This morning on the way to the study, Lisa Mason on Birmingham's 106.9 FM had the following "nearly impossible trivia:" - The average person does this 15 to 20 times a month. Most answers varied between eating out and washing hair. The correct answer was . . . drum roll please . . . quote lines … Continue reading What Do We Know About
The last couple of posts cover church growth and congregational friendliness, today I want us to open the Book of Acts and see how the early Church grew. Let's just call this what it is: Church growth the Bible way. A quick survey of the book of Acts in the Bible and you quickly … Continue reading Church Growth the Bible Way
Each and everyone of us faces temptations in one or more areas of our lives. I do not know what tempts you to pull away from or hide from God, but there is something, and you know what that something is. So does our enemy the devil! He knows my weaknesses as well as yours, … Continue reading Lead Me Not Into Temptaion, I Can Find The Way Myself.
From Thursday's blog: Many times when storms or tragedy strike, we find ourselves asking a question similar to this, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” I am not sure that anyone can satisfactorily answer that question for everyone. But the Bible does give us the answer, an answer that requires a strong faith … Continue reading When Tragedy Strikes: Why do bad things happen?
What a great journey we are on together. I am looking forward to each time we walk with Jesus. Today’s trek opens our eyes to more of the opposition Jesus faces and we see His ability to answer with loving truth. We also see more about the importance of our heart. As we journey in … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 12
Our journey today in the eleventh chapter of Mark brings us to the point where the tension between Jesus and the religious authorities of His day reach a boiling point. Already, the Chief Priests feel they have to stop this Jesus. They fear His influence on people. They fear this could result in a loss … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 11
Welcome back to our journey together. I pray that by now this walk is a part of your daily routine. I pray that as we walk together, you are growing closer and closer to our walking companion - Jesus. Today as we walk in His company, there is much to learn. Some of His teachings … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 10
This is our ninth walk as we journey through Mark's account of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. We are across the half-way point, do not turn back now! We are learning so much from this man, Jesus. He is turning heads and hearts everywhere He goes. During our last walk with Him, He asked … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 9
Welcome to the journey. Today's trek promises to be busy, educational, and challenging. This Jesus, that we are walking with and following around the towns and villages is gathering quite the crowds. There are about 4,000 additional followers in today's story. The more that follow Him, the more opposition He faces from religious authorities. Take … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 8
We pick up our walking-stick again today as we continue our Journey through Mark. This man Jesus, that Mark writes about is doing great things; crowds are following Him and He is becoming quite the successful Rabbi. As we join Him today, we walk home to Nazareth with Him. Will the town name streets after … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 6