How Can We Get People to Care What We Say ?

        A) We could decide that we are right — so we should hire, or learn, any skills or expertise that will persuade other people that we are right. There are lots of experienced marketing and advertising people out there, many of them with church or religious...

Friendship With God

What do you think? Is it possible for an ordinary human to develop a personal friendship with God? If such a thing can happen, what do we know about it? From the guidance we get in the New Testament, friendship with God IS: 1. Necessary We are made for cooperation...

13 Short Life-Changers!

(All from the letter to the Galatians, in the New Testament) WHAT COUNTS?             The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. (5:6) USE YOUR FREEDOM:             You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your...

Thank You Floor Workers!

                 We got a ‘new’ lounge!  No one seems to know how old that carpet was – forty years anyway.  Turns out there was nice wood flooring under it that was in very good shape.  The carpet was removed, the flooring sanded and buffed and refinished, and...

Big Truths from ABC National Convention

Our American Baptist “Mission Summit” in June (national-international convention) brought several thoughts to me (Pastor Larry) with special emphasis. FROM THE BIG STAGE Two principles that stood out to me were especially emphasized in our “big” evening...

GIFTS and PRAYERS of CHRISTMAS, for US

[These prayers are based on the 5 Advent Candles we light in the weeks before Christmas.] HOPE God’s promises to our ancestors came true when Jesus was born. So there is hope. Because of Christ we can believe that good is stronger than evil. So God asks us, in hope,...