Posted by admin on April 6, 2016
The Governor of the State of Georgia recently vetoed a bill that was passed by the House of Representatives and approved by the Senate, to protect ministers and churches from being forced to violate their religious consciences.
Many religious organizations worked hard, encouraging their members to write their representatives and senators, to get the bill passed. It was obvious that the will of the majority of Georgians was that this bill be passed into law.
But Governor Deal made the decision to go against the will of the people. This is not democracy.
The same thing happened in California, when a referendum on the ballot against same-sex marriages was overwhelmingly passed. But the Supreme Court of California ruled that it was discrimination. This is not democracy.
In spite of all this, nothing changed, because God's Word does not change. Ultimately, God will judge.
The problem is that we think we live in a democratic society. We have a system that is supposed to allow people of this country to make choices. But it appears that this is not the case for those who follow Jesus. The majority of the people on Palm Sunday who shouted "Hosanna!", also shouted "Crucify Him!".
Posted by admin on March 8, 2016
March is an everything month for me:
- My birthday is the 8th
- The "love of my life" and "wind beneath my wings," birthday is the 13th
- Our anniversary is the 25th
- and it's the beginning of fishing season!
Needless to say, March is special for me.
When I was a young boy, my Dad would always buy me a kite, so I miss him the most this time of year. But March is also the season of change. So it also reminds me of the wonder of our LORD. He not only has the power to change the deadness of winter into the life of spring, but He has the power to change me from a no account sinner into a vessel He can use.
Glory be to His name.
Posted by admin on February 10, 2016
On the last Sunday in January my wonderful church family demonstrated their love, support and appreciation for my wife and I with a full day of activities. It was a Great Day in the LORD.
I thank God for all of them and pray that God will pour out His blessings triple-fold on each and every one who expressed their love in a tangible way.
I can just imagine how Mary and the disciples felt when they discovered that Jesus had rose from the dead. That was a Great Day. The Friday night Jesus came and changed my life. That was a Great Day.
Posted by pastor on December 31, 2015
I am still trying to get used to this "blog" thing. I do it because we have been blessed with this form of social media and people who know how to use it. But I struggle with it. I just can't seem to get motivated to do it. I guess it's because of the lack of feedback, which makes me think nobody reads it (I am not saying this to get people to comment; just confessing). But it's not the only thing I struggle with.
I struggle with focus. My mind continues to wander even when praying or being prayed for. I also struggle with not getting frustrated with people who do not do what they are supposed to do. I even struggle with life because it brings its own share of challenges and problems.
And in the midst of writing this, I came to realize that there is one thing I don't struggle with – MY SALVATION. Jesus struggled in the Garden of Gethsemane, so I don't have to. And like Him, I made the decision that it is the FATHER's will that's important; not mine.