Archives for May 2020

Being Outward Focused

The Apostle Paul reminds us in Philippians 2:3-4 of how we, the body of believers, should live and treat each other. Do nothing out of vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others. (NIV) Outward focus. Since the pandemic began several months ago, most of us have had to adjust the way we do things. There have been limitations on where and what we can do at work, recreationally … [Read more...]

Staying In touch with God, Family, Church family, and the Community during this Pandemic

I do not know about you, but I see that I am a person of routine. This is becoming more difficult for me as I wade through these days surrounded by social distancing. To begin with, it was a “change of pace," but the new has worn off. I can see some good things that have come out of this time. I see that families are spending more time together. Without being able to go as we please, we find ourselves at home and spending time with our families and finding new ways, or in some cases old ways to … [Read more...]

Who Will We Reach?

“I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation, but as it is written, ’Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.’” — Romans 15:20–21 The apostle Paul knew who was supposed to be reached with the gospel. It’s not that he didn’t have a heart for the church or that he didn’t think Christians needed to grow and be encouraged by the gospel. Much of the New … [Read more...]

Epidemic & Growth

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength… I will continue with the rest of the passage from The Message: Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love Him with all that is in you, love Him with all you’ve got! Write these commandments that I’ve given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk to them wherever you are, sitting at home, … [Read more...]