Tag: religion

Put Your Hands to the Work

“There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.” (Proverbs 14:23) Mankind was created to work—to cultivate the earth, to master its possibilities, to rule over it, and to watch over it (Gen. 1:26-28, 2:15). What a great blessing is ours that through our diligent labor, the earth might produce something it otherwise would not…

Personality, Position, and Integrity

“The one who lives with integrity lives securely, but whoever perverts his ways will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9 Do you know anyone with a big personality? I have several friends whose personalities larger than life. Everywhere they go people are drawn to them like a magnet. What a gift! I thank God for my friends with big personalities. But…

Four Questions for Evaluating Kingdom Partnerships

Because the Great Commission is the responsibility of the local church, and because God expects each Christian to leverage his or her resources most effectively toward its fulfillment, churches must constantly evaluate kingdom partnerships. Whether this partnership is with a local Baptist association, a state convention, a national agency, an individual missionary, community benevolence programs, or any number of other…

Seven Thoughts On Corporate Worship (Singing)

Having served as both a Worship Leader and a Pastor for many years, here are seven simple thoughts this morning, on corporate worship through song… Corporate worship should be born from the overflow of an obedient lifestyle.“A good person produces good out of the good stored up in his heart. An evil person produces evil out of the evil stored…

Building (or Rebuilding) TRUST

In one season or another, every one of us has needed to either build or rebuild trust: the new pastor coming into the church; the husband or wife whose marriage is enduring the heartbreak of hurtful decisions; the political leader balancing what is just with what is popular; the parent speaking timely wisdom to his or her teenager; the friend…

%d bloggers like this: