Wednesday, April 21, 2010


What do we do, what do we say, where do we go…? These are questions of every day life. So many times I have done things, not thinking or just really not be prepared. Just going and doing! Even some times on a good day, I did think a little bit, then did. You know what,
some times that’s a good thing, but sometimes it still just doesn’t work out and I’m back thinking, “What was I thinking”. Or was I thinking at all. Please tell me that I’m not the only one and not just me and my boys. Well I think that girls might be struggling with the same thing.
As I was reading in the old testament, I became aware of an important principle all Christians should do; also it is affirmed in the new testament. When King David was telling his son Solomon, let’s call it fatherly advice, in 1 Chronicles 22:12 “Only the Lord give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the Lord thy God.” Wisdom and understanding from the Lord. Now most of us heard, read…about Solomon’s wisdom. But did we recognize where it came from? 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 tell us the story of Solomon’s great wisdom and knowledge. To some it up, God appeared to Solomon, asked him what He (God) can give Solomon. So Solomon asked for wisdom and knowledge, which God gives and more.
Now let’s move ahead in time to the year 2010, 40 years ago couldn’t imagine being living in 2010. It was so far off. But here we are, the year 2010 and guess what? We still find ourselves in need of wisdom and knowledge; even for everyday life. So what do we do? O.K. can I be real (up front, honest) when I answer? A lot of times we fall into the ways of the world. There’s things acceptable today that 40 years ago, we would not even think of doing. That it just became part of society as o.k. in their/our thinking. But as believers God’s wisdom and knowledge is the way we should seek. But you ask, How do we seek it? How do we get it? Now the new testament verse, James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” We just need to ask! And ask God!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Sunday

This Sunday will be Easter Sunday! A day of great rejoicing for Christians. A day that a lot of people will think a little bit about God. A day that a lot of people will recognize it as a religious day. A day that some people will recognize it as a special day, maybe a holiday. Also a day that a lot of people will not recognize it as any thing special, it’s just another day what’s the fuss. Yes, there will be more people not going to church this important day than do. And more and more don’t even want to have anything to do with Easter and what it means, other than an easter egg hunt maybe or the giving of easter candy.
Maybe I should’ve wrote this last week, to encourage you to invite friends…to Easter morning services. Let them hear the word of God and the gospel message from Pastor Paul, Pastor Dave, Pastor Joel, Pastor Mac and….Let them hear Christian praise music, that might impact them. Maybe someone will talk to them and show them the way, point them to Jesus and maybe even lead them to following Jesus. After all there is sun rise service, that is special. Then a breakfast now that is special. Then a special service after that and finally the regular service that will also be special. It’s Easter Sunday of course it will be special it’s a land mark day for us as believers.
Now you may think, where is he going from here? Alright 2 things, the first is that we as Christians need to be excited about not only those land mark Christian holidays; but excited about every Sunday. Remember it’s super Sunday! Yes it’s o.k. to look forward to Easter….but not to look at the other Sundays as boring. Each Sunday you have the opportunity to worship our God and King; with fellow believers. To lift His name on high….it’s about worshipping Him.
The second point being that every day we should be a witness of our Lord Jesus Christ. That people should see or know that you are different and have an idea why. That you would feel comfortable inviting them to church or directing to an other church no matter what Sunday it is. That our God can work what ever day it is. It doesn’t have to be this big special service, it can be just a regular service, a bible study, faith group…or just some Christian talking; proclaiming Jesus. After all, God is the one who calls and saves we just share the good news.
Memory verses are the same as last week.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Well sat. is the men's breakfast event. Earlier was a little nervous about doing this event. Will men come, will God be there, will I stumble over my words...all that stuff and fears. Boy how fear can do it's thing. God be glorified amd do a mighty work.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Who are you following with?

This morning as I was reading in the book of Ruth, I was made more aware of the importance of our walk with our Lord Jesus. As believers we all can answer the question, "Who are you following?", with the answer Jesus. But another important question is who with are you following? Ruth said those famous words, " Where you go. I will go and where you lodge. I will lodge". What devotion to her mother in law. If we were to stop here we would miss the point. The next sentence in the book of Ruth is, "Your people shall be my people. and your God, my God". The point is God. You see Naomi was following God and her people were following God. A principle found in God's word repeatedly and it is still for today. In Phil.3:17 "Brethern, join in following my example, and observe those walk according to the pattern you have in us." It's not that you follow that person or people but that you are following their example as they follow Jesus Christ. Being with god's people your brothers and sisters, your new family. Going to church.....Make the effort.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

O.K. let's try this out. Never bloged before; not even thought what to start to say. So here I go. This is almost a new ministry starting up to encourage men and women in their christian walk. As you can see in our name, stay strong, we are encouraged by God to be strong; to finish the race well. So hopefully we will be a source to help you to stay strong in the Lord Jesus Christ.