Vision

Vision

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” -Jeremiah 29:11 Many of our churches begin preparing a budget for the upcoming year in October. We evaluate our ministry goals...
Treasure

Treasure

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the...
Brevity

Brevity

”Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.”-Psalm 90:12 We are all familiar with the quote, “don’t put off til tomorrow what you can do today.” However, most of us live the Mark Twain philosophy that says, “never put off til tomorrow what...
Happiness

Happiness

““So, I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.” -Ecclesiastes 3:12-13Where there is no vision, the people perish”...
Unity

Unity

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent...
For a Time Such as This

For a Time Such as This

When Mordecai learned about all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on burlap and ashes, and went out into the city, crying with a loud and bitter wail.  He went as far as the gate of the palace, for no one was allowed to enter the palace gate while...