Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
John 14:6

Stirring A Stagnate Church

Some churches are growing and prospering but some churches are Stagnate Churches where a few people struggle to maintain the building and the budget so the same people can sing the same songs and listen to the same sermons (different text) each week. Here is some advice that can stir a stagnate church into a…

Living Legacy

If you wait until you get there to find what you’ve got there you might not like what you’ve got there when you get there! A pig and a cow met in the barnyard. The pig lamented his lack of popularity. He complained that people always talked about the cow’s gentleness and kind eyes while…

Hurting Yourself

Being bad is not good. In Mark chapter five the Bible described an evil man as continuously (“always, night and day”) longing for a high (“he was in the mountains”) but experiencing great lows (“and in the tombs”), filled with despair (“crying”), and doing himself harm (“cutting himself with stones”). Why would he hurt himself…

Somebody Pays

A drunk driver runs into the car of a man headed home from work and seriously injures the man. The man is rushed to the hospital where he suffers weeks of pain and treatments. The drunk man is not seriously injured (naturally!) and is financially flat (always!) but the man who was injured has insurance…

What Mold Makes You

Our body is largely shaped by our eating, our activities, and our ancestors. Our mind is mainly molded by the things we allow through our eye gate and ear gate and how they react with our past perceptions and our present personality. But our soul should be developed by our desire to be molded like…

I Will Never

Growing up one of the things I said I would never do was take off my shoes before I entered my own home. I would do it for other people but I said I would never do it in my home- my house, my rules! Said the man who married a Princess and now has…

Offended

When you offend someone you need to realize silence is not only golden; it is sometimes better than words. Sometimes “I am really sorry” is all you’ve got but it is not enough. This is when you must recognize that additional words will only make it worse. Throwing lighted matches into a gas filled room…

Trunk Garbage

A little garbage can cause even perfume to stink! My nephew needed to borrow my car and I needed some trash taken to the dump so I told him he could borrow my car if he would take the trash out. Later that day the car had been returned and I was on my way…

Problems

Had things gone according to my plan instead of God’s plan I could have ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time and a “ghost writer” may have been writing this article! My plans were to go by the bank before it closed and then go by an office supply store to purchase…

Ratchet It Up A Notch

Why don’t we ratchet up our worship service this week and see what great things God will do when we stop doing the same small things each week. Remember, a rut is simply a long grave! Here are three ideas to challenge us out of our worship complacency. Instead of telling everyone that you welcome…