Michael Durham

Michael Durham is pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky. He preached for over a decade before God truly converted him. Before that time, he was merely following the path of man’s religion, believing himself to be saved because of a prayer he prayed when he was five. God did call Michael into the ministry after his conversion and in 1993 he accepted the pastorate at Oak Grove. In 1995, the church launched a ministry called Living Priorities. It began as a radio broadcast and expanded into Internet and publishing mediums. In 2008, Living Priorities became Real Truth Matters.

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Greatest Display of God’s Holiness? The Cross

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Greatest Display of God’s Holiness? The Cross

What could we say is the greatest display of God's holiness that is found in our Bible? The burning bush, whereby Moses was told...

What Does It Mean to Fear the Lord?

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What Does It Mean to Fear the Lord?

What does the fear of the Lord look like in the life of a Christian? Do you have a scriptural balanced view of God that leaves you absolutely awed by Him?

Sober-Mindedness is Not Starchiness, Solemn is Not Sad

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Sober-Mindedness is Not Starchiness, Solemn is Not Sad

How do we encourage ourselves about sober-mindedness, and how do we encourage one another about sober-mindedness?

Christian Certainties: How to Maintain Fellowship With God

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Christian Certainties: How to Maintain Fellowship With God

As you continue to walk in the light and agree with God, your fellowship with Him will be continual and sweet.

Christ Will Strengthen You When You Are Doing His Will

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Christ Will Strengthen You When You Are Doing His Will

We need to remember that Christ doesn't send us into the world to wear ourselves out serving Him in our own strength.

Are You Addicted to the Physical Realm?

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Are You Addicted to the Physical Realm?

As Christians, we function in two realms: the physical and the spiritual. As we grow, God often has to wean us off of being addicted to the physical realm so that we might know how to live in the spiritual realm.

One For All, All For One

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One For All, All For One

The Church is not complete without Christ; in the same way a body is incomplete without a head and a branch is incomplete without branches.

Question and Answer Session on Abiding in Christ

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Question and Answer Session on Abiding in Christ

In this question and answer session, Michael Durham answers various questions related to the topic of abiding in Christ and bearing fruit.

The Definition of The Church

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The Definition of The Church

Although Christ and the Church are distinct and not the same, the Bible describes them as inseparable. You can't have Christ without also having His Church. You can't be united to Christ without also being united to His Church.

Is the Bible Your Treasure Book?

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Is the Bible Your Treasure Book?

When you read the Bible, do you read it as a textbook or as a treasure book? Do you read it to learn information and facts about God, or do you read it in order to know God?

How to Abide in Christ (Part 2)

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How to Abide in Christ (Part 2)

How do we abide in Christ? John 15 tells us three things, let us consider those in this last sermon from the Men's Retreat.

If I Don’t Have It Today I Don’t Need It Today

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If I Don’t Have It Today I Don’t Need It Today

In John 15 Jesus is saying that the branch will get what is given to it and what it needs. Meaning: If I don't have it today I don't need it today.

How to Abide in Christ (Part 1)

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How to Abide in Christ (Part 1)

Many believers will ask about how to abide in Christ. What branch do you know that struggles about whether it will remain in the vine or not?

What Does it Mean to Abide? (Part 2)

What Does it Mean to Abide? (Part 2)

Abiding in Christ is not automatic, it is a command to be obeyed. It is us learning how to maintain fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ and we must have active daily and conscious awareness and interaction with Christ.

Desperate Dependency: Christianity’s Parable (Part 1)

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Desperate Dependency: Christianity’s Parable (Part 1)

If there's anything that we need to get a firm grasp on as Christians, it's the reality that we can do absolutely nothing apart from Jesus Christ.

I Was a Lost Pastor and Religious Hypocrite

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I Was a Lost Pastor and Religious Hypocrite

God saved me when I was 26 years of age, after pastoring two churches. I am a sinner saved by grace; a child of the living God.

Why Did Jesus Die?

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Why Did Jesus Die?

Why did Jesus die? It's a question that causes many to say, "Why ask that? We all know the answer already." Most are quick to say "He died to forgive us", which He did.

What Does It Mean to Believe?

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What Does It Mean to Believe?

What does it mean to believe? It does not mean a mental assent only, but it means to trust. What does it mean to trust? It means...

Authentic Christianity

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Authentic Christianity

Authentic Christianity is a thorn in the side of this popular culture of the world in which we live in. The light of Jesus Christ in you, will have an effect...