Friday, 11 March 2011 16:19

Why Retirement Before College?

Question: I noticed that your Baby Steps list puts saving for retirement before saving for your kid’s college fund. Sending your kids to college would come first on the timeline, so why do you suggest this?

Published in Dave Ramsey Says
Friday, 11 March 2011 15:03

On Cancer and Marriage…

Last month, Doyle Powell expressed thankfulness to his First Baptist Sunday school class for the many calls, cards, casseroles, and prayers.  He couldn’t count the number of people who had contacted them since Lisa, his bride of 31 years, was diagnosed with endometrial cancer three days prior.  They were so thankful their friends were lifting them up daily—asking our heavenly Father for complete healing of Lisa’s body.  In fact, Doyle and Lisa were clinging to this lifeline of prayer.

Friday, 11 March 2011 10:46

Cultivating Talent

God gave each of us talents and creative minds. The first verse of the book of Genesis says, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth.” God is Creator and He formed us in His image.  When He formed our universe, God could have made a boring environment that only sustained life. Instead He used all His creative ability to form majestic mountains, scenic lakes, vast oceans, and awe-inspiring deserts. He incorporated multiple colors, and created unusual animals and interesting plants. Instead of a drab world, he created beauty and variety for us to enjoy.

Published in Articles
Friday, 11 March 2011 10:40

Celebrating God's Word

Over 400 years ago, a group of theologians gathered at the request of King James I of England to craft an English translation of the Bible that would be available on a widespread basis. The King James Version has become one of the most influential books of all time, containing the truth of the Scriptures, and also certain phrases which have become part of the common English language. This year, we celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the culmination of that 7-year process to translate the Scriptures, resulting in what we know as the King James Bible, in 1611.

Published in Bob Crittendon
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 10:58

Have You Crossed the River?

The Jordan River was at flood stage when the water suddenly parted, allowing the Israelites to cross over into the Promised Land to “take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.” (Joshua 1:11)  Imagine standing on the brink of a swollen river—dangerous and ominous—knowing that’s all that stands between you and the Promised Land (all that stands between you and the very life God wants you to have). Would you cross it?  Would you know how?

Published in Shine - Kim Hendrix
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 10:37

A Strategy for Overcoming Temptation

Imagine a battleship being attacked from the air by warplanes while the admiral orders, “Fire the anti-submarine homing torpedoes.” The battleship would probably suffer great damage and casualties—not by lack of power, but by failure in strategy. Anti-submarine homing torpedoes are designed to destroy submarines, not airplanes.

Published in Articles
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 10:30

Pastor's Perspective: 33 Years

I had a friend challenge me the other day to consider doing “multiplication ministry” rather than “addition ministry.”  I will confess, between you and me, that I want the world to know Jesus and pray everyday that God will give me the opportunity to share His love with someone in a transformational way.  That zeal is wonderful, but I sometimes feel frustrated that I can’t be in more than one place at a time.  There are so many people, so many hurts and so many opportunities that no one person can touch everyone, at least not directly (unless you are Jesus)!

Published in Pastor's Perspective
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