Category Archives: Love

When I Was a Stranger

Leviticus 19 It was Monday and I was headed for Alexandria, three hours away, for our annual Louisiana Baptist Convention due to get underway at 5:30 that evening. I’ve made the drive from our New Orleans home so many times–Interstate 10 through Baton Rouge to LaFayette, north on Interstate 49 to Alexandria–that I needed a change

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The Open Door of Opportunity

Revelation 3:7-13 1. Revelation 3:7 To the angel (angelos or messenger). Many theologians believe (and I concur) that this “angel” or messenger is the pastor. Therefore, to the pastor of the church in Philadelphia . Philadelphia was the youngest of the seven cities. It was founded  around 140 BC. It was called Philadelphia because it means “one who loves his brother.”

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God’s Kindness to the Undeserving

2 Samuel 9 Remember, much of what we see in the OT is a foreshadowing of the coming of Christ. David, who the Messiah will be from his lineage, is foreshadowing and prophetic of the Messiah. 1) The family of Saul were David’s enemies. Yet, David reached out to the house of Saul. God reaches

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Fix It Up!

Song of Solomon Earth Wind and Fire was a group that was popular when I was young. They had a song, “After the love is gone.” 1) Romance (how beautiful are you my darling) – marriage is not just a legal document. Men, when is the last time you told your wife you loved her?

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Lessons from a “Drunken” Sailor

Jonah 1:1-17 I. Love unlovely: God accomplishes His will . . . sometimes this is not what we as selfish humans desire, (Jonah 1:1, Jonah 4:2). He did not give Jonah an option. It is easy to love those who love us. The Assyrians (whose Nineveh was an important city of the Assyrian empire). Nahum 2:11-12; Nahum 3:19 tells of

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A Church That Makes a Difference pt. 2

Matthew 16:13-20 Church, Faith, Prayer, Love Introduction: Dr. Fredrick Sampson, Mt Lebanon Baptist Church in Louisville, told this dream in the late 60’s.  He dreamed someone had a toothache and then walked into the dentist office and left feeling great.  Then, someone had disheveled air and walked into the beauty parlor and left feeling great.  Then,

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A Church That Makes a Difference

Matthew 16:13-20 Church, Faith, Prayer, Love Introduction: Dr. Fredrick Sampson, Mt Lebanon Baptist Church in Louisville, told this dream in the late 60’s.  He dreamed someone had a toothache and then walked into the dentist office and left feeling great.  Then, someone had disheveled air and walked into the beauty parlor and left feeling great.  Then,

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