The church’s one Foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord; she is His new creation, by water and the Word; from heav’n He came and sought her to be His holy bride; with His own blood He bought her, and for her life He died. I’m not sure if the planning was deliberate, but the timing … Continue reading Irrepressible life – you should hear these preachers sing!
All of you are children of light and children of the day. We don’t belong to night or darkness. So then, let’s not sleep like the others, but let’s stay awake and stay sober. People who sleep sleep at night, and people who get drunk get drunk at night. Since we belong to the day, let’s stay … Continue reading We belong to the day!
Thinking Faithfully: This morning I’ve been working with some old photographs, recently excavated from storage at our church. They date from 1994-95, featuring the construction and dedication of WFPC’s first building. One of the teams working on our 25th anniversary celebration wants to include the pictures in a slide presentation, but they are all glued … Continue reading “Thinking Faithfully” – old photographs and fresh commitment
There’s only room for so many cruise stories and so many pictures of big boats, so I think today’s post will have to be a wrap on this Disney series. I’ll make this one about people, and people were the exact reason we steamed out of Port Canaveral in the first place. The Disney Magic Cruise … Continue reading PEOPLE – not the magazine, but the real deal
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when … Continue reading thoughts on my grandson’s baptism…
As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.) – Luke 9 CELEBRATE! Saturday morning workshops are fine. Saturday evening dinner gatherings … Continue reading The “So-What!” of Celebration…
Isaiah 6:6-8 – One of the flaming creatures flew over to me with a burning coal that it had taken from the altar with a pair of metal tongs. It touched my lips with the hot coal and said, “This has touched your lips. Your sins are forgiven, and you are no longer guilty.” After this, … Continue reading Church History and More Church History….
Enough people attend our church to justify two Sunday morning meetings. We average around 160 at the 8:30 “Contemporary Worship”, and 240 for the 11:00 “Traditional.” It makes good sense to offer the two worship styles, and seating 400 people simply won’t work at the one time… … Unless, that is, we schedule a special event … Continue reading 50th Birthday Party part II (Such wonderful fun!)
5oth Birthday party = A Big Hit! What an amazing weekend! Where to begin? I simply have to share about the past two days with my faith community here at First Presbyterian Church of Brandon. I need to be careful not to sound as if I’m writing advertising copy for a great church I’m understandably … Continue reading Birthday Party = A Charge of Life!!!!!