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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 […]

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 […]

My First Sunday Morning Sermon

On March the 6th, 2016, I was honored to preach my first ever Sunday morning sermon at First Baptist Church of New Albany in Ohio. To skip my comments and just listen to the sermon see below. A few notable moments. Upon arrival I found out they were happy to allow me to lead the […]

Interview On Pillar of Truth

The good folks at the Pillar of Truth interviewed me about my work evangelizing and leading evangelism events. In 2015 I was interviewed on the Pillar of Truth podcast: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 As you can imagine, I wasn’t any less wordy with them than usual, so they had to cut the interview […]

Would Christ Call Someone Unchristlike?

I have a general sense that wherever possible we try to use Biblical terminology. This means we say words that people often find offensive. For example, we, as Christians, should not be afraid to call transgression of God’s law “sin,” rather than “a mistake” or “missing the best.” I think an area where this can […]

Western “that team up north” vs THE OSU Outreach Report

First off all, hat tip to Jason Marianna for reminding me that “THE” is all caps when referring to THE OSU. Saturday, September 26, 2015: Joshua Richards and I preached the gospel from about noon to 3pm at the usual spot, Lane and Olentangy River Rd, prior to the Buckeyes’ victory over the Broncos of […]