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

Archive for the ‘Spiritual’ Category

When You Add People

August 31, 2008

I found this to be very interesting on a blog I keep up with. Now he talks about it in relation to the church and its often tricky organizational turns, but this stuff could be true of any organization. So perhaps it will sound familiar no matter your current people place. http://stufffchristianslike.blogspot.com/2008/08/389-church-mafia-4-ruling-families.html

What Would You Say?

August 6, 2008

I was recently given the pleasure of being asked to respond to three questions for a lady who is taking a world religion course at her school. The questions were all about why I believe what I believe or how I might explain my position. It made me think of how important it is to […]

Christian Yoga Possible?

August 5, 2008

There has been a great deal of debate over the last few months over the issue of Christian Yoga. Can a Christian engage in the act of yoga and not hinder their Christian faith in anyway? This is a good question considering yoga at its purest forms draws and involves many eastern practices including Hinduism […]

Mission Trip Notes: The Real Thing

July 22, 2008

In Acts 2 & 4 we read of what the 1st Century church was like at Jerusalem. We read of a gathering of believers who were a true community. They did things together daily in a very close and personal way. Ways that produced close community and a togetherness that set a perfect example of […]

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 […]

Mission Trip to Beattyville, Ky

July 4, 2008

The long awaited trip is here. We are headed down to Beattyville, Kyon a Mission Trip. Beattyville and its neighbor Booneville have been the trip destination of Teen Mission, USA for several years now. This is an area that God has opened up and is open to serving with building projects, Kids events and other […]

Good Ol Sabbath

June 28, 2008

Wanted to post thisĀ in here. Answered this question for someone. It is concerning the Sabbath Day and how the Christian should or should not react to it. QUESTION #1: Is it wrong to have a job that requires you to work on Sunday? Why was the Sabbath changed from Saturday to Sunday? What does God […]

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 […]