David G. Norman, Jr.

PhD Student at SWBTS in Systematic Theology
Daddy at Home

Just give me Jesus . . . and coffee.

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St. Patrick and Bad Analogies

This remains my favorite video from Hans Fiene (Lutheran Satire). Check it out. Maybe you’ll learn something. Okay, Patrick? (Don’t worry. You’ll get that joke after you watch the video.) Having difficulty viewing the video? Click here to watch it on YouTube.com Read more →

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Preaching at First Baptist Church in Venus, TX

I will be preaching at First Baptist Church in Venus, Texas on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. If you’re in the area, I’d love for you to join us. Sunday School: 9:45am Morning Worship: 11:00am I would love to have the opportunity to open God’s Word at your church as well.Click here for more information. Read more →

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Fuller on “dry and uninteresting” doctrinal preaching

The prejudice of many Christians against doctrinal preaching, as being, in their esteem, dry and uninteresting,—and the preference given to that which is more descriptive of their feelings, and therefore termed experimental,—is worthy of attention. If the doctrine which we preach be not the unadulterated gospel of Christ, it will indeed be dry; or if, instead of entering into the… Read more →

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Barnhouse on the Free Offer of the Gospel

If we would be used of God, we must first have a view of the gospel that is as broad as the universe. We must see that God is making the great offer of grace to the entire human race and that now the door is open, not for men to pick and choose to come to God as they… Read more →

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Preaching at First Baptist Church in Venus, TX

I will be preaching at First Baptist Church in Venus, Texas on Sundays, March 1, 8, and 15, 2015. If you’re in the area, I’d love for you to join us. Sunday School: 9:45am Morning Worship: 11:00am I would love to have the opportunity to open God’s Word at your church as well. Click here for more information. Read more →

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Commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles

General Introduction One of the ways that I stay involved in ministry while in seminary is by preaching wherever the door opens. For the past two-and-a-half years, rather than serving vocationally in any given local church, I’ve been preaching throughout the state of Texas on a Sunday-by-Sunday basis. (If you would be interested in bringing me to preach at your… Read more →

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Pastors, Please Stop the “Fifty Shades” Sermon-Series

Hollywood is releasing the film-version of the smut-book, Fifty Shades of Grey, this February. Correspondingly, pastors all around the nation are releasing a smattering of “Fifty Shades” series. Many of these borrow ideas from Ed Young Jr.’s new book, Fifty Shades of They, for which he has also developed a sermon-series (for purchase, of course). Pastor, if you’ve already purchased… Read more →