Pastor's Perspective
Thursday, 05 January 2017 12:13

6 Principles for a Happy and Lasting Marriage

Written by Dr. Travis Coleman

Last month during our Children’s Choir Christmas program the first grade through the sixth grade choirs presented, “Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” It was a Christmas musical that used all the events surrounding the birth of our Savior to convince skeptics in Bethlehem of Jesus’ arrival. It was cute and our children did a wonderful job with the drama and music. When I stood to close out the service, I drew attention to the children that played Mary and Joseph. I told them that Mrs. Coleman and I were Mary and Joseph in our Christmas program as teenagers and look, we got married. I kidded them that the same thing could happen to them in real life too. The little boy who played Joseph was emphatically shaking his head “no.” We all laughed. By the way, we were King and Queen at the Sweetheart Banquet as well.

Monday, 05 December 2016 07:11

The Wonderful Gift of God and His Presence

Written by Tom Gaylord

Jesus told his disciples, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So, don’t be troubled or afraid.”

John 14:27 (NLT)

Saturday, 05 November 2016 06:55

Never Alone

Written by Dr. Teman Knight

Several prominent pastors have stepped down from their pastorates over the past few months citing burnout and depression. No matter the size of their church, all pastors must deal with stress and difficult situations. Having been a pastor for 32 years, I know that sometimes you feel alone, overwhelmed, isolated and inadequate. We can end up feeling like Elijah under the juniper tree—like we are the only servant God has left.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:53

The Most Important Win

Written by Dr. Larry Bryars

Autumn has always been my favorite season.  There are many reasons…the weather gets cooler, the leaves are changing, and it’s football season.  Already some of my favorite teams have won and lost, and we have only just begun.  

Thursday, 01 September 2016 06:58

7 Steps to Renewing Your Mind

Written by Bishop Kyle Searcy

The human brain fascinates me. Its computing power is truly remarkable. Just one brain generates more energy (electrical impulses) in one day than all the cell phones on the planet. 

Monday, 08 August 2016 11:36

The Only Hope for America

Written by Daniel Atkins

As a father of three kids, I often catch myself worry-ing about the kind of world my kids are growing up in.  We are seeing our nation collapse on itself.  Morally, spiritually, and economically, our nation is in a mess. People are being murdered in our streets and the racial and political divide is wors-ening by the day.

Friday, 01 July 2016 07:00

Big Deal!

Written by Bryant Hansen

 

When my brother was about two years old, he began to mimick my father’s “pet phrases.”  One particular phrase was “big deal.”  He would hear my father in conversations with friends or other businessmen and my father would inevitably say to one of them, “Well, big deal” (meaning that he was unimpressed).

When my daughter Kaylee turned 16 I began teaching her to drive. I discovered there’s nothing more thrilling or more terrifying than hurtling through space with a teen at the wheel—like being on my own personal roller coaster! 

Christians around the world have recently observed and celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  While Easter may have come and gone, the message of His resurrection should remain with us in all times.  Easter Day begins a season where we reflect on how this truth shapes our lives in all times.  The proclamation that has rung throughout the generations continues to be our theme:  “He is not here. He has risen” (Luke 24:5). 

Thursday, 03 March 2016 07:49

Pastor's Perspective by Trip Healey, Ridge Church

Written by Trip Healey

  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?”

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