My wife and I are expecting our third child at any moment. She will be induced in less than a week, but the waiting is almost unbearable. The anticipation is growing by each passing moment. In fact, this week during our Sunday evening service, my friends and I were singing a song during worship when I caught my wife standing up abruptly. She was going … Continue reading Waiting
We are quickly entering into spring revival season. I am still a supporter of church revivals. There is nothing wrong with a congregation seeking to set out more time in their schedule for increased spiritual emphasis. We all need revival at times. Life has a way of wearing us down. It is easy to allow our faith to grow cold even in times of joy and peace. … Continue reading Is Your Faith Growing Cold?
How much time does your church spend in prayer together? Before the Holy Spirit descended at Pentecost, the apostles and many others spent the better portion of ten days in prayer (Acts 1:12-14). Sadly, few churches focus on corporate prayer. Sure, we have all sorts of prayer methods and calls to prayer, but we still lack in commitment. It is my position that healthy churches … Continue reading The Prayer Meeting
Last year I wrote a couple of posts about the Christian Baptist Association (What is Christian Baptist? here & here). This is the association of churches that I have my ordination through and pastor. There was a time when I was a member of another group of Churches in the local area, but, the Lord led me to move into the same association that I had … Continue reading Why Christian Baptist? Four Reasons.
I have lost count of how many times someone has asked me to repeat myself when we are telling them the name of the denomination I am ordained through and pastor. It is, The Ohio Valley Association of Christian Baptist Churches of God. That is a mouth full. You can find the website by clicking here. Most of the time we go by a … Continue reading What is Christian Baptist?
Regardless of whether you are called to pastoral ministry or itinerant (evangelistic travel), it is important that you understand the Biblical foundation and design of the church. The ministry of the church is astoundingly vital to every believer. For those that are homebound, there must be a ministry to show them the compassion of Jesus. To those that say they don’t need to go to … Continue reading God’s design of the Church