Jeremiah’s Seventy Years

  In 605 B.C., the prophet Jeremiah predicted the nation of Judah would fall to the newly established Babylonian Empire. He predicted the city of Jerusalem and its temple would be destroyed, and he warned that the Jews would be force-marched into exile. He also issued this remarkable prediction – that after 70 years the […]

My Earliest Christmas Memory

  One of my earliest memories involves Christmas Eve and Santa Claus. I can’t recall my age, perhaps five or so. We lived in the brick house my parents had built at the corner of Riverview and Central in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Santa was making his rounds that magical evening, so I was told, and would be […]

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 […]

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 […]