Author Archives: Pastor Tom Rush

In Memory of Victoria

You can easily see why I was attracted to this beautiful young lady. This is a picture from the 1976 Georgia Tech Blueprint (Yearbook). She was among eight Tech beauties selected for this recognition. In my humble opinion she was the most beautiful girl in the world, so obviously the prettiest girl at Tech. While […]

“No Justice, No Peace” – is Not a Biblical Construct

June 18, 2020             Let me clarify at the outset that I abhor racism in any form. I am opposed to brutality regardless of who the perpetrator or victim may be.  I oppose injustice wherever it may rear its ugly head.  Unfortunately, as a believer in God’s Word, the Bible, I am forced to recognize […]

I DO NOT THINK IT MEANS WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS

Getting our words right in worship is critical if we truly want to honor God with our lips.

The Camel’s Nose is Under the SBC Tent

Note:  I am aware of the recent articles from the Houston Chronicle exposing sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention.  In a follow up post I will address that issue and the response that we have seen from SBC leadership relative to the reports, which has in my opinion failed to address the issue in […]

Cultural Compromise Never Wins the Battle for Truth

These are trying days for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). We find ourselves living in a society that has rejected biblical truth and morality.  Political correctness is the order of the day and if you don’t play along with the left’s skewed view of morality, you will be made an outcast. The goal of the […]

The New Moral Majority

You have probably heard the statement before, “I thought you were a Christian.” This insult was hurled at you after you had blundered big time.  Perhaps it was because you didn’t set a guard over your mouth, or you were somewhere you shouldn’t have been, or you did something you shouldn’t have done. And there […]

A Passion to Share the Gospel

2 Corinthians 5:9-21 It is true that some of God’s sainted millions are scarred and broken. They have lives filled with sin and shame from their past. The good news for them is that they have been forgiven! And that is exactly the good news they are called to share with others. Regardless of how […]

A Channel for Comfort, 2 Corinthians 1:2-11

The world seems to have gone mad.  The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas is symptomatic of just how evil our world can be.  But God’s people suffer from many other types of issues as well.  Why doesn’t God just end it all?  One day He will but in the meantime we have to find […]

The Gift of Grace, 2 Cor. 12:1-10

In good times and bad we can know that God is with us, willing to use us, and faithful to help us through whatever we face because of His amazing grace. In our text we find Paul sharing the highs and lows of his ministry. As he describes his experiences we should remember that they […]

Objections Overruled

The second lesson in our series “Broken Vessels: How God uses Imperfect People” deals with God’s power to use us in spite of our weaknesses. The example is Moses, whom we recall was used by God to lead the people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. Moses had his excuses and used them but […]