Love The Lord

Love the Lord Your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength...and love your neighbor as yourself. I am writing this from a teepee in the middle of the woods in Georgia. We are on the Sixth Grade Mystery Trip. Our adventures started with a trip to the Hindu Temple in Lilburn, Georgia. It is a beautiful temple, the largest outside of India. This was the first trip where the guide talked about tenants of Hinduism. To say that the temple is breathtakingly beautiful … [Read more...]

Patriotism

“But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.” – Hebrews 11:16 Take a few seconds and read the above verse from Hebrews again. This may be a difficult passage to grasp on a week in which we celebrate the birth of our beloved United States. It can be downright countercultural to suggest there might be a better country than the U.S., even when that better country … [Read more...]

Summer Time

As you read this week’s Messenger our youth are in Florida ministering through our youth choir mission trip. Many hours of practice have gone into preparing for this trip. Let me encourage you to lift up our youth and adults leaders as they serve and share Christ in Florida. This next Sunday evening we will have the opportunity to share in their ‘Homecoming Concert.’ I hope you will come Sunday evening and support our youth as they share. There will be a fellowship after the concert and we will … [Read more...]

YOUTH CHOIR TOUR 2019 – Florida.

Monday, June 24, 41 students and 11 adults will embark on Choir Tour 2019!  Many of you have helped prepare us for this tour through Teen Challenge contributions, monetary gifts for scholarships, encouraging words and prayers.  We thank you! Please pray for our team as we minister throughout the week.  Our itinerary includes. Monday, June 24   The Waterford @ Carpenters … [Read more...]

Gospel First

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures” – 1 Corinthians 15:3 I attended the Southern Baptist Convention this week. J.D. Greear (president of the SBC) reminded us all Tuesday of what the Apostle Paul taught so urgently in his letter to the Corinthians — the gospel message is of first importance to the church. This is not the only important message, but it is the most important … [Read more...]