Posts by fccshelbyville

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July 8, 2018 Jonah: The Compassion of God

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For many years I thought of myself as being fairly literate when it comes to technology. I’ve realized in more recent years that if I ever was, I am no longer. Part of it may be my impatience at learning new things. I don’t like to read user manuals and I don’t like to spend […]

July 1, 2018 Jonah: The Call Upon Your Life

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This morning we come to the third of the four messages from the book of Jonah. Next week ends our series of messages from this very short, but powerful book. Today I want to talk to you about calling. The book of Jonah covers a lot of themes, and one of them is the calling […]

July 24, 2018 The 23rd Psalm – Enough

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In the 11:00 service today I will not be preaching, as music will fill that time. Because many of the singers and musicians are not available to this service, I am preaching in this service, so you get a bonus message! When I was in seminary, back in the early 80s, one of my professors […]

June 10, 2018 Jonah – The Ministry of Interruption

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Some years ago, early in my ministry, a friend of mine one day asked how things were going. It had been one of those weeks that became very busy with everything but what I had planned to do. I am a compulsive list maker, and at the beginning of each week I make a list […]

June 3, 2018 Jonah: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

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For much of the summer I am going to offer “summer reruns.” Over the years of my ministry I have rarely reused messages, but since early in the spring I have considered doing so for the summer months. Some of the messages may be from earlier in my ministry here at FCC while others may […]

May 13, 2018 What Is It About Jesus? Eternity

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Perhaps you heard the story last week of Trenton McKinley, a 13-year-old young man from Alabama who suffered devastating head injuries in an accident. After being flown by helicopter to a hospital, doctors said his chance of survival was slim, as he had seven skull fractures, and at one point he flatlined for 15 minutes. […]

May 6, 2018 What Is It About Jesus? Meaning.

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Even though it was common among members of my generation, I never went “in search of myself.” The Baby Boomer generation was the first generation to go in search of themselves on a large scale. I suspect this was true largely because we were the first generation that could afford to do so, as we […]

April 29, 2018 What Is It About Jesus – Teaching

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Like you, I have been richly blessed by having great teachers who were influential in my life. Dr. Harold Songer was one of my favorite seminary professors. I had him for a number of classes and he was one of the most outstanding teachers and lecturers I have ever encountered. I could enter his classroom […]

April 15, 2018 What Is It About Jesus? Equality.

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Finish this sentence – we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are…created equal. And so go the immortal words of the Declaration of Independence. The idea of equality is part of our DNA as Americans. We love the idea of equality. We teach the idea of equality. We cherish the idea of […]

April 8, 2018 What Is It About Jesus?

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What is it about Jesus? What is it about Jesus that makes him the most compelling figure in all of history? This morning I begin a new series of messages titled What Is It About Jesus? Coming through the Easter season I thought a good deal about how the story of Jesus is so embedded […]