Resources by David McLemore

David McLemore is part of the church planting team at Refuge Church in Franklin, Tennessee. He is married to Sarah, and they have three sons.

Jun 9, 2017

Yawning at the Glory of God by David McLemore

 If I fail to behold the glory of the dawn, how much more have do I fail to behold the glory of the Son?

May 29, 2015

Why Your Church Should Pray For Revival by David McLemore

We need a category for revival in all of our churches. Without it, we may miss out on the great blessing that God offers. Without it, we may spend our lives toiling for the wrong things, and we may shortchange the future generations.

Nov 13

Why Does Church Membership Matter? by David McLemore

We can have meaningful church membership because what Jesus died for, he will also give life to. Jesus died for the church. He will give life to it.

Jun 5

When Your Son Needs Fatherly Approval by David McLemore

Approval flows from heaven and floods this earth in Christ. Let’s advance the tide in our day.

Feb 23, 2017

When We Open the Bible by David McLemore

To read the Bible is a risky thing. We cannot read it, put it down, and claim ignorance.

Sep 27

When the Spirit Comes Down by David McLemore

When God gets involved, it doesn’t mean everything will be safe. It just means everything will matter.

Apr 4, 2016

When There is No Good News by David McLemore

The person who is always partying knows not the reality of this broken world.

Jul 31

When I'm Not Productive, I'm Loved Anyway by David McLemore

When we don’t feel productive, the work we should look to and be comforted by is the work done by Jesus.

Aug 14

When Christ's Call is Urgent by David McLemore

The best news of all is that Christ fighting for us. In fact, he already fought for us. And he won.

Dec 5, 2017

What Should We Believe? by David McLemore

It’s not that God doesn’t want good things for us; he certainly does. But what God defines as good is himself. Everything else just gets in the way.

Mar 16, 2016

What Only God Can Do by David McLemore

The work of the Lord through his church has never looked like a well-oiled machine.

Feb 10, 2016

What Do You Do in Weakness? by David McLemore

What do you do when life feels like this? When weakness is the air you breathe?

Jul 19

What Can the Kindness of Jesus Do? by David McLemore

What if we all opened our heart to the kindness of Jesus Christ? Maybe he could transform your city into a modern-day Geneva.

Dec 5

We Need Someone to Help Us by David McLemore

He entered human flesh to show us that he is better in every situation, at every turning point, in every crisis.

Aug 29, 2017

True Freedom by David McLemore

We need the Holy Spirit to awaken us to God and to real freedom—the freedom found in God himself.

May 17

The Seeds of the Worst Deeds Are In Your Heart by David McLemore

David’s sin didn’t start with Bathsheba in his bed; it started with Bathsheba in his mind. 

Oct 11

The One Who Upholds All Things by David McLemore

Christ upholds all things such that not one molecule fails to do it’s appointed task. Not one ant goes off course. Not one leaf withers and falls out of place. He upholds all things well.

Mar 13

The Heir of All Things by David McLemore

Jesus doesn’t lord his inheritance over you. He serves you with it, giving you a portion along with him.

Aug 3, 2017

The Gospel is the Entire Meal by David McLemore

What God has filled up in the gospel, let no man empty with the law.

Apr 25, 2016

The Father Himself Loves You by David McLemore

Believe this and you will have the key to what upholds the universe.

May 25, 2017

The Benefits of Our Justification by David McLemore

Four things we enjoy as receipients of God's grace to us through Christ.

Sep 21, 2016

The Antidote to Pride and Vanity by David McLemore

Humility comes between Pride and Vanity and breaks the bond between the two. 

May 9, 2017

Stirring One Another Up by David McLemore

We need strong words from one another because the glory of Jesus is too wonderful to miss out on.

Mar 31, 2017

Sharing the Gospel at Work by David McLemore

You are not at your workplace by accident but by divine providence. 

Aug 28

Saying Yes to Christ is Saying Yes to Joy by David McLemore

He came to serve, but he is not a butler; He’s the Lord God Almighty who is in the heavens and does whatever he pleases.

May 3

Saved by Grace Through Faith by David McLemore

Your sin can’t kick you out of God’s love because your righteousness never put you in it.

Sep 13

On the Road to Emmaus

A Fictional First-Person Retelling

A fictitious first-person narrative imagining what it was like for the disciples on the road to Emmaus.

Feb 20

Looking Comes First by David McLemore

Whatever else we do as Christian leaders must stem from seeing Jesus first.

Feb 6

Jesus is Never Late by David McLemore

If Christ hasn’t experienced the bitter taste of sin, how does he know the sweetness he must apply?

Nov 9, 2017

I Want My Kids to Be Good by David McLemore

I can’t reroute my kids' sins to me. I can’t undo the pain they’ve already felt. I can’t remove the stain with which they were born. But Jesus can.

Jul 3

How to Make the Most of Your Daily Bible Reading by David McLemore

For many, “joy” and “reading plan” don’t jive. How many of us have set out January 1 with Genesis 1 only to fail somewhere around Leviticus 10?

Jun 21, 2017

How to Encourage Your Pastor by David McLemore

Trust that your pastor is following Jesus closely enough that you can trust him. 

Jun 19

How Far Does God's Grace Go? by David McLemore

Is there a certain test - designed by you, administered by you, and graded by you - that one must pass to be included in God’s kingdom?

Oct 31

How Do You Respond to God's Word? by David McLemore

The Christian life, from beginning to end, is comprised of listening to God’s word and walking in obedience to it.

Mar 7, 2017

Gospel Culture by David McLemore

The culture that we allow our doctrine to create is the real test of what we believe the doctrine to be.

Jan 5, 2017

Community Keeps You From Drifting by David McLemore

All Christians want to stay close to Jesus. But to try to do that on your own is to set out to fail.

Aug 15, 2017

A Shack to Impress God by David McLemore

Only a fool would leave God’s house to build a shack to impress him.

Mar 2, 2016

A Mighty Fortress by David McLemore

When you're staring at the end of the rope with the threads so frayed that you can't believe a rope once existed . . .

May 30, 2017

A Living Sacrifice by David McLemore

Living a Christian life means putting to death the right to live life on your own terms.

Jul 13, 2017

A Church Where Everyone Can Grow by David McLemore

Learning about God isn't easy on our own; it works best inside the community of faith.