Join me in prayer today. Scott Dear Father, Thank You for the Church. Thank you for paying the price for her through the Sacrifice of Your Son. Thank You for Your Love that bring us, Your people, into the Kingdom through the blood of Christ. Today Father, I ask You to be with the leaders … Continue reading A Prayer for the Church
I grew-up in a Christian home. My parents and three of my four grandparents are (were) members of the Church. Many of my earliest memories surround assembling with Christians and having other church members over our house on Sunday evenings. Growing up there were two major influences other than my family they were Church and … Continue reading Why I Love the Church
What I Believe about the Church We are added to the church when we obey the gospel – Act 2:47. We obey the gospel when we by faith put on Christ – Gal 3:26-27. All that put on Christ are Christians and a part of Christ’s Church – Mat 16:18. The Church is not an … Continue reading What I Believe about the Church
A few years ago a small project took place. Churches asked community members and professional researchers to come observe their assemblies and fill out a survey and evaluation form while posing as normal guests. Here is some of what they reported: Most members know only a small percentage of other members. This congregation seems to be mostly … Continue reading What do They See?
Politics, Elections, Primaries, Political Polls, Candidates, issues, Democrat, Republican, Independent, Libertarian, Liberal, Conservative . . . These are the words that we hear every newscast 24 hours a day / 7 days a week when we have state or national elections every couple of years. Every candidate, every political party, wants to tell you what … Continue reading Our National Problems
Saturday, thanks to a friend, I had two tickets to the Home Opener at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Andrew was in town for the weekend do we had a father and son day as we watched Alabama take on Middle Tennessee. We were not the only father-son duo there. Sitting a row behind us was a dad … Continue reading Teaching the Next Generaton
What the Christ (Messiah) said to Religious Leaders: Should ministry leaders and church leaders pay attention?!? There is no accusation nor is there animosity in this post. As a minister, a Christian leader, a church leader, and especially as one who stands each week to teach and proclaim faith in Christ, this is for me first … Continue reading A Message for Church Leaders
Many think since they went to school, they know how teachers ought to teach and will often tell teachers how to do their job. Similarly, since many people sit in church buildings and hear sermons they have advice for preachers. Here are actual statements to preachers. Some of these are things said to me. Speak up. Speak … Continue reading I’m Just a Church Member
For the last quarter of a century my occupation and vocation are the same. I am a minister, a preacher, a Christian who shares what he learns from his study with an audience of people - what we typically call the church. I try to regularly preach through the Bible - both Old and New … Continue reading Who is Jesus? Really?!?
I see it on billboards, I see it on bumper stickers, I see it on signs in front yards, I see it on Facebook. What do I see? - 2 Chronicles 7:14, "if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then … Continue reading What Keeps You from Praying?