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"Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder."  ~ Blaise Pascal

A picture of the Oasis at En Gedi
Questions every pastoral candidate should ask any church!
The following is a list of questions every pastoral candidate should consider asking when being interviewed as a pastor for a local church  These questions were put together by both myself and CBS's Registrar Rev. Rich Cozart.
Marriage Assessment from 1 Peter 3:1-7
These are marital questions based upon an exposition of 1 Peter 3:1-7.
How to have Joy in the Midst of Adversity: Develop a Biblical Mindset
This sermon is based upon Philippians chapter 1; it explores the Apostle Paul's mindset during his imprisonment.
Are you complacent?

This is my own assessment regarding complacency which may be used personally as a believer and collectively as a church assembly.  This assessment is based upon my exposition of Revelation 3:14-22, the church at Laodicea.  The format is Microsoft Word.

Are you humble?

This is a list of indicators to assist you as you and I seek to be people of Christian humility.  

61 indicators whether you are a commited follower of Jesus Christ

This presention is based upon an Exposition of Mark 8:34.  It offers 61 indicators to help determine if you and I are striving to be committed disciples of Jesus Christ.  This presentation came out of class discussion among Indonesian seminary students, both Chinese and Javanese, in our exposition of the Gospel of Mark in June 2006.  It is in their honor that I offer this presentation.  It is in Microsoft Word.

Are You Self-Righteous?

This may be helpful as we continually deal with the spiritual problem of self-righteousness.  Self-righteousness is having a holier-than-thou predisposition whereby one demonstrates either by their words or actions moral superiority or an exaggerated show of holiness.

The Seven-Step Descent of Dishonesty
This chart on dishonesty is adapted from What We Can't Not Know by J. Budziszewski (Dallas:  Spence Publishing, 2003), 195-97.  It is in PDF format.
10 Principles on how to forget your past
This is an outline of principles for those who believe or feel that they are incapable of serving the Lord Jesus Christ because of past regrets/mistakes or those who are "neutralized" in serving the Lord because of their past accomplishments or attainments.  Regardless, the apostle Paul who committed both terrible mistakes and incredible achievements, considered them to be a "loss", "rubbish," and "unworthy" compared to Jesus Christ. These applicational principles are part of my exposition of Philippians 3:13.  It is in PDF format.
Are we too comfortable in our ignorance?
This is a study on biblical and theological ignorance which includes an assessment to determine if theological ignorance has led one to spiritual apathy.  It is in PDF format.
Reflections from Haggai
Reflections gleaned from my study of Haggai.  It is in Microsoft Word.  A biblical chart on Haggai is available under "Biblical Studies" folder.
30 Reasons Why Christians Suffer

This handout is in PDF format.

4 Stages Within a Marriage

Adapted from Sustaining Love by David Augsburger, this powerpoint presentation is used my premarital counseling.  It is in PDF format.

Sumphutos

This is adapted from a personal letter recently written to a childhood friend who went on a "walk to Emmaus."  It is in PDF format.

Offering our Utmost in Worship
This is a list of applications developed from my exposition of Revelation 4:9-11, "The Worthiness of God."  It is in PDF format.
How to Discover God's Will

Adapted from the teachings of Dr. Charles Stanley, Dr.Norman Geisler, and Dr. Ravi Zacharias, I've created this chart that has helped me consider how one discover's God's will, what is a calling, and what is the starting point for determining my calling?

31 Excuses at the Judgment Seat of Jesus Christ
Here are a list of excuses I've heard or read that keep people from allowing Jesus Christ to be preeminent in their lives.
Is God's Grace Informing My Christian Experience?

How is God's grace informing and guiding my thoughts, activities, experience, and sphere of influence as a believer in Jesus Christ? Am I living out what God has given me? Surely, if I am a recipient of God's grace, my disposition or character needs to be one that embodies this new sphere or new rule of life.  I've included a list of 60 indicators whether redemption is informing my daily living.  It is in PDF format.

