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ACCEPT ONE ANOTHER

Church greeters on a Sunday morning have a very important role. They are the first people who worshipers meet as they enter the building. Through their friendly smiles and welcoming attitudes, they let everyone know people are valued and welcome. In today’s passage, Paul gives final instructions to the church in Rome. As is true in our churches today, there were people at many different stages of their spiritual journey. Some were young believers, still…

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NOTHING CAN SEPARATE!

From her bedroom window, Rebecca eyed the children playing in the snow enviously. How she longed to play with them!“Now, Rebecca,” she remembered her father telling her that morning. “You can’t play in the snow today.” “Why not, Father?” Rebecca had asked. Every day, the neighborhood children gathered at a park just behind Rebecca’s house. “Just trust me, Rebecca. It’s not what’s best for you today,” her father had replied. At the time, Rebecca had…

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Understanding God through John 3:16

Understanding God. Just Say John 3:16. A little boy was selling newspapers on a windy Chicago corner. People went into and out of their houses and homes to get away from the wintry cold, hardly noticing him. The little boy was so cold that he wasn’t really trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, “Hey Mister, you wouldn’t happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm…

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What’s on Your Agenda Today?

Today’s Agenda. What are You Going to Do Today? What are your plans? What’s on your agenda for today?  Do you have any plans, or just expect to react to everyone and everything around you? How about purposefully having an agenda, things that are important to you? My Agenda for Today * Smile at a stranger * Drop a coin where a child can find it * Learn something new and teach it to someone…

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Ecclesiastes Chapter 3: Part 2

Tear and Mend “a time to tear and a time to mend” Tearing and mending. Words common to a tailor or seamstress. Or a tent maker, Or one who makes sails for ships. Sometimes repairing or creating something new requires tearing away the old first. Tent making is an ancient art, and Paul was a tent maker nearly 2000 years ago. (Act 18:3). Ships sails are made from the same basic canvas materials, sewn together…

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Seize the Moment!

Do You Have the Time? Seize the Moment. Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven’t thought about it, don’t have it on their schedule, didn’t know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine. What about you? Time. I have a friend who lives by a three-word philosophy: Seize the moment. Just possibly she may be the wisest woman on this planet. Too many…

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Do you Carry an Umbrella?

Do You Carry Your Umbrella? Would you carry your umbrella in a drought?  As a drought continued for what seemed an eternity, a small community of farmers was in a quandary as to what to do. Rain was important to keep their crops healthy and sustain the townspeople’s way of life.  As the problem became more acute, a local pastor called a prayer meeting to ask for rain. Do you Have Your Umbrella? Many people…

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Give Your Heart to God

Check out this article: Give Your Heart to God From the series: KingdomNomics: Day by Day https://app.kingdomnomics.com/post/50900-001-give-your-heart-to-god/31 There is a song by “The Police” that starts out with these lyrics Every breath you take, every move you make, every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you. Now, the song itself is not about our relationship with God, but the words themselves tells the story. God watches us not because he wants…

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