Read: Matthew 1:1-2:17
In reading a book by Darrow L. Miller, Emancipating the World, I was challenged by an idea that he shared. He stated that culture is based on or begins with what we worship. Indeed, there is a sense in which people are wired to worship something.
One technical word for religious beliefs and practices is the word “cult.” We often use the word to refer to religious groups that are considered promoting error, but the word has a more general meaning. The...
This past Monday I was asked to speak at a memorial service for a dear Christian man who died quite abruptly due to illness. Recently this brother in Christ lived in another State, but previously he was a committed volunteer in the children’s ministry of my home church here in the Memphis area (Collierville).
I was asked to share some Biblical texts affirming our Christian hope, which I did gladly.
Comfort comes to us in the midst of grief knowing our certain and living hope in our...
The sermon outlines by Dr. Stephen Olford (published bi-weekly on this blog) illustrate the depth and the breadth of Scripture. The outlines do this because they are on different texts and a variety of truths.
This leads me to share a planning tool with you.
A number of years ago I put together a simple form, a preaching plan. The form was made to make a point and a suggestion concerning the selection of texts for sermon preparation.
Let me explain it.
"What are we waiting for?” can be asked or exclaimed for any number of reasons.
The joyful closing section of Zephaniah reveals what God’s people in Zephaniah’s day were in fact waiting for. And what a glorious future is described, which encourages the Lord’s “seekers and waiters” to trust the Lord and persevere in anticipation.
The Lord’s purpose of a...
This is David Olford inviting you to our Practical Preaching Workshop October 18 through 21 here Memphis with Olford Ministries International.
This is a great time for very focused, personal and practical training in expository preaching.
We want to be preachers who rightly divide the word of truth in the power of the Holy Spirit.
So get in touch with us, and join us for our practical preaching workshop October 18 through 21.
We really need to hear from you by October the 10th.
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
Dr. Ted Rendall serves as the "Resident Minister and Professor" with Olford Ministries International, Inc. He teaches regularly at the various Institute for Biblical Preaching events.
Recently, Mrs. Hester Rendall went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2021, after an extended time of illness.
A service of Thanksgiving in Loving Memory of Elizabeth Hester Rendall took place Thursday, August 12 at 11:00 am.
We would like to provide you with the opportunity to watch the service.
They can be special because they are part of a particular celebration. They can be special because they bring together family and friends. They can be special because of the food that has been prepared. Mealtimes can also be special because of words that are said or things accomplished around the meal.
There are many special meals referred to in the Scriptures. Some are regular feasts, and some are unique occasions. Some involve many people,...
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied”
(Matt. 5:6 ESV)
I made a very rare visit to a department store in the USA a while back and found something called “True Religion.”
Yes, true religion.
The true religion I found was a line of fragrances, cologne, I think, for men. I picked up a card beside this pungent product and sure enough it says “True Religion” and then...