O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. Psalm 95:1, 2 Dear Family and Friends, The excitement of change is in the air. Can you feel it? With a countrywide decrease in COVID-19 cases and mandate changes, people are ready to go places again. I for one could not be more thrilled! Wouldn’t it be amazing if church were one of the firs
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church (GATHERING) of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” (Acts 20:28) Dear Family and Friends,
I must admit I was astounded, and pleased, when I read the headline of recent news article that touted the importance of gatherings (among other measures) for the publics overall health. According to the LA Times article, 130
“He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the
clouds shall not reap.” Ecclesiastes 11:4 Dear Family and Friends,
We live in a risky world. Even going to church can cause pause with the potential for traffic accidents, active shooters and communicable viruses. It is important to know then, especially as believers, what kinds of risks would be considered folly and what kinds are worth it.
One thing is sure, without the taking of risk
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” John 16:7 Dear Family and Friends, Have you ever walked by a storefront and seen a sign in the window that says, “help wanted”? Every one of us at one time or another, just like businesses, needs an experienced helper to come along and fill in.
The Apostle John reminded that one reason for Jesus’
“My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.” Psalm 63:8 Dear Friends, Many people wish they loved God more, they want to be closer to Him and know Him. I’ve found that the key to getting closer to God is a quiet time – making ourselves available to God for instruction and growth. David expressed the deep passion of his heart when he explained that he took a proactive stance at getting to know God. Many of us unfortunately believe that we don’t need to be
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection…” Philippians 3:10a Dear Friends, All too often people take the bold step to receive Christ (get saved), but then remain satisfied as is. To be sure, having Jesus Christ as your Savior is awesome. But just knowing a few facts about God, is not enough. It was Paul’s prayer that believers would really get to know the Lord. There’s a vast difference between knowing about God and knowing God. It’s kind of like having an acqu