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A big shout-out to my son, H.B. Charles, III, for making the track team this week – along with making the basketball team! Go, H.B.!!!
Shout-out to Pastors Todd, Benson, and Washington for the opportunity to preach to their congregations in Alexander City/Rockford, Alabama, Thursday and Friday nights.
I posted my latest “On Preaching” article this week: “On Sermon Conclusions.”
ChurchLeaders.com posted my article on “How to Avoid Pulpit Plagiarism” this week.
I am looking forward to speaking with Dr. Steven J. Lawson at the One Passion Conference. Dr. Lawson is pound-for-pound the best Bible expositor in the country.
The 2013 E.K. Bailey Preaching Conference is open for registration.
Don’t miss the 2013 National Conference on Preaching.
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Modern Reject: My Expectation-Free Marriage
USA Today: Celebration to mark soul-stirring song “Precious Lord”
Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscles of Omnipotence. – Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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The Most Important Commandment
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. – Mark 12:28-34 Armies win…