Author Archives: Pastor John

Do We Remember (and focus on) the Important Stuff?

Think for a moment about the truths that we teach children. We teach them to love their neighbor. We teach them to love God. We teach them to believe that God really works in their lives. We teach them to … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 47 – The Larger Baptist Family. Who are They?

What is going on in the larger Baptist world? We have talked much about Southern Baptists, but what about American Baptists? What about Independent Baptists? Let’s talk about some news involving the larger Baptist world. Looking for more? You can … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Jump?

I think of myself, even to this day, frozen on that diving board. I was taking swimming lessons, and it was my turn to jump. I had seen others jump. I had heard how to jump. I had even practiced … Continue reading

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Which Came First, Discipleship or Evangelism?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Have you heard that question before? Usually, we hear that as a funny saying that seeks to illustrate that sometimes it is difficult to figure out what the true cause is of … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 46 – Small Government? Big Government?

We were going to talk about history a bit. But instead, I want to share some thoughts about our preoccupation with what goes on in the halls of government. I want to think about how big the government has become … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting with God

When I was a kid, I did a lot of troubleshooting. No, I didn’t call it that back then, but I did it. When I was faced with a problem like a ball stuck on a roof, I would think … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 45 – Questions Asked of Google

Folks just keep asking Google questions about God. This time we are going to look at those second-tier questions. These are questions that are asked by 1/2 to 1 million people! (That’s the 2nd tier of questions!) Looking for more? … Continue reading

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In Good – Be Excellent

I find getting lost to be easy for me. I am very good at it. It isn’t being lost that I have trouble with. I have trouble with finding my way. If someone wants directions, I will use Google or … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 44 – The Baptist News Podcast

Let’s take a look at recent developments in the Southern Baptist world. I had hoped that we might talk about the larger Baptist witness this time, but there is just so much going on! So, join us next time to … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Resurrection

As we think this week about the resurrection of Jesus, consider that the resurrection is God’s declaration of approval of the cross. It is the declaration that the cross is not a failure. It is not a loss. It is … Continue reading

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