Billy Sunday was known for his dynamic, boisterous, loud, and sometimes rough preaching. He held the attention of his audience and was possibly “entertaining” to listen to and watch when he was preaching. Even if your pastor or guest preacher is not “entertaining” that’s OK. Entertainment is not the goal – knowing God is.
When lighting the fire for a bonfire or cookout, as the night sky is lit up tonight with fireworks, or as your kids whirl a sparkler, think about the service that affords us the freedom you are enjoying today. Someone served to enable today’s celebration. Jesus, speaking in John 15:13 said, Greater love hath noContinue reading “Fireworks and Service”
Draymond was Right Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Ephesians 3:7 After Golden State basketball superstar Kevin Durant was injured in the NBA Finals, fans in Toronto were cheering. Actually cheering. Their team had a betterContinue reading “Draymond Was Right”
No Chance Encounter One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. John 1:40-41 Andrew heard the preaching. God’s Word affected his heart. John the Baptist wasContinue reading “No Chance Encounter”
Encourage Your Pastor Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 1 Timothy 5:17 Bishop, Elder, Pastor. Which one is the leader of your church? How about all three? Recently, as Dr Jeff Amsbaugh was preaching to our regional pastor fellowship inContinue reading “Encourage Your Pastor”
Fellow Servants in the Church But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. Acts 6:4 There is much to do in ministry. Preach, teach, pray, plan, promote, organize, visit, encourage, make phone calls, send texts and emails, administrate, design, print, clean, build, repair, record radio, post messages andContinue reading “Fellow Servants in the Church”
“Readers are Leaders” The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. 2 Timothy 4:13 “Readers are Leaders” It is a thoughtful statement. As learned as Paul was, he continued to read the Bible (Parchments) and books. This is a good example forContinue reading “Readers Are Leaders”
Elevate Your Head And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Colossians 1:18 This sounds like medical advice, but it is also a practical reality of our humanity. As humans we tend to elevate yourContinue reading “Elevate Your Head”