Walking into my first building committee meeting as a young pastor I had two simultaneous feelings: feeling proud that the church was moving forward and feeling scared that I was traveling in uncharted waters. I was thrilled that we were moving forward with a grand building project, but I had no training or background in construction.
It seems that at Thanksgiving we thank everyone, and so we should. According to this Thanksgiving sermon, we are right to thank the people that have contributed to our lives, we should consider our forefathers, and we should praise our family and friends. But let's not forget God. He is the source of all blessings.
2 Samuel 23:1-7
Pancho Villa, the Mexican revolutionary, who died in 1923, said, "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."
If you had the chance to reflect on what your last words would be, what would you say?
It's not known if these were the last words
stressed person is much like a stressed lawn. No longer healthy and
alive they begin to resemble a walking corpse. Maybe some vestiges of
life remain underneath, but to the watching world, the stressed
person is unhealthy and dying.
Sitting in a
jail cell in a prison
Do you ever wish you were like Robinson Crusoe, living alone on a
desert island away from difficult people? Would that be paradise to
The apostle Paul came to realize his
need for other people. When Paul came into a relationship with the
person of Christ, he mov
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
In seminary a professor would always say, "Be kind to the people you minister to, they all are facing hard times."
The church at Thessalonica was facing hard times - persecution,
testing of their faith, and spiritual opposition. The situation was