I’m available to speak for adult Bible study groups, formal church services, informal church gatherings, retreats, or other types of meetings. I live in the Greenville, SC area but willing to drive a reasonable distance. *Contact form at bottom of this page.*
One interesting presentation I can offer is the Old Testament robes of the high priest. I possess the outfit, and place each piece on a model and give it New Testament application. Jesus is our great high priest! The gospel is presented clearly. It could “stand alone” or blend with a group studying Hebrews or the Pentateuch. Watch HERE.
I have a MA in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and could speak on a variety of biblical or theological themes. Feel free to suggest a topic. I’d enjoy the challenge of putting together a message or lesson for your group. References can be provided upon request.
Examples of topics that I have taught in the past are below. Some were a single lesson or sermon, and others were a multi-week class format. They could be adapted.
- Putting 1 Corinthians 13 (the love chapter) back in context – and taking it off the pedestal. For a transcript, photo, and audio recording: click here.
- The Beatitudes. Have we really let the counter-cultural nature of the Beatitudes impact our hearts and minds? We should be astonished by them. See my teaching notes HERE.
- The deity of Christ. We can not get it wrong about the deity of Christ! Our faith rises or falls on it. I wrote and taught a 35 page curriculum on Christology, access here. – Vital and practical. Includes: key Bible passages in John/Colossians/Philippians, lay introduction to early church heresies and creeds.
- Faith and Doubt. There are different types of doubt, but some fear throwing their brains out the window. Is there enough evidence to make belief reasonable? This is not so much about apologetics, but learning that faith and doubt can be friends.
- The Bible. A series on the Bible covered: the biblical canon (how the individual books ended up in our Bible), why we can trust the Gospel accounts, the inspiration (etc) of the Scripture, and practical Bible reading ideas. Lay level, introductory.
- The seven churches of Revelation 2 and 3. The messages for 7 churches, given to John from Jesus, remain relevant and practical in our day.
I do not charge a fee. However, if traveling outside the area of Greenville, SC – such as to nearby Charlotte, NC or Atlanta, GA – I would request compensation for gasoline to fill my car. Thank you.
⇒ Links to multiple sermons (audio and manuscript) HERE.
“Your sermon was noted as one of the best and most thoroughly thought out my church folks had ever heard.” – feedback from a pastor after I subbed for him – this sermon.
Laura’s message was “authentic and had depth.” – from a church member
“We appreciate your ‘meat and potato’ messages.” – from a church member