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 taught over the last fifty years. For me the point is not how many, but how many have been effective and productive.

You see when I finally did get my GED in the military and got to my first bible college experience, I failed “Homiletics.” My professors tried to get me to write my sermons out and I wanted to just talk them out. When I started in the ministry I was under the impression, “You just open your mouth and God would speak for you.” However, I did learn structure in college and eventually how to outline my sermons.

However, my journey is just that. My journey. Of course with the triumphs there were many mistakes and failures along the way. That is the beauty of survival and longevity in ministry. You learn from mistakes, repent and move on to teach others the wisdom you learned, if you learned and they will listen.

This is part 5 of a series – My Journey

You can begin here – http://dmgolphin.me/2013/07/24/how-it-all-began/

Or continue on to Part 6 here- http://dmgolphin.me/2013/07/30/my-indoctrination-my-peronal-journey/

The Apostles Expectations

The Apostles expected believers to be able to discipline themselves in doctrine and maintain strong Christian values. However, it became evident quickly that this was not going to happen without leadership ^DG

The Early Church

When I researched what we term, “The early or primitive church,” I was amazed at the amount of cautions and warnings regarding false teachers. They were constantly commanded to guard their faith and salvation ^DG

What If Every Preacher Was Not Brave

What if every preacher was not brave enough to correct doctrinal miscalculations in their study and sermons? Either because they don’t know how to or wrongly concluded the wrong premise. In the professional world that could be interpreted as malpractice. ^DG

Is The Holy Spirit Mandating Reform

Is the Holy Spirit mandating reform or restoration? Are we headed for new spiritual government or a revival of past glory? ^DG

There Can Be No Real Unity

There can be no real unity without a real spiritual connection. We need the activation of spiritual discernment to comprehend. ^DG