Regarding the Invitation

Are you aware that many have “given up” on public invitations?  I mean that in two ways.  Many of my preacher friends have stopped having them and many believers have stopped responding to them. Reasons abound.  Some have stopped having them because “they no longer work” or “no one responds to them anyways.”  Many have…

Random Thoughts Regarding Music

Random Thoughts Regarding Music by Evangelist Dave Young Have you ever noticed that music can be a pretty big deal in our Independent Baptist Churches?  As an evangelist, I suppose I have seen just about everything in this area. I have been to some churches who were more strict than others and to some who…

How my late father-in-law helped his daughter to find a wonderful husband (humor intended)! Part 2

This week Bethlie and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. We have walked together through many stages of life.  Friendship, courtship, and dating (“Dourting” if you put the last two together, according to one my friends!).  Marriage. Newly-weds. Pregnancy and new born babies. Toddlers. Children. Teens and College kids. Successes and failures. Mountaintops and valleys. And now…

Five Words about Personal Revival

Ephesians 4:1-3 “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” It is a special thing to be called…