Why We Do Missions

A Study of Acts 14 Introduction: Back in 1977, when I began pastoring Harris Memorial Church in Greeneville, Tennessee, I was a young pastor and didn’t much know what I was doing. But I knew I wanted to do something regarding missions. I wanted to have a missions minded church. We had a very famous […]


How God Prepares Us and Those to Whom He is Sending Us Introduction: One of the questions we’re sometimes asked is: What about those who have never heard? How can people go to hell without even having an opportunity to hear the Gospel? In times gone by, the question was usually: Are the heathen lost? […]

Prophetic Preaching

  I have never understood why some preachers shy away from the preaching of the signs of the times and the end of the age. Some Bible teachers don’t like to deal with prophetic themes or predictive passages about the future. Perhaps they don’t think these passages are very relevant to current life. Perhaps they […]

Wet Pastures

It seems to me that Bible study and the Holy Spirit go together just like green pastures and still waters. When we were raising sheep I’d sometimes fill up our watering barrel, but the sheep wouldn’t drink from it. During some seasons of the year, I noticed it stayed full and I could go for days […]