A Common Element Among an Effective Church

Spring is coming, I’m convinced! And with it will be mild temperatures, green grass, beautiful flowers and the reminder that it is good to be alive. Growth will set in. The growth season in our area begins after the last frost, sometime usually after April 1 and ends at the last frost of the year,Continue reading “A Common Element Among an Effective Church”

Where Do We Go From Here?

After hearing of the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday, I was faced with a moral dilemma inside my soul. What do I preach on in light of the current events?  Do I remain silent and say nothing? Or do I comment on the present situation? The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court demands aContinue reading “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Crucial for a Healthy Church

The following message is taken from Philippians 4:1-7 and addresses compromise and unity. In his book, The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer gives this interesting illustration: “Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by beingContinue reading “Crucial for a Healthy Church”

Friends Are Like…

The following message is based on 1 Samuel 19:1-7 and addresses the value of friendship. To have a few close friends, even just one or two is a tremendous blessing in life.  They help us through life’s challenges.  They encourage us.  Life comes easier with friends.  Ecclesiastes 4:9 tells us: “Two are better than one, becauseContinue reading “Friends Are Like…”

“The Value of Music in Worshipping God”

The following message is based on 1 Samuel 16:14-23, explaining what church music is designed for: to assist us in our worship of God.  It was delivered on May 6, 2012 Music is powerful.  It places us at different times in our lives.  I can remember as a youngster that I used to hum a tuneContinue reading ““The Value of Music in Worshipping God””