We all have tendencies to see the negative in our circumstances. Usually it involves inconveniences; never when life is at risk. When Robinson Crusoe was wrecked on his lonely isle he drew up in two columns what he called the evil and the good. He was cast on a desolate island, but still alive—not drowned,Continue reading “Are You a Gracious Church Member?”
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Am I a Serving Church Member?
Being a servant is not glamorous. It’s not our first choice. It is not for the faint of heart. I remember as a young man, I left my hometown for the University of Missouri. It was the Fall of 1988 and I was encouraged to pledge a fraternity. I had friends and family members thatContinue reading “Am I a Serving Church Member?”
A Picture that Never Fades
The following message is based on Romans 6:1-11 and presents the subject of baptism, which is a sacred picture, offered by the church, of ritual cleansing from sin. It was preached on June 2, 2013, on the occasion of baptizing six young people and receiving them into membership. Pictures are representations of memories or special events. WeContinue reading “A Picture that Never Fades”
Reshaping Our Lives
The following message is based on Galatians 6:1-10 and deals with the subject of church health. It was preached on the occasion of receiving new members on February 24, 2013 For the last several weeks, we have been considering relationships within the church and how those connections contribute to the overall health of our church. Continue reading “Reshaping Our Lives”