As a pastor, I have probably heard every kind of excuse of why people don’t go to church. Probably one of the more common excuses is that the church is full of hypocrites, to which I immediately say, “Join us, there’s always room for one more. Almost three-quarters of Americans who haven’t darkened the […]
There are so many misconceptions about what forgiveness is and what forgiveness is not that I thought I would lay it out in this month’s newsletter. A couple of weeks ago in the Adult Sunday School class we had an in depth discussion about forgiveness. We looked at specific Scriptures and then we watched a […]
James MacDonald’s book, “Always TRUE: God’s 5 Promises When Life Is Hard” is a book forged out of MacDonald’s personal experience. His previous book, “When Life Is Hard,” was dedicated to his mom who had just completed her battle with ALS and passed into Heaven. “Always True,” is largely birthed from MacDonald’s many trials […]
This week I was listening to Andy Stanley’s message, “Do For One,” in his Leadership Conference Podcast. In that podcast (the link is below) he talks about how to keep your heart from getting hard in the ministry.
All Christians are called into a life of ministry (service) for […]
I’ve been reading Max Lucado’s MAX ON LIFE in which he has compiled the questions that he has received throughout his ministry combined with his answers.
In one chapter (Chapter 28) he discusses how we have ample resources to reach out to the world.
Ours is the wealthiest […]
What is a revival? A revival is when God REVIVES His people. I say that because sometimes we mistakenly use the word “revival” to mean, “reaching the lost.” That very well might happen, but that is NOT what true revival is about. True revival is about allowing God to renew our passion and […]
Lloyd Ogilvie gives some great advise both to us pastors and the people we pastor on the need to be connected to the person and POWER of Jesus Christ. The following is a quote I read at the Wednesday’s Bible Study that meets in our home. We were studying Acts chapter […]
Kenny Luck’s book, “Soar,” is a book to help you discover the freedom of living in God’s power. The title of the book is an acronym.
Saying “yes” to the Holy Spirit.
Opening your life to His work inside of you.
Actively pursuing and partnering with the Holy Spirit
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