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Michael

Church Attendance ’16

In 2016 I decided to keep track of my church attendance. I have been impressed by sermons and posts online about the importance of local church membership and attendance. I hope that this does not become some type of legalistic standard for any to follow. My intention was to measure my church attendance in 2016. […]

I’m Not Ashamed

Jonathan Edwards resolved “never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can and “never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do, if it were the last hour of my life.” 1 I’m Not Ashamed, the latest Pure Flix movie to hit the big screen, […]

VBS 2016 – Kids Say the Funniest Things

Twas the middle of the week. Thursday, I believe. We’d been talking about Noah and the flood all week, and we were looking at being thankful to God for His protection and provision. I had a poster depicting Noah burning an animal on a stone altar. I asked the children, what did Noah do when […]

The Rich Man & Lazarus

I was once again privileged to preach to the folks at First Baptist Church of New Albany, OH on the final Sunday of May, 2016. As you, dear reader, may know, I have recently been trying to memorize chunks of Scripture. One of my favorite passages is Psalm 34. As I believed the end of […]

The Fish of a Belly

My wife quite affectionately let me know that I referred to the “fish of a belly” during my final sermon from Jonah at Bethel Baptist Church of Pataskala. I’ll chalk it up to being overtired from preaching. It’s harder than it looks. I’ll post about that some other time. Here is the entire series for […]

A Beleaguered Believer is Beached

Jonah cried out to God from the belly of the great fish. Then, God grants Jonah a change of heart whereby he agrees to obey. Another brilliant OT text full of application for today. Here is the sermon I preached Sunday, May 15 at the evening service at Bethel Baptist Church of Pataskala. Make sure […]

Jonah’s Jaunt from Joppa

Jonah is one of the more interesting saints we read about in God’s Word. His behavior and thoughts expose us to contradictions which can make us uncomfortable. The short book buried in the ‘lesser-read’ section of the Old Testament has many themes about our immutable and longsuffering Savior and Lord, the truths of which ought […]