Category Archives: Worship

On The Back Pew

“Finally, [the spirit] took me to the inside court of the Temple of God.” – Ezekiel 8:16 Have you noticed that most people, when they come to worship, don’t sit up front? The back of the church tends to fill up … Continue reading

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We Were Methodists

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.” – 2 Corinthians 4:7 A seminary friend of mine, serving in another denomination, … Continue reading

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Cheers to the Church

“Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.”  excerpts from Acts 2:37-47 … Continue reading

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Handkerchiefs All Over the Place

“Time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, … Continue reading

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Easy To Die

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24 Jesus was the last person Sundar Singh was looking for as a late teenager in … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Dr. James Howell

Dear Reverend Dr. Howell and the members of Myers Park United Methodist Church. I retired as a UM pastor on July 1, 2013 (at annual conference). Someone asked my wife, Shirley, and me where we would be going to church? … Continue reading

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Worthless Degrees

Last night on the eleven o’clock news they reported that according to some poll that some organization had conducted they came up with the top ten most worthless degrees. I didn’t catch all the segment, who conducted the poll, what … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Spirit Prayer

Just in case you were unable to download the music for the prayer last night I wanted to share the words with you tonight. WOW, what a wonderful prayer for us all as we face each day. Come, Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Spirit

“He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in dry places like a river.” – Psalm 105:41 (KJV) Like many other countries in the throes of financial crises, Britain is struggling to revive a faltering economy. A … Continue reading

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Go Answer the Door!

When we were serving the church in Pleasant Garden, Shirley and Joy had a yard sale. As you know, I do not do yard sales. Nearing the end of this yard sale, a lady was browsing around the leftovers and … Continue reading

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