In our culture, spiritual conversations are happening all around us. Though the world seems to be set on rejecting historical Christian values and principles, there is still a void in people that is being shouted out through music, novels and movies. Many of the most popular movies of our day deal with these issues by … Continue Reading
Note: The following was shared yesterday with the Fruit Cove Baptist congregation
By the year 2020, I would like for Fruit Cove Baptist to attempt to follow Jesus’ Great Commission in the following ways:
- By having 2,020 in attendance. We can accomplish this through an intensification of our evangelism (expansion) and our discipleship (deepening) efforts.
Ramadan is one of the most important holidays for Muslims each year. During this month-long celebration, Muslims take part in a dawn-to-sunset fast in observation of the fourth of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims believe that fasting is an act of deep, personal worship, fasting cleanses the body and the discomfort they experience is … Continue Reading
The debt 18-year-olds get into today to attend their dream school or just “go away to college” – will keep them from living for the glory of God.
Today, the average 18-year-old will go into major debt to attend college away from home just to get “the college experience.” This “experience” could cost them more … Continue Reading
In Experiencing God, Henry Blackaby writes about spiritual markers. He says “a spiritual marker identifies a time of transition, decision, or direction when I clearly know that God has guided me.” My first big spiritual maker happened in the summer of my eleventh year while I attended church camp. The theme for the camp … Continue Reading
For many people it is a very hectic season of life right now. Christmas breaks have just ended for students and families are once again juggling the busy schedule between working all day and juggling multiple family schedules. I know because I have been there! With all this being said it makes me wonder…?
At the beginning of December I began a personal study of the book of Psalms. I expected it to be awesome and super encouraging. The idea was to read through the book of Psalms in a month for my devotion time. First of all I didn’t finish, I have a few chapters to go but … Continue Reading
“The only hope in making a long-lasting difference for God is to learn to pray”* How do children learn to pray? They first learn to pray by hearing their parents pray. Children as young as one and two can be taught to pray.
Prayer is talking to God. When praying with preschoolers, use simple words … Continue Reading