Category Archives: disciple

“What is it like being a Pastor?”

Yesterday before service, one of my newly baptized angels asked me this question.  I told her I’d write her a better than the one I initially gave (I told her, jokingly, it was more fun than a barrel of monkeys). … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Correcting a Cain Condition

Today is the celebration of my 16th anniversary as pastor of Trinity Baptist Church.  This afternoon, we will be blessed to worship with our guest preacher, Rev. Calvin Rideau, and the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Saluda, Virginia.  I thank God … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon (Easter): Seeking A First Hand Encounter

A PRELUDE TO THE ENCOUNTER Luke 23:55-56 Two men walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus were airing out their doubts and fears. When they met up with the resurrected Christ on the road, they didn’t recognize who he was. Behind closed … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: The Value of Mourning

And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner! Luke 18:13 The Value of Mourning Luke 18:9-14  The tax collector in this … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Surrender for Something Greater

If then you count me as a partner, receive him as you would me Philemon 17 Many of our grandmothers and grandfathers avoided the book of Philemon because of the idea of sending a slave back to his master seems … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: The Need to be Narrow

Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able Luke 13:24 It was truly a blessing to be with my brothers and sisters of the Baptist General … Continue reading

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Today’s Sermon: Avoiding Deception

Take heed that no one deceives you Matthew 24:4 Although I am not an Orthodox Christian, I found Robert Arakaki’s article very inspiring and informative.  True discipleship is the best means not to be led astray by false prophets. Avoiding Deception … Continue reading

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