The Decalogue of an Illiterate Church
When churches and parents do not give utmost attention to thoroughly understanding & teaching the Bible, they are in fact, teaching their members and children, a powerful set of beliefs with terrible consequences. This chart is in PDF.
How to be well-pleasing to God as a way of life.
This handout begins with an exegetical summary of 2 Corinthians 5:9-10 with an emphasis upon verse 9 (see handout above in right column for eleven facts regarding the Judgment Seat of Christ).  We then proceed to consider how we can actually make it our aim as believers in Jesus Christ to be well-pleasing to God.  We then conclude by critically reflecting upon fifty-five indicators whether or not we are actually being well-pleasing to God.  It is in PDF.
Is Slavery All That Bad?
This study initially derived from James 1:1 considers what it means to be a "slave of the Lord Jesus Christ" and how this characteristic may be applicable to the life of the believer.  It is in PDF.
Principles of Mortification
It is in powerpoint.
What does it mean to be spiritually mature?
In this presentation we consider 6 "ignorances" regarding what it means to be spiritually mature.  It is in powerpoint.
Loneliness, lust, masturbation, and time management

A friend of mine asked for advice regarding his struggle with loneliness, lust, masturbation, and time management.  Here's my brief response.

The Great Apostasy

This is a summary of spiritual life reflections gleaned from this important warning the apostle Paul gives Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:1-5  regarding "latter times" when "some will depart from the faith..."  It is in PDF format.

What does it mean to fear God?
This is a list of 20 applications from my study on Proverbs 1:7. 
Spiritual Degeneration
This is a chart summarizing 8 steps of spiritual degeneration, what it do about it, & exhortations to do something about it.  It is in PDF.
A Synopsis on the Perils, Promises, Vanity of & Longings for Pleasure.
This chart is a summary of my studies on the problem of pleasure. It is in PDF.
How to Handle Reoccuring Sins in Your Life
This study is based upon Romans 8:12-13 and Colossians 3:5. It is in PDF.
How to Recover from Anemic Worship: Aesthetic Experience and the Local Church
 This presentation was given at Union University's ACT Conference, April 8-9, 2011.


How to Recover from the Malnourishment of Success
 This article is about the relationship between failure, success, and qualitative malnourishment. We not only consider six "landmines" that generate failure to achieve success, but also seven ways to recover from the malnourishment of success. It is in PDF.
The Command to Forgive
What do you do when you discover the love of your life had an affair? The following letter is my pastoral advice on this issue (PDF).


Seven Spiritual Qualifications of a Bible Expositor
 This is an introduction I gave (thought in abbreviated form) in view of a person's first time to preach before a congregation on Sunday morning. It is in MS Word.
Open the Eyes of my Heart
This assessment is based upon my study of and reflection upon Luke 11:33-36 with particular attention on Jesus' Parable of the Lighted Lamp.   This outline answers, in part, why people can look at the same evidence and yet arrive to different conclusions.  So, if you are interested in becoming a better lover of truth, then follow the directions of this study.  It is in PDF.
How to Recover from Life's Disappointments
 This presentation is in powerpoint pdf.
Should Christians Be Involved in Politics?
 This brief response is in PDF.
We Become What We Behold: The Search for Significance & Value in an Image-Driven Age:
In this digital age our young people are surrounded by imagery. But sadly, much of the imagery does not correspond to how things actually are. Thus, in an effort to embrace an identity that is provocative and popular, but consumer-centered and imaginary, many people strive to become what is impossible in order to find fulfillment, meaning, and purpose. But because these efforts are in vain, the emptiness within them remains. So, we will explore what this means and how Jesus Christ can meet our deepest needs for significance and value.
Probing the Reality of Incompleteness in an Image-Driven Society
 This assessment is designed to help you explore why you may constantly or routinely feel "unfulfilled" in your life.  It is centered around theme of personal identity and meaning. 
12 Steps to Help You Fulfill God's Calling in Your Life
This handout not only offers 12 steps to help one fulfill God's calling in one's life, but also addresses four critical areas, namely, divine design, divine enablement, personal integrity, and inculcation of virtue,which will need to flourish and harmonize with one another while avoiding certain diversions, distractions, problems, & vices in moment-by-moment living. In sum, the greater the harmony between these areas, all of which should flow from out of one's identity in Jesus Christ, the more likely one will know and experience a very fulfilled life as a Christian.
How to Receive Relief from Weariness

This is the first installment of a three-part series titled, "Popular Promises of Scripture Commonly Misunderstood."

