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“Reconsidering The Hymnal” by Dr. Johnny Pope

June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dr. Johnny Pope is the pastor of Christchurch Baptist Fellowship in Houston, Texas. His Spirit-filled preaching has always been a tremendous help to me. It is full of Scriptural substance that makes you think and stirs your heart. Brother Johnny has been a friend and encourager. I believe you will be helped by his writing. I respect the gifting of the Holy Spirit to the Body of Christ and I took an informal survey of some of the musicians and singers of our church. I asked, “What would make better singers and worshippers in our song service?” I did not ask the tech guys who were not musicians, or Sunday School teachers, the ushers, or deacons, I asked the musicians.…

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“Music, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives” by Dr. Johnny Pope

June 4, 2018 | 3 Comments

Dr. Johnny Pope is the pastor of Christchurch Baptist Fellowship in Houston, Texas. His Spirit-filled preaching has always been a tremendous help to me. It is full of Scriptural substance that makes you think and stirs your heart. Brother Johnny has been a friend and encourager. I believe you will be helped by his writing. Music is important. Far more important than we realize. All music takes us somewhere. When I hear orchestras play, my mind goes to The Chicago Symphony led by the late Sir George Solti. This is where my wife and I spent delightful evenings in our courtship and early marriage. I would also say, my mind also goes to the days when our kids played in…

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Two Upcoming Guest Posts

May 31, 2018 | 1 Comment

Many of you faithfully read our Enjoying The Journey blog. Thank you for taking time to read, comment, and share the resources. This year we have had a guest author to post each month and the feedback has been very positive. I am excited to continue sharing the helpful thoughts and resources of others. A dear friend, Dr. Johnny Pope, has recently written some thought-provoking observations on the subject of music in local churches today. I look forward to passing them along with the prayer that God will use them to help us all take a biblical look at the music chosen for our church meetings. I have decided to post Dr. Pope’s thoughts in two parts. The articles are more lengthy…

A Guest Post And An Exciting Announcement

May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pastor Scott Hooks is one of my dearest friends on earth. The work he has been chosen to lead in Hickory, NC is being blessed of the Lord in a wonderful way. In a personal way, God has used him in my life. I am pleased to share his guest post with you and to announce a new gathering for preachers that we look forward to co-hosting later this year. Enjoy the encouraging read and make plans to join us in September! After a long season of ministry that culminated with the sad news of the beheading of John the Baptist, the Lord Jesus spoke to His disciples saying, “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while” (Mark 6:31).…

GUEST POST: Your Attitude Comes Back to You!

April 3, 2018 | 3 Comments

Evangelist Byron Foxx has been a tremendous encouragement to me. He is a happy Christian and his enthusiasm is contagious! You may learn more about his ministry at BibleTruthMusic.com. I believe his brief article on attitude will be a help to you today… Have you ever had an experience with a person who had a condemnatory, fault-finding, supercilious attitude? The experience is unpleasant to say the least! On the other hand, have you spent time with someone who is charitable, generous hearted, and kind? What a blessing to be in the company of someone with that attitude! In Matthew chapter seven, Jesus said, “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and…

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GUEST POST: Preaching 101

March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pastor Kenny Kuykendall is being mightily used of the Lord in Lawrenceville, Georgia. It was my privilege to review his newest book on preaching. I know it will be a great help to all of us whose passion is to effectively preach God’s Word. We are happy to share these brief thoughts and recommend his new resource… Rare is the man who can preach with the eloquence of Spurgeon, the power of Moody, the conviction of Tozer, or the personality of Sunday. Most of us, in time, can come to terms with that reality. However, no man can preach, as far as the message itself, a better message than any other. For we all have access to the same grand…

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GUEST POST: “A Goodly Heritage”

February 8, 2018 | 3 Comments

My first guest author this year is my pastor and hero. He has been my best friend all of my life. I am grateful for dad’s testimony of faithfulness. He has lived at home what he preaches at church. As we focus on marriage and family this month I am happy to share with you a few of his thoughts on the home, and pray that they will be a blessing to you as they have been to me… I grew up in a Christian home and thank God for the instruction and influence of my parents.  Our family really never had much, as far as material possessions, but we were certainly blessed. My father was a preacher and when…

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Announcing New Guest Blog Posts!

January 16, 2018 | 2 Comments

Last year we provided a free resource each month to encourage and equip believers. In 2018 I would like to make available a different type of resource. Each month a special guest will publish a blog post on Enjoying the Journey. People are the greatest blessing of all! The writers will all be different and will provide insight and help on a variety of areas. It is my hope that their posts will allow you to get acquainted with them and with other tools that may be available. We are all on a journey with Jesus. Along the way God uses fellow travelers to help us stay on the right path and keep moving forward. In John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress it was…