Category Archives: Church

Humble Service

Years ago someone visited the church in Plains, Georgia where President Jimmy Carter is a member. The visitor noticed that the church had some sign-up sheets for members to volunteer for particular jobs that needed to be done in the … Continue reading

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Let’s Be the Church!

We have a theme for the new year at Vanceburg Christian Church—“God’s 2020 Vision for the Church”. This year we will focus on what the Bible says about the church. In January, we have a 3-week series of sermons planned. … Continue reading

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Making Good Sense

Jeremiah 10:21 contains a dire warning for anyone in a position of leadership in the church—“The shepherds are senseless and do not inquire of the Lord; so they do not prosper and all their flock is scattered.” No one wants … Continue reading

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Ousted

For the first time ever, the CBS reality show “Survivor” has removed a player from the game. Dan Spilo was kicked off the show for repeated inappropriate touching. He was warned about such behavior, yet failed to heed the warning. … Continue reading

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Bosses and Leaders

A boss instills fear; a leader instills confidence. A boss creates resentment; a leader creates enthusiasm. A boss say, “I”; a leader says, “We.” A boss fixes blame; a leader fixes mistakes. A boss knows how; a leader shows how. … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Harvest

Autumn is the time of year when farmers work long hours to harvest their crops. Months after the ground was prepared and the seed was planted, the grain is finally ready to pick. The ripe soybeans and corn are gathered … Continue reading

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Puppy Love

I’d like to share a story I heard from Randy Gariss. I am recalling this story from memory, so forgive me if I don’t tell it as well as Randy does. One day a fellow noticed that there was a … Continue reading

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Practical Atheists

John Stonestreet is a commentator for BreakPoint, a Christian worldview ministry established by Chuck Colson in 1991. Stonestreet recently wrote, “What if a time-traveler from the early church secretly followed you from Monday until Saturday evening, would they be able … Continue reading

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That’s Our Business

Business consultant Peter Drucker was asked what he considered to be the key to a successful business. He answered, “Every day we need to ask ourselves two questions: ‘What business are we in?’ ‘How’s business?’ Jesus has called us into … Continue reading

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Socially Acceptable

According to the Associated Press, a new U.S. Census Bureau report says the number of unmarried partners living together has tripled in the past two decades due to greater social acceptance. Society does indeed have a greater level of acceptance … Continue reading

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