The Whole (Holistic) Gospel

Perhaps the word “Holistic” is a questionable term to describe the gospel. It has been stigmatized as something foreign to biblical expression. But if the word “holistic” means wholeness or complete then the Christian ministry should be an holistic ministry. That...

Ten Principles For A Friendly Congregation

SPEAK TO PEOPLE. Speak to everyone, especially to those whom you don’t know. There is something encouraging about a cheerful word of greeting.   ØSMILE AT PEOPLE. It takes 72 muscles to frown and only 14 to smile. Your smile is one of your finest assets. Use it! It...

The Focus of Our Faith

W hen life gets out of center what should you do? Often our belief in God and our experiences in life don’t always connect. Stated another way, sometimes our response to experiences at home, at school and on the job contradict our faith in God. When that occurs we...

Give Generously and Receive Gracefully

Ordinarily, in our Church relationships, we talk about the spirit of giving, and it is important to do this. But rarely do we hear any talk about the spirit of receiving. Very few people know how to receive graciously and freely. Very often our pride and our arrogance...

“Honoring Mothers”

Mother’s Day is the third most celebrated holiday in the world. Only Christmas and Easter are more popular in America. The first Mother’s Day celebrated was organized on May 10, 1908. The purposes of the service were: TO HONOR MOTHERS TO BRING FAMILIES TOGETHER TO...

The Tests of Following Jesus

How would you describe your Christian life? Would you call yourself a believer on Jesus or a follower of Jesus? A believer can be convicted of many things without necessary following his or her beliefs. But a follower of Jesus gives life a narrow focus.   To follow...

IDENTIFYING YOUR SERVE- Dr. Taylor A. McKenzie

Christians  who are serious about serving the Lord know the value of strengthening the congregation. The following basic suggestions will help identify your service to the Body of Chist. ►       ASSEMBLE REGULARLY – Whether you feel like assembling or not, you will be...

Being What We Are

No one commands the sun to shine. God allows it to shine of its own accord. No one bids trees to grow and bring forth fruit. That is a natural phenomenon. No one commands that two plus two MUST equal four. They are four. Similarly, the person who accepts Jesus as...