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Our November Itinerary

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Would you pray with us for a fresh move of the Holy Spirit in each one of these meetings? I know that apart from the Holy Spirit using God’s Word all of the meetings in the world will never get the job done. We need God! Thank you for your prayers. Thursday-Saturday, November 1-3, Married Couples’ Retreat – Grace Baptist Church, Middletown, OH (Retreat held in Little Nashville, IN) Sunday-Tuesday, November 4-6, Revival – Eastside Baptist Church, Greeneville, TN, Pastor David Fox Monday, November 5, Chapel – The Crown College, Powell, TN, Dr. Clarence Sexton Wednesday, November 7, Wednesday Evening Service – Lewisburg Baptist Church, Lewisburg, WV, Pastor Jonathan Comer Sunday-Tuesday, November 11-13, Revival – Bible Baptist Church, Brunswick, GA,…

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Preacher, Are You Growing?

As preachers of God’s truth we must always be growing. Certainly we must continue to mature in our understanding of the truth itself, but we must also develop in our delivery of it. God’s Word is perfect – we are not. The message cannot be improved, but the messenger can! Young preachers are challenged to work on themselves. Too often, older preachers stop working. We grow complacent and comfortable. We accept our weaknesses and settle into our ruts. Sometimes with the increased frequency of speaking we develop bad habits. (Thank God for wives who remind us of this!) Simple things will help us all. Go through a book on preaching. Read a sermon regularly. Listen to effective preachers. As painful…

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September 2018 Schedule & Prayer List

The month of August has been a month of transition as our oldest daughter, Morgan, has begun college and Lauren and Grant have returned to school. God has graciously allowed me to spend a little extra time at home and with our family during these days. Now we are about to begin a very busy fall season. We publish our schedule month by month along with periodic updates on meetings because of so many people who have expressed interest in praying with us. The purpose of our itinerary is not just for information – it is for intercession! Would you take this month’s schedule of meetings and add it to your prayer list? Sunday, September 2, Morning and Evening Services…

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Dear Preacher, Preach In Faith.

All of us who have preached for any length of time can testify that some things are different every time we stand to preach. The truth never changes, but the preacher’s mind, the audience attitude, and the general circumstances do! Some days the message flows. Sometimes it does not. I have wondered of late if this was some of what the Apostle Paul had in mind when he wrote to a young minister, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season…” (2 Timothy 4:2). Seasons change and some are more enjoyable than others. At this juncture in ministry I am preaching many times every week. To be perfectly transparent I must confess that some days I do not…

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Our August Schedule

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What a precious summer we have had so far! God has helped us and we have seen Him at work in so many places. Thank you for praying for us and for those we have the privilege to minister to. August is a special month in our family full of birthday celebrations and, this year, our first child going off to college! (Pray for mom and dad!) I am looking forward to preaching and teaching God’s Word and deeply appreciate your prayers. Homecoming Sunday, August 5, Morning Service, Graystone Baptist Church, Lewisburg, WV, Pastor Youel Altizer Sunday Evening, August 5, Youth Ministry Service, Cranberry Baptist Church, Beckley, WV, Pastor Roger Pauley (I will also be teaching a special series of…

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Our June Ministry Schedule

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Hello, praying friends! Thank you for standing with us on your knees. We need your prayers more than ever and are conscious every day that someone is praying. God bless you. The summer is a busy one. We are taking a few days off the road in the middle of this month for some much needed time away with family. Thank you for your love and support. May God give you and your family the greatest summer ever! We would love to see you at one of these meetings in the coming month… Sunday, June 3, Morning Services – New Hope Baptist Church, Madison, WV, Pastor Ray Barker Monday-Friday, June 4-8, Teen Camp – Indian Creek Baptist Camp, Mauckport, IN,…

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A Guest Post And An Exciting Announcement

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).…

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Preachers Are All Different!

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No two people are the same, and no two preachers are either. The gifts and callings of God are unique in the life of every one of His servants. It is a beautiful revelation of the wisdom of God and a reminder that He can use others who are not exactly like us. Over the last few weeks I have had the privilege to preach in a number of preacher’s fellowships. As I spend time with ministers of all ages and personalities I am reminded that the common denominator is not us but the Christ in us. Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?…Therefore let…

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Our April 2018 Itinerary

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It is hard to imagine that we are near the end of the first quarter of 2018! Next week we will publish our quarterly family newsletter with several special reports. We would love to send it to you. If you have not subscribed to our email newsletter you may do so here. We have seen a great number of people come to Christ in recent days and give God the glory for allowing us to be a part of His work at this time. I am praying that the coming month will be especially fruitful. Thank you for praying with us about these meetings… Sunday-Tuesday, April 1-3, Revival – Beth Haven Baptist Church, Denver, NC, Pastor David Mims Sunday, April…

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Advice To A Teenage Preacher

Recently a teenage boy wrote to tell me that God had called him to be a preacher. What a joy to see another generation of young people yielding their lives to serve Christ! He asked if I would give him some advice. Below are the simple things I wrote to my young friend. It is my prayer that other young people will be helped by them. 1. Work on your devotional life. Everything else grows out of your own walk with the Lord. 2. Spend time with your pastor and youth director. Ask them questions and learn all you can. 3. Begin now to witness and serve. If you don’t start now you won’t later. 4. Plan to attend a…

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