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Forgive Us Our Debts

The debt crisis in Greece reminds us that the whole world is in debt — and not just financial debt. We’re also drowning in spiritual debt — the debt of sin. How is “sin” like “debt”? In my recent Sunday morning sermons at The Donelson Fellowship on the subject of the Lord’s Prayer, I devoted […]

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The Cathedral in Milan

  This week I’m privileged to be speaking to a group of believers in Interlaken. Europe is in the grip of a heat wave, and almost nothing here is air conditioned because it’s never this hot.  We’re sleeping (or trying to), preaching, eating, sightseeing, and fellowshipping in sweltering heat. As I spoke last night people were fanning […]


Supreme Lessons from Acts 16

Introduction: I don’t want to be drawn tonight into discussing last week’s Supreme Court decision, but it serves as a good introduction to our Bible study tonight. There’s a chilling article in Time Magazine right now about the impact of last week’s Supreme Court decision on the church in America. The article said that the […]


“It Seemed Good the the Holy Spirit and To Us…”

The Jerusalem Council: A Study of Acts 15 Introduction: From time to time, Christians have to get together and try to figure out things. Sometimes these have to do with our beliefs or with the applications of our beliefs in society. In the Baptist tradition, we call these business meetings. We’ll get a bunch of ordained […]