Thursday, June 25, 2009

Remembering When.

If you are around the same age as me the past couple days probably has caused you to reflect a little. Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson have all died within the past couple days. As I grew up they were all on the seen. McMahon was Johnny Carson's sidekick on the Tonight Show, you know the one that Jay Leno just turned over to Conan O'Brien. There was not all the cable channels we have now, so if you were up late you probably watched at least the opening monologue of the Tonight Show. That laugh you heard off camera was Ed McMahon, and every once in a while he would show Carson up in a skit.

Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson came on the seen as I was growing up. In the beginning Farrah was known as the wife of Lee Majors, the Six Million Dollar Man, then came Charlie's Angels. Before long Lee Majors was known as Farrah Fawcett's ex-husband. As an actress and model Farrah would become one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Micheal was just a little guy when he started singing with the rest of his family, and in the long run he became the biggest star of the family. How many times millions of people sat there waiting for Michael Jackson's newest video to debute, and thought the moon walk was so cool. Think about how cool it would have been to have a Neverland in your backyard.

It is amazing how time changes perspective, at one point we would have given anything to switch places with anyone of them. I think if you know anything about their recent years, most of us would have given anything not to be in their shoes. Financial problems, health problems, and legal concerns, affected each of them in one way or another. At this point the preacher in me would like to get rather lengthy, but I will just close with this.

As we go through life our focus cannot be the place someone else holds in the eyes of the world, whether it is stardom, power, or wealth. You and I do not see the big picture and we do know what life holds for them. Our focus on others needs to a spiritual concern, we do they stand with Jesus. Rich or poor, powerful or lowly, famous or totally unknown, each of us need Jesus.

Enjoying Sharing Your Faith? pt.2

Make sure you read the first in an earlier post before reading this. Dr. Studebaker offers valuable insight in telling others about Jesus. I hope you find this interesting and inspiring.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Roaming Through Romans

The last three weeks we have started roaming through Romans, it has been interesting. Paul has told us 3 things we need to know if we are to be effective in sharing Christ, the reason why we need to share, and how judging has become a problem. I now God has been dealing with me through this, and I pray our people will be touched as well. Click on the title above and it will take you to the sermon section of our church website, these sermons are the three most recent. If you are in the Baltimore area come join one of these Sundays. Have a great day.

Enjoying Sharing Your Faith?

Most of us would have to answer no, mainly because we are not sharing our faith. In this article John Studebaker (if that last name reminds you of a car you are getting old) tells that not only should we be sharing,but we can be enjoying it has well. Somewhere we have got to develop a burden for the people around us to know Jesus. I am praying for that burden, and I hope you will as well. Click on the title above if you would like to read the article.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Our Position, Our Message, Our Burden

On Sunday we began a series in Romans, called Roaming through Romans. We will not be taking this verse by verse, but more section by section. The first Sunday we saw Paul share 3 things with his readers that he understood. Paul understood his position, a servant of Jesus Christ. He understood his message, the gospel with Jesus at the center. He understood the need for a burden, He had wanted for a long time to visit those in Rome.

If we are going to impact our world we have to understand and have these 3 things as well. If you want to hear more click on the title above it will take you to the sermon. Have a great day.

Christian Man Raped, Murdered For Refusing To Convert To Islam

I know in this article there are conflicting accounts, but is there not something wrong with this? Folks we need to be sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the world around us. The news that God so loved the world that He sent His only to die on our behalf. Jesus did not come into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. It is a message of love, and it is one that needs to be shared.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Roy Clark Quartet

How many Roy Clark's does it take to play Rocky Top?

It would seem to be 5, with a little help from the Muppets. I guess I could have called it Roy Clark's Quintet