Don’t Get Over Confident | Pat Loftin

pat loftin The couple had just returned from a conference on marriage and the young husband was filled with pride as to how he would handle his wife. To her he said, “From now on you will have my meals at a certain time— you will no longer question me when I go out with the boys— you will prepare my bath water for me. And guess who will lay out my clothes and brush my hair?” Very nonchalantly and quietly emphatic she replied, “The undertaker!”

Dr. Adrian Rogers said, “More broken marriages, church splits, and business troubles are caused by pride than any other one thing.” Dr. Billy Graham said, “We are never to pray for humility— it is our job to humble ourselves.” God’s Book tells us in Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” In I Peter 5:6 we have a beautiful promise, “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God and He will exalt you.”

Pat Loftin has served as a Baptist minister for some 62 years and resides in Epps, LA where he has been the husband of Kathy for 59 years, the father of 3, grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 3 more. His hobbies include fishing but his passion is for preaching, teaching and writing. To contact Bro. Pat Loftin, you may email him through our contact page here

Little is Much | Pat Loftin

pat loftinJust think of the importance of a little word of encouragement! Mark Twain said, ”I can live for a month on a compliment.” Why not speak a nice word to your preacher— give a small gift to a friend— visit briefly with a shut-in or give a good hug to an elderly person (and remember I am old, too).

Jacob told his sons to bring the king of Egypt “a little honey” (Genesis 43:11). Proverbs 30:24-28 speaks of “little animals” that teach powerful lessons— Luke 19 tells of a “little man’” who climbed up in a tree to see Jesus. Just remember a lot of people and a lot of things and a lot of churches that appear to be small or insignificant are very valuable, important and big in the sight of God.

There is a wonderful song entitled, “Little Is Much If God Is In It.” One verse states:

”Little is much if God is in it;
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There is a crown and you can win it;
If you go in Jesus Name.”

Pat Loftin has served as a Baptist minister for some 62 years and resides in Epps, LA where he has been the husband of Kathy for 59 years, the father of 3, grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 3 more. His hobbies include fishing but his passion is for preaching, teaching and writing. To contact Bro. Pat Loftin, you may email him through our contact page here

Brief Sermon For Busy People-“ Nearing Home” | Pat Loftin

pat loftinThe one traffic light in Epps always looks good when we have been away from home! The glowing light can be seen from afar and it is a wonderful sight! It matters not if we have visited other countries or states or friends and relatives near by, that traffic light is a way of saying “welcome home”. Be it ever so humble there is no place like home! Home means good food from a wife who has done it for over 60 years—a nice recliner that is well worn from overuse—a couple of puppy dogs that greet us with waging tails, wet kisses and a forgiving spirit when chastised—and a nice bed that is never occupied until 9:00 P. M.

Now, we older Christians are nearing home! We think about Heaven a lot! When we get to that home we will see loved ones that have gone before us—old friends and family that we loved and enjoyed on earth—and most of all we will see the Lord Jesus Christ! We are getting near our “traffic light.” Romans 13:11, “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”(KJV)

Pat Loftin has served as a Baptist minister for some 62 years and resides in Epps, LA where he has been the husband of Kathy for 59 years, the father of 3, grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 3 more. His hobbies include fishing but his passion is for preaching, teaching and writing. To contact Bro. Pat Loftin, you may email him through our contact page here

Brief Sermon For Busy People-“ More than Prayer” | Pat Loftin

pat loftinA couple of preachers were fishing when they observed two ladies in a nearby boat, one of which accidentally fell into the water and began to cry for help. One of the preachers bravely dove in and pulled the drowning woman to safety! When he got back into the boat his preacher companion, with folded arms and pious voice, said, “That woman had better be glad she had someone in this boat praying for her.” To which his friend responded, ”Yes, and she’d better thank the good Lord that she had someone to swim out there and save her!”

Nothing should ever be said to “minimize” the importance of prayer! But, oh, how thankful we are for folks who will witness and win the lost! Bible study is wonderful and so is worship but how great to see people going into the water, lifting up the wounded and encouraging the downtrodden. How many of you “ol’ timers” remember this old hymn, which is seldom sung now, “Rescue the perishing, care for the dying, snatch them in pity from sin and the grave; weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen, tell them of Jesus the mighty to save”?

