SELECTIVE SEATING

Imagine for a moment that you are a part of the congregation of this newly established religious group that is called “Christian”.  You have listened closely to the message it has presented concerning Christ, and as a new found believer, you are made an “usher” in the church.  You are excited about your assignment, especiallyContinue reading “SELECTIVE SEATING”

BEEN THERE – DONE THAT

In the work of the Lord we are constantly pursuing in our thinking “ways” to improve the effectiveness of our ministry; and I am not alone in this area.  I would be remiss if I did not admit to ending my thinking in the trash can far more often than continuing to pursue the ideaContinue reading “BEEN THERE – DONE THAT”

DEACONS

Various churches, denominations, have a structured organization that consists of Pastors, Elders, Deacons, and an assortment of titles that lend itself to their particular function. Some pastors have no trouble adjusting to these structures; while for others there is the necessity of sticking as close as possible to words utilized in the Scriptures or theirContinue reading “DEACONS”

THE CHURCH IN TYPE

… Be filled with the Spirit … Speak to one another in psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, making melody to the Lord. … Giving thanks for ALL THINGS in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to God the father … Subject to one another in the fear of Christ … Wives be subject to yourContinue reading “THE CHURCH IN TYPE”

BARNABAS

A situation develops of a disagreement in opinion, and sometimes it gets a little explosive. People who are intent that it is of significance; others are ready to say “let it go”. Then, there are those who feel that in time it will show itself to be either good or bad, just let it sitContinue reading “BARNABAS”

ANOTHER BASKET CASE

Remember that we spoke of Moses in a basket; well now we have an adult and a basket. Paul the Apostle had been saved while preparing to destroy the church that was multiplying in Damascus, and he had letters certifying that he was on a legal assignment. Jesus appeared to him in the form ofContinue reading “ANOTHER BASKET CASE”

BUILDING BRIDGES

An early segment of this construction involved the area at the Santa Maria River. It would become a major project that saw the erection of a new bridge and the demolition of an old one. It would be raised considerably, creating the necessity of new approaches and massive amounts of concrete around reinforcement steel toContinue reading “BUILDING BRIDGES”

BUZZARDS EVERYWHERE

The Wikieup Bible Church is located on the side of a hill overlooking the little town of Wikieup. Approximately five miles before one enters the town, you can spot the little church sitting all alone. It has remained a beacon in that town for many years. Interestingly enough, it is not always appreciated or endorsedContinue reading “BUZZARDS EVERYWHERE”

A TALL HEADSTONE

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:8 Had you grown up where I did, one prominent headstone in the graveyard of St. Anne’s Church, Southampton, Bermuda would have caught your eye, just as it did mine. That churchyard, likeContinue reading “A TALL HEADSTONE”

A SCENIC CHANGE

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20 Yesterday Patsy and I decided to visit one of the churches that we have assisted in the past. Remembering our first visit to that church I allowed ourselves ample time for the one hundred twentyContinue reading “A SCENIC CHANGE”