“Don’t Look Back” – Luke 9:62

"Sunday Sermon" Luke 9:62: "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." "Remember Lot’s Wife" The most famous example of “turning back” in the scriptures is Lot’s wife. Jesus specifically asked us to, “Remember Lot’s wife.” (Lk. 17:32) How could we forget? Because of … Continue reading “Don’t Look Back” – Luke 9:62

We Can NEVER Judge Another’s Heart

"Sunday Sermon" "Judge Not" Throughout my life -- as a husband, father, and grandfather -- and as a criminal prosecutor, state judge, and ecclesiastical judge -- I have become convinced that we are NEVER in a position to judge another person’s heart. I think this is what Jesus meant when he commanded, “Judge not.” (Luke … Continue reading We Can NEVER Judge Another’s Heart

Grace and Works

Christmas Sermon -- Doctrinal Commentary BYU Religion Professor Robert Millet recalled That before leaving from Louisiana on his mission, he asked his LDS father, "Dad, what does it mean to be saved by grace?" He answered quickly, "We don't believe in that." "We don't?" I said. "Why not?" Without any hesitation he replied, "Because the … Continue reading Grace and Works

Christ’s Greatest Miracle – Silencing the Lawyers (Matthew 22:35-46)

“Then one of them, which was a lawyer asked [Jesus] a question, tempting him, saying Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law?" (v. 35) Significantly, the question was asked by a lawyer. Lawyers are experts in the law.  They are masters of entrapping people through cross-examination. This lawyer was not asking Jesus a … Continue reading Christ’s Greatest Miracle – Silencing the Lawyers (Matthew 22:35-46)