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Called to the Ministry

Dear Church Family,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

Did you know that you are called to the ministry? Please don’t panic. I am not talking about going to a foreign country as a missionary or pastoring a church, but you are in the ministry. In fact, every Christian is in the ministry.

Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Hope Amid Chaos

Dear Church Family,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

Disturbing Trends

Dear Church Family, Greetings in Jesus’ name!

I recently read an article detailing research in disturbing trends for churches in 2015. While several trends were noticed in the research, I want to mention the top three that could cause a substantial decrease in church attendance. 

Celebrations

Dear Church Family,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

What a powerful week we had earlier this month, honoring and serving veterans. From our Salute to Valor Ceremony, to Military Family Night, and other events that I had the privilege of attending in between, it was a powerful week. 

CONTENTMENT

Dear Church Family,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

On the night I was saved someone told me that in a couple of weeks everything would begin to fall into place. I am very confident they were sincere and, in all fairness, I do not really remember the context they spoke in. I have heard many promises like that one given to people in hopes of prompting them to come to salvation in Christ. While the motive may be “good”, it certainly is not the reality.

Race Conditioning

Dear Church Family,

Greeting in Jesus name!

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 

The Christian life is a marathon, not a sprint. In a marathon, it does not really matter how you start; what is important is how you finish. Paul the Apostle speaks of disciplining his body by keeping it under subjection. Much like an athlete makes a commitment to training and watching what they eat, we must commit to spiritual disciplines to make it to the end of this Christian race.

Peace in the Body

Dear Church Family, Greetings in Jesus’ name!

Redeeming your Time

Dear Church Family, Greetings in Jesus’ name!

I was thinking this morning about this month's Heart of a Giant Killer and realized that August is upon us. It is not that I have no idea what time of year it is; but when I stop and think about how quickly time seems to pass by, it can be kind of shocking.

Walking Worthily

Dear Church Family, Greetings in Jesus’ name!

Ephesians 4:1 speaks of walking (living) in a manner worthy of the call to salvation. The Amplified Bible says, “...with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God’s service...”. Colossians 1:10 and 1 Thessalonians 2:12 also speak of “walking worthy".

Keys for a Victorious Life

 Dear Church Family, Greetings in Jesus’ name!

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