The “High Water Sunday” Sermon Rewind

Sunday's message . . . Shifted the focus from hell to high water; Dealt with a weird section from I Peter 3, a section that has influenced some weird sects as well as two different versions of the Apostles' Creed; Pointed out the irony in Peter's claim that the waters...

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Hell Or High Water, Week 4 — High Water Sunday

It's almost here. After three weeks of hell, a focus on the high water part. I promise you that it will be unlike any other Sunday we've ever had at Good Shepherd. The water has been warmed, the towels are ready, and the Holy Spirit has already shown up. Now he's just...

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Busting Heads, Crushing Stereotypes

In the book of Judges, the story of Deborah (Judges 4 & 5) breaks one stereotype after another:  Deborah is a woman in ancient times who leads, ill-equipped Israel somehow vanquishes iron-clad Canaan, and the mighty Canaanite commander Sisera proves himself to be...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Fleetwood Mac Songs

On the day after #Eclipse2017, how could I do any except pay brief tribute to a band with a song called Sisters Of The Moon? For the sake of clarity:  when Fleetwood Mac had its peak popularity with its Rumours album, I was hesitant to like it very much for fear it...

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Hell Or High Water, Week 3 — “Who The . . . ?”

So far in Hell Or High Water, we've seen that . . .   Hell is that awful, final, forever realm in which too late comes too early (that's the WHAT); and The well-deserved wrath of God will stand forever in vivid contrast to the undeserved favor of God (that's the...

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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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