Devoted

  Spiritual Snapshot What’s trending?  Pittsburgh Steelers veteran linebacker James Harrison made his 6 & 8 year old sons return their “participation trophies” because they hadn’t earned them.  Harrison believes that attending or even doing your best may not be enough.  You must achieve. (You may disagree with Harrison’s view corresponding to the self esteem […]

Fear Not

Spiritual Snapshot Just as Jesus reviewed His teachings with His disciples, so we ought to evaluate how we have applied our revival speaker’s messages.  Remember Mark’s contrast between the godly and world approaches to fear?   The world says, “Don’t fear, the odds are against it.”  Isaiah 41:10 says, “So do not fear, for I am […]

Revival

Spiritual Snapshot What our folks are saying about our revival speaker Mark Bearden:  “He is so personal and approachable.  He communicates the Bible in a simple, understandable way.  His experiences in other churches provides a great resource for him to relate important matters to us.”  The priority of Life Action Ministries for spiritual awakening is […]

Thank You!

Spiritual Snapshot Thank you, thank you, thank you.  To the many volunteers who worked at Vacation Bible School last week.  Each day we had about 90 children & 70 workers. God blessed our week as 33 children (grades 2-5) responded to the gospel.  Many of these children are unchurched.  Some need rides to church.  Others […]

Vacation Bible School

A week ago Wednesday, the world lost a hero. Nicholas Winton, the Briton who saved 669 Jewish children in Czechoslovakia before World War II, died at 106.  Born in 1909 to Jewish parents, Nicholas was a 29-year-old stockbroker when his world collided with the larger world in crisis. Canceling a Swiss skiing vacation because of […]

Hear and Act!

Spiritual Snapshot “We affirm biblical, traditional, natural marriage as the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime,” wrote Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention.  I am in agreement with him & the 16 former presidents of the SBC who signed his statement expressing our affirmation of traditional marriage […]

Love . . .

Spiritual Snapshot Jesus is the all time greatest authority on love.  He showed His love sacrificially on the cross.  He also made this difficult command to His followers: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (Luke 6:27-28). The Charleston shooter showed hate.  […]

Stewardship

Spiritual Snapshot But just as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us –see that you also excel in this grace of giving (2 Cor 8:7). What are some components in discipleship?  Faith, speech, knowledge, sincerity, love, giving.  We need God’s grace to develop in each.  […]

Do you know Him?

  Spiritual Snapshot Once when Jesus was praying in private and His disciples were with Him, He asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”   They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”   “But […]