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January, 2022...A New Day, A new Year, A New Vision

Vision challenges us to reach beyond ourselves. It challenges us to live by faith. With a clear vision of what our future is in Christ, no barrier is too difficult. Without it, we rarely move beyond our current boundaries. We get stuck doing the same thing over and over. Never realizing our full potential. This is a new year. We have fresh start. We can become whatever Go...

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Oct. 2021...How to Treat Your Pastor...

Acts 13:2 says,"Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." The call to be a pastor is a special calling. He is responsible to lead the church as directed by God. I have two special requests of you. First, listen and heed his instruction. He is here to proclaim "Thus sayeth the Lord." When he speaks he is delivering God's message of you. ...

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Nov. 2021...Numbers Tell The Story

NUMBERS TELL THE STORY PEOPLE: People in Our Association Territory 2,380,606 People with No Church (64.2%) 1,528,349 People in a Protestant Church (9.52%) 226,631 Evangelicals: Preach must be born again 183,783 Southern Baptist 31,297 People without Christ 2,153,723 That is 9 out of 10 residents or 9.5 lost person per Protestant CHURCHES: Zip Code Are...

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Sept. 2021...Praise the Lord for the Cooperative Program

Southern Baptists have a large missionary force of over 6,700 missionaries serving around the world. This is made possible because of the Cooperative Program. Pooling our resources keeps the waters of baptism stirred. Our missionaries are organzied into two mission fields. The North American Mission Board is responsible for sharing Christ in the United States, Canada, US T...

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August, 2021

I just finished reading a most challenging book,We Will Not Be Silenced by Erwin W. Lutzer. The final chapter has three resolves for us to make. "Be resolved to be gospel-driven in your life and witness." (Pg. 248) My 19 year old grandson just made a commitment to Jesus. It changed him completely; he was born again. He is a new person, old things have passed away and ever...

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July 2021... All the Leaders You Need!

All the Leaders You Need! Often I am told that "our church doesn't have any leaders", or " I have been here five years and God has not brought me a single leader. Jesus said, "Beseech the Lord of the harvest to send workers into the harvest." The Lord has been sending workers, we may not have seen them. Who are these workers? New Christians, senior adults, college student...

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June 2021...Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing

"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God." II Corintians 5:20 This is the main thing. We do many things in Christ name, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick, care for the widows or many other good things. But the bottom-line is to entreat them to be reconciled to ...

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May, 2021...Remember the Bottom Line

We as Southern Baptist have been declining in baptisms since 2000, reaching a low 235,000 this year. The lowest number since 1939. The task is too important to allow this trend to continue. We must . . . REMEMBER THE BOTTOM LINE People who do not know Jesus are already condemned to hell. This is fact that many Christians have forgotten. Jesus expects us to be witnesses. ...

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April, 2021 Home Going of Our Brother Neftali Gomez

Brother Neftali went home to be with the Lord on March 8, 2021 after two months in the hospital with COVID-19. He was 72 years old. He leaves behind his loving wife Julia, three children and seven grandchildren. He came to the United States from the civil war torn country of El Salvador in 1980. He was trained as an electronic repairman but in May 1994, his life changed fo...

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