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MLK and Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 15 January 2012 - - - - - - · 980 views

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote,

“The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the CONSCIENCE of the state. It must be the GUIDE and the CRITIC of the state, and never its TOOL. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or...


Pastor, Speak Up For Life - It’s Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 15 January 2012 - - - - - - · 1453 views

Next Sunday, January 22, is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Will you be giving your congregation a chance to hear what God's Word says about America's greatest moral evil, the murder of over 3,000 unborn human beings every day by state sanctioned abortion?

According to Lutheran pastor Dr. Lawrence White,

"The great reformer Martin Luther once declared...


Paul's Preaching - He Was On To Something I'd Like to See More of Today

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 02 January 2012 - - - - - - · 1538 views

I wonder what would happen in our churches and nation, for that matter, if we preachers modeled the Apostle Paul's preaching? 
"...I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified. I came to you in weakness - timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than u...


Politics & the Pulpit - Shaping a Biblically Correct Pulpit

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 20 December 2011 - - - - - - · 1003 views

I have not read anything as comprehensive or biblically grounded as this email sent out by Rev. Dr. Jim Garlow, theologian and Pastor of Skyline Wesley Church two days ago. It is lengthy (thus comprehensive) and worth the read. Whether you agree with his endorsement or not, the principles he raises and his analysis of the gravity of the historically...


What's Missing In Our Preaching?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 25 November 2011 - - - - - - · 1366 views

I read Acts chapter nine this morning. The Apostle Paul had an encounter with Jesus Christ on the way to Damascus, is filled with the Holy Spirit and immediately begins to preach the Gospel in the synagogue, proving Jesus was the Messiah. He fled Damascus to escape a murder plot. He goes to Jerusalem and boldly preaches Christ there, debating the Greek...


Choosing A Presidential Candidate

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 20 November 2011 - - - - - - · 1056 views

Choosing A Presidential Candidate

Human life is the greatest resource of any nation. Every day in America the lives of over 3,000 unborn human beings are lost through state sanctioned abortion. The blood of 53 million unborn babies murdered since 1973 has polluted the land of the our nation. God will not turn a blind eye to this bloodshed. He will not...


180 the Documentary - Abortion and the Gospel

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 27 September 2011 - * * * * - · 1817 views

In the documentary,180, released earlier this week, Ray Comfort draws a stunning parallel between the holocaust of Nazi Germany, that took the lives of eleven million people, and abortion in America.

"I'd like you to feel like you would in Germany, when Jews were being killed all around you." Comfort...


Debt, God and Country

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 06 August 2011 - * - - - - · 1075 views

I wonder how long the American public will continue to tolerate the malfeasance of Washington politicians? The Federal government spends $300 billion a month despite taking in only $180 billion on the revenue side, borrowing the $120 billion difference each month. On Wednesday, August 3, the day after President Obama signed legislation...


Reclaiming the Civil Rights of the Unborn

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 22 July 2011 - - - - - - · 985 views

Abortion is “...‘too nice a word for something cold, like murder.” Rev. Jesse Jackson, 1973

Addressing the marchers at the pro-life “March on Washington” in 1977, then pro-life civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson said, 

“There are those who argue that the right to privacy is of [a] higher order than the right to life,…that was the...


To Suffer Or Not To Suffer

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 18 July 2011 - - - - - - · 1090 views

This morning, I read chapter four and five of 1 Peter. This letter was written to a persecuted church (1:6). "Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you should share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when...