Pat Loftin has served as a Baptist minister for some 62 years and resides in Epps, LA where he has been the husband of Kathy for 59 years, the father of 3, grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 3 more. His hobbies include fishing but his passion is for preaching, teaching and writing. To contact Bro. Pat Loftin, you may email him through our contact page here

Brief Sermon For Busy People-“ Be Careful—God Still Answers Prayer” | Pat Loftin

pat loftinAn old preacher (with a beautiful sense of humor) was guest speaker to a group of young ministers. He said, “When I was a young preacher I saw a lot of old preachers who were negative, bitter, and sour. I prayed that God would not let me be like them! I asked God to make me sweet. Fellows, God has answered my prayer— now I have sugar diabetes!”

Be careful when you pray for patience! God might send you trials, troubles, and tribulations! As the aged Christian woman said to her old friend, “If the Good Lord wants me to tribulate, I will tribulate!” The Bible states in Romans 5:3 that “troubles can develop patience in us” (The Message). So, we conclude that sensible, sound, and safe praying would be to pray daily that clause in the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” We’ll never go wrong when we pray and live the will of God!

Pat Loftin has served as a Baptist minister for some 62 years and resides in Epps, LA where he has been the husband of Kathy for 59 years, the father of 3, grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 3 more. His hobbies include fishing but his passion is for preaching, teaching and writing. To contact Bro. Pat Loftin, you may email him through our contact page here

Brief Sermon For Busy People-“On Staying Humble” | Pat Loftin

After his sermon a young preacher had a man to tell him that it was the best sermon he had ever heard! The young minister prayed inwardly, “Lord, help me not to get puffed up.’’ The next Sunday an elderly lady said, “I have been a member of this church for 40 years and I have never heard a sermon as bad as you preached today.” The preacher bowed his head and prayed, ”Lord, help me not to get puffed down.” One time I jokingly said to my wife, Kathy, “You have such an humble husband” and she said, “I have known you for over 60 years and son, you have a lot to be humble about.”

Life can give you some things that will make you proud and life can also give you some experiences that will bring you to your knees. One of the best passages on humility is Luke 18:9-14 and the last part states, “Everyone that exalts himself shall be abased and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.”

Pat Loftin has served as a Baptist minister for some 62 years and resides in Epps, LA where he has been the husband of Kathy for 59 years, the father of 3, grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 3 more. His hobbies include fishing but his passion is for preaching, teaching and writing. To contact Bro. Pat Loftin, you may email him through our contact page here

Brief Sermon For Busy People-“Why Grace Is So Amazing” | Pat Loftin

A mechanic, who was a great Christian, was always singing “Amazing Grace.” He owned a dog named “Maze” that was continually eating grass. At one time the good man lost a wrench in tall grass. Fortunately for him, his dog ate the grass and the wrench was found, causing the Christian mechanic to throw up his hands and begin to sing: “A grazing Maze—how sweet the hound, that found the wrench for me.”

On a serious note, grace is amazing for three good reasons: (1) It is the grace of God that provides salvation (2) His grace enables us to live victoriously in the midst of troubles, tears, and temptations (3) His grace will be sufficient at the time of death. No wonder we Christians sing: “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me…. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now, I see.” Paul put it just right with these words from Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”

Pat Loftin has served as a Baptist minister for some 62 years and resides in Epps, LA where he has been the husband of Kathy for 59 years, the father of 3, grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 3 more. His hobbies include fishing but his passion is for preaching, teaching and writing. To contact Bro. Pat Loftin, you may email him through our contact page here

Brief Sermon For Busy People-“How To Handle The Devil” | Pat Loftin

An old farmer was walking into town with a pitch folk in his hand when a big bad bulldog attacked him. After the man had worked the dog over real good with the pitch folk the owner of the dog said, “Look at what you have done to my dog! Why didn’t you use the other end of the pitch folk?” To which the wise old gentleman responded, “Why didn’t your dog use the other end?”

The devil is real, powerful, cunning, deceptive, and committed to destroy your testimony, marriage, and the church! But God has provided a “pitch folk” and it is found in Ephesians 6:10-18. We call it the “armor of God” and we can put that armor on and “It will enable us to stand against the wiles of the devil”. The devil is strong but “greater is He that is within you than he that is within the world.” (I John 4:4). Jesus not only gives us everlasting life but victory over the devil in this world.

Pat Loftin has served as a Baptist minister for some 62 years and resides in Epps, LA where he has been the husband of Kathy for 59 years, the father of 3, grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 3 more. His hobbies include fishing but his passion is for preaching, teaching and writing. To contact Bro. Pat Loftin, you may email him through our contact page here