Revive Us Again

Here I am with Danny Miller, pastor of Bethesda United Methodist Church near Lexington, NC.   I spent the last four nights preaching at Bethesda's annual Revival Series. Along the way, I gave the people a sneak preview of material from Crash Test Dummies and...

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What? A NEW TalbotDavis.Com?

Yep.  It's new. Some new photos, easier navigation, ministry highlights, books, more books, and soon a place to access recent messages from Good Shepherd.  We wanted to update it in preparation for the September release of Crash Test Dummies. It looks something like...

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Hell Or High Water, Week 2 — Why The … ?

Hell Or High Water got off to an excellent start last week. Minds were opened, hearts were softened, and, praise God, souls were saved. There's more of the same this week, I believe. Why The ... ? is a message that asks "why in the world would there be such a realm at...

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How God Answers The Worst Prayer In The Bible

In I Kings 19:4-5, in the aftermath of a roller coaster season of spectacular success and stunning betrayal, the prophet Elijah prays this prayer: ‘Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.’ Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.” It's the worst prayer...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five “Rules” Of Funeral Ministry

I don’t hear many pastors of churches our size and style talk about funeral ministry. Sometimes I get the impression that if your church is somehow “contemporary” or “large” or even “mega,” then people in the congregation don’t die, so pastors don’t have to devote...

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HELL OR HIGH WATER LAUNCH — “What The”

Hell. There.  We said it. So … is it a swear word?  A place?  An idea?  A threat? A relic? A metaphor? A destination? And if it is in any sense real, who goes there?  Why do they go there?  And how do we make sure its number never includes any of us? Hell Or High...

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