The Development – My Personal Journey

Today marks the official memorial of my first public sermon, July 28, 1963. My first sermon title was “Saved by Hope – Romans 8:24-25. Although I have had a media library for the last 30 years, I haven’t been one to log my sermons, so I couldn’t tell you how many sermons or lessons I […]

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Turning Point – My Personal Journey

These are only reflections and I must get back to the task at hand. My mother was a strong and wise woman, Alice Mae Golphin. Although we spent all day on Sunday at church, most Sundays it was at least three services, she allowed my brother and I to go the movies on Saturday, even […]

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

The media attention Christianity is getting lately might cause many to believe what they see rather than what they know to be true. In fact the best way to administer poison is to hide it in something good. So, false teachers are not standing up waving a flag saying they are teaching false doctrine. No, […]

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The Rising Cancer In The Church

I believe one of the problems today in our worship services is that we depend too much on the popularity of preaching than on the integrity of teaching. In other words, we would rather be entertained than intellectually stimulated. But in order to identify false doctrine, one must be thoroughly engulfed in true doctrine. This […]

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Discovering Your Ministry Thermostant

The issue is not so much an indictment of the messengers, but recognition of satanic attacks. Having survived ministry for over 50 years, I am aware of the many dangers of leadership.  Becoming a container of the message of Christ, instead of a funnel of gifting activities is a daily struggle. Especially as we learn […]

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The Dilemma of Ministry and Ministers

There is an alarming trend of moral failure among church leaders today.  The devil’s strategy seems to be – “get the focus off the message to the messenger, thereby marginalizing the message. “  The problem is the message is what we hear, but the messenger is what we see. If what we see fails to […]

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Defining The Church

The church is really defined by its doctrine, its people, and its style of worship. All of these areas are under attack as we pursue an understanding of the true nature of the church in the 21st century ^DMG.

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