How many of us have been watching the World Series this week? It boggles the mind to see what a pitcher can do with a baseball. Plus, to see what some of these athletes can do. Many of those guys are quite strong, agile and have great speed. They work out and train their bodies to perform at a very high level. I’m always amazed by some of the outfielders who will come running out of nowhere and make a diving catch; or the shortstop who can help turn a double play in a heartbeat. These athletes have conditioned themselves and have excelled in their pursuit of a World Series championship.
Archives for October 2003
Most homeschooling families have heard it many times. “What about socialization?” Homeschool Legal Defense Association has just released a study that helps answer these questions and they say, “The results confirm what homeschoolers have thought for years: ‘No problem here.'”
Good afternoon friends. We had a wonderful day of services here at Higgins Lake Baptist Church yesterday. The worship in both services, morning and evening, was moving. Carolyn and I and the children also had a precious day, like many we’ve had since we arrived here in February that was a huge encouragement.
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John MacArthur tells of a “pastor of a very well-known Bible church, one that taught the Word of God. Today he is a denier of the deity of Jesus Christ. He is a professor at USC, one who does everything he can to turn young people away from Christianity. He also falls into the category of an apostate, someone who knows the truth, has all the information about the truth, and willfully turns his back on the truth for his own pursuit.” 1
It is rather disturbing to think that someone who once professed Christ could turn His back on the truth and lead others astray. While apostasy should disturb us it should not surprise us. In the passage we will look at today Paul warns of false teachers who will lead others astray. Let’s look at 1 Timothy 4:1-6,
I’m challenged by this brief piece on Pastors.com today. For many leaders, myself included, the hardest part of leadership is letting go of some of the ministry. I think allowing others to have leadership responsibility and then getting out of their way is what we must do if the church is to grow. Remember too that the ultimate purpose in church growth is that God is glorified not us.
This past week was absolutely gorgeous here at Higgins Lake. The colors here in the north are still brilliant. We had a wonderful week of pleasantly warm weather though this week is supposed to be a bit cooler. I don’t remember ever seeing a better display of color than I have in the last few days.
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