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Be Prepared for Life

1 Peter 5:8

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

When I was just a boy – I was a Boy Scout. Be prepared is the Boy Scout’s motto – or it is the song by Scar – envious brother of Mufasa – in the movie Lion King. Being prepared is a good goal for sure. We never know when our lives can change in the next heartbeat. Accidents – sudden deaths – life changing events happen – at times when we least expect them.

A few years ago – life changed for my friend Mike – his family and his friends. He was a well loved teacher at Crofton Meadows Elementary School. He was a man of God loved by most everyone. Several hundred people gathered for his celebration of life service including current and former students and many from our former and current church families. The Board of Education was also well represented – as well as South County folks and friends from all over the area. Mike was well loved by most everyone. Continue reading

August 11, 2017 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Marriage, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jesus Is Coming Soon!

Revelation 22:20

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

20140530-104833-38913743.jpgChristmas is coming! It used to take forever when I was a child – but in about 4 months Christmas will be here again. I know it comes every December 25th – but here in August – it doesn’t seem that far away. I know loads of things will happen before it comes!

On the last Sunday of August we will have a end of summer cookout/pot luck – along with Friend’s Day. We hope to have loads of regulars and visitors on that Sunday as we roll out the fall schedule and urge people to build relationships – join small groups – and tell others about Jesus. It will be here before we know it!

In early September – dove season starts as does bow season for deer! My brother usually marks his calendar according to deer season. It will be here before we know it! Continue reading

August 22, 2014 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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