Church Blog (Page 4)

Church Blog (Page 4)

Encourage Others

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:13 (NIV) If you want to fulfill God’s plan for your life, there’s one thing you must not do: Don’t forsake the daily fellowship and encouragement of other believers! Hebrews 3:13 tells us that we need to “…encourage one another daily.…”…

Re-Entering the World of Blogging

It was seven and half years ago that I stepped out of my comfort zone in a BIG way. I sent out my first blog. Here’s how it started: “Blogging is a new adventure for our church and certainly this pastor. I’ve recently advanced from the “Computer Illiterate” stage to the “Since things are being backed-up I’ll take a chance and try…

God’s Gaps

You must remember that God at no time is never doing nothing in your life When you and I go to the Lord in prayer and ask Him for some need and we feel we have the assurance that God is going to do what we have asked Him to do – we become joyous and confident. Then it appears that God doesn’t do anything, and there is this long period of silence. So we say,…

It’s A New Year

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:18-19) Many people take advantage of the New Year by cleaning out their closets of old and unused clothes. Sometimes it is hard to part with some of those items,…

Abundantly Love

God showed how much He loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love. 1 John 4:9-10 NLT From Thanksgiving until New Years, the holiday season can overload your to-do list. It seems like the year was just coasting along. Then suddenly, you are shopping for the “perfect” gift, attending as many…

Giving Thanks

…giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. Psalm 50:23 NLT Has it ever seemed surprising to you that God made the Israelites wander in the wilderness for 40 years just for grumbling and complaining? My sons may have spent 40 minutes in their rooms for griping, but 40 years? That’s some severe discipline! One thing is crystal clear from this biblical…

Absolute Obedience

The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all. Psalm 103:19 (NIV) Obedience can be defined as doing what God says, how He says it, and when He says to do it. We may prefer to redefine it in another way, however this is what God expects of us. And thank Him, He always enables us to do whatever He requires. Yet there may be times when we’re…

Listening For God

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you. Psalm 32:8 Amplified I find it very comforting to know that God loves us enough to make a plan for each of our lives. That plan was formulated before we were born. Nothing about my life and your life is an accident. But here’s the rub…

Rechargeable

The apostles returned to Jesus from their ministry tour and told him all they had done and taught. Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat. So they left by boat for a quiet place, where they could be alone. Mark…

To God And Country

As we celebrate America’s 240th birthday this month, I’d like for us to think about a Christian’s responsibility to the government. The Bible makes it clear that human government has been established by God to make and enforce good laws. Therefore a Christian should ask, “What kind of citizen does God want me to be?” To help answer that question, here are 3 obligations of…