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  • There really is no place on Earth that I wouldn’t give the Gospel to someone. As a Christian, I have the greatest news in the world! Being a pastor puts me around people on a daily basis. There is not one day of the year that I am isolated from the outside world. I have the opportunity every day to share the love of Christ with those around me. Like anything, sharing the Gospel doesn’t Read More
  • Sharing the Gospel can sometimes be a daunting task even if you have been a believer for many years. Yet, there are many ways that we can share the Gospel without ever meeting the individual. As a pastor, I try to be creative with how I give the good news to those around me. In this blog I give 10 easy ways to share the Gospel. I hope you enjoy! 1. Through Gospel Tracts Dr. Read More
  • In Luke 6:46, Jesus asks a very direct and convicting question.  If He really is our Lord then why are we not obedient to Him? People ask, “Why do you make such a big deal about witnessing?” The answer is Jesus said to witness. I think that Mark 16:15  should be reason enough. The word lord means master. If a master tells his servant to do something, he should do what he wants them to do. There Read More
  • Wow! what a great Missions Conference we had this past week. Our theme was Beyond These Walls.  Over the past six weeks we have encouraged our people to focus on reaching and serving people the community as well as beyond these walls around this world.  I encourage you to watch this highlight video about all that God has being doing here at Liberty Baptist Church. Thank you so much for your faithfulness and your prayers for Read More
  • The Bible is filled with fascinating characters. From Exodus to Deuteronomy, Moses and Aaron are prominent figures. They have interaction with many different personalities. Let us learn some lessons from these people.  Let us examine these lessons.  1. Do not curse the people of God or cause them to stumble In Numbers 22-25, we meet a very interesting character. His name is Balaam. Balaam was hired by Balak, king of the Moabites, who wanted him Read More
  • Today in our culture, anything is accepted in Christianity. We need to be careful that we don’t get led astray by our culture and try to worship the true and living God in a manner that displeases him. Let me remind you that when Aaron built the golden calf, he said he did it to worship Jehovah God; however, Jehovah God was not pleased with this form of worship. God was so displeased, He told Read More
  • Often we read stories of great men of God in the Bible and wonder if we can ever be used of God in the way they were used. The truth is, they were men, just like you and me.  They faced the same battles that all men face. We can learn some valuable lessons from their lives. 1. Time with God will give you courage before men In Exodus 24:9-18, Jehovah God tells Moses to Read More
  • Last time we were able to see four major lessons from the lives two Bible Giants, namely Jacob and Joseph. Today there are four other lessons that we can also learn from their lives. Let’s quickly review our first four points: God Knows Who You Are God Doesn’t Need Your Help God Has Not Forgotten You God Has a Plan for You 5. God Wants You to Seek His Face The Bible tells us in Read More
  • From Genesis 25-50, we are introduced two primary figures – Jacob and Joseph. These men lived very colorful lives. From their lives, we can learn several important lessons. Let’s look at them and what their lives teach us.  1. God Knows Who You Are Jacob because of his conniving, deceitful ways was estranged from his family. He finds himself out in the middle of the wilderness and on his way to his Uncle Laban’s house. Read More
  • This past week, I had an opportunity to do something that I have never done in thirty-six years. I was able to visit four different ministries in the Valley. This allowed me to have the freedom to visit a few churches that we had a little part in helping get started. It was such a blessing to see that God is definitely moving in what we know as “Sin City.” Southern Hills Baptist Church This Read More
  • There are many times in the Bible where God instructs us to remember His Word and we should strive to do so. Today, I want to give you just seven verses that I think if you apply will be a great help to you.  1. Remember Philippians 4:13 This passage teaches us very clearly that we can endure any circumstance but not by ourselves. It is only through Christ. We need the power, presence, and Read More
  • The Bible teaches us in 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 that we can be absolutely confident as Christians that when we leave this physical body we will be present with the Lord in Heaven. Though it is true, we know we will be with Jesus there are some things that we need to make sure we do not leave behind. Several years ago, I heard a message that encouraged Christians to make sure they did not leave behind Read More
