Sanctity of Life

  Around this time in the month of January, churches across America has a special emphasis on the Sanctity of Life. On January 13, 1984 President Ronald Reagan made a proclamation that proclaimed Sunday January 22, 1984 as Sanctity of Life Sunday. From the time of President Reagan’s proclamation Sanctity of Life Sunday has been…

This is the will of God

  1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” The purpose of man is doxological. The reason for our existence is to bring glory to God. Everything that God does for us is ultimately that He may be glorified. This is also the…

Hearing God’s Voice

                  I have been reading an amazing book from our church library by Henry and Richard Blackaby called, Hearing the voice of God. There are many ways that God speaks to us. He speaks to us through the scriptures, the Holy Spirit, prayer, circumstances, people, and the church. Many times, however, we fail to…

Pay Attention to Detail

As a Pastor I often find myself focusing on the big picture. One of my greatest passions is to cast a vision and develop plans and strategies to fulfill that vision. However, seeing the big picture means nothing without careful attention to detail. In life, there are many problems and trials that can be avoided…

I will avoid the traps of churchianity

The eighth characteristic of an outward focused Christian, according to Thom Rainer, states: I will avoid the traps of churchianity. Rainer defines the term ‘churchianity’ as, “practicing our church and religious beliefs according to human standards rather than Biblical guidelines.” There are five basic symptoms of churchianity that we must all avoid. (1) Church is…