Monday, October 26, 2009

Evangelism: One on One

As we think about reaching those around us for Christ, we tend to put conditions on how we want those people reached. The least we have to involved the better. Do something at church, so we can bring them. Show a movie, bring in a speaker, just so I don't have to be the one to tell them. Yet one of the most effective ways is one on one, reaching those people that we have contact with. Click on the title above and see what Dr. Tony Beam has to say about it.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Spirit of Fear?

In his blog calling Christian Leaders to Stand Up, Buck Jacobs hits on one of the the obstacles facing the church today. It is not from the outside, it is from with in and as Steve Brown would say it spells of smoke. In other words it is from the pit of Hell. That obstacle is fear and it has stopped many of our churches and individual Christians in their tracks. Fear of how making a stand for God will affect me, my job, or family. Fear of losing friends, positions, influence, and the list goes on.

The Bible makes it clear that we have not been given a spirit of fear and we should not fear the things of this world. In Romans Paul tells us that in fact we have been given a Spirit of adoption, and are now co-heirs with Jesus. Jesus did not fear or back down from the things of this world nor should we. In the coming days I will share some of the things I think have become obstacles to the church. In the mean time this is where it starts, fear can paralyze us if we allow it. Overcome fear we can overcome anything. Click on the title above if you want to read more on what Buck Jacobs has to say.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Master Of Banjo At Work

We have heard those of the classical music persuasion say Ah Bach, when they hear something from Johann Sebastien Bach. In the Blue Grass realm when we hear the following song we say Looky Yonder It's Earl! The Banjo song of the month is Foggy Mountain Breakdown, played by Earl Scruggs and friends. You will even see Steve Martin in there.

Guinness Book Of World Record Holder Todd Taylor

Todd has an amazing life story if you ever get the chance to watch it, do it. Enjoy.