Alway have a Big Bucket

                              Always have a big bucket…..                                                                   Jim Burns My great grandson is ready for the Easter egg hunt on his first Easter morning.  Phoenix is prepared with a BIG BUCKET so he will have enough room to put all the eggs he finds during the egg hunt.  He has a Big Bucket faith … Read more

Essentials of Ministry

           Essentials of Ministry (Level 100) Class When one is called to the ministry, he/she usually starts looking for a mentor to help him/her learn the ropes; to choose a college or seminary for further education in ministry.  Usually, you start with a 100 Level or 101 Level classes, then progress upward towards the 200s, … Read more

God walking with us or In us

       God walking with us, or God being IN us? God walking with us, or God being IN us, is the question?  Which will it be?We are to make the choice, God wants to be IN us, but we have to make His conditions. God walked with man for some 4,000 years through epiphanies in … Read more

Building a Bridge

            Building Bridges to a Fragmented Church                                        Matthew 16:13-20 During a meeting of his disciples at Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asked about “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” Disciples had varied answers: “John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” Jesus asked them a direct question: “Who … Read more

Giving Thanks

I have a love relationship with the Holy Spirit. He is my guide, my protector, my instructor, my disciplinarian, and most of all He loves me in the darkness and in the light. I must decrease so that He might increase through me more and more. Of all the blessing I have to be thankful … Read more

When you need help!

These three little pieces – one from John Roedel, one about Ira Stanphill, and one about Corrie ten Boon will give you a new perspective on your situation when you feel like you are in a dark place. Sometimes, all we need is a new perspective, and trust God.  I hope these three little stories … Read more

Who Are We?

Who Are We? Does others know who we are? Who are we?  Are we a Lion or a Wimp? A lion’s most common traits are majesty, strength, courage, justice, and military might; commonly rereferred to as “the KING of the beasts,” it is a symbol of Kingly power and might. The lion is also referred to … Read more

Knowing More About God

 knowing more about God This session is about knowing more about God. The truth of the matter is that we can never know God because He is the unknowable God; God is beyond our ability to know Him, but we can know more about Him. In fact, He is always reaching out to us in … Read more

God’s GPS, the Holy Spirit

God’s GPS, the Holy Spirit How many of you have a GPS in your car or on your cell phone?Do you use your GPS to find your directions and get to your destinations?   In this electronic generation, most of us rely on a GPS to help find us to get to a desired destination.  Do … Read more

Seeds of the Kingdom

                                                Seeds of the Kingdom Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23 In Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seed points to God’s great generosity in spreading His Word over the earth. The Sea of Galilee looks a bit like any beautiful lake near where you live – Caddo Lake or Lake of the Pines.  The Sea … Read more