Life Lessons – Part 2

More important lessons I’ve learned.

7. The worst drivers are always other people.

8. Humanity has yet to devise a method of making yellow squash edible.

9. Bacon is the ultimate super food. It elevates everything it touches. For instance, a baked potato becomes an entrée when bacon arrives. What would a lettuce and tomato sandwich be with out bacon? An LT, that’s what! Who would eat that?

10. My old nature is a tremendous power for evil.

11. Elections, candidates, and Presidents come and go, but Jesus Christ is always on His throne, and He is always in control of everything. Everything!

12. Self-promotion is one of the surest paths to self-destruction. It’s in the Bible!

13. Not all preachers are, but they should be.

Life Lessons – Part 1

I have lived in this world 54 years. I have learned a few important lessons. I want to share a few of those lessons with you.

1. Legos can be used as a torture device. Don’t believe me? Scatter a few on the floor and then accidentally step on them, and you will see.

2. The words “seriously” and “really” should always be used properly. Seriously!

3. Squirrels like nuts. Who knew?

4. Pasteurized processed cheese food is not cheese. Since I support cheese rights, I refuse to eat food that belongs to cheese.

5. Men, your wife doesn’t want you to fix her problem. She wants just you to listen to her tell you how she feels.

6. Cats don’t have owners, they have staff.

Meeting at McDowell Church

I am preaching this week at McDowell Independent Presbyterian Church just outside of Morganton, NC. Brother Dennis Carswell is the Pastor. We had a great service last night. The Wards sang and I preached a little, the Lord moved and the people responded well. It was a good night. Pray for the meeting. We will continue through Thursday evening.

The Sermon Notebook and your Bible Software

The Sermon Notebook is available as an add on module in several Bible software programs. What follows is a list of the companies that publish The Sermon Notebook.

Wordsearch – Product information can be found here: https://www.wordsearchbible.com/products/35689

Biblesoft (PC Study Bible) – Product information can be found here: https://biblesoft.com/products/706-sermonnob00693-the-sermon-notebook.html

Logos – Product information can be found here: https://www.logos.com/product/55103/the-sermon-notebook  We are still in pre-publication at Logos. Spread the word and buy the product.

Accordance – Product information will follow soon. We just contracted with Accordance to make The Sermon Notebook available to Accordance users. When The Sermon Notebook is available in Accordance, I will post a linK.

Thank you all for your faithful support over the years. The Lord has been good to us!

The Sermon Notebook in Logos

The Sermon Notebook is now available on your Logos software. We are currently in pre-pub status. If you would like to add The Sermon Notebook to your Logos library, you can do so here: .https://www.logos.com/product/55103/the-sermon-notebook

Thank you all for your support over the years. The fact that you use The Sermon Notebook to enhance your sermon preparation is a humbling thought for me. Please keep a watch on the website for new content. I am preparing to upload new sermons in the very near future.

A Kidney For Katie

Let me introduce you to Katie Bearden Chandler. Katie lives in Carrollton, GA with her husband Buck. Katie is the daughter of Dr. Doug Bearden and his wife Gail.

Many of you know brother Doug. Brother Doug has pastored for over 30 years in and around Carrollton, GA. He has been Pastor of Central Baptist Church in Carrolton for 27 years. His preaching, his fellowship, and his love for preachers have been a blessing to many of us for years. Some of you know Mrs. Gail. She is precious, committed, godly Pastor’s wife, mother, and grandmother.

While you may know Brother Doug and Mrs. Gail, some of you don’t know sister Katie. Katie is preparing for a kidney transplant. Right now Katie endures dialysis three times a week. A young lady from North Carolina has graciously offered Katie one of her kidneys. Her kidney is a perfect match to Katie. The surgical team is working with Katie and the kidney donor to prepare them for the upcoming surgery.

Katie needs at least $100,000.00 to offset the cost of surgery, and to meet the other financial needs that will arise. I am asking you to donate to help Katie meet this need so she can have her surgery.

There are several ways you can donate to help Katie get her new kidney.

1. You can go to any branch of BB&T Bank and make a deposit to her account. Tell the teller you want to make a deposit to Katie Chandler’s account.

2. You can send her a donation through PayPal using her email, which is ktbearden@yahoo.com.

3. You can send her a check made out to Katie Bearden Chandler. Her address is 903 Hays Mill Road, Apt. 1304, Carrollton, GA 30117.

Please consider helping Katie. Most of us don’t possess the $100,000.00 she needs, but together, we can help Katie get the kidney she desperately needs. Your donation, of any amount, will be appreciated, and will make a difference in the life of Katie Chandler and her family.

Thank you for your help, and God bless you.

His by Grace,
Alan Carr

The Sermon Notebook Released As A PC Study Bible Module

I have been absent from this blog for quite a long time. I have it in my heart to do a better job of keeping you informed. I have a ton of issues I want to write about. Pray that I will find time to spend on this page.

I just wanted to inform everyone that in December Biblesoft, the makers of PC Study Bible released The Sermon Notebook as part of their PC Study Bible collection. If you are a PC Study Bible user, please go to their site and check it out here.

As always, our content remains free here on The Sermon Notebook website. However, I am grateful for the opportunity to have my sermons published with both WordSearch and now PC Study Bible. If you use either of those products, take a look at what that have done with the material on the web site here and here.

I hope you enjoy a manifestation of the Lord’s power in this Lord’s Day.

Alan