How to Deal with Despondency

This is the second installment of a three-part series titled, "Popular Promises of Scripture Commonly Misunderstood."

How to Experience God's Peace

This is the third installment of a three-part series titled, "Popular Promises of Scripture Commonly Misunderstood."

Unique Moments with Jesus Christ

This is an exposition of Simeon's moment in Luke 2:22-38.  It is in PDF.

An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 5:9

This sermon, "Make it your aim to be well-pleasing to the Lord Jesus Christ" is in PDF.  

Oh God, Where Art Thou?

This message explores the presence of God, seeking to answer the existential question... "Where are you, God?"  Don't pursue the dramatic; look for the extraordinary in the ordinary.  But anticipate the dramatic as the Bible proclaims it to be.  But don't merely anticipate the dramatic, allow the dramatic to live through you.

An Exposition of Mark 8:34
This is an exposition of Mark 8:34.  It is in PDF format.
Pressing On Toward the Goal: Phil 3:12-16
This is an exposition on what Paul means to "press on" in Philippians 3:12, 14. This sermon compliments the exposition of Philippians 3:13, titled, "How to Forget Your Past."  The sermon concludes with fourteen applicational principles on how to better "pressing on toward the goal of the upward call of Jesus Christ."  It is in PDF format.
An Exposition of Philippians 3:13
This exposition of Philippians 3:13 focuses on what the Apostle Paul means by "forgetting the past".  It is in PDF format.
Balancing the Christian life: The Doing & The Undergoing
 This is an exposition on Philippians 2:12-13.  It is in PDF.
The Gift of God's Grace

This is an exposition of Isaiah 52:13-53:12.  It is in PDF.

3 Moral Laws of Wisdom: Proverbs 8:35-36
 This is an exposition of Proverbs 8:35-36:  Wisdom:  maximal living, minimal damage.  It is in PDF.
Earnestly Contend for the Christian Faith as a Slave of Jesus Christ

This is the first of a five-part expositional series on the Epistle of Jude.  The theme of this series is, "Earnestly Contend for the Christian Faith as a Slave of Jesus Christ."  This first message offers a bird's eye view of the argument, flow, and major themes of this short but powerful epistle.  It is in PDF.  However, this lesson is incomplete without downloading the chart on Jude which is located in PDF under "Biblical Studies."

What does it mean to be a slave of Jesus Christ?

This message, "What does it mean to be a slave of Jesus Christ?" is part 2 of a 5-part expositional series on the Epistle of Jude.  It examines verses 1-2 then raises the issue whether we can honestly say we, like Jude, are "slaves of Jesus Christ."  The bottom line is, "Who are you serving?"  It is in PDF.

 

How to Earnestly Contend for the Christian Faith?

This is the third-part of a five-part expositional series on the Epistle of Jude.  This lesson is concerned with verses 3-4.  After an examination of verses 3-4 we consider what it looks like to actually "earnestly contend for the Christian faith", how we might examine theological truth claims, & eight downward results if we fail to earnestly contend for the Christian faith.  It is in PDF.  A handout of applications has been made for this lesson (see below).  Moreover, a chart has been made to show the eight downward results if we fail to earnestly contend for the Christian faith (see below).

Jude 3-4 How Should We Contend for the Christian Faith?

This is a handout of applications of Jude 3 and 4.  It is in PDF.

Failure to Earnestly Contend for the Christian Faith
Reflecting upon Jude 3-4, what are the results if we fail to earnestly contend for the Christian faith? What are the intellectual and moral implications if we do not examine every theological claim that is being made in our Christian homes, churches (members and leaders), and biblical, theological institutions?  Consider these 8 downward results drawn from my observations of evangelical churches, denominations, and movements that have become "liberal" or those that have pursued "relevance" at the expense of faithfulness to God's revelation.  This handout is in PDF.
What does faithfulness look like?

