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Physical Blessings, Spiritual Responsibilities

Physical Blessings, Spiritual Responsibilities Luke Griffin We are surrounded by talk of double dip recession, unemployment, and world-wide economic difficulties. Sometimes it is easy to forget just how blessed we really are. America is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. We should stop and think about the things we often take for […]

My Dad

I want to be a little more personal than usual with this post. Today, 11 years ago, my dad passed away. It doesn’t seem that long, but there it is. My feelings are like those described in Two Years Before the Mast when they lost a sailor: “It is like losing a limb…You miss his […]

Seeking Perfection

The Perfect Book Foulis Press books are highly sought after by collectors. In the 1700’s they decided to take on the challenge of producing a perfect book. In 1744 they began producing a flawless edition of Horace. They carefully set out all the type, and employed six experienced proof readers. After it was thought to […]

The Gospel in Two Cities – Same Name, Different Reactions

Antioch, Two Cities – Two Reactions to the Gospel During Paul’s missionary journeys, the people in two cities with the same name, Antioch, had very different reactions to the Gospel. Antioch of Pisidia, the smaller city, was located northeast of Ephesus in what is now modern day Turkey. In the first century, it was part […]

7 Best Selling Books of All Time – Carrying the Message

I love books. I like their feel, their smell, their history…everything about them. They seem new and nostalgic all at once. They carry on ideas long after each of us is gone, and it is this method that my Lord used to carry His message of salvation to the world; through the book. Let’s take […]

Mental Anguish of Jesus – More Meditations on the Lord’s Supper

A few years ago I was studying the crucifixion. I went through, in detail, and tried to reconstruct the full timeline so I could more fully appreciate all that Jesus suffered for my sin. At the same time, I was working on the coin lessons for PTP, and was digging into Herod the Great’s family […]

The Truth About – Worship and Attendance

Don Blackwell, my good friend and fellow worker for the Lord, has given me permission to post the following video from his “Truth About” series. The text below may differ slightly from the video, but the main points and text are there. I encourage you to watch this video, and adapt the transcript for teaching […]

3 Areas Where Leaders Should Be Enthusiastic

Wendell Winkler preached this sermon several years ago, and I think it is just excellent. At the end the recording trails off, but the portion that is here is valuable advice, not just for elders, but any leaders who are also members of the Lord’s church. I will embed the audio below, and then paste […]

ABCs of the Lord’s Supper

Recently I was listening to an old Wendell Winkler CD from PTP 2004. In the lesson, he gave several ideas for meditations on the Lord’s supper. One of his ideas was to take the ABCs and come up with a list of things that applied to the crucifixion from each letter. I remembered that I […]

Is there Significance in the Numbers of the Bible?

Numerology and the Bible PowerPoint (PowerPoint 2010 37 MB) | Outline from PTP on Numerology (Word 2010) Numerology (aka math) is a subject where most people, as soon as they hear any of the words numbers, math, census, addition, multiplication, etc., turn their brains off. However this is also an area of the Bible that […]