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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 [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: 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, [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: 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. [...]

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