Ending When You’ve Finished

Ending When You’ve Finished

Some of you may have seen or at least heard of Sophie’s Choice, the 1982 film for which Meryl Streep won an Academy Award for Best Actress as she played the title character. I am old enough to have seen the movie, in person, in a theater, over a Christmas break while...

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Files. Files. Files.

Files. Files. Files.

I have an entire file drawer dedicated to sermon illustrations. Beginning with one for “Abortion” followed by one for “Addictions” and then continuing on to places like “Grief,” “Healing,” “Methodism” (over which I have some grief and is in need of healing!), then...

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The Three Don’ts Of Election 2020 Starts – The “Don’t Confuse” Sermon Rewind

The Three DON’Ts Of Election 2020

Unprecedented. Historic. High stakes. Contentious. All those and more describe this season we’re in. Pandemic + Conflict + Election = Chaos. What in the world is a church to do in the middle of a land living through such division? How in the world can individuals who...

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The REAL Romans Road

The REAL Romans Road

Many of you are familiar with the Romans Road, a collection of verses from that signature New Testament book designed to lead people on the "road" to salvation. It starts out with our Problem from Romans 3:23:       For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of...

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A Big Church … Or Something Else?

A Big Church … Or Something Else?

Several years ago during a  Next Step group, a woman made the most interesting observation about Good Shepherd: This is not a big church.  It's a church where a lot of people belong. And I did what I always do in a situation like that:  exclaimed "that will...

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Comeback, Week 3 — “When Truth Dies”

Comeback, Week 3 — “When Truth Dies”

We've come back for two weeks. Now we wrap up that "transitional" series that has brought us back worship that is live, indoors, and safe. This week it's When Truth Dies and you can catch it at ... Any of  our livestream broadcast platforms at 9 and 11 am Eastern...

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The Eyes Of Texas Will Be Upon …. Me?

The Eyes Of Texas Will Be Upon …. Me?

Look what happens next week at the Northwest Texas Annual Conference Clergy Retreat at Ceta Canyon Campround: Simplify The Message & Multiply The Impact Would you like tools to preach clearly, to lead confidently, and to innovate boldly? Then the 2020 NWTX Clergy...

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