Veteran’s Day 2017: America’s Golden Calf (Daniel 3)

  Audio Message:    Opening Selection: O Give Thanks  (Dr. Judith McAllister) Everyday is a Day of Thanksgiving (Florence Gospel Choir) Intermediate Selection: Grateful (Ted Winn & Balance, featuring Maranda) Inspirational Selection: Thank You (Earnest Pugh) Post-Sermon Selection: Battlefield (Norman Hutchins): To honor America’s veterans and current soldiers Memorial Selection (in honor of the victims…

Veteran’s Day Sunday is tomorrow, November 12th

Happy Veteran’s Day to each of you. The Lord has blessed us to see this Veteran’s Day. As I write this announcement, my family is preparing to lay my cousin, who passed away this past week due to cancer, to rest. So, we’re mourning in a sense while still trying to find joy in the…

Bible Study: “Husband of One Wife,” Part 1: Widows Can Remarry

  Praise the Lord, church! In this Bible Study, we take a look at the phrase “husband of one wife” to show why the phrase has been terribly translated and terribly interpreted. The phrase actually means “one-woman man,” and there are good biblical examples to argue against the traditional interpretation (“married only once”). Tonight’s Bible…

1 Timothy 3:12 and “Husband of One Wife”: The Series

Praise the Lord, everybody! Pastor D.M. here. We here at The Essential Church are honored to have you join in with us each week, as we worship the Lord in praise, prayer, and preaching, and we thank God for your journey with us as we seek to exalt the Lord and give Him the glory…

The Deadliest Member (James 3:1-12)

  Opening Selection: Every Praise by Hezekiah Walker Intermediate Selection: Speak Life by Toby Mac Inspirational Selection: I Need You To Survive by Hezekiah Walker Our Memorial Selection: To remember the NYC terrorist attack victims on October 31, 2017:   Sermon Title: The Deadliest Member Scripture: James 3:1-12 “Sticks and stones may break my bones,…

Romans 1: Idolatry or Homosexuality?

I watched some lectures some days ago by John Corvino, a Gay Christian apologist who is a masterful, entertaining advocate for gay marriage and the right of the LGBT community to love as they please. I find him to be an insightful intellectual whose presentation of his case for gay marriage and gay rights will…

Creation and Homosexuality: why Leviticus 20:13 still matters

When it comes to homosexuality, there are some people who think you can find all you need to know right here in the Bible. God said it, I believe it, that settles it. It’s true when we look to the Bible, we find some things that sound pretty negative when it comes to same-sex relations….

Bible Study: On Women Keeping Silent (1 Corinthians 14:26-35)

  1 Corinthians 14 continues the discussion of women in ministry, with many complementarians using it to say, “Women shouldn’t talk or speak or do anything involving talking and speaking in the churches.” In tonight’s Bible Study (audio message above), I tackle the complementarian interpretation and show from the text that it is wrong, terribly…