This is a devotional I prepared from my reflections on Jude 17-25 where Jude exhorts believers to be faithful.  It is in PDF.

5 Comforting Truths in Twisted Times
This exposition focuses on the doxology in verses 24-25 of The Epistle of Jude.  It is in PDF.
What are you known for? How to have a God-honoring reputation.
 This is the first of two expositions on 3 John.  This first study, vv. 1-8 examines the reputation of the Apostle John and Gaius. We then consider how we should live in view of these two dynamic reputations. It is in PDF.
How to have a God-honoring Character?
This is an exposition of 3 John 9-14.  It is PDF.
A Glimpse of Glory
An exposition of Revelation 4:1-3.  It is in PDF format.
What Do God's Surroundings Say About Him?
An exposition of Revelation 4:4-11.  It is in PDF format.  This study focuses on the identity of the 24 elders, the seven spirits of God, and the four living creatures.  While their identities are difficult to determine what we do know about them is that they continuously worship God (they know their purpose); their activity of worship is God-centered (they know what really counts); they are in God's presence (they know where to be); the content of their worship is most biblical (they know what to offer Him); they know who their God is and what to offer Him (they know what belongs to Him).
The Holiness of God

An exposition of Revelation 4:8.  It is in PDF format.  I conclude this exposition with 6 applications that may assist us in conforming to His holiness as commanded in 1 Peter 1:15-16:  (1) Cultivate the desire to be a holy man or woman of God; (2) In your daily decision-making or moment-by-moment decisons you make, seek to think as God thinks and will as God wills; (3) Be resolved never to do anything which you would be afraid to do if it were the last hour of your life; (4) Develop an intimacy with God with utmost reverence in mind; (5) Never tolerate activities that are not in keeping with our holy, loving God; (6) Remember that authentic holiness points people to Jesus Christ.

The Worthiness of God

An exposition of Revelation 4:9-11 with 9 applications to assist us in offering our utmost worship to the God of the Bible.  It is in PDF format.

The Worthiness of Christ
An Exposition of Revelation 5:1-5:  How to Display Jesus' Worth in Your Daily Life.  It is in PDF format.
The Savior-Sovereign in Revelation 5:6-14

An exposition of Revelation 5:6-14. It is in PDF.  This sermon considers the mortification of sin as we seek to offer God our utmost affections in worship in our daily lives. 

Spiritual Applications from Revelation 4 & 5
This is a compilation of spiritual applications from all six of my expositional studies on Revelation 4 & 5.  It is in PDF.
A Command For the Heart (part 1).

This is an exposition of Mark 12:28-34 regarding the Greatest Commandment of Scripture... "To love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself."  This exposition is part 1 of a five part series on the topic.  After an exposition of this commandment from the Gospel of Mark we explore what it means to love God with your whole heart.  Part 2 explores what it means to love God with your soul ("A Command for the Soul!")  Part 3 explores what it means to love God with your strength ("A Command for the Body!").  Part 4 examines what it means to love God with your mind ("A Command for the Mind!").  Lastly, part 5 examines what it means to love your neighbor as yourself.  It is in PDF.

A Command for the Soul (part 2)!
This is part 2 of a 5 part series on what it means to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.  In this particular study we examine what it means to love God with all your soul.  It is in PDF.
A Command for the Body (part 3)!

This is part 3 of a 5 part series on what it means to "love God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind."  This particular study focuses on what it means to love God with all your strength ("bodily powers").  It is in PDF.

A Command for the Mind (part 4)!

This is part 4 of a 5-part series on what it means to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.  This fourth installment focuses on what it means to love the Lord your God will all your mind.  We explore what this means and how to better love God with our minds.  It is in PDF. 

