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Reflections on 300 Plus Funerals

It's not about being morbid, sad or cynical. It is an important but often neglected area of preaching. In 35 plus years of full-time preaching, the count stands at 342 - funerals, that is. I've done funerals for babies who were born premature and for people who were almost 100, for AIDS victims and for [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Why Church Fights? (Or Extending the Right Fist of Fellowship)

Church fights almost always are the result of at least someone being too friendly with the world. At least, that’s what James 4:1-6 says. If envy, jealousy and selfish ambition fill the hearts of Christians (the wisdom from below - James 3:13-18), then wars and fights are bound to occur in churches (James 4:1-3). James [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Jesus: Our Peace

For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

What a Fellowship!

The word fellowship carries with it the idea of a common bond and commitment in Christ to the will, work and walk of God. There is a profound sense of identity (“a common bond and commitment”), belonging (“in Christ”) and participation and sharing (“to the will, work and walk of God). Fellowship is vertical - [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Discipleship 101

In this passage, our Lord articulates aspects of true discipleship. Consider these 6. True Discipleship is Conditional - "If." It is a choice that can be made, or one that is chosen not to be made. True Discipleship is Universal - It is available to "all" or "anyone." True Discipleship is Personal - "Deny self." [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Ironies of the Arrest and Trials of Jesus

Irony is a literary technique by which the full significance of one’s words and actions are clear to the audience or reader but unknown to the character. A state of affairs occurs that seems directly contrary to the truth of the matter. The biblical account of the arrest and trials of Jesus seems to be [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Five Questions for Dan Winkler

Dan Winkler recently retired after 47 years of local work. However, far from being sedentary, he continues teaching at Freed-Hardeman University, where his classes are always full, as well as preaching and teaching at an incredible variety of venues from gospel meetings, lectures, seminars, workshops and of course, Polishing the Pulpit. Here are 5 questions [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

When ‘Conservative’ Isn’t Sound

Being religiously “conservative” is not necessarily the same as being sound in the faith (Titus 1:13; 2:2). The two are not synonymous terms. Without any doubt, there are many areas in which Christians are to be, and must be, conservative. But this is not always so. Rather, we must always endeavor to be sound. Of [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

False Teaching 101

It is fascinating in studying the book of Colossians to notice, that while some form of false teaching was threatening the church, Paul repeatedly stresses the preeminence and sufficiency of Jesus and His gospel. While some description is given concerning the nature of the error affecting the church, the exact problem never is completely spelled [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

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By | August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments