The Baptizing of Sister McAfee

The Baptizing: In the long, long ago, in the days before indoor baptistries, preachers baptized their new converts in creeks and rivers or at the beach. But there seemed to always be special challenges while baptizing in a creek or a river. It was a hot, muggy Sunday afternoon in August as I stepped [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:24:34+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Church, Commentary|Comments Off on The Baptizing of Sister McAfee

Politics in the Church

Politics in the Church: Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons (James and John) came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of Him. “What is it you want?” Jesus asked. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right hand and the other [...]

By | 2017-06-19T18:51:09+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Bible, Commentary|Comments Off on Politics in the Church

I Believe in Angels

I Believe in Angels: And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. (Luke 2:8,9) In the wee-hours of that first Christmas in Bethlehem's stable, an [...]

By | 2016-12-09T21:09:15+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Bible, Commentary|Comments Off on I Believe in Angels

ThanksLiving

Thanksliving: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude Giving thanks always for all things unto God (Ephesians 5:20).   Ever have one of those days when, deep down, you feel like you shouldn’t have gotten out of bed? It’s a bad day and you know it. The kind of day where you just know that everything’s [...]

By | 2016-11-01T21:31:23+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Bible, Commentary|Comments Off on ThanksLiving