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Who Do You Work For? (A Parable)

The story goes that many years ago two men were working in a railroad yard swinging sledgehammers. They stopped a moment to notice a train moving slowly through the yard. The engine stopped and a man in a suit stuck his head out the window and said, “Charlie, is that you?” One of the workers…

Christ In Us

Romans 7: 19 “For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.” I heard an illustration lately that spoke to me: A good Christian man was having trouble with swearing. It would just slip out. Upon telling a friend about this, the friend…

Stewardship of Time

When I was in seminary, I had a professor of practical ministry named Loren Broadus who had written a book called, “How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Living.” It was required reading for first year seminary students. Loren Broadus did his best to impress on me and my classmates how important it is to be…

Enjoying My Job!

What a wonderfully fun time here at First Christian Church! You wonder what I might be thinking about? Well, last Wednesday the buzz around the church all day was about getting ready for our youth/adult groups, Simple Supper, our Heavenly Melodies Youth Choir and Adult Choir. Making sure all the rooms were ready, attendance sheets…

Handle with Care!

I read recently that nine out of ten people who attempt suicide and survive will not go on to die by suicide at a later date. Apparently, coming that close to losing everything reminds a person of exactly how precious life is. Indeed, almost everyone I’ve ever known who has had a brush with death…

Answering the Call!

Years ago, I remember reading about a guy in California who was so bored he sat down in a lawn chair with a case of beer, pellet gun, CB radio, altimeter, and then had a friend attach 40 large, helium filled weather balloons. At 15,000 feet he floated into the flight path of the L.A.…

Raising the Roof!

I’m sure you’ve noticed the stained ceiling blocks – or no ceiling blocks with lots of buckets sitting around – like in my office! It’s time to replace our current roof which is the existing Wal-Mart roof from the early 90’s (plus one overlay). It’s been a good roof, but the time has come. Hats…

Fall Ministry Begins!

The first of September is always an exciting time at First Christian Church! For one, we are just coming down from the high of Disciples Together Worship. A little more than a week ago, we had 414 people from all four of our worship services make the trek to Rand Park for a beautiful day…

Disciples Together!

I’m always a little anxious about doing something out of the ordinary at church – like picking up four completely different worship services and combining them together outdoors in a park! Not only are there often logistical and technological challenges, but it can be disconcerting for people who are used to doing the same thing…