“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;” (James 1:19, ESV) Pastor Dave Ferguson shares a simple acronym that describes a practical way to B.L.E.S.S. our neighbors. B - Begin with prayer L - Listen E - Eat together S - Serve S - Share stories I spoke last time about “Begin with Prayer.” Today, I want to address the second step, and that is to listen. Listening is an important part of every believer’s life. We start with listening to God. We seek him in his Word to have him speak into our lives. But we don’t … [Read More...]
“You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.” (2 Corinthians 1:11, ESV) Pastor Dave Ferguson shares a simple acronym that describes to us a practical way to B.L.E.S.S. our neighbors. B - Begin with prayer L - Listen E - Eat together S - Serve S - Share stories This acronym is not the only way to be a blessing but is something that is proven to be effective. The first step is to begin with prayer. If you are to pray for your neighbors, there are a few things to consider: Do … [Read More...]
This weekend I shared the biggest announcement I have ever shared as a pastor. I told our congregation that we have received a substantial offer to sell our church property. In the next two weeks, we will be faced with a decision to accept or to decline this offer. I would appreciate your prayers as we seek God’s will in the momentous choice. Like many churches in the US, our church has been plateaued in growth for some time. Something has got to give. Most churches in this situation experience a slow fade and eventual demise. But this is an opportunity to rethink and reimagine our ministry … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
This is post that started it all and led to the creation of Greater Things Today. Discover 40 Things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of you life.
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.