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November 20, 2014, 11:13 PM

With wisdom we grow...


"A house is built by wisdom, and it is established by understanding; by knowledge the rooms are filled with every precious and beautiful treasure." - Proverbs 24:3-4

This proverb is so rich, especially when read in context.  As with all of the proverbs, this one speaks of wisdom that we, as followers of Christ should desire.  I especially appreciate how Proverb 24 begins by warning the reader to have caution of evil men and following those evil men.  I would take that a step farther and caution us all to be careful to strictly follow the ways of Christ, always trying to follow ONLY His ways.  There are many in this world that have great intentions, but do, for whatever reason, lead us astray.

Secondly, in the specific verses that I have used above, I see application for churches as they try to grow spiritually and physically.  As we "build," we want to make sure that we are doing this with God's wisdom.  We must do our best by trying to understand our ministry areas and present situation so that we can minister to those around us.  Each church must strive to reach folks where they are physically and spiritually. This requires a sensitve spirit to God's leading and an openess to His leading.  When this is done, our home (God's house) truly will be filled with "precious and beautiful treasures."

Pray that churches seek to build upon the foundation of God's wisdom and not man's.

In Christ,

Bro. Grant




November 20, 2014, 11:12 PM

With wisdom we grow...


"A house is built by wisdom, and it is established by understanding; by knowledge the rooms are filled with every precious and beautiful treasure." - Proverbs 24:3-4

This proverb is so rich, especially when read in context.  As with all of the proverbs, this one speaks of wisdom that we, as followers of Christ should desire.  I especially appreciate how Proverb 24 begins by warning the reader to have caution of evil men and following those evil men.  I would take that a step farther and caution us all to be careful to strictly follow the ways of Christ, always trying to follow ONLY His ways.  There are many in this world that have great intentions, but do, for whatever reason, lead us astray.

Secondly, in the specific verses that I have used above, I see application for churches as they try to grow spiritually and physically.  As we "build," we want to make sure that we are doing this with God's wisdom.  We must do our best by trying to understand our ministry areas and present situation so that we can minister to those around us.  Each church must strive to reach folks where they are physically and spiritually. This requires a sensitve spirit to God's leading and an openess to His leading.  When this is done, our home (God's house) truly will be filled with "precious and beautiful treasures."

Pray that churches seek to build upon the foundation of God's wisdom and not man's.

In Christ,

Bro. Grant




November 20, 2014, 11:00 PM

With wisdom we grow...


"A house is built by wisdom, and it is established by understanding; by knowledge the rooms are filled with every precious and beautiful treasure." - Proverbs 24:3-4

This proverb is so rich, especially when read in context.  As with all of the proverbs, this one speaks of wisdom that we, as followers of Christ should desire.  I especially appreciate how Proverb 24 begins by warning the reader to have caution of evil men and following those evil men.  I would take that a step farther and caution us all to be careful to strictly follow the ways of Christ, always trying to follow ONLY His ways.  There are many in this world that have great intentions, but do, for whatever reason, lead us astray.

Secondly, in the specific verses that I have used above, I see application for churches as they try to grow spiritually and physically.  As we "build," we want to make sure that we are doing this with God's wisdom.  We must do our best by trying to understand our ministry areas and present situation so that we can minister to those around us.  Each church must strive to reach folks where they are physically and spiritually. This requires a sensitve spirit to God's leading and an openess to His leading.  When this is done, our home (God's house) truly will be filled with "precious and beautiful treasures."

Pray that churches seek to build upon the foundation of God's wisdom and not man's.

In Christ,

Bro. Grant

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November 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

Prepare for rain...


"Pass through, pass through the gates!  Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway!  Remove the stones.  Raise a banner for the nations."  - Isaiah 62:10

This is a passage of hope and vision.  Isaiah has received a vision of God's people returning...returning and being restored.  This represents the "hope" portion of this passage.  However, there is also a responsibility in this Scripture, which eludes to the vision.  In this verse, Isaiah has been and continues to pray for God to bring His people back, but He also expects His people to do their portion and prepare.  They are to prepare the road, prepare the way, and raise the banner of the Lord before the nations...giving God the credit for all that is done.  In other words, get ready for what God is about to do.

God is still telling us to do this.  He does not want us to be complacent or lazy.  He wants us to demonstrate our faith by preparing for His works even before they happen.  I have discussed this in a practical way with several folks lately in terms of our music minister position.  We cannot get complacent.  We must prepare for the minister that God has ALREADY chosen for us.  We cannot wait to worship God until we have a permanent worship leader.  We cannot wait to get the worship leader office ready until that position is filled.  We must prepare for rain...let's be ready today for what God is about to do.  Let's prepare for rain!

In Christ,

 Bro. Grant




November 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Keeping up with the Boswells...


Aaron & Samanth Boswell are Canadian Missionaries that we have been praying for as a church. In this video, you will see Aaron and some of his passion.
http://vimeo.com/110934236

If you want to keep up with the Boswell family, their updates can be found on our website under the documents tab or simply click here. I encourage you to pray for this family as they are working on the mission field but also are welcoming and new Boswell into this world.  Life is stressful, but they see the importance of reaching out for Christ in an extremely lost world.  No matter their struggles, they continue to reach others...a lesson for all of us.

In Christ, 

Bro. Grant


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