Pastors Blog
Pastors Blog

Welcome to our pastors blog! We will be blogging about current events from a Christian Perspective, expanding on our weekly message, or just blogging about interesting items we feel could be relevant to your Christian walk. Check back often and feel free to leave us a comment on each entry! God Bless!

You Must Be Born Again
November 09, 2021

YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship.  The proclamation of the gospel, also known as the “Good News,” is centered on Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Crucified, dead and buried, He arose alive on the third day, just as according to the scripture (1 Cor. 15:3-4). Paul gives a list of people to whom the risen Savior appeared after His resurrection, some of whom were the Apostles, Disciples, a group of over 500 at the same time, and Paul himself (vv. 5-8). If Christ had not risen as the gospel declared, ... read more
September 07, 2021

KINDNESS By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship.  Take a moment to reflect on what the Bible has to say about “kindness.” The Old Testament tells us that “the law of kindness” is found in a virtuous wife (Prov. 31:26).  In the New Testament, Jesus spoke of kindness when He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:40).  Galatians 5:22-23 lists the nine fruit of the Spirit. It goes on to state that there is no law against t ... read more
Read Your Bible!
April 20, 2021

READ YOUR BIBLE!  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship.  Have you ever wished your life was more effective for Christ? If so, what have you done (or not done) to make it happen? One of the primary catalysts for spiritual growth and becoming an effective witness for Jesus Christ is the reading, and study of God’s Word. However, this won’t happen just by skip-reading and grabbing a verse here or there.  Rather, when you keep your mind on God’s Word as you read and meditate, your questions will be answered, worries will be r ... read more
A Pastor's Life
October 13, 2020

A PASTOR'S LIFE  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship.  It has been said that private citizens don’t really understand what policemen do.  The only one who really understands what a policeman does is another policeman. In the same way, sheep don’t really understand what it’s like to be a shepherd—only another shepherd does! Being a pastor isn’t just a job…it’s a calling. His heart answered a unique call from God’s Holy Spirit to “feed My sheep,” (John 21:17). When God calls a pe ... read more
The War Within
July 10, 2020

THE WAR WITHIN  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship. Read these words that Paul uses to expose the weakness of our flesh, and to prepare us for God’s provision to live a Godly life: “For the good that I will do, I do not do. But the evil I will not to do, that I practice” (Rom. 7:19). At first glimpse this sounds like a lot of double talk. But make no mistake about it—this is the war raging within Christians everywhere! What Paul is describing here is the difference between living in the flesh as opposed to living by God&rs ... read more
Power Of The Tongue
February 25, 2020

THE POWER OF THE TONGUE  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship. Consider the tongue: a member of your body that can cause great harm to others without physically touching them. It has been said that the pen is mightier than the sword; but the tongue could possibly be mightier than both of them put together! It’s a small part of your body, yet it has the power of life or death, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” (Prov. 18:21). A judge or jury can determine whether an accused person should live or die, simply by saying ... read more
Don't Go There!
August 20, 2019

DON'T GO THERE  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship. Solomon writes, “I perceived among the youths, a young man devoid of understanding, passing along the street near her corner; and he took the path to her house” (Pro. 7:7b-8). This young man’s mistake was being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong person.  The message is clear: “If you don’t want to get burned, stay away from the fire!” You can’t get hooked on cocaine if you never use it. You can’t become an alcoholic if ... read more
It All Belongs To God
August 09, 2018

IT ALL BELONGS TO GOD  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship. Consider this statement:  Everything we see, hear, feel, smell, taste…all things visible…even the air we breathe…belongs to God!  1 Chronicles 29:11-12 tells us, “For all that is in the heavens and earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom O Lord and You are exalted as head over all.  In Your hand is power and might, in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.”  This important truth goes all the way back to Genesis 1:1, wher ... read more
Life's Tests And Trials
April 24, 2018

LIFE'S TESTS AND TRIALS  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship. Have you ever wondered why God allows tests and trials in the Christian’s life…those hardships and sufferings that Christians encounter, even when they are following the Lord?  Psalm 7:9 tells us, “For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.”    God allows various circumstances to come into our lives to put His people to the test.  These tests and trials are not meant to make Christians fail, but to make us victorious.  They ar ... read more
Growing Old God's Way
February 22, 2018

GROWING OLD GOD'S WAY  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship. As humans, we sometimes have funny concepts about growing old.  The moment we are born we begin to age!  During our journey through life, we reach points when our bodies undergo different stages of change.  Even our hair changes—if it doesn’t turn white, we lose it…or both!  Areas of our body grow or shrink, wrinkle or sag (more than they should…or at least more than we want them to).    Plastic surgeons make a great living recon ... read more
The Secret To Tithing
January 05, 2017

THE SECRET TO TITHING  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship. God gave us the Holy Spirit to direct, teach, and instruct us, and He has blessed us with various resources and spiritual gifts. As Christians, our goal should be to use all of our God-given resources and gifts wisely, simply because God expects it of us, and not just because we expect blessings in return.  We must always remember that we are accountable to God for how we use these resources and gifts.  One such resource is our money, and our responsibility to tithe.  How ... read more
Life's Potholes
November 02, 2016

LIFE'S POTHOLES  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship.   Our paths in life are often filled with many challenges.  Regardless of where you currently are, you are on a path.  Every path in life will lead somewhere; therefore one must ask oneself, “Where does this path lead?” God warns us in Proverbs 4:14-15, “Do not enter the path of the wicked. And do not walk in the way of evil. Avoid it, do not travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on.” Clearly, we need to watch our steps.  The paths of life will ha ... read more
September 06, 2016

