I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus and count them but rubbish.

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Mission Trip Notes: I Tried

July 19, 2008

On mission trips often times you are taken away from things that though not bad might be good to either get used to not doing as much or not do at all. On the trip there is no tv, radio, distractions and for me COFFEE! Now I did have a cup here and there. But […]

Mission Trip Notes: When They Get It

July 19, 2008

Above is the team of Southside Christian Church and El Bethel Christian Church serving at the Church of Christ. As a trip coordinator and subsequent recruiter one of the hardest things to do it tell people adequately what it is like to go on a mission trip. What it feels like and what excitement awaits […]

Mission Trip to Beattyville, Ky Update

July 16, 2008

As previously stated in my other blog entry (click here)we took at trip down to Beattyville, Ky and worked on a familes house that needed to be completed b/c the husband/father of the house was disabled. We also were blessed to work with a local church and do a VBS with them. Here is a […]

Ask the Pastor

June 16, 2008

We started a new series this week called Ask the Pastor. We have invited the congregation to ask those spiritual questions that perhaps have not ever been answered in any other way. I have done my best to answer them. I began this sermon by talking about how to properly interpret scripture. By doing so […]

I heard from God…Whooptie-do!

June 13, 2008

I was reading my lessons this evening. I was reading about the Law given to Moses on Mount Sinai. God instructs the people to come near the mountain and the people reply in a very telling way as far as understanding the holiness and power of God. Power that even in just hearing His voice […]

Christianity and Government: Responsibilites of Citizenship

April 25, 2008

Here is the final one in which the responsibilites of the Citizens are discussed. There are duties that the Christian and any citizen for that matter can generally view and apply as they live at peace with the government. Ronald Regan said, “Without God, there is no virtue, because there’s no prompting of the conscience. […]

Christianity and Government: Duties of Government

April 25, 2008

Here is the second part of this sermon series. Hope it again adds to your understanding of what the Bible teaches us about the duties of government and our relationship to them. Please see the first sermon in this series for the links to those resources that greatly helped in this series. JOK.: The Lord spoke […]

Christianity and Government: Issue of Authority

April 25, 2008

Since this has been an heated election year and the focus on government has never been more pointed I thought I would post a sermon series I put together on what it means to be a Christian in this day and age and our relation to government. I enjoyed writing this sermon and so I […]

Piper on Fruit

April 25, 2008

I thought John Piper said this very well. It was a short blog but a great reminder for those who think they are not making a difference in the world when compared to those who are seeing success. Success is best seen in the weak who show God’s glory. When God Does Not Use Bigness

Easter Bunny Anonymous

February 27, 2008

Had to come up with a skit for church. We are trying our hand at having mostly adults act instead of the ubiquitous teens. Not that that is bad but will be fun to have the adults get involved. But thought I would place the skit on the blog since it seems to be an […]