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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 […]

On Praying ‘Hard’

I can no more adequately explain to you the difference between the way an apple tastes and the way a pear tastes than I can explain the difference between ‘praying hard’ and ‘just praying’; but I know which one I’m experiencing when I taste of it.

OSU vs Indiana Outreach Report

Greetings! On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Fred Triplett and I rode down to Ohio Stadium together to meet newly ordained apostle evangelist, Joe Conkle. Joe brought 3 men with him who were all eager to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Kelly, Johan and David. Here's the gang from the Ohio State vs Indiana game […]

What Does it Mean to Pray in His Name?

3rd part of the series on prayer: Last week we discussed that we do not have to attach “In Jesus’ name” at the end of every prayer. But what does it mean to pray in the name of Jesus? We will look at the first prayer in the Bible and see what we can learn […]

Prayer, God’s Sovereignty & Praying in the Name of Jesus

Listen to the conclusion of the teaching on witchcraft in regard to “the prayer of Jabez.” Some questions to consider when reviewing the disciple’s prayer: 1. Is it okay to repeat yourself in your prayers? 2. Is it okay to pray in public? Can we pray with others? 3. Why pray if God is sovereign? […]

Miami (OH) @ The Ohio State University & Why I’m Rooting for Michigan

September 1, 2012. The Redhawks of Miami University (not “The U”) are visiting Columbus to face off against Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes. The Tressel era is over. Memories of Appalachian State vs. That Team Up North swirl in my head. Hopefully, we’ll be ready to play. But I had a different mission today than to watch […]