As the Spirit Leads…
August 19, 2015
One Sunday in worship during my time with the children, I was teaching about the wise man building his house upon the rock. In my dish tub was a ball of sand/dirt about the size of a softball, and a black and white granite stone, rounded, about the same size. Of course the lesson is that when I poured water on the rock, nothing happened, but on the sand/dirt mix it washed away.
Well, from the mouths of the children we often hear godly words as in this case. When I said nothing happened to the rock when I poured on the water, I was wrong. Something did happen. One of the children pointed out that the rock got prettier when it got wet. It sparkled!!! He was exactly right!
The past few days there have been heavy rains in this area reminding me of this young man's observation. When the rains and waters of life wash against us, if we have built our lives upon the Rock, Jesus Christ, our lives will shine with the beauty of Jesus in us! When the testings and challenges come, others can better see Jesus in us, as we allow him to guide us through the raging waters of life.
So the next time you get wet from the waters of life, don't dampen the Spirit, remember to let Jesus sparkle through you!
In the Beginning
March 20, 2015
Long ago, in a not too distant past, there was a world without computers. But things changed! The world we live in today has so much more technology for communicating than telephone, newspaper, television and radio. The Apostle Paul spoke about when in Rome doing as the Romans do. As we at Cross Roads Community Church have been working to bring our Web Site up to date, it seemed the best time to begin this blog; this new way of communicating with others, of getting the message of Jesus Christ out into the world. In this case it is the world of internet communication.
Plus, this is the season of Lent, as we look forward to the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. What an exciting time to begin new things in the Lord! Christ's resurrection changed the world. May this web site and this blog be a continuation of the changing that God began that first Easter morning.
Welcome to this Pastor's blog page! Welcome to this new Web Site of Cross Roads Community United Methodist Church. May we all be blessed as we journey down these modern-day shores of Galilee together with Jesus. May God bless this site to be used for God's glory.
Until next time, be at peace in the Risen Christ Jesus,