This morning I read an article about a new social media hashtag called #ChurchToo. You can read the article here: http://flip.it/LIHWbF Before I jump into this post, I’d like to explain hashtags to those who are not familiar with them. Hashtags are made up of the # symbol and words or phrases that can be searched … Continue reading #ChurchToo
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive … Continue reading Dealing with Doubt
How do you handle the demands of life? Jesus shows us how.
“And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”Matthew 25:30 NKJV Jesus tells a parable about servants making investments for their master. The story takes a turn when one of the servants decides he doesn't want to make the investment because he feels he won't get anything … Continue reading How to deal with unprofitable people
““No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”Matthew 6:24 NKJV This week in the message Turning the Tables Part 2 I talked about our financial priorities. One … Continue reading God and Riches
We're in a series at GFMBC about personal finance entitled "Turning the Tables". Yesterday I began with the story of Jesus turning over the tables of the money changers in Matthew 21:12-13. In that message I told our church to "focus on the money". What does that mean? I'm going to explain but it may … Continue reading Focus on the Money
A lesson from Niger. While on the Mission to Niger last month, we saw thousands of young men walking the streets daily. To me, there was something familiar in the way they carried themselves. After meditating on this familiarity the Lord showed me what it was: swagger. You see, the young African men in Niger … Continue reading Swagger is genetic.
A lesson from Niger. During my recent mission trip to Niger, Africa, I noticed a startling difference from the United States. Traffic lights! After spending a week in the city of Niamey, I only saw 5 traffic lights and 4 of those weren't even on. But, even without traffic lights, thousands of people took to … Continue reading Our Daily Bread
This weekend, our church, Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, held our annual church conference. One of the things I get to do during the conference is share an annual address. Usually, my address will recap the year, and cast vision for the next year, but this time, the address was very introspective and focused solely … Continue reading 10 questions every church member should answer.