Posted by pastor on September 18, 2013
Currently we are studying "The Nature of the Church" on Wednesday night. One of the most important points is that the local church is not the building, but a group of baptized believers. This "called out" group meets together in a facility that is called the church house. Our coming together is for the purpose of worship and fellowship. But there are also those times when we gather for the comfort of each other during difficult times. Over the last week, Ann and I have experiened that comfort through the emotions of love and concern from a strong support group. When life throws you for a loop, you get weak and stagger. But when you have a strong support group, like our church family, you are able to stand no matter how fierce or strong the storm.
Thank you for being there for us.
Posted by admin on August 29, 2013
Any avid sports fan would be familiar with the sounds of a female's voice making this statement: “I’ve been waiting all day for Sunday night…” Likewise, they would know the rough voice that asked the question “Are You Ready…? These are signs that Fall is soon coming. Many are getting coolers ready to tailgate. Some are cleaning guns for the hunting season. But it’s all a process of preparation. And while they are speaking about sporting events, Christians should not “get ready;” they should stay ready. Wouldn't it be nice if we would sing “I been waiting all night for Sunday morning.” Or “Are you ready for some worship?” Okay church family, summer is coming to a close…so …. Ready – Set – Go!
Posted by pastor on August 22, 2013
The old saying, you cannot teach an old dog new tricks may not always be true; it depends upon the dog . When it comes to "social media" stuff, many of us "old dogs" must embrace it as a sign of the changing times. When Jeff Brothers suggested that our webpage have a "Pastor's Blog," I didn't even know what a "blog" was! So, this old dog had to find out. Guess how I did it ? I googled it! (There was a time when I didn't know what "google" was either). I found out that a blog is just an online journal of thoughts and I have plenty of them. With the advent of "i" eveything (pad, phone, pod etc.), we should embrace the change and use it to spread the Gospel of Jesus. If an iPhone or iPad does not have Scripture or isn't used to save the lost, it has no value. However, if it can help build the Kingdom of God, it is worth the $$$ we paid.
Posted by admin on August 17, 2013
What is the value of a church website? First and foremost is to provide information in a new and modern way. We live in a world that is “social media” friendly. More people will read emails etc., before and more than they would the Bible. So the website can be used for the glory of God. Thanks to Jeff. Joe and all who help get is going. I will be blogging as often as I can. Let me know what you think.