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.
Posted by pastor on December 6, 2015
Life seems never to go as planned. It is difficult for me to deal with unexpected changes, especially when I have a lot on my plate (most of the time). Oftentimes, when I have a busier than usual schedule, I try to map out my day in an orderly fashion. And lo and behold, up comes the unexpected.
Like Sunday, when I got a phone call about the window in the front of the church that was shattered due to a stray bullet hole. Not only did this mess my Sunday up, but my Monday and my Tuesday as well, trying to get it fixed.
But when I think about it, my life is not my own. Most mornings I ask the LORD to "order my steps." So, I need to learn that whatever happens in life is under the Almighty, watchful eye of the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, who is also My Savior and LORD!
Posted by pastor on November 15, 2015
Every month when I am reminded to do "My Blog," I wonder why bother; no one reads them. Then I question what I am writing. Remembering that a blog is a journal of thoughts and ideas that do not help me because writing my thoughts down does nothing for me. But this time I am not writing for people to read; I am writing just to express my emotions.
A dear, faithful young member emailed me thanking me for the biblical training they received under my pastoral teaching. The person commended me for my "love for the lost." I do have a love for the lost, but I also have a "love for learning." Once a person is "found" their Christian journey just begins.
Pastoring does not start until salvation. Faith must mature and faith only grows through the Word of God. I am saddened when people who call me pastor, have never heard me teach Bible study or Sunday school. Teaching is not only my love, it is my passion and my burden.