  • One year ago, this Christmas, my dear friend and spiritual father went to be with the Lord. His name was C. Sumner Wemp.  He had such a powerful impact on my life and my family and our church that it doesn’t seem real to speak about him in the past tense. My own father died when I was ten years old. Eight years later God brought this man into my life when I was a Read More
  • The year is 2013, and people who call themselves Christians are involved in just about every activity you can possibly imagine. Several years ago, there was a woman who lived in another Nevada county, who was running for county sheriff. She was a prostitute and very proud of her profession. She also claimed to be a Christian and claimed that she was “ministering through her” profession. Living in a culture that tolerates every type of Read More
  • This coming Sunday, November 17, we will begin a new series at Liberty Baptist Church entitled Winning in Spiritual Warfare. In 1 Peter 5:8 and Ephesians 6:12, the Bible tells us about the warfare that we will face in this world and the good news is that God does not leave us blind on how to fight. The Christian is called to be a solider for Jesus Christ. My question is, will you win or lose? Over Read More
  • The Bible says much about wisdom and foolishness. God’s definition of wisdom may be different than my definition and that is why it is good to know what God considers wise behavior and foolish behavior.  Today, I wanted to share with you from the Bible the importance of wisdom and why it is important to get it.  1. A wise man will hear – Proverbs 1:5 – Proverbs 12:15 2. A wise man will love those Read More
  • Exodus 20:8-10 The Hebrew word for “remember” actually means to “mark” or “set aside.” The Israelites didn’t need to be told to “remember” the sabbath, because all nations had been keeping time in weeks ever since creation (Genesis 2:13). (Note the references to the sabbath in the sending of God’s manna, prior to the giving of this commandment [Exodus 16:23-29]). But they did need to be reminded to mark it as a holy or rest Read More
  • Today, it seems that everyone, whether saved or unsaved, wants to be accepted for what they are doing in their lives. Tolerance is the new big thing to do and if you aren’t then you are the intolerant one. Fortunately, God gives us some instructions of what we are and are not to tolerate. I call this the Dividing Line. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 teaches that God expected both the children of Israel and the New Testament Read More
  • This past Wednesday, June 26 2013, the United States Supreme Court, through a misuse of it authority and because our congress does not understand its power or does not have the back bone to resist it, was permitted to allow homosexuals the right to marry in several states in our union. To make matters worse, Christians all over the United States will be justifying this action.  It must be made clear that just because the Read More
  • In the past six months, many dear friends and family members have gone to Heaven. When this takes place people always have questions like, “What really happens when someone dies?” “What is Heaven like?” “Do people go directly to Heaven or is there a time when the soul sleeps?” In this blog I want to take time to answer some of those questions. 1. What takes place at the moment of death? I personally believe that Read More
  • The education of our children is a grave responsibility for every parent. For years, Anna and I have counseled Christian parents to either home school their children or to have them in a quality Christian school. I tell people that one of the primary reasons our children are serving the Lord today is because we kept them out of public school and gave them a Christian education.  Our primary focus has been on protecting children Read More
  • Beginning in the month of January at Liberty Baptist Church we started to pray for some very specific things. This was by no means something that we could have done in our own strength. We totally relied on God and asked Him to do what only He could.  It is now April, and we have seen God answer those prayers and I wanted to take some time to tell you about what God has done. Read More
  • Throughout the Bible, we are told to pray. We are told to pray for those who we like and those who we don’t like. We are told to pray in the good times and the bad and to give thanks for those times. A Christian must be a praying Christian. Yet, for all the times that we are told to pray there is one time in the Bible that a man was told to not Read More
  • Last week we talked about how forgiveness is an act of our will and not a feeling. We also learned that forgiveness comes through surrender to God. We must not let bitterness take hold on our lives. If we do, it will severely harm us. Today, we will see some practical steps on how we can forgive others. The main reason we can forgive is because Jesus forgave us! Forgiveness comes through the following steps: Read More
  • The Apostle Peter is someone in the Bible that everyone can relate to. Whether it’s his “ready, fire, aim” mentality or the things that he says that sometimes gets him into awkward circumstances, everyone has been there. There are times though that Peter really wants to know what the Lord would have him to do and how to do it. In Matthew chapter 18, verses 21-35, Jesus teaches Peter a lesson about forgiveness. Peter knew that Read More
