Your Church in the Heights

Posted: October 15, 2018

Calvary – Your Church in the Heights After becoming the pastor of Calvary, the first night that Mona and I were in Little Rock was a Friday. We had just completed a long and arduous week of packing and moving, […]

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Two Services One Family


At the end of last Sunday’s worship service, I announced our “two service” plan. So today, I want to put the plan into writing in order to give a little more explanation. The Why? Why do we need to add […]

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The Vacation that Wasn’t Supposed to Happen

Posted: October 6, 2018

As we approached the summer of 2003, my family was in real need of a really good vacation. I had just completed my first year of teaching at Ouachita, and it had not been an easy year for the Jacksons. […]

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Posted: September 27, 2018

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about God? A.W. Tozer said, “What comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” We could even take that one […]

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Installation Service

Posted: September 20, 2018

This Sunday will be a unique and special day for all of us at Calvary. Our worship time will include an installation service for the new pastor (which happens to be me). We will sing, express praise for God bringing […]

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“Son in the Faith”

Posted: September 12, 2018

One of my favorite parts of the New Testament includes Paul’s letters to his young ministry associate named Timothy. In these letters, we see Paul’s tremendous love and gratitude for Timothy along with his awareness of Timothy’s unique gifting for […]

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A God Sized Shoe

Posted: August 29, 2018

As I have pondered Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, I am convicted by how high Jesus sets the moral bar. He tells us not to commit murder, and then he explains that murder includes being angry with […]

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A Battle We Can’t Afford to Lose

Posted: August 15, 2018

In the early 2000’s, when I was attending a doctoral seminar, the professor entered the small classroom with a heavy heart. He asked for prayer in behalf of the large north Dallas church where he was serving as the interim […]

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The “Righteous Anger” of Jesus

Posted: August 2, 2018

In my most recent sermon, the biblical passage emphasized a statement that Jesus made to his newly appointed disciples. Jesus said, “unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter […]

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The Luckiest People in the World

Posted: July 18, 2018

Thank you Calvary Baptist Church for making the Jackson’s first day so special. We loved being part of the morning worship service, eating some delicious food during the afternoon fish fry, and fellowshipping with our new church family. Mona and […]

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