Insights: Being Cut is not the Issue

Professional status in sports is very difficult to attain and then maintain. Very few aspiring athletes make the cut and then last very long. There are some athletes like Peyton Manning or Brett Favre who have been playing football for many years and make it look like anyone who tried hard could make the cut and then last as long as they wanted. But that is not true. Continue reading

Q&A: Train Your Replacements: How to Treat People 1 Timothy 5:1-6

The following are suggested answers for the Message Based Discussion Questions connected to the message presented on May 18, 2014. These are designed to stimulate thinking, not replace it. Let these be a guide to digging deeper for all the questions.

1 Tim. 3:15

How do you treat people at church?

1) Honor members as of Jesus’ family 5:1-2

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MSG: Train Your Replacements: How to Treat People 1 Timothy 5:1-6

This message was presented on May 18, 2014 as part of the 1 Timothy series.

Tom and Sue were believers, both 39 and deeply involved at church. Tom worked for Allison Transmission and Sue was a nurse down at Community South. Tom had jumped into serving on the Connection Team and Sue in the Welcome Ministry as well as serve as a deaconess. They attend the Soaring Eagle Fellowship Group and their 15 year old son Danny and 13 year old daughter Millie like the youth group studies and activities, especially the paint ball!

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Book Review: Our 24 Family Ways by Clay Clarkson

Our 24 Family Ways by Clay Clarkson is an extremely helpful tool for dads (and moms) to establish good biblical principles for the family and lead their families in devotions.  The principles cover 24 essential areas of life in the categories of 1) authority; 2) possessions; 3) relationships; 4) work; 5) attitudes; and 6) choices. Continue reading

Book Review: The Amazing Story of Creation from Science and the Bible by Duane Gish

The Amazing Story of Creation from Science and the Bible by Duane T. Gish

This is an incredible book giving a bird’s eye view of God’s biblical account of creation.  Eight short chapters give factual information on why evolution is not compatible with reality and why the Biblical account is the only possible explanation.  He begins with the immensity of our solar system and universe.  He explains succinctly that there could not be a big bang, because explosions always result in disorder, not the order of God’s creation. He aptly explains the need for a divine Creator in the protection of the earth, the earth’s 23.5 degree tilt on its axis and in the creation of plants and animals.  This volume is simply written so a child could understand it and so an adult would be challenged by the details presented.  His treatment of evolution answers questions related to why evolution could not have happened. I especially appreciated his presentation for why it would be impossible for animals to evolve from sea to land and air animals.  His explanation for the existence of dinosaurs is short, but clear on God’s creation of them.  He offers several explanations for their extinction.  His description of whether man came from Adam or from an ape deals with the foolish “discoveries” that were actually hoaxes.  And finally the story of the bombardier beetle will give every Creationist confidence that evolution is impossible.  Use this book to help someone dealing with the biblical creation account.  It’s very faithful to Scripture.