The Hospitality and Hosts of Worship

Originally posted on jasonsbeard:
In every church and worship setting there are many players, “hosts,” who set the stage for the participants and guests who will happen to the service that day. The beautiful story of Jesus in the home of risen-from-the-dead Lazarus, is a fit display of each member of the team playing an…

Is Your Church Better Than Starbucks?

Originally posted on refuelblog:
I worked at Starbucks for almost 3 years and absolutely loved it. I worked in the drive thru and opened most mornings. I would get to the store at 4:15 in the morning and we would open at 5. Our goal at Starbucks was to give each customer a “Legendary” experience.…

A Living Valentine

Yes, Valentines Day recently past by with it’s red and pink, flowers and frill (and this year, snow!). The main theme of Valentines Day is, obviously, Love. I’ve often pondered what may be the greatest love verses in the Bible, the verse that give us the Greatest Commandments, to love God and love our neighbor.…

Step by Step to Revival

With revival meetings coming up February 16-21, now is good time to consider the circumstances under which God will revive you. Here is a step by step guide to being revived that I made utilizing 2 Chronicles 7:14 and a good sermon I read on the verse. Take a look, change your life, and feel…

Are You a Conehead?

Traffic Cones are amazing things. Put together several dozen of them and thousands of people are re-directed into other lanes or detoured onto an alternative route. God calls his church to acts as traffic cones directing people to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. Matthew 7:12-15 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should…

Rx: God’s Spirit (For Healing Spiritual Hemiatrophy)

Hemiatrophy (hem·i·at·ro·phy):  The “atrophy of one side of a body part or organ.” Or in simpler terms:  One arm or leg is smaller than the other. Basically, hemiatrophy is a condition wherein certain body parts grow at different rates than the others, leaving the body disproportioned. In such a case, the fully grown members may…

Seed Instructions: Seek the Gardener Before Sowing

Jesus used many familiar things to illustrate how God works. Jesus calls God’s Word “seed” (Luke 8:11), and calls God the “Gardener” (or “Husbandman,” John 15:1). Those sowing the seed of God’s word are obedient Christian sowers. The harvest is the souls of men who come in faith to Jesus the Savior. God being sought…

It’s Invigorating!

This time of year the weather gets wonderful. The morning air is crisp, sometimes a refreshing breeze blows, and we open our windows and turn off the air. This coming change of the seasons is a welcome time – a time of refreshing. If we never stepped out doors in the morning or evening, or…

The First of Many

Like anything in life you have to start somewhere. My son started his school career with Kindergarten this week. My daughter started living life outside the womb only about 10 weeks ago. Some new beginnings are big and life changing while others are more like simple adjustments to hopefully improve upon things. Some new starts…