Get out there, salty dogs!
There's an old bluegrass tune that says "Honey, let me be your salty dog" I am not quite sure what that means, besides sweetheart, but God has called us to be salty people in a tasteless and messy world. Stand for purity, grace, honesty, and all things Bible-----let our saltiness be an influence in everything we do.
Get out there, salty dogs!
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs the hearts.
There are many plans in a man's heart;
nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
Men and women think many things. Sometimes good things, logical things.
But they are temporary, changeable. If they don't match up with God's
thoughts, they are worse than worthless....leading others to be mislead.
Think of all the supporters of abortion, communism, sexual immorality----
they all have reasoned that those practices are good and beneficial. Or, that
there are many ways to God. Or that sin is of no consequence. The fallout
of these human thoughts is devastating, causing untold misery and pain.
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. I Cor. 1:25
II Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof,
for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate,
equipped for every good work.
Base your life, your way of thinking, living, working, loving-----on the principles
in the Bible--and your life will be blessed, on the road to success here and heaven later.
Jesus---who He is, what He did, and our response to Him---is the key.
II Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself
strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
BLESS Y'all! Real good!
Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. I Corinthians 6
Hundreds of thousands are signing on to this declaration. Here is some of it:
"Because the sanctity of human life, the dignity of marriage as a union of husband and wife, and the freedom of religion are foundational principles of justice and the common good, we affirm:
As Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Christians, we take seriously the Biblical admonition to respect and obey those in authority. Because we honor justice and the common good, we will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God’s." www.manhattandeclaration.org
Our church sanctuary remodel is moving forward! Main sanctuary carpet has been installed, and this week the stage will be carpeted in a complementary color. The full worship band will be back in business on Sunday, so bring yourself, a friend, a big voice and let's enjoy His praises in beautiful surroundings!
The sanctuary remodel is underway! The old carpet has been removed.....the lower walls have been painted....the new L E D lighting process is underway.....and.....the new landscaping is settling in with all this rain!
May God prosper our spirit as well as our facility!
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.--Timothy
3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.…Peter
So----let's read it, believe it, and live it!!
He's alive, He's alive!
He's alive and I'm forgiven!
Heaven's gates are open wide!
He's alive, He's alive, He's alive!!!!!
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Happy Easter Y'all!
It turns out our kids in school are being taught to distinguish facts from opinions. Normally, that sounds like a good idea. It seems though, that an opinion cannot also be a fact. A belief cannot be a fact. So, is it wrong to cheat on a test? Who knows? It is only an opinion. Are all men created equal? Does life begin at conception? It it wrong to kill a cartoonist who makes fun of your prophet? All just opinions, not facts. No moral facts means no moral absolutes....everything is up for interpretation. No real right or wrong. And yet....our kids are being taught how to act and think....even though there are no moral facts to base them on. Confusing, to say the least.
Let's help our kids understand life in Jesus, right and wrong from the Bible, truth in Christian life--and how to watch out for tricky ways their faith may be undermined.....
This blog is being written by James Becker--your humble webmaster. The wife Debbie, is the church secretary and keeps me in the loop so I can keep you all in the loop......