Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:33

Savers and Spenders

Money is a source of conflict in nearly a third of all relationships, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association.
When it comes to budgeting, two can quickly turn into a crowd. That’s because some of us like to save our nickels, while others would prefer to spend every last dime. And it’s hard to get the other person to change their mind. (Okay, so you might be a little stubborn too.)

Published in Dave Ramsey Says
Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:19

Righteousness Exalts a Nation

God wants us to be wise in Him, and to live according to His principles. That can enhance our individual lives and contribute to a more righteous society, if significant numbers of believers take that to heart.  Proverbs 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.” (NKJV)

Published in Bob Crittendon
Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:04

Church at the Barrel

Tuesday at noon, I meandered my way through the streets of west Montgomery to the corner of Rosa Parks and Stone Streets. I noticed a bunch of old stumps and two crosses. Groups of people were hurrying across the street to find their spot and were fellowshipping with one another as they sat down.  Big smiles, pats on the back, Bibles in hand, and a cheerful face passing out papers with Scripture; one could tell it was a place to meet Jesus.  I found my place on a stump and got a major whiff of fried chicken.  People greeted me as I waited, shook my hand and introduced themselves. I noticed that nearby neighbors leaned up against their fences as a service began. 

Published in Articles

In January, I discussed, Soul Shop, the upcoming suicide prevention training. Now, I am thankful to report that Soul Shop trained more than 150 people in the evening community discussion and the day-long training.  This month, I would like to share some of what we learned at the training from Fe Anam Avis.

Published in Counselors Corner
Thursday, 03 March 2016 08:33

Who Do You Think That I Am?

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

Published in Articles
Thursday, 03 March 2016 08:25

He Rose to Commission You

Among the numerous holidays we love and celebrate, my favorite is Easter. As a young girl I looked forward to getting dressed in my new outfit on Resurrection Morning.  Mom made us look extra special with ribbons in our styled hair and shoes that matched our outfits. I was excited about being in church and witnessing the reenactment of the crucifixion. The drama brought tears to my eyes and a tender love in my heart for the Savior. Even though I was too young to understand all that took place on Holy Week, my heart seemed to come alive. 

Published in Pastor Kemi Searcy

RRJ:  When do you first remember recognizing your need for Christ’s offer of salvation?

Published in Faith @ Work
Thursday, 03 March 2016 08:08

The Word in the Movie

I saw a movie recently that illustrates two chapters of the Bible as well as anything I have ever seen. The chapters are Ephesians 5 and 6 and the movie is War Room. This movie is not to be regarded as Scripture, by any means, but it acts out a major foundation of truth found in Scripture. Family strife is spiritual strife. Family harmony is the conquering work of the Holy Spirit. Intercession through prayer is the key to the battle.

  Bringing Showy Home


Here I anxiously sit in a hotel room in Guangzhou, China, halfway around the world from everything familiar, waiting to meet my daughter for the first time, and I had this thought, “As Christians, what do we have to fear?”

Published in Pastor's Perspective
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