Close To My Heart

Local pastors and others tell us what’s “Close To My Heart”
  • Things I May Say When Witnessing To An Atheist
    Henry Hazard
    Pastor, Heritage Bible Church
    Things I May Say When Witnessing To An AtheistOnce some declared himself to be an atheist, I would probably try to engage him/her in a conversation to help me understand why he/she is an atheist. The conversation might go something like this: “I am sure there is a reason you consider yourself to be an atheist. Would you mind sharing that with me? Following ...
  • She Was Rude To Me, But…
    Dr. Steven Kyle
    Pastor, Hiland Park Baptist Church
    She Was Rude To Me, But...When I was growing up I remember going to the movie theatre and seeing “Rocky”. I can remember thinking it was the greatest movie I ever saw. Then when I was in college I saw it again on a black and white portable TV. Of the two, which one do you think I got the ...

My Favorite Stories

Local pastors tell us their “Favorite Stories”
  • Know Vision
    Dr. Bruce Barton, Pastor
    Central Baptist Church
    Know VisionSome have no vision. They are negative, pessimistic folks who tell you why it can’t be done or shouldn’t be done. They often think of themselves as “realistic”, but God wants to take us far beyond reality and the natural to the supernatural! …
  • Lemons Sweetened: A Series of Unforeseen Events
    Scott Roberts, Pastor
    Panama City 1st Church of the Nazarene
    Lemons Sweetened: A Series of Unforeseen EventsJoseph’s whole life was marked with sour episodes not unlike the Baudelaire children in the story Leminy Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events. He was sold by his brothers into slavery. He was wrongly accused of rape by the wife of his master in Egypt and thrown into prison where he lived several years. He ...

Testimony/God Stories

Local pastors and business men and women tell us their “Testimony/God Stories”
  • God is Everywhere
    John P. Moneyham
    John P. Moneyham, P.A.
    God is EverywhereChristians are often asked where they have seen God at work recently. I see God everywhere-in nature, in other people and even in technology in which God has given humans the mental capacity to use in amazing ways. Some people believe God does not reveal himself as He did in Biblical…
  • My Testimony
    Tom Daniel, Pastor
    Tom Daniel, Pastor
    First Baptist Church of Lynn Haven
    My TestimonyI grew up on a farm in rural south Alabama in a very dedicated Christian home. My parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins were all Christians and went to church on a regular basis. Without fail I was in church and Sunday School every Sunday. I was taught the Bible from a very early age ...

Difficult Questions Answered

Local pastors and business men and women answer “Difficult Questions”
  • In your opinion, what is the basic Christian argument against evolution?
    Dr. Craig Conner, Senior Pastor
    First Baptist Church
    In your opinion, what is the basic Christian argument against evolution?When it comes to how everything above us, below us, and around us came into being, we really have only two choices. We believe in the Genesis account of creation; or we believe in man’s theory of evolution. We either believe Genesis 1:1 that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the…
  • Out of all the sins we Christians commit, in your opinion what sin do we commit the most, and why?
    Rev. Fr. Wesley Tetsuji Kan, Pastor
    Redemption Lutheran Church
    Out of all the sins we Christians commit, in your opinion what sin do we commit the most, and why?In the final analysis, there really is only one eternally soul damning sin, blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, a shorthand way of saying refusal to repent and confess sin.  The only sin that the Lord cannot cover is the one that the sinner refuses to surrender unto Him through repentance and confession. …

Last Sermons

Local pastors answer “If this was the very last sermon I would ever preach…”
  • The Last Word
    Billy Fox, Pastor
    Former Director of Pathways Ministries for The Rescue Mission
    The Last WordMy last Word is the message I’ve shared in many ways over nearly 30 years of Rescue Mission ministry. I pray I’ll speak through His Spirit to the Churches. Matthew 25:31 – 46 “Unto the Least of These”…
  • The Roman Road
    Joe Lay, Senior Pastor
    Woodlawn United Methodist Church
    The Roman RoadWhen I was in Seminary, a professor shared with me a set of scriptures in the Book of Romans, which is referred to as “The Roman Road.” First, we are Recognized By Sin. Romans 3:10 says, “As the scriptures say, ‘No one is good – no one in all the world is innocent.’” And Romans 3:23 says, ...