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Prayer from Psalm 127: Missing

This entry is part 132 of 158 in the series Prayers from the Psalms

This entry is part 132 of 158 in the series Prayers from the Psalms Lord, the contractor can construct an award-winning house. But if you aren’t the foreman, something’s missing. The council can call every officer to stand guard at the city limits. But if you aren’t the police chief, something’s missing. I can get up earlier than most […]

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Prayer from Psalm 126: Harvesting Joy

This entry is part 131 of 158 in the series Prayers from the Psalms

This entry is part 131 of 158 in the series Prayers from the Psalms Lord, we have met moments of pain. We have suffered seasons of darkness. But each time, like the hand on a clock, that period passes. Like winter, spring, summer, and fall, that season transitions. And what was sown in tears becomes a […]

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Culture Wars: A Southern Test Case

Several days ago a group of Southern Christians declared war on homosexuality in metro-Memphis.  Taking out a full-page ad in the local paper–The Commercial Appeal–the group listed the majority of texts from the Bible which speak about homosexuality.  The ad ended with an extended quote purporting to contain threats from a radical gay and lesbian […]

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A Real Three-Point Sermon (Preaching Point #19)

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Preaching Points

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Preaching PointsOver the years I’ve taught preaching in university courses and mentored a number of preaching apprentices and preachers-in-training.  This series summarizes some of the most basic yet most useful preaching points I’ve emphasized in these settings. I hope you’ll join the fantastic Jim Martin and me […]

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