Monday, August 07, 2017

Two Kinds of Christians

There are two kinds of Christians.

A post and a tree. The post is placed in the ground and just sets and rots. A tree is planted, in the same ground, stretches its roots down deep for nourishment, and grows and produces fruit. Many Christians feel that they’re not going anywhere, their faith is not increasing, their attitudes are the same. They are not going anywhere. It is all how you look at life. Then there is those who are like trees:

Many Christians are discovering that the Bible is an open, exciting Book, whose truths, like valuable gems, enrich their lives. Solomon urged us to search the Word of God as hidden treasure, as we would seek for silver the treasures of wisdom, knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:1-5). Be like a tree – grow in God’s Word don’t sit still like a post.
Why study the Word? 1. Know Him Better. 2. Wisdom 3. Shows how to live. 4. Love for God (Read Ps.119)

Friday, May 19, 2017

May's monthly article: Focus on Church Camp,

This is from The Church Caller: (Bonnie Brae's monthly newsletter) An article I wrote about Camp:

“Extreme Makeover” “Now that we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 The Message

I love camp. I grew up camping. My father was a security guard for a camp. I was introduced to Christian camping when I was about 10 years old. Since that time, I have gone to camp as a camper, counsellor, kitchen staff, teacher, family leader, c0-dean, dean, board member, executive board member and most importantly as a Christian. I’ve been to Christian camps such as: OCA, Camp Selkirk, Water Street, Teen Haven, Tri-state, Elkhorn, Mahoning Valley, Park Springs, and currently Oak Hill Camp. For the past 35 years I have found Christian camping is far worth it.

A week of church camp is one of the most reasonably priced camps compared to the value (sports, band, cheerleading, scouts etc.) There is also the spiritual training. More can be done in a week of camp than a year of Bible School. Christian camp is far worth it.

One of the things I value about Bonnie Brae is the emphasis and support on Christian camping. Oak Hill is one of the best camps around. It has some of the best leaders, lots of fun, and promoted community. Bonnie Brae tries to promote the value of Christian camping. Why? Because it sees that Oak Hill vales Jesus and promotes, helps, and trains people to be more like Jesus.

Oak Hill theme this summer is on water, hope, and life. Wouldn’t it be great if we had more people renewing their hope and life because of what our God has done and because of a camp experience this summer? Pray for our camp, her leaders, and in all things God be glorified.

See You Sunday,
“God had been at work during our week of camp, molding and shaping young lives.” Shawn McMullen Editor of Lookout. Sept. 2002.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Upcoming April 15-16

Sermon Series: Spring 2017

Finishing up on King David this Sunday .... then we have an Easter Presentation through song on April 9th and Easter April 16th ... Then going into a series on Elijah and Elisha .... which I'm looking forward to.

Leading from the Second Chair

This is the current book I'm reading. I have several other books on my to read shelf at home. Including: Divine Direction, and Grace is Greater. So what are you reading ?