Tuesday, June 30, 2009

They Will Have To Give An Accounting For You

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Hebrews 13:17 ESV

Monday, June 29, 2009

Your Love for All the Saints

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Colossians 1:3-5 ESV

Friday, June 26, 2009

Don't Think About Pink Elephants

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippian 4:8 ESV

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Just Calm Down -- Give It To God -- Let It Go

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Pastor's Affection For His People

Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. Philippians 4:1 ESV

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Need For Qualified Leaders

Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. Philippians 3:17

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Deny Yourself

Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (Mat 16:24)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Baptism: Every Which Way

We had a very cool thing happen at our church today. We baptized six people: One was sprinkled, one was poured, four were dunked. But wait, there's more. Four people were baptized in covenant baptism (paedo) and 2 were by statement of faith (credo). Who says there isn't a greater right than being right?