Missions, Buildings, and Growth

Missions, Buildings, and Growth But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19 Does our giving money to missions have a direct impact on the blessings of God on a local church?  Does our involvement in missions have a impression on our own church growth?Continue reading “Missions, Buildings, and Growth”

3 Lessons From George Washington

Recently I have been reading about the life of George Washington.  His incredible story continues to motivate and shape the direction of many people today.  His famous speech delivered to The Continental Congress, once nominated to be the first Commander in Chief, is worth repeating today for its sincerity and humility. He said in part: Continue reading “3 Lessons From George Washington”

Finding Financial Freedom PART 1

Finding Financial Freedom.  PART 1 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them. Psalm 62:10 “A father gave his little girl two dollars and said, “You can do anything you want with one of the dollars, but the other dollar belongs to God.” WithContinue reading “Finding Financial Freedom PART 1”

God’s Desire for Missions

With our annual missions conference starting Saturday, I thought I would search out several Scriptures that indicate God’s Desire for Missions.  God’s heartbeat should be the heart beat of His church.  The most important indicator of any churches vital signs (indicating good or poor health) is it’s pulse for missions and Gospel witness. Psalm 67:2Continue reading “God’s Desire for Missions”

The “Value Equation”

The “VALUE EQUATION”  He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. Ecclesiastes 5:10 More money and more stuff that money can buy will not satisfy the deepest needs of your heart.  Because we tend to overvalue money and stuff, we can getContinue reading “The “Value Equation””

The Gift of God (Part 1)

The Gift of God (Part 1) What is the best gift you have ever been given?  Perhaps there are one or two very special gifts that someone has given to you.  We normally think of large monetary or material things.  Our family has been blessed to have received the gifts of a car and vanContinue reading “The Gift of God (Part 1)”

Too Much of a Good Thing

Too Much of a Good Thing Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.  Proverbs 25:16 Hundreds, perhaps thousands of books have been written about dieting.  Eat this.  Do not eat that.  Stick with Carbs.  Avoid carbs.  Go protein.  No meat.  No bread. Continue reading “Too Much of a Good Thing”

The Initiative of Missions

The Initiative of Missions Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.  John 20:21 The tomb was empty.  The disciples were hiding in the Upper Room.  Jesus shows up.  He appears in the middle of the room even with all the doorsContinue reading “The Initiative of Missions”

Marathon Marriages

Marathon Marriages  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.  Ephesians 5:31 I have never aspired to run a Marathon.  Running for 26 miles is an incredible achievement that I may never arrive at.  If I am notContinue reading “Marathon Marriages”