Grace. You know the definitions. Grace is unmerited favor. Grace is God's Redemption At Christ's Expense. Grace is God doing for us, what we cannot do for ourselves. Grace. I am all about that grace! 'Bout that grace, 'Bout that grace! Not guilty! (I should write a song.) Seriously, grace may be, at least in my estimation, a most important doctrine in the scheme of redemption. … Continue reading Grace is Grace
Throughout my 30+ years of ministry, I have had the privilege of immersing people into Christ and witnessing many others die to self and sin, be buried with Christ, and rise as a new person in Christ (Rom 6:3-6 / Gal 3:26-27). I have also collected stories about interesting things that happened during baptisms. One … Continue reading Baptism Stories
Everywhere I go, I hear Christians and Bible-minded people quoting passages of scripture or I see certain passages on signs, bumper stickers, or on personalized car plates (tags). At first glance these passages seem to be encouraging or seem to be full of promise. Yet, often, after a deeper look at the context of the … Continue reading What Does that Verse Say?
In his Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 5th Ed, <(Nashville:Abingdon Press), 1970.> Frank S Mead wrote, “There is a distinctive plea for unity at the heart of the [church title removed- bsmc] — a unity that is Bible based. It is believed here that the Bible is the “beginning place” in and through which God-fearing people can … Continue reading To Be a Christian
I am firmly convinced that Satan loves division. One of his main weapons from the very beginning is to create division. He used lies to divide Adam and Eve from God and from the garden. He used jealousy to divide Cain and Abel and then Cain killed Abel. He uses things of this world and … Continue reading Are we United or Untied?
Some time ago I posted a question on a Social Networking Q&A site. The question was, “What do you expect from your minister (preacher)? Here are some of the answers I received: He is someone who is dedicated to following Christ. He cares more about people than image, he is a servant rather than a celebrity. He … Continue reading An Open Post to Preachers and Churches
Life is in 3D. I am not talking about three dimensions, but three other "D's:" Disappointment, Disease, and Death. I know them well. I have faced them all at one time or another. Plans did not work out like I wanted, someone I looked up to let me down. Someone close to me suffered as they fought … Continue reading Break the Chains
Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece written by an extrovert based upon his observations of people. There is no claim to expertise. This is just one man's opinion. Do let me know what you think and what you see. Hello, my name is Scott and I am an extrovert. I have been an extrovert my … Continue reading Extroverts: Hush Up and Listen!
Dear Father, Creator, Sustainer, and Savior, You are greater to me than I deserve. You provide blessings immeasurable. My words fail to express my gratitude. Thank You for Grace. Thank You for the Grace that sent Christ to this world to die for my sin. Thank You too, for access to forgiveness that His blood provides. … Continue reading A Prayer for Today and Tomorrow
Alzheimer'sCancerHeart DiseaseDiabetesLeukemiaHypertensionDiabetesKidney FailureCOVID19 - Delta VariantAmyotrophic Lateral SclerosisAnd countless other debilitating and deadly diseases Economic uncertainty InflationFamily disharmonyAging parentsRaising young children Having adolescents at homeBeing an adolescentChildren leaving homePolitical divisionRacial tensionSocietal unrestWarsDrugs and alcoholViolenceMarital problemsFacing unemployment or forced reitrement The lists could go on but listing these is enough to bring my spirit down. You … Continue reading Dealing with the Pain