PRAY-Teach-Learn

12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s willContinue reading “PRAY-Teach-Learn”

What Difference Could those Possibly Make?

I am a fairly regular leader of Carey Nieuwof’s blog on Christian Leadership for a while now. I have found many of the things he has to say, particularly during the pandemic to be rather insightful. Recently Nieuwof wrote a post he titled, “Five Rather Startling Reasons People Leave Your Church.” I thought I wouldContinue reading “What Difference Could those Possibly Make?”

The Declaration: Who Do They Say You Are? (Manuscript)

Today’s Scripture – Matthew 16:13-20 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 SimonContinue reading “The Declaration: Who Do They Say You Are? (Manuscript)”

Rahab

2 Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there. 2 The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.” 3 So the king of JerichoContinue reading “Rahab”

who does god want to be President?

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (1 Timothy 2:1-2, English Standard Version). OK, Five for Friday didn’t last. That’s onContinue reading “who does god want to be President?”

It’s Only a Month

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7, English Standard Version.) TED Talk Thursday is one of my favorite days of this new format. OK, its definitely in the top seven (hehehe). Like anything else, there are those things you enjoy more than others.Continue reading “It’s Only a Month”

A Few More Ancestors

Last week we took a look at John and Charles’ ancestors, those before his father. The biggest difference we saw was, the Wesley side of the family, Wesley had great-grandparents to study. While I am sure Susanna had grandparents, the line seems to end with her parents. So, today we are going to talk aboutContinue reading “A Few More Ancestors”

the Parable of Broken Computers

26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:26-27 New International Version). It was about 18 months ago. I bought a new laptop. I was stillContinue reading “the Parable of Broken Computers”

Seared Into My Memory

By Jerome Brimmage I went to seminary with Jerome Brimmage. Jerome was a year ahead of me but we did have opportunities for conversation and fellowship. I can’t remember the churches in Jerome’s early career but in the more recent years he has served in Mineola Texas and Cypress Texas. He currently is pastor atContinue reading “Seared Into My Memory”

Give Thanks Everyday

18 “…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, New Revised Standard Version) While surfing around the internet last night, I ran across a blog post intended for pastors to read. It really wasn’t a long post. The title is 8 Easy Blog PostContinue reading “Give Thanks Everyday”