3 Church Priorities in a New Year

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:19-20 Time goes by soContinue reading “3 Church Priorities in a New Year”

A Simple Life

A Simple Life But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.  2 Corinthians 11:3 Have you felt overwhelmed lately with the busyness of life?  I am trying to slow down on purpose to be more reflectiveContinue reading “A Simple Life”

The Blurriness of Christmas

The Blurriness of Christmas And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.  Matthew 2:11 Consider the last few days in this month ofContinue reading “The Blurriness of Christmas”

Don’t Be Like Your Dog

Don’t Be Like Your Dog “A little lad of six was invited out to lunch in a neighbor’s home. As soon as all were seated at the table the food was served. The little boy was puzzled, and, with a child’s frankness, asked, “Don’t you say a prayer before you eat?” The host was uncomfortable,Continue reading “Don’t Be Like Your Dog”

Running to the Tomb

Running to the Tomb “Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh SimonContinue reading “Running to the Tomb”

The Better Question

The Better Question “…Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.”  Ephesians 5:25 Joe was blessed when he truly understood the Bible for the first time. “Imagine the love of God for a sinful person like me?” he thought.  Following accepting Jesus for salvation, Joe began to study the Bible with another churchContinue reading “The Better Question”

How to Know You Are Not Thankful

How to Know You Are Not Thankful Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.  Psalm 106:1 For this posting, you may want to open your Bible to Psalm 106 to follow along in the text. “A man writing at a post-office deskContinue reading “How to Know You Are Not Thankful”

Why TR Went to Church

Why TR Went to Church Teddy Roosevelt was born in New York.  He was able to overcome debilitating asthma from childhood to become a strong leader of men.  He became a New York State legislator who after a stint with the “Rough Riders” went on to become Governor of the State of New York.  LookingContinue reading “Why TR Went to Church”

The Value of Attending Church

The Value of Attending Church In our home growing up, there were no ballgames, school events, or jobs we took that prevented my brother and I from the consistent attendance of the local church services.  Our parents made that decision, and it really impacted our lives in a positive way.  Attending church adds value weContinue reading “The Value of Attending Church”

The Professional Musicians in the Bible

The Professional Musicians in the Bible And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the shewbread, to prepare it every sabbath.  And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night. Continue reading “The Professional Musicians in the Bible”