this: do not call our home from 8 … more
 Matthew 7:21-23 SAYS not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that DOETH the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that … more
Just two guys headed back to ordinary. We really don’t know anything about them at all. The Bible doesn’t give a name to one, and the other is just as obscure. All we know about them is … more
It’s been a couple of thousand years since the first Easter. It’s been a long time since the stone was rolled and Jesus walked out of an empty tomb. We have celebrated thousands of Easter … more
Jeremiah 20:9 says Jeremiah said, I will not mention the Lord, nor speak any more in his name. But GOD`S word was in MINE HEART AS A  BURNING FIRE shut up in my bones, and I WEARY WITH … more
Notes from the final chord wafted through the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, of Snellville, Georgia. Tommy Rutledge lifted his fingers from the keyboard of the grand piano, and Melissa Thompson … more
My boys were starving and needed nourishment from me.  As I overheard their argument pushing their tones to get higher pitched, their volumes louder, and their reasoning to falter, I knew they … more
 There has been a controversy over the resurrection of Jesus ever since it took place. ACTS 4:37-41 says that WORD, ye KNOW, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, … more
 Easter 2021 was a bit different than last year. One year ago at this time, the entire country was shut down, businesses and restaurants were closed, church services cancelled, and schools were … more
 What do cereal boxes, bank accounts, and toilet paper rolls all have in common?  They are all disappointing when you find them empty!  Think back to that fateful moment you’ve … more
In our modern world, marches, demonstrations, protests, rallies, and riots have become quite common. Some have been very meaningful and have resulted in much needed change at various levels. Others, … more
 I was talking to a man the other day about going to heaven. He said that he had a good CHANCE of going to HEAVEN but said he has never read the BIBLE and does not go to church. What if a person … more
Last week, we talked about living in a cancel culture in today’s society. We mentioned that Jesus is the most offensive person to have ever lived and that to call ourselves followers would be … more
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