EMPOWERING GRACE

"By the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Corinthians 15:10). The favors of God so far exceed human hope and expectation, that often they are not believed. For God has bestowed upon us such things as the mind of man never looked for, never thought of. It is for this reason that … Continue reading EMPOWERING GRACE

Give Me the Bible

Give me the Bible– holy message shining, Thy light shall guide me in the narrow way. Precept and promise, law and love combining, ‘Til night shall vanish in eternal day. We love the Bible. We love the Bible because of its author—2 Timothy 3:16. We love the Bible because it connects us with its author—1 … Continue reading Give Me the Bible

Holy Ambitions

  Ambition for worldly prizes is attractive but vain. Jesus said, “do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust corrupt and thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20).  God commends holy ambitions. God’s people are to look for every opportunity to “abound … Continue reading Holy Ambitions

Don’t Forget the Charger!

  Isn't that one of the worst things you can see! Low battery, my phone is about to die. We all get that way on occasion. Sometimes we are tired and need a vacation. But sometimes we are tired and need a revival.  Ezekiel 37 reminds us that there is hope for the hopeless in … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Charger!

Personal Sacrifice

"What is man that thou art mindful of him?" David asked. It is intimidating to fathom the depths of God's love for his creation. To help put our emotions to words, Isaac Watts penned the words to the great song, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross". When I survey the wondrous cross On which the … Continue reading Personal Sacrifice

How to Increase Church Attendance

Who wants their congregation to grow?  That should be everyone, right?  Who is doing something to make the congregation grow?  What can we do?  I want to focus on how to make things better and put those concepts into practice. Churchleaders.com repots that study published in 2005 in The Journal for the Scientific Study of … Continue reading How to Increase Church Attendance