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Perspective

Take a moment and think of a problem that you are dealing with right now. Would you classify it as a big problem or as a small problem? Imagine you are dealing with that same problem and you get a call that your child or parent has been involved in a very serious accident. Now, […]

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The Eternal Son of God

John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness […]

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Thanksliving (part 2)

On the fourth Thursday of November, millions of families and friends gather together across America and give thanks to God for many things.  This is a worthy activity that can be beneficial.  But, as Christians, is this the primary time that we intentionally thank God for who He is and for what He has done […]

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Thanksliving (part 1)

Outside of my office is a bulletin board with things our HeathKids are thankful for.  Some of the things listed are dogs, family, Christmas, God, and friends.  Also, there are some things listed by our kids that most people may not think to be thankful for such as wood, rugs, paper and one 3 year […]

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Takeaways…

Last week I had the privilege to attend two pastor conferences with our senior pastor Dan Downing.  I want to especially thank East Lake Community Church in Moneta, VA for hosting us and being so hospitable to us.  I learned or was reminded of many important principles regarding the pastoral ministry.  Three of the things […]

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So Much

Luke 12:48b (Jesus said) “…From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”  (NIV) Have you ever wondered why you have been so blessed mentally, financially, emotionally, and spiritually?  Could it be that God has given you so […]

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“Foolish Controversies”

Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. (ESV) Note:  The targeted audience for this specific blog is Christians. Do you enjoy a good argument?  Or would you rather just keep quiet and let words go unsaid?  Maybe you are like me and you enjoy watching a good […]

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Jesus and Presidential Candidates

The 2016 United States Presidential race is alive and well even though it is only 2015.  Many of the candidates were involved in a nationally televised debate last night.  There was much proclaiming from the candidates about how their plans as president would be good for the United States.  As time goes by, most of […]

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September 11…Heroes…Jesus Christ

  Romans 5:6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ […]

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If…BUT…

1 Corinthians 15:14, 17-20 (NIV) And IF Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. And IF Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.  IF only for this life we […]

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