  • It should be troubling to any American to read according to Real Clear Politics that our congressional approval rating is at 14.2%. We the people of the United States should do everything we can to change that approval rating. Whether you agree with your congressional representative’s political persuasion or not, you should be glad that they are there and they should know that you support the institution that they are a part of. Congress has always balanced Read More
  • Sometimes in life we can pray for a very long time and not see an answer. God does not always answer when and how we think He should. When this happens we can begin to doubt whether or not praying is the right thing to do. Earlier this week, I received a letter from a father that was a direct answer to his sons’ prayers.  Dear Pastor, I just wanted to tell you about my Read More
  • Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote a song in 1965, that became very popular by the Rolling Stones, called “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.” It’s not only bad English but it is a bad life when one lives to satisfy the flesh. When true satisfaction can only come with surrender to the God who created us. Five questions: Are you satisfied with yourself? Does the external satisfy you? Do you have an appetite for the Read More
  • What a great God we serve! Not just every week but in almost every service people are trusting Christ as their Savior! Two weeks ago, I was sitting in our New Members Class with two very dear people, we went through a lesson called, “What We Believe about Salvation and Why.” At the end of the lesson, both prayed to receive Christ. At the end of the morning service, a young man named Paul came Read More
  • While I was preparing for the Positive Parenting Conference, I came across this description on boys from Dale Evans Rogers. I thought you might enjoy reading it. Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood we find a delightful creature called a boy. Boys come in assorted sizes, weights, and colors, but all boys have the same creed: to enjoy every second of every minute of every hour of very day, and to Read More
  • Why celebrate the birth of Christ? The Bible tells us that the angels celebrated the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. Luke 2:9 says, “And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people..” Verse thirteen Read More
  • December 16, 2012, will be an exciting day here at Liberty Baptist Church. On that day, we will celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ by presenting a musical celebration entitled, “Christmas – It’s All About Jesus Christ.” We want to remind the world of the real meaning of  Christmas. The word Christmas means “the coming forth of Christ.”  The word Christ means “the sent One from God.” Throughout the Old Testament, the Bible Read More
  • Why I am a Baptist I am a Baptist because my forefathers, spiritually speaking, were branded with that name. Baptists were the first non-denominationalists because they would not join the new denomination called Catholicism. They has never been such a thing as an independent, Baptist denomination. Anyone who thinks there is has been trained improperly. Baptists stood for doctrinal and practical purity. Baptists are radically non-conformist. They cling to the Bible as their sole authority. Read More
  • This time of the year is always one of my favorites.  With Christmas just around the corner, it makes for a wonderful opportunity for Christians to invite their friends, loved ones, and neighbors to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.  I invite you personally to join Liberty Baptist Church as we celebrate Christ’s birth together.  Join us Sunday, and don’t forget about our Christmas Musical, December 16 @ 9:30 or 11:00am. Christmas Announcement from experienceliberty Read More
  • Several months ago I received a letter from a missionary that I support who told me that he was changing his position and that he was no longer an independent, fundamental Baptist. He then went on to say that he changed in various positions in such things as dress code, Bible translations, music, and even his view on election. Later in that same month, I was told about another man who we had help begin Read More
  • Anna and I would like to wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving day as we reflect on how God has so abundantly blessed our families and our land that we live in.  Have a great Thanksgiving day.  To God be the glory! Thanksgiving Announcement from experienceliberty on Vimeo. Read More
  • Last night Barack Obama was re-elected as the President of the United States. Over the past two months I have asked you to pray for our country and over the last two days I prayed and fasted for God’s mercy and God’s protection for His people in this country. I asked God repeatedly to allow Mitt Romney to become president. I told God I wanted our nation to be run by a Capitalist not a Read More
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