Creation Hymns

I love great creation hymns like “All Creatures of Our God and King” and “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” and “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation.”  One of the newest is called “Creation Sings” by Keith and Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend.  You can listen to it here:  […]

Prayer as Incense

Three times in the Bible, prayer is likened to incense.  We see it at the beginning of Scripture, in the very middle, and at the end of the Bible. 1.  This subject is introduced in Exodus 30, when God commands that an altar of incense be made for the tabernacle, and at the end of […]

Coming Back from the War

Here’s a story I used in last Sunday night’s message.  It illustrates two things:  The evil of prejudice and the value of being appreciated or welcomed home. In her book, We Were There, journalist Yvonne Latty tells the stories of African-American veterans who fought in America’s wars.  For example, James Tillman was a member of […]

Thanks Be to God

On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to share a little outline I used Sunday night at The Donelson Fellowship.  Recently I discovered that the phrase “Thanks be to God” occurs exactly five times in the Bible, and only in the consecutive books of Romans, 1 Corinthians, and 2 Corinthians. There are five blessings that make […]