What does it mean to love your neighbor as yourself (part 5)?
This is this last of a five-part series on what it means to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.  In this last study we consider what it means to love your neighbor as yourself.  It is in PDF.
Loving God with Deep-Seated Affections
What are indicators that a believer is actually loving God with deep-seated affections? This is a supplement to my expositional series on Mark 12:30.  It is in PDF.
Loving God with my Soul
This presentation considers indicators of loving God from out of the believer's soul.  It is in PDF.
What does it mean to love God with your mind?
This presentation considers indicators of what it looks like for the believer to love God from out of his or her whole mind.  It is in PDF.
Loving God with my Bodily Powers
This presentation considers what it means to love God with one's bodily powers (strength).  It is in PDF.
Loving God with Greatness
 This is another look at what it means to love God with one's bodily powers (strength). 
What does it take to have a successful marriage?
 Some practical tips on what it takes to have a healthy marriage. It is in PDF.
The Sabbath Question: Are Christians Bound to the Mosaic Law?
 This article offers six reasons why we are not obligated to follow the Sabbath Commandment while contending that Christians are obligated to attend corporate church. It is in PDF. 
215 Positional Benefits One Receives at Salvation
This compilation is adapted from an outstanding article by George Zeller.
Shiloh: God's Object Lesson for Israel (and for us).
 The perils of idolatry. It is in PDF.
Loving Others with Greatness
This devotional is in PDF.
Six rewards that will flow out of a well-lived life of integrity:
The six rewards listed come out of a sermon I heard by Dr. Chuck Swindoll. He gave this March 2007 sermon to seminary students at Dallas Theological Seminary. See www.dts.edu. The sermon is titled, "The Long-term Rewards of Integrity."
How to Bring Every Thought into Captivity unto the Obedience of Christ

First installment of an October 2013 four-part series titled, "How to Gain Victory Over Dark Places" on KHCB radio. The first place we need to gain the victory is in our thought-life. This devotional is in PDF. 

How to Mortify Habitual Sins in Your Life:

This is the second installment of an October 2013 four-part series, titled, "How to Gain Victory Over Dark Places" on KHCB radio. The second place we need to gain the victory in is our habitual sins. This powerpoint breaks down 8 principles I use to mortify fleshly habits and tendencies in more detail than what I covered on radio. 

Dealing with Doubt (part 3): Factual and Emotional Doubt.

This is the third installment of an October 2013 four-part series, titled, "How to Gain Victory Over Dark Places" on KHCB radio. The third place we need to gain the victory involves dealing with doubt.  

 

How to Handle Regret

This message considers the over-arching theme of redemption against the backdrop of regret so many of us carry for the pain we have caused others. 

What is the "flesh?"

Why aren't we more godly than we are right now? Could it be because we do not understand the nature of the "flesh," the "flesh" operates, or how to walk victoriously in view in view of the power of the "flesh?" 

Beware of Knowing Jesus Christ: A Dangerous Idea, Indeed!

This is an exposition of Philippians 2:8-15. 

When Disillusionment Spoils Your Treasures

This exposition into Luke 12:15-21 (The Parable of the Rich Fool) explores why the ultimate source for everyday conflict between God, each other, and even with (given our God given conscience; Romans 2:14-16), is idolatry.  We consider what is idolatry, how to identify idolatry, and the opportunity to exchange our idols for Him who is the only one who can fill the void within, fulfill us, and give us ultimate meaning and purpose.  

Premarital Counseling Assessment

This is a 120 questions premarital counseling assessment I put together in order to motivate couples to critically and biblically reflect upon problematic and troubling issues Christian couples face in their marriages.  I also use it to gauge where these couples are, seeking to specifically create a tailored plan to best meet their needs.   It is in Microsoft Word.

55 Reasons why we should worship God

MS 406 Spiritual Life class (summer 2006) put together 55 reasons why we should worship the God of the Bible.  It is in MS Word.

How does the Trinity impact your ministry & message?

This is my brief answer to this excellent question.  To meditate deeply on how you would answer this question is a worshipful exercise.  It is in Microsoft Word.

Sumphutos: How to live out the gift of God's grace in a manner of grace.

What does it mean to be "united together" or become "united" with Jesus Christ (Romans 6:5).  What are the implications of that dynamic union?  It is in PDF.

Legalism and Grace
Main contrasts between Legalism and Grace.  It is in PDF.
How to Love the Lord your God with ALL your mind?

