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His Body Together

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ…If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the…

Are You Are A Pioneer – Part 2

As I was praying about what to share this month, I sensed the Lord leading me back to something I have shared before. Below you will find my newsletter article for March 2009. This is an area that I too need to take more seriously. “Pioneers”? I don’t know about you but I have always been attracted to pioneers. Abraham/Isaac/Jacob of the Old Testament, Apostle Paul of the…

In This Together

We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed.  –  2 Corinthians 6:9 A couple of months ago I started using a new devotional each morning entitled Uncommon Life Daily Challenge by Tony Dungee & Nathan Whitaker (Tyndale House Publishers, 2011). Most days I come away…

Working Together

What would happen if ministers adopted the same attitude toward the church services that some members do? If they did we might read: The funeral of Mrs. John Doe had to be postponed yesterday because the minister failed to show up. He left early for the beach. He said later that remaining in town until 2 o’clock for the funeral would have ruined his whole day, so he…

Fish’n Buddies

We all would agree that welcoming our church guests is vitally important. We have made some strides toward helping people to become better acquainted. We now offer the fellowship time in between early worship and Sunday School in the Family Life Center. This is a great ministry and whoever makes it over there finds it to be a very warm and inviting place to be. Yet, how…

Got Game?

By now you have discovered that I’m a sports fan. With the London Summer Olympics almost upon us [July 27-Aug 12], I’m finding my excitement growing. Although I’ve carried the title of “average player” all my life, I do enjoy getting involved and participating. As I shared last month, much of my sport participation has been laid aside due to neck and back problems. But I…

I Am A Church Member

In the Spring 2012 addition of Facts and Trends, Tom Rainer [President & CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources] shared some challenging words for us as church members. I’d like to take my newsletter space to pass on his article entitled “I am a Church Member”. ———————————————–…

The Gift Of New Possibilities

Lucy and I gave each other new cell phones for Christmas. Actually we gave them to each other before Thanksgiving. Yet, I’m still, one month later, like a kid again playing with it and learning about the things it is capable of. I can check sports scores, e-mail a prayer request to our church family, pull up an aerial picture of our church, check the weather in Delaware…

Could You Spare Some Time?

Could your family spare just 20-30 minutes? Our deacons would love to visit in your home. They are interested in getting to know you and your family better. They want to know what you think about our church [First Baptist]. They’d like to keep the visit short for two reasons. The first is your busy schedule and the second is to allow them time to possibly make 2 visits in…

Servant Team

Do you know what Scripture verse is printed on our church stationary? We’ve taken a statement made by the apostle Paul as a way of describing our church’s outlook. Here is the verse – “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” [2 Corinthians 4:5]. I’d like for you to give focused consideration to that…
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