A Mother’s Day Gift Birthed On Easter

This Mother's Day gift is one of my favorite things ever. Here's why.  During my Easter Sunday message, I lamented how difficult it is to represent the empty tomb artistically.  The cross is much easier and as a result we have crosses that adorn our churches and...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Moody Blues Songs

Art rock.  Psychadelic rock.  Prog rock.  Whatever you want to call it the Moody Blues were at the forefront of it. I remember when I was about six years old and my older brothers and sisters had some of their albums in our house in Dallas -- and I thought both the...

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Where’s The Beef

On Wednesday night our Children's Ministry Team hosted a drive through Hamburger Project. Huh?   We offered prayer, resources, gift bags, hamburger coupons and, most of all, an opportunity for children and their families to make eye contact with Good Shepherd...

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Preaching For DECISION While Remembering MOTIVATION

As thrilling as it is to ensure that at least a moment in every sermon points to Christ and him crucified, it is even moreso when sermons issue an urgent yet loving appeal to surrender to his Lordship. Doing this well involves doing it with variety. It includes...

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Losing My Voice. And Finding It Again.

One time I lost my voice. Here's how I found it again. There was a season in the life of Good Shepherd, stretching from, say 2007 – 2010, in which I had learned the technique of a one point sermon. So that was progress. However, during that same time I had become...

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Turns Out You CAN Come Home Again …

Here's our son Riley Davis and his wife Natalie enjoying ice cream on the recently re-opened streets of Prague, Czech Republic. They have been stationed there since last summer, working on behalf of Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade For Christ) with college...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Rolling Stones Songs

Last week the Rolling Stones released an extraordinary song inspired by the Coronavirus Pandemic:  Living In A Ghost Town.  It's a little bit of "Miss You," a little more of "Shattered," and a little most of "Your Love Is Strong" all rolled into one.  Check it out:...

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