This is a handout on how to love God with all your mind.  It is also # 28 of my devotional series, "A Supplement for Spiritual Vitality."

Are You A Lover of Truth?
This is # 29 of the devotional series titled, "Vital Supplement for Spiritual Vitality.  I was inspired to write this devotional in the midst of reading Peter Kreef's awesome book, A Refutation of Moral Relativism:  Interviews with An Absolutist (San Francisco:  Ignatius Press, 1999), 23-25.  It is in PDF.
How does one count it all joy?

# 30 of the spiritual supplement for spiritual vitality series.  This devotional considers the question how a believer can count it all joy when he or she falls into various trials.  In other words, what does it look like in our daily experience to "count it all joy when you fall into various trials..."[James 1:2]?  It is in PDF.

How to Experience God's Peace
This devotional about experiencing God's peace based upon John 14:27 was broadcasted on KHCB Radio (February 2012). It is in PDF. This is number 31 of my Vital Supplements for Spiritual Vitality series.
Indicators of Experiencing God's Peace

How do I know If I am experiencing God's peace?  Consider this study from John 14:27. It is in PDF.  This study compliments "How do I experience God's peace" number 31 of my Vital Supplement for Spiritual Vitality series.

Are you a product of indoctrination?
This supplement of spiritual vitality considers whether one is a product of indoctrination or a lover of truth.  It is # 32 of this Sunday supplement series.  It is in PDF.
Serve God on His Terms

Not merely eyesight, but vision; Not merely vision, but total commitment; Not merely total commitment, but possession of a grievous disposition; Not merely possession of a grievous disposition, but a calling to a life well-lived.  This is # 33 of the devotional series, "Sunday Supplements for Spiritual Vitality."  It is in PDF.

Supplement for Spiritual Vitality # 34
This will soon be uploaded.
The Perils of Pleasure

This part 1 of my series on "The Problem of Pleasure."  This is also # 35 of my Sunday supplement series.  In this study I draw seven principles about pleasure from Solomon's advice to his son about adultery in Proverbs 5.  I'm personally indebted to Blaise Pascal, G.K. Chesterton, and especially Ravi Zacharias for helping me think about the problem of pleasure.  It is in PDF.

The Vanity of Pleasures
This is part 2 of my series on "The Problem of Pleasure." It is based upon Ecclesiastes 2:1-11. This is also # 36 of my Sunday Supplements.  It is in PDF.
Longing for Pleasures to Satisfy
This is part 3 of my series on "The Problem of Pleasure."  It is # 37 of this Supplement Series.  It is in PDF.
The Purposes of Pleasure
This is Part 4 of my series on the "Problem of Pleasure.  it is # 38 to my Spiritual Supplement series.  It is in PDF.
The Pursuit of Pleasure
This it part 5 to my series on "The Problem of Pleasure."  It is # 39 to my Spiritual Supplement series.  It will soon be uploaded.
Why Should God Remove Your Afflictions?
 This supplement for spiritual vitality (number 40) is drawn from my exposition of 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, asking, "Why Should God Remove Your Afflictions?" This devotional was broadcasted on KHCB Radio (February 2012). 
My Affliction and God's Answer
This supplement for spiritual vitality is drawn from my exposition of 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, focusing on verses 9-10.  This is part 2 of a 2 part lesson of the first installment of a new series titled, "Popular Promises, Uncommonly Understood."   Here I examine Jesus' reply to the apostle Paul, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."  It is in PDF. # 41 in my series.
How to deal with Despondency

This study considers one of our favorite promises of Scripture: Isaiah 40:31. This devotional was broadcasted on KHCB Radio (February 2012). This is number 44 of my Vital Supplement for Spiritual Vitality series. It is in PDF. 

How to successfully walk through the desert of difficulties

This is an abbreviated version of an expositional study I did on Hebrews 4:16.  This is number 45 of my Vital Supplement for Spiritual Vitality series. It is in PDF. 

 

Do you serve God on His terms? If not, why?
This devotional, accepting God's authority over your life, is # 46 of my series, "Spiritual Supplement for Spiritual Vitality." It is in PDF. Special thanks to Justin Racca for inspiring me to reflect upon His authority over my life.