STOP DOUBTING!  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship.   Doubt is an open door in your life, through which Satan can come to incite fear, discouragement, confusion and despair.  In turn this robs you of joy, confidence and peace. But isn’t doubt a part of being human?  It sure is, and it’s one of Satan’s ploys that he uses against us. Doubt is an experience common to all people. Even those with faith in God struggle with doubt on occasion, as spoken by the man in Mark 9:24 “Lord, I believe; help me with my unbe ... read more
God's Voice
August 09, 2016

GOD'S VOICE  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship.   As Christians, we must learn to listen to God’s voice.  Isaiah 30:21 states, “Your ears will hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’’’  There is a true and amazing event that was written about J.S. Holden, one of England’s finest preachers, during the early 1900’s. Holden had purchased a ticket on a ship bound for America, intending to speak at an important conference.  However instead, Holden chose to stay ... read more
July 07, 2016

TEMPTATIONS  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship.   The Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines temptation as, “Enticed to do wrong by promise of pleasure or gain.” Temptation enters our lives through three doors: “The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life,” (1 John. 2:16). That’s how it entered the Garden of Eden, (Gen. 3:6). Lust is like a tiger—once uncaged it will prowl through your mind and prey on your thoughts. What it won’t do is willingly go back into its cage! ... read more
Letting Go Of The Past
January 22, 2016

LETTING GO OF THE PAST  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship.   Being a General Building Contractor, I can relate to this!   Something drawn or etched into freshly setting concrete will last more than our lifetime.  Whenever we look at that etching it is still there, even years later.  It does not go away.  It is a reminder of years ago. The same can be said of our mental and physical scars that we often carry around daily.  These are the sins of the past that plague us whenever we think of them. However we must reme ... read more
The Holy Spirit
December 01, 2015

THE HOLY SPIRIT  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship.   The Bible is unlike any other book ever written. Its author is God, who communicated His message to man through the Holy Spirit.  Of all the gifts given to mankind, there is none greater than the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. He is the third person in the Trinity, and He is an essential part of our Christian life.  He has all the attributes of God—all powerful, all present and all knowing (I Corinthians 2:11ff).  Still, the Holy Spirit’s purpose is ... read more
October 08, 2015

FAITH  By GV Potter The following post was written by a member of our fellowship.   Faith is a crucial link between man and God, yet for many it seems to evaporate as we go through life. We live in a rapidly changing world, and a world full of tangible things we can touch or possess.  In our everyday living, we demonstrate faith through everyday activities.  For example, we have faith that when we sit in a chair, the chair legs will support us.  One can add a multitude of various situations where we have faith in things that our five senses tells us are real.  ... read more
The Perfect Church
September 02, 2014

The apostle Paul stated in Romans 1:11 "For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift, so that you may be established." I find it amazing that Paul wanted to renew or strengthen the faith of others by imparting some spiritual gift."  I believe when we come to church that the Holy Spirit is ready and willing to impart something to us as well.   When we gather, why do we gather?  Is it just a time to “shoot the breeze," or do we come in order to encourage and edify others?  Are we interested in seeing people grow stronger in the faith of Christ? & ... read more
Thoughts On Easter (Part 2)
April 08, 2014

Jesus gives us a "new commandment."  He says, "A new commandment I give to you that you love one another as I have loved you, that you also love one another." So how can we do that?  It seems impossible in our own strength, even though we want to do it.  But Jesus showed us how.  For example, if you stand up and stretch out your right hand and say "love God," and then stretch out your left hand and say "love others," it’s not important which side is which because Jesus said that they were really two sides of the same commandment. Who is holding up the cross bar?&n ... read more
Thoughts On Easter (Part 1)
March 27, 2014

Easter Sunday, or should I say "Resurrection Day," is just around the corner.  It’s time to stop and take thought of what Jesus Christ did for us. Phil. 2:6-8 tells us, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men, and being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” Paul prayed that we would ... read more
Why Christmas?
December 11, 2013

Most secularists or atheists would consider Christmas to be a waste of time (that is, unless they own a business that profits or benefits them during the Christmas time of gift giving!).  To others, the Christmas season can be an additional time of stress and worry.  So once again, "Why Christmas??" Christmas to me is about celebrating the birth of my King and Lord.  It's a time of year that we can reflect on who He is and why we are to be thankful as Christians.  The answer can be found in the words of Jesus, "But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, a ... read more
Enduring Scrapes and Bruises
November 08, 2013

  As a pastor, I often hear people tell me that their problems just keep getting worse with no let up in sight.  Someone recently said, “It’s just so hard to keep your head up when life just keeps getting you down!” We must live by faith when it comes to everything in life: our work worries, our financial woes, our marriages, our health, etc.  How do we live by faith in these matters?  We commit them all to God in prayer, and then try, as best we can, to let Him handle things.  James said, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He sh ... read more
Halloween...Whose Celebration Is It?
October 08, 2013

What is Halloween or Samhain?  What does it represent?  What should the Christian think about it?   Please consider these important facts... ON HALLOWEEN. . . The Passover Celebration in a Jewish home begins when the youngest son asks his father, “Daddy, why is this night different from all other nights?  Then the father tells him of the mighty works of God surrounding the Exodus of Egypt.  But what would you say if your child were to ask you about Halloween?  “Why is this night so different from all other nights?”  Some peop ... read more
September 05, 2013

Those of us who live in America are living in greater abundance than practically everyone else on the planet. Even when we face difficult financial times we’re still doing far better than most. Our “normal” is beyond what most people will ever experience or even dream to have in their lifetime. So with all this abundance, why are we so stressed about money and material things? Why do we compare what we have to what others have, and often allow jealousy to run our lives? And why do we think so much about money, leading most of us regularly to a place of anxiety and worry? ... read more