A Second Look At Biblical Leadership

I've got to confess something this morning. No, it's not that.  Lord knows, there's enough folks already caught up in that these days. No my confession is this: when people talk about leadership and bible and church in the same sentence, I usually respond with an eye...

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When Theology Becomes Doxology

A number of people at Good Shepherd for whom I have the greatest respect share a common characteristic:  they have an exalted view of Christ. In academic terms, they have a high "Christology" -- doctrine of Christ. For example, one of my Good Shepherd friends will...

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The Weekend Ahead

Seven worship gatherings. Multiple baptisms. One Savior. Here's what's ahead: Good Friday Service -- 7 p.m. tonight in the Moss Road Worship Center.  We'll sing. We'll pray. Wayne Hobson will preach.  We'll celebrate the Lord's Supper on the day that embodies what the...

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How A Sermon Outline Is Different From A Legal Brief

Not long ago, in the middle of a conversation about how to design sermons, an attorney friend of mine chimed in with the oft-repeated mantra: Tell them what you're going to tell them.  Tell them.  Tell them what you told them. We learned that pattern in writing middle...

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Guest Devotion Written By Paul Leeland

Each morning during Finished Business, the people of Good Shepherd have opened their email inboxes and discovered a daily Scripture, Reflection, and Prayer delivered to them. The written material comes from the our Finished Business Devotion Guides, still available...

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When A Bible-Based Sermon Isn’t Biblical

It is quite possible to preach a sermon that appears to be from the bible … but is not at all biblical. How do you do that? By taking interesting, provocative, preachable verses, yanking them out of their immediate surroundings in the text, and preaching them as if...

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