Have you ever heard the creed of U.S. mail carriers? It says, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." We have been studying the book of Esther in the services of the church. Esther's story took place during the days of… Continue reading Saddle Up, and Ride!
It is a serious matter to be entrusted with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One man said, "Because you have, you owe." Because I have Christ in my heart, I owe the Gospel unto others. Years ago, I had an unexpected encounter with a person. I was visiting at the home of another person, and… Continue reading I Am Ready: 7 Ways to Prepare for That Conversation about Jesus
There is nothing like excitement in the air! One reason I enjoy football so much is because it's a game where something big can happen at any moment: a 40-yard rush, a sack, or sometimes a goal-line stand. How can I get so excited over sports and games and yet not have that enthusiasm every… Continue reading A Spirit of Expectancy
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: - Colossians 1:24 Notice the expression of Paul near the end of the verse, "for his body's sake." Paul claimed that he was suffering… Continue reading Ask Not What Your Church Can Do for You….
Many pray for a revival. That certainly is a prayer that is pleasing to God, it is along the line of His will; but many prayers for revivals are purely selfish. The churches desire revivals in order that the membership may be increased, in order that the church may have a position of more power… Continue reading R. A. Torrey on Revival
What does it mean to be a member of a church? Keep in mind that I am purposely drawing a distinction between attending a church(es) as a guest/visitor and joining a church as a member. I believe there is a severe lack of value placed on church membership. Do you agree? That statement is based… Continue reading Five Responsibilities of Every Church Member