A Christmas Tree Ornament From Someone Who GETS Me

I found this ornament on my desk this week. And I thought:  "There's someone who understands what makes me tick." It's an ornament based on the Wait For It Series. And it has my Sunday morning Breakfast Of Champions. What more could I want?  

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Wait For It, Week 2 — “The Waiting Game” Sermon Rewind

Yesterday's message was ORIGINALLY supposed to be delivered last Sunday, December 9, but we of course were snowed out. Yet I knew we HAD to present this one.  Why?  Well, I liked the exegetical work on Jeremiah 33.  I liked the metaphor of wood.  I liked the bottom...

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Wait For It, Week 2 — “The Waiting Game”

Many years ago while I was pastoring in Monroe, I had a UMC preacher friend who chose the most interesting time to pump her fist and say "Yeah!" When there was a snow-out. In those days, that meant that the sermon you prepared for this Sunday could be delivered next...

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Should You Preach OTHER PREACHER’S Sermons?

That's a loaded question, isn't it? Is it ever appropriate for a preacher -- regardless of his or her level of experience -- to preach sermons that have for all practical purposes been prepared by someone else? It's not only a loaded question, it's a relevant one....

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Inviting All People Starts VERY Early

This week, I received a note and photo from a Good Shepherd friend who is also a new mom. Here's the photo:     The note said, "Thanks to Good Shepherd for the Bible stories book!  I love reading these to our daughter!" Because inviting all people into a...

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