I heard about two billboards one in Colorado and one in North Carolina in Bible class yesterday evening and saw a story about it on social media. An atheist group paid for these billboards that have a picture of Santa and the following quote, "Go ahead and skip church. Just be good for goodness sake. Happy Holidays" This … Continue reading Don’t Go to Church this Christmas –
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
This weekend Amy and I had the opportunity to do some things we have not done in a while. After she finished teaching and getting everything together from School and after I finished up in the study, we left for my parents' house in Florida. On Saturday we experienced a first for us - a 7 to … Continue reading Characteristics of a Can-Do Faith
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?
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
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?!?
Psalm 122:1, “I was glad when the said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD!’” Worship. Jesus said, “God is spirit and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24). I am not sure that we can emphasize worship too much. We owe God something that can … Continue reading Making a Habit of Worship