The church at Philippi began with the conversion of Lydia, the seller of purple (Acts 16:14), and the Philippian jailor. It is now 62 A.D., about 10 years after Paul’s first visit to Philippi and he is again in prison for his faith, most likely writing from Rome. Because of his failing eyesight, Timothy his … Continue reading Serving to Lead
If you have ever worked with colored stains, you know that it’s important to give the can a good stir before using it because if you don’t stir things up, all the pigment stays at the bottom and the stain is not very effective. When the Lord described the Moabites, He said they were like … Continue reading Are you stirred up?
I mentioned before that I used to serve as a worker in a faith-based addiction recovery program. One of the verses we all had to memorize was Luke 9:23… “And he said to them all, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.’” … Continue reading As basic as reading and writing
Yesterday I had to install some network wire in my house so I could directly connect my desktop PC with my router. Network cable is not like coax cable (like you use for your TV) or like electrical wire. You have to be careful with it. If you skin or kink the cable badly you … Continue reading Checking your signal
Our church just finished its Vacation Bible School and it was a great time. We had lots of kids turn out every night, great messages and lots of faithful VBS workers. Everyone had fun. Before the start of day two, while pastor and I were headed to the Dollar General to get pool noodles and … Continue reading Stoking your own flame
Years ago, I worked at a thrift shop. My job was to process all the donated items that were electrical in nature. I was to plug the thing in, see if it worked, repair it if I could and then clean it up to be put out on the floor. Anything that didn’t work went … Continue reading How do you eat an elephant?
People like to hold up the apostle Paul as some kind of super saint. Paul never saw himself that way. He saw himself as quite the opposite. He referred to himself as the chief of sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). It’s why he penned verses like 1 Thessalonians 5:25 – “Brethren, pray for us.” None of … Continue reading Our greatest need