Pennsylvania – Week 2

Last Saturday I left my family in Everett and headed to Jackson Baptist Church in north eastern Pennsylvania. The 186 mile drive was through awesome mountains and was generally uneventful. I first met Pastor Haskell in Ireland back in 2007. Since then we have tried to line up a meeting several times, but until this […]

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Pennsylvania – Week 1

The long trip to Pennsylvania is always worth it. We drove about 256 miles to get here. We love visiting our family here and we love this part of the country. We left Virginia Beach on Sunday afternoon and arrived here about 8pm. I have been busy making phone calls, sending emails and making arrangements […]

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Tabernacle Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, Virginia

After we spent a week with the Barnetts in Tarboro we headed 102 miles up to Tabernacle Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. On the way we stopped at the Great Dismal Swamp National Park. The children enjoyed the chance to stretch their legs and walk around the small museum there. Pastor Baker is the […]

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New Grace Baptist Church – Tarboro, NC

Our first big trip as a family this furlough took us to Tarboro, NC, 364 miles from our home base. Pastor Mike Barnett and his wife, Marianne, grew up in the same church as my wife. I have known Mike for about 15 years and they have been great friends to us. Mike is the […]

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Achieving New Year’s Resolutions – One Day at a Time

Over the last few days and weeks many people will have been preparing for new year’s resolutions. Some may have even had plans for months having decided to wait for the new year to start or stop something. New Year’s resolutions are great and many people have changed their lives by using them as a […]

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The Grace that Saves

“Every converted sinner is a saved sinner. Such are delivered from sin and wrath; they are brought into a state of salvation, and have a right given them by grace to eternal happiness. The grace that saves them is the free undeserved goodness and favour of God; and he saves them, not by the works […]

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Things That Are Different Are Not the Same

And Sometimes different does not always mean wrong… Some things in other countries are different. We arrived in the USA on Wednesday evening at about 5:30pm and got back to mom’s about 11pm. All in all it took us 22 hours to get here. Yesterday I hired a vehicle and drove it 180 miles north […]

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Legalism or Lawlessness?

This is one of many excerpts I have enjoyed from a book I am currently reading. I’ll share a link to the book in another post. Confusing what the gospel produces with what the gospel requires will lead either to a sterile works-righteousness on the one hand or to lawlessness in the other.” – Voddie […]

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Spurgeon on Discouragement

This morning I am preaching from Zechariah. After Zechariah God would send only one more prophet, and then 400 silent years would descend on Israel. A 400 year silence that God would break explosively with the declaration of the birth of Jesus Christ! Zechariah pointed Israel to the Messiah more than almost any other prophet. […]

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Redemption – Studying the Gospel Book by Book

Earlier this year I started a sermon series going through each book of the Bible chronologically and identifying some truth related to the unfolding plan of the Gospel, of redemption. I have also tried to convey the narrative of the Gospel. So, the majority of the messages have focused around a person, a people, or […]

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