Southern Gospel

Romans 5:6-8   There aren’t too many words as misunderstood as the term “gospel”.  The word is used in many different contexts. The most obvious one would likely be the first four book of the New Testament.  We know these as the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. But the word’s meaning goes far beyond a book—even a book … Read More

Fatherly Impressions

II Samuel 12:7-14   This is now my ninth Fathers’ Day as both a son and a father.  I’m excited because I get to spend this day, as I do most every day, with my two sons. I’m excited because I get to spend this day with the woman who made me a father, my wife of now just over … Read More

Possessed

Titus 2:11-14   So it seems as though summer break is officially upon us.  Longer nights, later mornings, more sweating, more swimming, and more sweet tea are all on the horizon—especially for those younger ones among us. I remember summer break as being a fantastically fun time during my school days. I played golf most mornings.  My mom, being a … Read More

The Only Thing We Have to Fear

Numbers 13   In many ways, our children are fearless.  Wouldn’t you agree?  Part of it is because they don’t know any better. They don’t understand what dangers are out there.  They don’t understand how certain things might hurt or upset them. Some of it also has to do with their inability to perceive how the larger world around them … Read More