Being pulled in a thousand directions is no fun; working all week for a 30-45 minute sermon that draws no “Amens!” is heart breaking; dealing with the effects on the church from the recent financial crisis is, frankly, scary; and, wanting to walk away is frequently enticing. That, my dear friends, is the reality that […]Read more "Passion for the Cause – by Lester Figueroa"
Feed the sheep and they grow you enough wool to keep you warm in the winter. A preacher from New Finland, who knew me as a youth in my home church, gave me this counsel upon returning to our church and finding that I had just entered the ministry. He said, “Good advice is like […]Read more "Feeding God’s Sheep – by Bishop John Cummings"
The author of Hebrews encourages us to “Look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). However, most often, we find ourselves Looking Downword. Today’s news is filled with spotlights of trouble and violence. Favorable reports are seemingly treated as less significant. As well, Christians too often dwell on the dreary side […]Read more "Looking Through the Eyes of Christ – by John Sperrazza"