Sermons for November 3rd

I have just posted links for some recent sermons – the Sunday evening sermons on Luke 5 from October 27th and November 3rd, and the Sunday morning sermon from the Building Stronger Church series, “Proper Worship – Singing Praises to God.”

I hope you find them encouraging.

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More Sermons…

I have updated the Sermons pages this afternoon, so both the “Stronger Churches” and the “Luke’s Gospel” series of Lake Shore Drive Sermons are up to date.  As always, if you have any problems with the links, please let me know right away so the issues can be addressed.

Have a great Monday! 

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Gone Home

I’ve been reminded again that you can never really prepare yourself well enough for the news of loss.  We got the word early this morning that one of my mentor-encourager-teachers went home to be with the Father.

Glen Long was and elder for the Andrews church when I moved into my teen years.  He taught the Sunday morning Teen class for more years than I can remember.  He encouraged us, confronted us, challenged us, and praised the accomplishments of us all.

When we decided in 1991 to return to Zimbabwe, he quickly embraced our vision and helped guide the Andrews church to become our sponsors.  When we were preparing to leave in February, 1992, he and Marquita showed up on the doorstep of Dad & Mom’s house, bearing backpacks full of treats and games for the kids to have during the long flights ahead, and words of encouragement for Nancy and me that rang in our ears long after we flew across the Atlantic Ocean.

It is impossible for me to quantify the value of one person’s influence on my life.  Certainly, there have been many voices to which I have listened and examples that I have been able to follow through the years.  But some stand out, even rise up above the others.  Glen Long’s voice and example is one of those for me.

After a long period of almost no direct contact because we were so far apart, Glen and Marquita recently made stop in Waco as they travelled with Steve and Kim to visit children and grandchildren.  I am so grateful for that hour and a half when we got to sit and drink coffee, catch up a little, share pictures of family, and all the things you do when you haven’t seen some one for a while.

But I am mostly glad that I got to say, “Thank you,” to Glen.  Thank you for believing that a squirrely, irrational, pimple-faced, long-haired, and awkward teenager could be better, could be used by God.

He leaves a wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who will grieve and feel the emptiness of loss.  But he also leaves a deep impression in the mind of that now-grown teenager, a legacy of faithfulness and service.

Thank you, God, for Glen.

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Gospel Meeting Recordings

The Sermons page now includes a page for our recent Gospel Meeting at Lake Shore Drive Church of Christ.  Click on over and listen to Loy Mitchell share lessons that encouraged and motivated all of us.

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Dropping more seeds…

If I don’t post anything written these days, at least I manage to get notification to you that there are more sermons in the bins.

I just added the next lesson in the series on Luke’s Gospel; the September 22nd lesson is from Luke 4 and talks about “Facing Temptation.”

There’s a new “bin” in the Sermons section – Building a Stronger Church (Sermons at Lake Shore Drive Church of Christ).  I just posted the first two lessons (9/15 & 9/22), and I hope you will find some motivation from them for your own “church building” work.

Happy listening!

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More Grain in the Bins

I just added more sermon recordings to the blog this morning.  The 9/1/2013 conclusion to the Ephesians series (Walk, Stand, and Fight) can be found in the “Sermons at Lake Shore Drive – Ephesians” page.  There is a new Sunday p.m. series (Sermons at Lake Shore Drive – Luke’s Gospel), and I have posted the first two sermons on that page.  The sermon from this past Sunday morning (What Is Worship?) can be found on the “Sermons at Lake Shore Drive – Various Topics” page.

If you have trouble with any of the links, please let me know.  May you find in these lessons encouragement for your daily walk with God.

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Sermons for June 23, 2013

The sermons for June 23rd have been added this morning.  The Sunday morning sermon, “Relationships in the Lord,” can be found on the Ephesians Series page, and the Sunday evening sermon, “Joseph Left His Coat,” can be found on the Genesis Series page.

Here’s a quick link to the Ephesians series page.

Here’s a quick link to the Genesis series page.


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New Sermon (and it’s not mine…)

In families with more than one preacher, it’s tough for one preacher to ever get to listen to one of the others – we all work the same hours…  So it was a real treat for me to be able to sit back last Sunday night and listen to my son, Chris Wheat, preach to my home congregation.  Here, for your encouragement, is a recording of his sermon.

June 16, 2013 p.m. – God’s Family (Chris Wheat)

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New Sermons

I just added two sermons preached at Lake Shore Drive this past Sunday, May 26th.  The morning sermon, from Ephesians 5:21, is “Submit to One Another,”  and it can be found on the Ephesians sermon page (or just click here).  The evening sermon, from Genesis 25-33, is “Jacob – A Deceiver is Redeemed,” and, as you might expect, it can be found on the Genesis sermon page (or you can click here).  I hope you will listen, and I pray you will be strengthened in your daily walk with God by these journeys through His word.

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Repaired Links for Sermons

If you have tried to access sermons and experienced difficulty, please try again.  After restructuring the public file storage, I had to go back and repair the links for a number of those sermons.  I have tested most of them today, and they seem to be working correctly.  Slide your mouse over to the “Sermons” page and try out a few of them today!

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