Posts from April 2021

Posts from April 2021

From Your Pastor, April 29

Myth, Maturity, and Youth “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” Hebrews 5:13-14  I had a joyful time speaking to students at Georgia College last week. Most of these are involved…

From Your Pastor, April 27

Rejoice Always, Huh? Rejoice always… (1 Thessalonians 5.16) What does Paul mean by “rejoice always”? First, what does “rejoice” mean? The Greek word for rejoice is ????? and it means “to be in a state of happiness and well-being, rejoice, be glad.”[1] Second, Christians are to be in a state of happiness and well-being, always? Always? Paul, are you certain we…

From Your Pastor, April 22

Persecution, Secret Disciples, and Acknowledging Christ “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” (Mt. 10:32)  Several years ago, as most of you know, elder Whitaker and I had the privilege of traveling to China to teach pastors. It was an eye-opening experience that has led me and others to hold these dear…

From Your Pastor, April 20

A Life Restored And the women said, “Is this Naomi?” 20 She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. 21 I went away full, and the Lord has brought me back empty (Ruth 1:19-21). If there’s one reality worth briefly highlighting from the book of Ruth, it’s the great…

From Your Pastor, April 16

Give Thanks in ALL Circumstances …give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. — 1 Thessalonians 5.18  Have you given thanks to the Lord today? Maybe you say, “No. You don’t know what I am going through right now.” You are correct. I am not you. But according to God, we should “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is…

From Your Pastor, April 15

Without a Vision the People Perish “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.” (2 Tim. 1:7)  Proverbs 29:18 states that without a vision, the people perish. What is your vision for the coming years? Do you have one? Or is one being foisted on you from outside, secular sources? What’s ahead?…