I am often assured that people are going to heaven and that they do not need to go to church to be saved. They of course on the surface are quite correct. I cannot help but to remember the admonishment of Heb. 10:25. I love to go to church and enjoy corporate worship.
Having a GED and only finishing the eighth grade, I do not do a lot of things well but I know how to sing Hymns, tithe and teach people the importance of reading the Bible for all it's worth. And as closely as my Lord keeps me, I feel a wonderful warmth in the presence of my
This piece is submitted by my friend Brian Mensi.
A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his pastor's visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited. The pastor made himself at home but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After some minutes, the pastor took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone. Then he sat back in his chair, still silent. The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone ember's flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more.
Soon it was cold and dead. Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The Pastor glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave, he slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow, once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.
As the pastor reached the door to leave, his host said with a tear running down his cheek, "Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I shall be back in church next
We live in a world today, which tries to say too much with too little.
Consequently, few listen. Sometimes the best sermons are the ones left unspoken. What silent message would God have you share with someone today?
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven." - Matt. 5:16
For those of you that prayed over this little person,
The baby is great he now weighs 23 pounds and he is only 5 months old.
He is the cutest little boy I have ever seen. I thank God every day for my many blessings.
Senie Fogerty is having sever pain in her back and is unable to do anything right now. She has had a MRI and xrays. Now she needs God's hand and that's where we come in. Pray for her and for the doctor to be lead by the Lord.
Your servant in Christ,