SUNDAY PREVIEW: Being Proactive About Marriage

This Sunday morning at Oldham Lane we will continue our series entitled, “Things I Wish Jesus Never Said,” by examining Matthew 19:1-12. It is my belief that any discussion of the topic of marriage and divorce should zero in on being proactive. Marriage is…

SUNDAY PREVIEW: Love Your Enemies!

It’s easy to love people of your own kind. We love the people who look like us, talk like us, act like us, believe like us. It’s easier to dislike, or even despise, those who are not like us, especially those who hurt us….

Attention Shoppers

My dear friend, Steve Higginbotham, once delivered a sermon on church shopping. I loved it. In fact, I have yet to a hear a sermon from him that I didn’t love. His sermon got me to thinking. We have so many visitors every Sunday…

“HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN…” IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT!

  I have found a surefire way to get non-Christians to quote the Bible. All I do is pick a controversial issue within society. I then declare it to be wrong or sinful, and people who can’t even distinguish Genesis from Revelation are quick…

W.W.J.P. What Would Jesus Post?

Picture this scenario: Jesus makes His way through the busy marketplace. All of the sudden, he reaches under His robe and pulls out His iPhone 7 and snaps a picture of all the people. Hashtag “The Harvest is Plentiful.” Then Jesus signs on to…

SUNDAY PREVIEW: The “Superhero Verse”

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME! You want that new job? Jesus will help you get it. You want to make more money? Put your faith in Christ. You want to be a Hall of Fame athlete? Get Jesus on…

Must I Forgive?

Some time ago, an article appeared in Psychology Today entitled, “Must You Forgive?” The subtitle read: “Sometimes it’s Healthier Not to Forgive.” The article was preceded by a brief introduction that stated: “From the political to the personal, Americans are caught in an orgy…