Churches sometimes do not have a very realistic view of themselves. Often this becomes very evident, when they begin to search for a pastor. It happens all the time, but it is out in the open during the pastor search process. Surveys are completed by the congregation in which individual members create a long list [...]
Many mornings find me giving thanks that my parents loved each other and loved me. The most valuable gift a father can give to his children is a daily demonstration that he loves their mother.
I’m the son of a farmer, horse-trader, who taught me to rise early, work hard and quit late. Solomon’s words could [...]
Grab your tickets and head on over to Colossal Coaster World! Come join us as we experience the thrill and excitement of a day at the park! As we explore the park, kids will enter Worship Rally at the Main Gate and make their first stop at Coaster Alley for Bible study.
It’s Vacation Bible School [...]
A minister called the advertising editor of his local paper to announce the title of his upcoming sermon.
“My sermon this week will be titled “The Lord Is My Shepherd,” he said.
“Is that all?” asked the editor.
“That’s enough,” the minister replied.
When the newspaper arrived that week the pastor opened it and was surprised to read that [...]
Editor’s Note: I would like to welcome Pastor Steve Ellison as a weekly columnist beginning this week. I have been receiving his sermons weekly for several months now and believe that you will be educated, enlightened and uplifted by his sermons.
Every human is created to be in fellowship with the Creator. As I have [...]
Sitting at my computer, I pondered how to answer a letter from a bitter man; bitter because he refused to let go of an attitude that was robbing him of the joy of living.
Wronged by a member of his family many years earlier, this angry writer had composed a blistering letter to the relative he [...]
By Joel Osteen
There’s nothing quite like that feeling you get when your boss, or maybe a coach or someone who’s important in your life says, “I believe in you, and you’re doing a fantastic job. I see so much potential in you that I’ve got a higher position for you.”
The great news I have for [...]
The Characteristics of
The Trinity in the
Jesus Christ talked with Adam and Eve every day in the Garden (Gen. 3:8). He is the One who spoke with Abraham in his tent (Gen. 18) and to Moses at the burning bush (ex. 3). Jesus Christ was the One who wrestled with Jacob (Gen. [...]
Grab your tickets and head on over to Colossal Coaster World! Come join us as we experience the thrill and excitement of a day at the park! As we explore the park, kids will enter Worship Rally at the Main Gate and make their first stop at Coaster Alley for Bible study. While touring the [...]
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first celebrated on May 30, 1868 on an order from General John Logan. In 1882, the name was changed to Memorial Day. Surprisingly, this day to honor loved ones who have died and to share in patriotic services didn’t become a national holiday until 1971.
Originally set aside as [...]