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WordPress.com has been a fine place to do my rare blogging, but as I registered the church site on Blogger and I finally got the addy I wanted there for personal posts, too, I’m moving.

Please check out the blog at tankmcp.blogspot.com for further updates.

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas is always a special blessing to me and this year is no exception.  My family and I are celebrating this year in a new home, with a new church, in a new city.

I read a great re-quote (original author unknown) this morning, “Don’t criticize others for saying ‘Happy Holidays’ instead of ‘Merry Christmas’ then skip church on Christmas Day!”  Wise counsel for those trying to follow Christ. We must not become arrogant in our commitment to “faith” while failing to exercise our devotion to Jesus.  Christmas spirit should include saying “Merry Christmas!” We should be in a giving spirit, especially to those less fortunate. We should sing and play Christmas music and decorate the house and the tree. We should gather with family and friends for celebrations and parties.  After all, Jesus’ birth is a reason to celebrate.

However, let us all remember that Jesus’ birth is a reason to worship.  The entire reason we celebrate is because of how God has acted to give His one and only Son to be born of a virgin, to live a perfect human life, to teach us about God, to die for our sins, to rise victoriously from the dead, and to return soon to receive us into His glorious heaven.  Christmas is a time to celebrate, but it is definitely time to worship God for all He has done.

To worship God, I’m looking forward to meeting for Church this Sunday, Christmas morning.  I’m looking forward to preaching on Christmas day. I’m looking forward to baptizing a new believer, to observing the Lord’s Supper, to singing His praises and praying with my brothers and sisters in Christ.

May Christmas morning find us gathered with our Church family, worshiping the Savior who was born for us.

 

Moved to Tulsa!

The Lord has led me to begin a new phase of my life and ministry as I become the pastor of the Harvard Avenue Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I am truly blessed to be the pastor at Harvard Avenue.  Our family has been wonderfully blessed not only with a great ministry, but to be back home close to my family.  We have a great new home and are just getting settled in to our new surrounding. Thank you for your prayers.

Visit us anytime at Harvard Avenue Baptist Church, 17th & Harvard, Tulsa.

Thanks for Praying

I appreciate everyone who has been praying for me recently. Please continue to pray for me to have wisdom and direction in life, power and clarity in preaching, and great productivity in my writing and studies.
Thank you.

Sermon Hiccups

I just found out that I had not made my sermons “public” and many of you may not have been able to see them.

I believe that this hiccup should be corrected and the the masses can now see all of my posted sermons. Viral internet fame is sure to follow. ;-)

Thank you for your patience.

New Sermons Online

I finally finished getting a few new sermons uploaded.

I hope they are an encouragement to you.

I believe that watching my own sermons is helpful to my future preaching as I become aware of all of the painful mistakes I am making.

Apologies for the poor video quality. My upload limit keeps the files smaller than I might hope, but that should begin to lighten up as I get caught up with current sermons in the next few weeks. Not much I can do about the lighting in the church.

Sermons are indexed on the sermon tab above or you can simply go here.

May God bless you as you listen.

Video of Sermons

I have my first sermon video posted on the internet. After some searching for a solution, I found Vimeo as a good solution for posting my sermons. Vimeo allows ample space for a weekly sermon upload on their basic (and free) account. Now I will have to work on my video editing skills, not to mention my preaching!

I hope the sermons will be a blessing to those who view them. I also hope to sharpen my preaching and delivery by viewing my own sermons. Follow the Sermons tab at the top of the page. Let me know what you think, too.

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