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Seven Things to Remember in Your Sermon

author Posted by: Mike on date Jan 19th, 2010 | filed Filed under: Books, Witnessing, Worship

I am reading a book called The Soul Winner by Charles H. Spurgeon. As with all Spurgeon it is a great book. I just finished the chapter called Sermons Likely to Win Souls.  In it he expounds on seven points to remember for your message. if you want to win people for Jesus.  I’m listing them here for handy reference. Read more »

Side By Side

author Posted by: Mike on date Apr 17th, 2005 | filed Filed under: Worship

Here is a short poem that I read in The Heartbeat of the Remnant, a publication of Charity Christian Fellowship. Enjoy!

Side By Side
They lie on the table side by side
The Holy Bible and the TV Guide
One is worn and cherished with pride –
Not the Bible, but the TV Guide.
One is used daily to help folks decide.
No, not the Bible, but the TV Guide.
As the pages are turned, what shall they see?
Oh, what does it matter, turn on the TV.
So they open the book in which they confide.
No, not the Bible, but the TV Guide.
The Word of God is seldom read.
Maybe a verse before they fall into bed.
Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be.
Not from reading the Bible, from watching TV
So then back to the table side by side,
Lie the Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
No time for prayer, no time for the Word,
The plan of Salvation is seldom heard.
But forgiveness of sin, so full and free,
Is found in the Bible, not on TV.

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Sing Praises to the Lord!!

author Posted by: Mike on date Jan 11th, 2004 | filed Filed under: Worship

It always amazes me when a day is going wrong, how much music can turn it around. I think this happens because music is a form of worship. When we start to sing unto the Lord, this act of worship can bring us closer to God. When we are close to God in worship, our troubles have a way of disappearing.

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