How to Receive Relief from Weariness
This devotional, based upon Matthew 11:28-30, was broadcasted on KHCB Radio (February 2012). This is number 47 of my Vital Supplement for Spiritual Vitality series. 
Loving G-d with My Deep-Seated Affections
This assessment is a tool to help us examine the extent to which we are loving G-d with our heart, that is, our deep-seated affections. It is in PDF.
Loving G-d from Out of One's Soul:
This assessment is a tool to help us examine the extent to which we are loving G-d with our souls. It is in PDF.
Loving God from out of one's Mind
This assessment is a helpful tool to examine the extent to which we love G-d with our minds. It is in PDF.
Why Cannot I Have Fulfillment?
 KHCB RADIO 105.7 MORNING MONDAY DEVOTIONAL AT 10:00AM. This is devotional # 1. This brief article considers various reasons why some people are not experiencing fulfillment and what the remedy is for finding lasting fulfillment. It is in PDF.
The Perils of Pleasure
 This is brief digest of my second and third devotional on KHCB Radio.
Longings for Pleasure to Satisfy Us (Part 4a):
This is the first half of my fourth devotional on KHCB Radio: Longings for Pleasure to Satisfy Us. 
The Vanity of Pleasures (part 4b):
This is the second half of my fourth devotional on KHCB radio. Based upon Ecclesiastes, I contrast earthly pleasures from spiritual pleasures. 
A Glimpse into Glory: Revelation 4:1-3 (Part 1):
 This is the first of a four fold devotional prepared for KHCB Radio for month of December 2012. It is in PDF.
A Glimpse into Glory: Revelation 4:4-8 (Part 2):
Second part to a four part devotional for month of December 2012 on KHCB Radio. The devotional is in PDF.
A Glimpse into Glory: Revelation 4:9-11 (Part 3):
 Third part to a four part devotional for month of December 2012 on KHCB Radio. This devotional is in PDF.
A Glimpse into Glory: Revelation 4:9-11 (part 4):
This is the last part to a four part devotional series for the month of December 2012 on KHCB Radio.  This handout is actually offers more than what I could present on radio (time restraints) because it also includes some applications drawn from Revelation 5.
KHCB Radio May 2013 Devotional: How to Make Your Life Count for Something Great! Part 1
This is part one of a four-part series, "How to Make Our Lives Count for Something Great. This particular installment is, "How to Love Others With Greatness!" 

KHCB Radio May 2013 Devotional # 2: How to Deal with Unresolved Guilt
This is the second installment of my May 2013 devotional, "Making Your Life Count For Something Great!" It is in PDF.
KHCB Radio May 13 Devotionals: Dealing with Unresolved Guilt (part 2): How to Handle Reoccurring Sins in Your Life
This is the third installment of the series, "Making Your Life Count for Something Great."
KHCB Radio May 2013: Breaking Free from the Shackles of an Unforgiving Disposition & Overcoming the Poison of Diversion
This is the fourth and last installment of this four-part series, "Making Your Life Count for Something Great."
When Life Seems Out of Control...

Prepare for the unexpected! But don’t merely prepare for the unexpected by intentionally pursuing wisdom, learn how to live rightly in the present; But don’t merely learn how to live rightly in the present, anticipate the future. But don’t merely anticipate the future, live wisely in the midst of God’s silence. This is a sermon from Ecclesiastes 8:1-9:1a.

What is Keeping Us from Making Our Lives Count for Something Great?

Here are some personal reflections flowing from my study of 2 John. What is keeping us from making our lives count for something great? Consider the following five...

Funeral Message 2: The Death and Resurrection of Lazarus

"He who died came out..."  John 11:44.  This is a funeral message prepared for the occasion of a memorial and celebration of the promotion and homegoing of a dear friend and sister in Jesus Christ.   It is in Word.

Funeral Message # 3: Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled
This is a 6-7 minute graveside exposition of John 14:1-11.  This message is applicable when it is not known whether the deceased is a believer or not. It is in MS Word.
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